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Hi, I’m Susan – author of the #1 NY Times bestselling books, QUIET and BITTERSWEET, seeker of sunny cafe windows, and giver of viral TED talks on the power of introverts, and of bittersweetness, that have been viewed over 40 million times. I also write a newsletter that’s read by people in all 50 American states, and in 189 countries!!

For the past twenty years, I’ve been exploring a particular realm of human nature: the quiet, the sensitive, the thoughtful, the bittersweet. 

It has always seemed clear to me that this way of being can lead to a richer, deeper form of happiness.

Yet I know that people who operate on this frequency often feel out of step with the always-on, bafflingly-loud, and thick-skinned world around them. 

So how great would it be to have a place you can go, when you want to connect with other people (including me) who share your frequency? 

A place that’s attuned to your love of quiet, depth, and beauty?

A place where you can make progress on your creative dreams and projects; learn to use your own unique powers; and add more art, poetry, beauty, ideas, psychology, and well-being to your life?

When you join the Quiet Life community, you’ll get access to:

  • Weekly Kindred Letter newsletters, and the ability to comment on them, and join the conversation

  • Ability to comment on my letters, posts, chats, threads, voicemails, and prompts, interacting with me and with other members of the Quiet Life

  • Candlelit Sunday chats, featuring AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and Diving Deep/Journaling zoom sessions with me, and my interviews with some of my favorite authors and thinkers (you’ll be able to ask questions, if you like)

  • “Voicemails” from me, in which I’ll share thoughts (in audio form), read poetry to you, and encourage you to adopt life-nourishing habits

  • Practices designed to elevate your mood, improve your health, & help you tune into joy and beauty

  • Share your own creative work and writings 

  • Whatever else we dream up! We will no doubt evolve, as we figure out, together, what works best. 

  • My aim is for you to come away from your first year experiencing more of that “richer, deeper form of happiness” I mentioned before.  

Here’s how I hope your life will be different, after a year in the Quiet Life community. You will:

  • Love yourself (and therefore others) more

  • Feel more comfortable in your own skin

  • Have made progress on your creative projects and dreams – and found a place to share them!

  • Have found a warm and supportive collection of kindred spirits 

  • Know a lot more about art, poetry, psychology, spirituality, and wellbeing, than you did when you started

  • Have adopted habits to help you elevate your mood and get you more attuned to joy, beauty and transcendence

  • Have discovered and learned to use *your* particular superpowers

  • Learned to thrive as your true self

  • Be physically and emotionally healthier

  • Have developed a loving relationship with your childhood self, in a way that empowers your adult self

About Me

I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings. I like to think before I speak (softly). My favorite activities are reading, writing, and lounging around cafés and the family living room. Lately, I’ve been on a tennis kick.

A few times a year, I try to like cooking. I use a lot of old-fashioned expressions. I’m insatiably curious about human nature.

To me, one of the best things in the world is that sublime moment when a writer, artist, or musician manages to express something you’ve always felt but never articulated, or at least never quite so beautifully.

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#1 bestselling author of QUIET & BITTERSWEET; Oprah's Book Club pick; 40+m TED talk views. Seeker of sunny cafe windows, sender of Kindred Letters, host of QUIET LIFE. Join our Sunday Candlelight Chats! You won’t be forced to do anything groupy.