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.
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Latest Episode - Episode 16 – Getting Your Life Back
Death is difficult. Anyone who has lost a spouse, or a child, knows how painful it is to accept the death of the most important people in their lives. So many people who have experienced this will tell you how dark and desperate their lives become.
No one understands this situation better than Susan S. Warner. She lost her son, then her husband, six months apart. That was five years ago. While she was devastated by her loss, Susan knew she wanted to continue to live a fulfilling, happy life. This podcast is all about how she was able to make the transition and what others can take from her recovery.
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."