Sharing My Shame… BUCKLE UP!

Engaging in thoughtful conversation with people who are dynamic affords me the opportunity to learn from others. As global citizens, we want to be open to varying viewpoints and respectfully relate to one another in all areas.

But when it’s just the Board of me, myself and I- you know those conversation you have in your head… That you don’t want to admit to…. Even to yourself… Hi, I’m Suze, and my superpower is saying stuff out loud, so that MORE of us feel LESS alone. So... buckle up!

Recently, I came across these letters that I had written several years ago, when I was at a low point. The reasons for that low point are not that important. The purpose of those letters was a cry for help, and one that only I could answer.

It was clearly important to me at the time to put down on paper how I was feeling. When I found those letters recently- years later!- I admit I was too ashamed to even read through them. I’m glad I did though, because here is what I learned: we gotta feel the feelings. We’ve gotta go through them… To get over them… In order to heal from them.

So give a listen to where it started, and how I got to be the work in progress that I am today.

And check out the video of this episode on  to see me read the actual letters- and watch my authentic response to facing my flaws  and fears and tracing my trauma.

Modeh ani l’fanecha melech chai v’kayam, shehechezarta bi nishmati b’chemlah, rabah emunatecha.

I thank You, living and eternal King, for giving me back my soul in mercy, Great is Your faithfulness.

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Suzie Becker

Hi, I’m Suze. Here with your weekly dose of culture, values and identity- and where we tackle those topics others may consider off-limits. A little about me, I’m a busy Gen X mom who, quite frankly, wanted to grow up like the Brady Bunch… but ended up being raised in the shadow of Schindler’s List. So this means I’ve spent a lifetime navigating these mixed messages we get hit with daily. You know those conversations- where we wonder if it’s safe to speak our minds? Can we share our experiences? Voice our fears and concerns, or should we just keep our mouths shut? Well, too bad. I need to know! But I’m no expert. So, I’m going to schmooze the experts and get their thoughts. Why? So, when we engage with our kids, colleagues, or the countless committees we interact with, we can do it with competence, kindness, confidence, and maybe a bit of humor. If this sounds like your cup of coffee- welcome to Schmooze with Suze.

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