Speaking Circuit – Susanna is currently booking for speaking engagements, panels and media segments for 2018. She has presented to universities, schools, Fortune 500 firms, special needs organizations, mom groups, health & wellness forums and more. Based in Los Angeles, Susanna is available for both local and nationwide bookings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for rates & availability.
Speaking Topics for 2018
My Top 7 Tips for Self Care as a Special Needs Parent
Self care has been at the forefront of Susanna Peace Lovell’s journey as a special needs parent. She shares the top 7 tips that have helped her along the way : 1) Speak Your Truth, 2) Just Say No, 3) Release the Guilt, 4) Receive Help, 5) Let Go of Expectations, 6) Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable and 7) Finding Your Joy. What are the ways in which both YOU and your child / children can thrive?
A is for Arizona
Susanna Peace Lovell shares her journey in raising her now 11 year old daughter, Arizona, and her navigation through the worries and heartbreak of understanding the various diagnoses her daughter was given along the way : allergies, asthma, auditory processing disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and more. Noticing that all of Arizona’s diagnoses happened to start with the letter A, Susanna had an epiphany : these “labels” didn’t define her daughter. A is for the perfect, whole & complete Arizona.
Conscious Uncoupling & Harmonious Co-Parenting
An estimated 75% of marriages in special needs families end in divorce, and the reason why that number isn’t higher is because it is so expensive to manage multiple households when funds are largely allocated toward your child’s needs. Having a child with special needs is stressful on a marriage and requires both parties to navigate a conscious and specific path through this challenging life together. As a long time married couple who ended up divorcing, Susanna Peace Lovell and her ex-husband had to invest their time and energy into making conscious choices about moving through life together and separately, all while keeping their daughter’s interests and wellbeing at the forefront. Susanna speaks about the power we have within to make choices for a more purposeful and joyful life for ourselves, regardless of our circumstance.