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Susanna Newsonen


Susanna Newsonen is a philosopher, writer, and poet based in a tiny village in rural Southern France.

In the first three decades of her life, she lived in seven countries, abandoned the corporate world for the freedom of self-employment, and swapped the hectic city life for the calm and quiet of country living. Whilst riding this rollercoaster life of twists and turns, she’s learned first-hand how transformational having the right perspective is. Because of this, her mission is to spread hope and love, around the world, one reader at a time. She has authored three books to date, Notes on Self-Love, Happiness is Here, and Screw Finding Your Passion.

Before becoming a full-time writer, she was a sought-after life coach, positive psychology practitioner, and keynote speaker when wearing her now-retired Happyologist hat. Her client list ranged across industries, including Brainwash Festival, American Express, BMW, Kellogg’s, Lululemon Athletica, and The School of Life to name a few.

She has also been a TEDx speaker, an online columnist, and a regular commentator in the media from the BBC to The Huffington Post and more. Her quotes and writing have been featured in a wide range of publications, including Psychologies magazine, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, The Guardian, Independent, and Thrive magazine.

In her free time, she is a competitive dressage rider. She also adores dogs and believes we can learn a lot from our four-legged furry friends.

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