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Suzanne Marie, MA., MEd.

Spark YOUR Passion


Hi- I’m Suzanne. This is my little corner of the Internet, where I share practical strategies with teachers and parents. With over two decades of experience teaching, consulting, writing and speaking about child development, family dynamics, and personal fulfillment, you will find a wealth of experience in my writing.

The best thing about this blog is it’s all about YOU. We all have unlimited potential. I help you cultivate your potential for the best life possible by teaching, consulting, and writing. Resources and strategies you’ll find here include life lessons, personal development, teaching plans, and parenting tips for building healthy relationships.

First time to the site? Start here.

Dedicated to Your Success

As you navigate your life journey, it’s important to have access to high-quality information that can help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, your teaching practice, and your students. I’d love to help you reach your goals.

Start now and discover how to inspire greatness and live a fulfilled life!

Need more information about how to use my blog? Read here.

My Latest Posts


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How I Learned Self Love Working on My 2nd Million ($)

When people used to ask my dad how business was going, he would respond, “I’m working on my second million!”  “Wow! That’s great! How’s that coming along?” They would ask. Laughing, my dad would respond, “Well, I gave up on my first, so hopefully, the second will pan out.” This story is about how I…

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How to Improve Your Life By Taking Charge of Your Space

Personal development is an integral part of life. It helps us grow as individuals and improve our lives. In this story, I share how the process of taking charge of my physical space empowered me to live a fulfilled life.  Background About ten years ago, I watched a documentary about the story of stuff. My…

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Step-By-Step Practical Lessons for Teaching Teens About Body Language

This blog post is part of a series that provides lesson plans and communication activities for teaching teens communication skills. In addition, this post shares resources to teach young people the basics of body language and how to communicate effectively through nonverbal cues. Teaching Teens Non-Verbal Cues Body language is a critical part of communication…

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12 Tips For A Fulfilled Life: Personal Development Basics

This blog post explores skills for personal development, helping people reach their goals and live more fulfilled lives. Personal Development for Living a Fulfilled Life Personal development is about learning how to live a fulfilling life. It is about being able to do things that you enjoy doing and achieving goals that you set out…

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How to Use My Blog

We all have unlimited potential.

If you’re like most people, you want to improve and grow as an individual continuously. You may have set personal development goals but don’t know how to achieve them. Blogs can be an excellent tool for propelling you toward your personal growth objectives.

It’s never too late to start thinking about what you want your life and relationships to look like in the future. Start by thinking about your desired life and relationships. What kind of person do you want to be? What kind of things do you want to do? How do you want to feel?

Once you have a clear picture in your mind, start taking steps today that will help turn your vision into reality.

Commit to Personal Development

Personal development and personal growth are essential if you want to create the life you desire. Personal development isn’t about changing yourself. It’s about changing your behavior to live the life you want to live.

Assessing habits and creating new ones helps us to achieve our personal development goals. You can achieve greatness by reading inspiring books and articles and taking positive action steps each day.

Create a Vision

Whether you’re just starting out or well into your career, it’s crucial to have a long-term vision for yourself and your relationships. Creating a vision plan helps you stay focused and motivated as you work towards your goals. Here are some tips for developing a long-term vision for your life.

Be Inspired

Read inspiring books, blog posts, and articles. Listen to podcasts that motivate and encourage personal growth. Find a mentor or coach who can help guide and support you on your journey. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It takes commitment, time, and energy to live a fulfilled life.

Live Your Legacy

Think about what you want to achieve and how you want to be remembered. These are two essential things to consider when setting goals for yourself.

Your goals should be achievable and realistic but also challenging enough that they will take some effort to reach. And as you set your goals, keep in mind how you want to be remembered by others.

For example, do you want to be known as someone who achieved great things? Or do you want people to remember you as someone who developed relationships that matter?

Set Goals

Set goals that are specific, realistic, and achievable. A goal is only as good when specific, realistic, and achievable. Otherwise, it’s just a pipe dream. And we all know that dreams don’t come true unless you take actionable steps towards making them a reality.

So if you want real change and personal growth in your life, set goals that meet those three criteria. It can be helpful to think of SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, and Achievable within a reasonable time frame. Relevant to your overall goal or aims in life, relationships, and career.

Create a Timeline

Create a timeline for your goals and break them down into smaller steps. A timeline is a great way to keep track of your goals and see your progress over time.

But what if you don’t have a lot of time to spare? Or what if you’re not sure where to start? Breaking your goals into smaller steps can help you accomplish them without feeling overwhelmed. And once you complete one goal, it’ll give you the confidence and momentum to tackle the next one.

Visualize Your Success

Visualize your success and think about how it will feel to accomplish your goals. When it comes to personal development and personal growth, one of the most important things you can do is visualize your success.

Think about how it will feel to accomplish your goals and what steps you need to take to get there. This process will help inspire greatness within yourself and keep you motivated toward achieving your objectives.

Helpful Tips for Personal Development

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Get Enough Sleep

Feeling rested is vital to our success with personal development. Life gets away on us sometimes, and the first place we buy extra time is by losing sleep to get things done. Having struggled with turning my brain off at night, I discovered meditation. I recommend this short ten-minute chakra meditation if you’re just starting a meditation practice. Listen now.

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Feed Your Body

Nourishing our body and our brains helps us to eradicate feeling hangry and generally unhealthy. Choosing what to feed your body is vital to your personal development journey. A balanced meal and consistent schedule, including lots of water throughout the day, will keep you feeling alert and active. If you don’t like breakfast, I suggest starting with a smoothie to kickstart your day. Get recipes.

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Get Moving

Movement helps us to clear out stagnant energy to create space for energizing vitality. If you sit for long hours each day, it’s important to move around for at least 30 minutes to get your blood pumping. Yoga is a great way to stretch, build strength, exercise with cardio, and practice being present in the moment. If you’re just starting, I suggest checking out Yoga with Adrienne. Watch here. 

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Have Fun

Being immersed in daily activities keeps our lives moving forward, pays the bills, and helps our family, but what about the fun? Of course, we laugh and enjoy watching others experience fun moments and sometimes tell a story with others about how we “used to do that too.”

But how do we create space for fun to emerge in our daily experience? Read how.

About Me

Hi, I’m Suzanne. I believe in courageously honoring my truth and living my legacy, inspiring others.

A fiercely passionate educator, author, and lover of meaningful conversations, coffee, food, art, travel, and building connections.

When I’m not spending time with my tribe of creative souls and speakers of truth, I love writing about my fascination with learning, personal development, culture, adventure, and living a healthy and fulfilled life!

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What People Are Saying

“Suzanne’s ability to elegantly quantify such a tense and emotionally rooted thing as conflict; speaks volumes to her experience and skill in such matters. Conflict, no matter how subtle or extreme is an ever-present workplace phenomenon that can cause stress, sickness, and even disease if not faced and corrected in a mindful and respectful manner. Suzanne’s workshops give the essential strategies for just such a task! Highly recommend from a satisfied workshop attendee!”

Ron M.

“As her student in university, I found Suzanne to be very approachable, knowledgeable of the content we were learning, and skilled at using examples to get her points across. In addition, Suzanne would use a lot of visual aids (IE: documentaries, videos, articles, etc.) and hands-on exercises (IE: group work, roleplaying, etc.) to provide us with a very concrete understanding of the process involved in what we were learning about. I would highly recommend taking a course from Suzanne, whether you are an academic student or an independent learner looking to sharpen your skills/improve your resume. Her real-world knowledge and experience as a teacher will prove valuable to you in your occupational goals.”

Dustin P.

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