about susan


My name is Susan. This is my personal blog.

I am a writer, blogger (I guess that goes without saying), editor, and poet; speaker, dementia care advocate, retired PR and marketing communications professional, Canadian resident/global citizen, humble traveler, new motorcycle rider and occasional live model.

I am committed to lifelong learning. I am also an Airbnb superhost.

I’m passionate about freedom, fun, motorcycle riding and pink, as well as excellence in all types of communications (written and spoken), changing the face of dementia care, and helping women to escape cycles of narcissistic abuse. I am a feminist.

Part of my overall purpose in life is to inspire others (especially women) to find their voices and make them heard personally and professionally. New mini- and micro-purposes arise regularly from that, and I pursue various creative ventures as they bubble to the surface of my life.

I lived in the United Arab Emirates for 18 years, and returned to Canada in late 2011 to care for my mom Patti, who lived with Alzheimer’s disease. More about that journey here. Mom died in August 2016, and I moved from North Hatley, Quebec, to Mississippi Mills, Ontario, in July 2018.

I created and curate Amazing Women Rock, SheQuotes and My Alzheimer’s Story

You can reach me here: susan@amazingwomenrock.com or here: susan@myalzheimersstory.com

Thanks for visiting my blog.


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6 thoughts

  • Hi Susan, I love your web site! Am thankful for having met you on Sunday. I just spoke with Geoff Hadrill and he gave me your name. You have my professional coordinates (I gave you my card), but I would like to be on your list as a private individual…
    All the best to you!


  • Hi Patty. I just saw your post on the CBC webpage about the Declining quality of our Old Age and Nursing Homes. Thank you. I think it is time to turn up the heat publicly on that issue in Canada. And this may surprise you but I am a feminist as well but of the gentlemanly type. If our prime minister can be feminist so can we all. I guess I may as well subscribe to your page. I think we can actually agree on more thank a few things in these ever so quickly changing times. I do NOT want …will not go…into one of these jails. Nope. Not. Nada. I haven’t even learnt how to snow bird yet and I am only sixty years old. (not meant as a joke as I have nothing but memories of rocking good times playing in the snow.) :-)) But I am really serious about cranking the heat up on this issue.

  • And I just saw your comment now (July 12, 2018). Oops 🙁

    I agree we need to crank up the heat, and so that’s what I’m doing 🙂


  • Susan,
    I really appreciated your post on the cycle of narcissistic abuse, because it happened to me too-and don’t feel bad about your age..I am in my 30s and never thought I would fall for it, either..it goes from being so subtle to smacking you in the face..

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