I read Sue Thoele’s book, The Courage to Be Yourself in preparation for this conversation. I’ve never felt more aligned with anyone else’s work. Our books could be companion books. Knowing her experience, I can’t tell you how much having that connection meant to me. I think between last week and this week, viewers are going to get a strong hold on how empowering it is to let go of the attachments that are keeping us from being our best selves. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.
Who is Sue Thoele?
Sue Patton Thoele is an emeritus licensed psychotherapist, hospice chaplain, and author of thirteen books including The Mindful Woman, The Woman’s Book of Courage, and The Woman’s Book of Strength. Writing was a surprise endeavor. Despite her qualms about not really having anything worthwhile or helpful to say, the Muse took Sue by the scruff of the neck and compelled her to write her first book, The Courage To Be Yourself. The Universe then provided a kind, gentle, and brilliant editor who not only taught her how to write but helped her uncover how much she loved to write. Sue is a wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother. Her passion is to help women—herself included—transform fear in order to more readily love and believe in themselves. She is a lover of dolphins, dragons, dogs, and watercolor painting. Since the early days of Sue’s psychotherapy practice, her motto has been Live gently with yourself and others. At this “ripened” stage of life, she has gotten pretty darned good at living her motto and, as a result, is a happy and mostly peaceful little ol’ lady in tennis shoes. She and her husband live in Colorado.
The Art of Compassionate Non-Attachment
If you don’t see the link, try this one: https://youtu.be/eeWI3q59Kfc
Sue Patton Thoele’s Book
Follow Sue Patton Thoele
Make sure to check out all of the Seeds of Wisdom Conversations on https://youtube.com/@fromalovingplace. Watch, comment, and subscribe!
With Love and Gratitude,
Rachael Wolff, author of Letters from a Better Me and host of the From A Loving Place with Author Rachael Wolff Podcast