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Buckle up on a journey with Susan S. Warner as she works to live her best life. After experiencing catastrophic family loss, she decided to embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-actualization and ultimately working to live her life-her way. Follow her on a road that is sometimes painful, often amusing and frequently inspirational. From learning to appreciate her own company, to dating and relationships, Susan gives us insight and motivation to move forward to enjoy life to its fullest.


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Buckle up on a journey with Susan S. Warner as she works to live her best life. After experiencing catastrophic family loss, she decided to embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-actualization and ultimately working to live her life-her way. Follow her on a road that is sometimes painful, often amusing and frequently inspirational. From learning to appreciate her own company, to dating and relationships, Susan gives us insight and motivation to move forward to enjoy life to its fullest.




Episode 28 – Exploring Relationships, Sex And Aspirations When You Find Yourself Single After 50

There are not many discussions and articles about relationships, sex, and aspirations for singles after 50. Millennials and Gen Z's, those who dominate the media, primarily portray all seniors in retirement mode. Susan S. Warner, who suddenly found herself single at the age of 59, is here to tell you that life is not what the media portrays for the over 50 crowd. They want to travel, embrace adventure, start new careers, explore their sexuality and live life to the fullest. Fasten your seat belts, Susan is going to tell you what’s really happening out there.


Episode 27 – Silent Suffering

Ever since Susan Warner started her own podcast, “Susan Is Suddenly Single,” 27 episodes ago, she has been receiving fan mail from people who lost spouses, children, parents, best friends, etc. They all thank her for her wisdom, spirit and honesty. It was very comforting for them to know they are not alone. Her words give them the confidence to understand there are better days ahead. As Susan gets ready to release her book, “Never Say Never, Never Say Always,” in the Fall, she is continually thinking about all those who are still suffering from grief. Her hope is tha her book will help people rethink what they really want for themselves and develop tools to get there.


Episode 26 – Winston

The one being that has constantly been at Susan Warner’s side since her son David, and then her husband Michael, died six years ago, is her handsome Scottish Terrier, Winston. Everyone who owns a dog knows the irreplaceable comfort that a dog brings on a daily basis. When crises strikes, their companionship is irreplaceable. Pets represent normalcy, consistency, devotion, tender love, no judgement and loyalty. Susan’s upcoming book, “Never Say Never, Never Say Always,” will devote a chapter to Winston because he holds a very special place in her life and recovery. He could probably tell us secrets about Susan no one knows. Winston is a major part of Susan’s return to normalcy and a major part of her heart. Everyone who meets Winston knows he deserves so much credit. This podcast is devoted to him.


Episode 25 – A Partner, A Baby, And A Book

Susan Warner is living a fulfilled life through growth and circumstance. She just became the grandmother to a precious little girl who I know will be the source of much joy ahead. She also just completed her first non-fiction book, Never Say Never, Never Say Always, about re-discovering herself after the devastating loss of both her son, and then her husband six years ago. The campaign to promote the book is going to be an entirely new adventure for her. One would think that Susan is now joyful all the time now that her life is newly complete. Susan explains what truths actually appear regarding happiness, sadness and life in general. Her adult life has changed so much, and she is determined to live in the here and now while being very introspective. Let’s find out what all that means and compare our philosophies of life to that.


Episode 24 – Baby Love

Susan Warner became a grandmother on March 28, 2023. Her daughter Elizabeth gave birth to Madeline Elliot Clancy. Her whole world has changed once again. She is experiencing so much happiness, and so much promise for a new and exciting future. Madeline is named for Michael, Susan’s husband and the baby’s middle name is for David Elliott, her son. What a beautiful tribute. Elizabeth, and her husband Patrick, made sure both family members are frequently remembered and honored. While Susan is thrilled that her immediate family has expanded so beautifully, she never forgets what she lost six years ago. She moves forward with their memory always surrounding her. She has a very healthy attitude about life in general. It’s time to hear more about it.


Episode 23 – Never Say Never, Never Say Always

I will be releasing my book this fall, “Never Say Never, Never Say Always.” It’s all about my life from the minute I heard that my son David died by suicide, followed by the death of my husband Michael six months later to cancer, to present day. It’s now six years later and I call myself Susan 2.0 because my life has morphed and evolved. It took a lot of courage to write a book about how I went from a charmed life, to a life filled with tragedy, to living a life filled with joy. “Never Say Never, Never Say Always” is going to be an emotional ride for every reader, but it’s worth it. You will relate to parts of my journey, no matter what your personal situation is. My words may put your life into proper perspective. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. It is worth reading and it’s worth owning.


Episode 22 – The Subject Of Suicide

Not too many people understand why a growing number of men, women and children are choosing death by suicide. The press is filled with young people and celebrities alike that take their own lives. It is now time to take a hard look at this phenomenon. Susan’s 32-year-old son died by suicide six years ago. Tragically her husband of 38 years died of an aggressive cancer six months later. Susan has spent the last year sharing her experiences and thoughts with others through essays, editorial interviews, podcasts and quotes from her soon to be released book “Never Say Never, Never Say Always.” It’s time for Susan to focus on the subject of suicide in ways we haven’t heard from her before. She wants to be very careful about the way she addresses the topic because she is not a trained mental health counselor. Unfortunately, she has had more personal experience in this area than many others. She wants to share her insights and clear up many misconceptions.


Episode 21 – Inevitable Change

In the last five years Susan Warner has personally changed in ways she never imagined. She has often said she would go back to her old life in a minute but that’s not going to happen. She has had to build a new one. With that has come personal and professional growth, a whole new attitude. It is going to be very interesting to learn how Susan perceives her life now and what she sees in a rare hindsight. We can’t avoid change.


Episode 20 – Who is The Real Susan Warner?

It’s been six years since your life changed in ways you never predicted. It’s been quite a journey. Many people, who are just facing similar situations, wonder how you got through it, and who you really are today. People are frightened by the changes in their lives. They want to know what you think about when you are alone. This is the time of year for reflection. Tell us what’s inside your head.


Episode 19 – Take Two

Love is lovelier the second time around. It sure sounded great when Frank Sinatra sang those wonderful words in the 1960’s. For those who have been lucky enough to find a new partner after the death of a spouse, many admit it comes with complexities and complications. The romance may be wonderful, but reality rolls in. There is a lot to consider. How do you fold your new life into the old one? Susan S. Warner has lots to say on this subject


Episode 18 – Re-entering The Social World

Re-entering the world as a single person after the death of a spouse is definitely a test of resiliency. Everyone reacts differently, and no one should be judged on how they want to conduct their future. It’s a very personal decision. I would like to explore with Susan her experiences because what she experienced was very difficult and Susan had to overcome two devastating events, the loss of her son six months before the death of her husband. No one has to tell Susan how defeated a person can feel, and how overwhelming it was to move forward with her life. But she did it. Now I want Susan to share it with you. Let's explore how you jumped into the social world. Although this podcast is about re-entering the social world after widowhood, I'd like to ask you about you and Michael re-entering together after David's suicide


Episode 17 – It’s All About Your Presentation

I’m talking to you like your best friend. I don’t mean to hurt you. I would never do that. I only want you to be happy. I experienced what you are presently feeling five years ago. I lost both my son and then my husband, six months apart. I was completely devastated. I always knew I wanted to live so I had to make the decision to re-enter society. I quickly learned that the way I looked and acted was the way people responded to me. I kept the hurt to myself and to a few select family and friends. The outside world saw me as a vivacious, energized and interesting person. Recovery is the time to show the world that you are special, relevant, beautiful inside and out. I made my hair a little blonder, I rode my bike a little longer and I hugged everyone a little tighter. Every positive move I make helps me get stronger and happier. I wish I could have my old life back. That’s not going to happen. I am building a new one now and I smile more every day.


Episode 16 – Getting Your Life Back

Death is difficult. Anyone who has lost a spouse, or a child, knows how painful it is to accept the death of the most important people in their lives. So many people who have experienced this will tell you how dark and desperate their lives become. No one understands this situation better than Susan S. Warner. She lost her son, then her husband, six months apart. That was five years ago. While she was devastated by her loss, Susan knew she wanted to continue to live a fulfilling, happy life. This podcast is all about how she was able to make the transition and what others can take from her recovery.


Episode 15 – The Scoop On Susan

You have been listening to Susan’s podcasts and reading her essays at While you may be inspired by her words and positive energy, you are probably wondering how she got this way. Understanding who Susan is, and what she stands for, can help you. Susan has had to test her courage, and her will to live, at an early age, and then again as an adult. If anyone understands the intellectual and emotional pain you are experiencing from losing a loved one, it is Susan. Yet, her attitude and her determination to live a meaningful and rewarding life, has given her the strength to move forward with new opportunities. Let’s find out more


Episode 14 – Can You Love Two People At The Same Time?

Widows and widowers often find themselves in a very unpredictable love triangle. They are finally ready to move forward with a new partner in their lives but they know deep down in their hearts that they still love the person they lost. Often, people keep these feelings to themselves because they want to live a full life with a new companion. However, they cannot deny the experience they are feeling. They are usually forced to suppress it. Susan Warner is going to explore this topic in today’s podcast.


Episode 13 – Is A New Marriage Right For Everyone Who Has Lost A Spouse?

Getting married again after being widowed is a controversial topic. It’s an interesting, complex decision. What’s important is whether a new marriage is right for everyone. It’s a new world out there and the reasons why people hurried to get married again years ago, after losing a spouse or divorce, do not necessarily apply today. Let's have this discussion…


Episode 12 – Exploring Guilt Emotions

Why do some men and women harbor guilt about moving on after losing a spouse? That’s a topic worth exploring because there are too many people crippled by it. Not everyone needs or wants a new partner after losing the one they had, but those that pursue often speak about managing their guilt. We are addressing those who are paralyzed by emotions that prevent new relationships. It’s very important to understand the dynamics of guilt so widows and widowers or those divorced can make meaningful...


Episode 11 – David

This is going to be one of Susan’s most difficult podcasts to produce. It’s about the death by suicide of her son David. It’s one thing to discuss moving forward after experiencing the death of her son and then her husband Michael. It’s totally another to discuss losing a child. August 18th is the FIFTH anniversary of her son’s death. Talking about David is Susan’s way of keeping him close and very much a part of her life. He was a good son, smart, charismatic, kind and loving. David was 4...


Episode 10 – Does BFF Really Mean Forever?

If you are like Susan, you take your friendships seriously. Your friends can be like family to you. You feel like your life is safe and secure because you can count on a circle of friends for support. Different friends play different roles in your life. You do the same for them. Then, your world gets turned upside down when you lose a spouse or a child or get divorced or end a relationship. The delicate balance in friendships can also be disrupted. All of a sudden you start to see cracks in...


Episode 9 – Routines and Disciplines

Our last podcast gave you insight into Susan's very difficult journey. She is quick to affirm that this was a rough road fashioned with an over-arching desire to move forward. But it wasn't easy. Susan firmly believes that people do not have to get caught in a cycle of profound sadness and depression if they discover that there is more out there to live for. Even though there have been many dark days since her son and husband's deaths, Susan decided early on that she was going to try to...