WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
What I have to offer through my education, experience, and observations is really not “my” story, it’s “our story.” What one of us feels, most of us feel. What one of us experiences, most of us experience. My hope is that the information you find here will help you to feel less alone, and more part of this great international sea of women connected by our common humanity and the desire to be happy, to love and be loved, to see and be seen.
I hope what I have learned will transform YOUR life, too.
IF YOU REALLY KNEW ME…
It’s been an amazing life so far. As scattered as it sometimes seemed, the thread that travels through everything is a genuine love of people and the deep desire for connection. Practicing as an obstetrician and surgeon invited me into the lives of others in the most intimate and connected ways possible, literally through being part of new life, and sadly at times the reality of death. My own children showed me a degree of love and connection that I had never before thought possible. Helping to relieve the suffering women from other cultures brought me face to face with the reality that we are all deeply and divinely interconnected. Leading a large organization focusing on a service culture is all about love and connection as well, and learning to lead and serve our patients with love has been the primary work of my mid-life career. Even competing in crazy sounding athletic activities like Ironman triathlons connected me deeply with my own inner potential, as well as that of the athletes around me. As my career morphs into writing, speaking, and coaching, this thread continues as each of these is fueled by the desire to pass something meaningful on to improve the lives of others and to reduce suffering.
My recent passion for studying menopause and mid-life sexuality blossomed as I navigated all of the same stormy waters that my patients described. We are all truly in the same boat, on the planet, as women, in menopause, and with sexuality. My fascination with connection no doubt exploded after years of feeling its absence, and then finally understanding the transformative power of connection in terms of a deeply intimate sexual relationship after my first marriage ended. Perhaps studying sexuality was the Holy Grail for my lifelong fascination with connection; for what greater connection exists than that of truly loving sex?
Can’t wait to connect with you.
“My fascination with connection no doubt exploded after years of feeling its absence, and then finally understanding the transformative power of connection in terms of a deeply intimate sexual relationship after my first marriage ended. Perhaps studying sexuality was the Holy Grail for my lifelong fascination with connection; for what greater connection exists than that of truly loving sex?”
With love and gratitude,
Finding Your Sexy Self
Awakening to the Secrets of a Vibrant, Spiritually-connected Sex Life in Menopause and Beyond
Includes the three secrets of the ‘sexually-woke’
As the title suggests, the results of the study, my interviews, and personal experience provide a fresh and optimistic alternative to the gloomy cultural myth that sex and intimacy naturally disappear with age.
With my clinical experience along with the study results confirmed that most women in midlife are certainly struggling with these issues, and many are feeling sexless and disconnected, a much brighter possibility is revealed in which menopause can become the gateway to an even more vibrant, sexy and connected half of life.
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Where In The World I’ll Be Speaking Next
Speaking from the heart in front of a live audience is one of the most vulnerable and genuine experiences a human can share with another. When you invite Dr. Susan to speak at your lunch meetings, keynotes or larger stage presentations, she will only bring her authentic self and will tell it like it is, no holds barred. I’m tired of pretending. Shake up your organization and stimulate positive change. I am here to help you. Let’s be real, together.
Dr. Susan’s Resources for Women
As a doctor, a surgeon, a certified executive leadership coach, business leader, and author I create and share practical resources for women in midlife. My passion now is in sharing my insights and experience regarding menopause, midlife and sexual “wellness” from a more holistic perspective, whether it be at a small round table discussion for women or to keynote a women’s event.