Susan's New Book
NEVER SAY NEVER,
NEVER SAY ALWAYS
Reflections on love, loss, and loving again
Susan S. Warner had a storybook marriage of 38 years and two magnificent children. She existed in the comfort of an extraordinary cocoon of family and friends. And then the unimaginable happened — the devastating suicide of her 32-year-old son, followed six months later with the death of her husband to a virulent cancer eight weeks after his diagnosis. How did she survive this catastrophic loss and find happiness again?
Susan’s story takes you on her journey to acceptance, pushing on and not being defined by social emotional norms. It’s a journey of self-discovery, self-actualization and ultimately working to live her best life, her way. And while she has moved forward, she has not moved on from her son and husband, who are part of this journey — keeping their memories alive has helped her heal.
By sharing her story, she hopes to help others who have suffered loss – loss of a spouse, a child, a friend, a parent, a sibling—understand that with loss, life doesn’t have to end, and it doesn’t need to define them. Everyone deserves happiness. However, happiness is not to be found, but to be made. The path to the next chapters of life can be empowering and exciting.
I am an educator, wife and mother. My journey is a perfect example of life’s contradictions. A storybook marriage of 38 years and two magnificent children, I existed in the comfort of an extraordinary cocoon of family and friends. Enter the devastating suicide of my 34-year-old son and then the subsequent death of my husband 6 months later of a virulent cancer in an eight-week diagnosis to death, my story is of acceptance, pushing on and not being defined by social emotional norms. I am living my best life, making choices that define my “right turn” after my catastrophic loss, and characterizing a journey to self-actualization and a commitment to help others who have experienced loss.
I am on a coaching and motivational journey to share my story and experience with anyone who has suffered loss and share my philosophy of moving “forward,” but not “moving on.”
Susan in Newsweek
View Susan's latest article from Newsweek - My Turn - 'I Lost My Husband and Son Within 7 Months'
The pain of losing a child is unnatural and indescribable. There is a hole in your heart that will never close and never heal. I lost my son to suicide in August, 2017. But seven months later, I also lost my magnificent husband.
Read the full article at Newsweek
Latest Episode - Episode 28 – Exploring Relationships, Sex And Aspirations When You Find Yourself Single After 50
There are not many discussions and articles about relationships, sex, and aspirations for singles after 50. Millennials and Gen Z’s, those who dominate the media, primarily portray all seniors in retirement mode. Susan S. Warner, who suddenly found herself single at the age of 59, is here to tell you that life is not what the media portrays for the over 50 crowd. They want to travel, embrace adventure, start new careers, explore their sexuality and live life to the fullest. Fasten your seat belts. Susan is going to tell you what’s really happening out there.
Listen to Susan as she shares her story as part of her coaching and motivational journey to help those who have suffered loss throught her philosophy of moving "forward," but not "moving on."