Susie Draper



I've always been curious about why we do what we do, why we feel the way we feel, why we are who we are. Why some people SHINE brightly and others dull their sparkle. Why we judge. Why we admire. Why we SEEK. Why we gossip. How we connect. Why we hold ourselves back. How we set ourselves free. I wanted to start the SHINE & SEEK podcast so I could talk about what I think about. So I could share the journey I'm on to hide less and shine more. So I could grow and seek out in the open. To me, there is great freedom in simply doing that. So, as I continue to question and discover my hope is that sharing the lessons I learn along the way might help someone else. Someone who might need a reminder that, sometimes, all it takes to find the answers you're looking for and remember how to SHINE is the willingness to ask the questions, be still, listen, and trust what your intuition is trying to tell you.


  • What Does It Mean To Be the Light?


    What do you think of when I say, "be the light?" Do you think that sounds like a nice idea that people talk about, but don’t really do? I mean, how can a person actually BE the light, right? What about the times we feel like we're living more in the dark than the light? And what does it say about us when we admire or despise certain qualities in other people? Check out my blog post on this topic at for more!

  • How To Use Guilt As An Opportunity

    28/02/2016 Duration: 16min

    You might think this idea sounds nuts, but I'm finding that really examining what we feel guilty about and choosing to look at those moments through a non-judgmental lens can help us much more than we realize. To break this down I think it’s important to look at what “guilt” actually means. Guilt, as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it, is: "a bad feeling caused by knowing or thinking that you have done something bad or wrong." Sounds like a good gut check moment when you think about it in those terms, but we often don't see if that way because instead of getting curious and looking at it we let judgement and blame run the show. Read more at

  • 3 Easy Ways To Cultivate Inner Peace

    22/02/2016 Duration: 21min

    One of the major things I've learned is that focusing on cultivating the peace in your inner life is what will create that sense of peace and balance in your entire life. So, if that's something you're looking for I'd like to suggest trying three simple things: quieting your mind, getting your thoughts out of your head, and letting yourself off the hook. I know these things work because they have worked for me, and the good news is you can do them in as little as 15 minutes a day. Check out an overview of the steps at

  • How Witnessing Your Fears Will Change Your Life

    08/02/2016 Duration: 14min

    In this week's episode I dive into a topic we can all relate to: Fear. I talk about the secret to clearing it from your life and how Gabby Bernstein's best-selling book, May Cause Miracles, helped me bust through my fear and can help you do the same. For more information about anything I mentioned in the podcast please visit my blog at

  • What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do (+ A New Podcast!)

    25/01/2016 Duration: 15min

    Have you ever been in a situation where you're totally stumped about what to do? Same here! In this episode, I talk about the best ways I've learned to let the answers you're looking for come through.