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“We are not meant to live life like salmon swimming against the current”

Grief, pain and unwanted situations seem overwhelming in the moment but Susan Casey shares her intimate and raw journey of how the grief of the sudden loss of her brother inspired the next phase of her journey. “We are not meant to live life like salmon swimming against the current,” she says.

When following your passions, all the right people, all the right circumstances, all the appropriate life lessons fall into place; like pieces to a puzzle. Grief, pain and unwanted situations seem overwhelming in the moment but Susan Casey shares her intimate and raw journey of how the grief of the sudden loss of her brother inspired the next phase of her journey. She chose to silently enter into the grief and found the depths of fear were not overwhelming enough to keep her from writing her next book Mining for Joy in the Deep River of Grief. By going with the flow of life she found joy and peace in death. “Fear is sometimes no more than 6 inches deep”.

“We are not meant to live life like salmon swimming against the current,” Susan Casey

Susan Casey, MSW, MFA, is a writer, clinical social worker, and life transitions coach. Throughout the past 19 years, Susan has worked in hospice, in-patient, and home-based settings with teens and adults. In addition to her clinical work, she’s been committed to researching and teaching the therapeutic benefits of writing to clinical social workers. Her MFA thesis focused on how the art of writing can be applied as a therapeutic tool to facilitate emotional healing, motivate change, and inspire growth.

I'm right where I need to be!
I’m right where I need to be!

When Susan’s younger brother died unexpectedly in February 2014, she experienced firsthand the saving grace of putting pen to paper. Susan chronicled her grieving process on her blog, and became a contributing writer to Open to Hope and The Grief Toolbox. She’s titled her writing journey, “Mining for Joy in the Deep River of Grief” and is currently working on the book, which sprung from the overwhelming responses she received from her personal essays about grief.

For Further Insight:
Susan’s Website Blog
Email Susan: susan@write2befree.com

Here are Links to the Books we talk about on the show:

Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, Michael A. Singer
Fear: Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life, Osho
The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose, Janet Attwood

Kelly Murphy Fit & Fearless Living is on a faithful mission to transform a ‘stuck in suck’ mentality and inspire the desire for fit, healthy and prosperous living. She is the author of Fear Is Horseplay, a child-like story created to inspire all ages toward fearless action. Kelly’s influence on sharing her personal story of failure, tragedy, addiction and overcoming a limiting mindset is at the core of her life’s work. In 2011 Kelly crossed the Ironman finish line with an attitude that anything is possible if you are willing to do the work. Kelly is passionate about tackling the health crisis of our nation one story at a time.