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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Feb 2, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’m a WAY restless meditator. So, this week I start the show by sharing a practical list of ways you can overcome that restlessness… and just settle down and chill out.

And for the main part of the show, here’s something special. I’ve shared a brand-new episode of the podcast I do with Debi Granger, called Back to Happy.

When my daughter Teal died, her heart and kidney saved Debi’s daughter’s life. And so we became fast friends. Here, as usual, we have a conversation about how to be around others who are different, and who think differently.

Just because I feel one way and you feel another…must we argue or even dislike each other? Hell no! We’re both advocates for all of us learning how to simply get along with each other. Especially now.

Among other things, we discussed:

  • Why we encounter people who show up like roadblocks
  • How we can cope with people who think differently
  • The magic of being a good listener
  • The power of not saying EVERYTHING on your mind
  • Debi’s trick for not blurting out something that needs to not be said
  • The powerful dream Teal showed up in about love and understanding

…. And a cool new ‘Debi-ism’: Blappin’… as in blappin’ your jaws…

Always fun to share and hear back from you, too. Send your comments to us at Suzanne AT and Debi AT


Meditation for Restless Minds

Back to Happy Podcast

XBW Audiobook


Debi Granger is a true survivor. After nursed two of her children through life-or death experiences, she lost her home in Paradise, California after the worst wildfire in state history. She’s also a working single mom with a disability. Yet, she remains a happy optimist, here to spread joy. She is a retired Dental Assistant with Expanded Function, and lives in the foothills of the Sierras with her fiancé, Chuck.

Suzanne Falter is a writer, podcaster and essayist whose work has appeared in SELF, O, More, Fitness, New Woman and The New York Times, Tiny Buddha and Elephant Journal. She is the author of multiple self-help titles including How Much Joy Can You Stand? (Ballantine) and The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks). Suzanne also hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she interviews leading self-care authorities for those who need better self-care.