Susan Piver
Bestselling Author and Spiritual Expert

Susan Piver is the author of the bestselling The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do.” She has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, CBS Early Show, The Today Show and was featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Modern Bride, O Magazine and Redbook. The founder and creator of Padma Media, a company that creates special book packages around themes of spirituality and wellness, she has trained in Buddhist practice for ten years, is a graduate of Buddhist seminary, and is a trained meditation teacher. She is the meditation expert on and She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

In her most recent book, How Not to be Afraid of Your Own Life, an inspirational yet practical book, Susan Piver helps readers to break through the habitual negative patterns of thoughts, behaviors, and low self-esteem that keep them stuck in dead-end relationships, unfulfilling jobs, and addictive behaviors.  She explains that fear is getting in the way of living a fulfilled life.  By using the step-by-step program she outlines here (based in Buddhist meditation principles) readers rediscover the joy and meaning in relationships, careers and more.  As a speaker, Susan highlights these principles and others to help audiences to not be afraid of their own lives.  Susan routinely leads retreats and teaches seminars on meditation, spiritual healing, and living a full and fulfilling life.

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Previously published as part of How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.  “I have long recommended meditation as central to a healthy lifestyle. Susan Piver...

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How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life
Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy
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"Susan Piver shows us how to create a fearless life." -Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging “…a beautiful book about how to overcome fear and be...

How Not to be Afraid of Your Own Life: Susan uses the principles of her bestselling book to teach audiences how to embrace life's difficulties and thrive.