Taking Response-Ability for My Happiness

http://drometta.com/living14e/ For a long time, I thought that happiness would come to me as a result of simply being a good person.  I waited for it to show up and give me inner peace and an outer glow. Sadly, it took me 30+ years to realize it was never going to happen if I sat back and did nothing.  Ultimately, it … Read More

Suzanne HermusTaking Response-Ability for My Happiness

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

The first step I took towards “Living passionately me” was identifying my inner saboteur, whom I call SMUD – Suzanne’s Mean Ugly Darkside (I wrote about this in a previous blog, “Why my life was not my own”.) This allowed me to see why my life was unfulfilled and lacking passion. I realized that SMUD was taking over my life; … Read More

Suzanne Hermus“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Why my life was not my own

Once I realized that my life was being run by this inner resistance, who I named SMUD (Suzanne’s Mean Ugly Darkside), I went through the exercise of thinking deeply and honestly in order to capture who SMUD is and how he works to influence my life.  Identifying him and his behavior was the first step in freeing my inner self … Read More

Suzanne HermusWhy my life was not my own

My Story Part 2: How I became passionately ME

Continued from Part 1.   I was coming through what seemed like the worst period of my life, professionally and personally. It seemed that my career was crashing down around me, I was losing the ability to function, and SMUD was running my life.   Luckily, it was Christmas time and I had 3 weeks vacation to take.  I thought … Read More

Suzanne HermusMy Story Part 2: How I became passionately ME

My Story Part 1: The Rise of SMUD

Where should I start? I do not know for sure, but I believe it all began in college, the spring semester of my freshman year. I was a student at Lehigh University in the School of Engineering and it was time to choose my major. I had no idea what type of engineer I wanted to be. Mechanical? No. Civil? No. Electrical? … Read More

Suzanne HermusMy Story Part 1: The Rise of SMUD