Whether you believe it or not, YOU ARE CREATIVE!


Suzan taking flight after graduation from Person-Centered Expressive Arts Institute

It’s true, even if you don’t feel that way.

  • Maybe you’re going through a challenging transition and feeling a little stuck and uninspired.
  • You’d like to make a change, but you’re not sure how or what.
  • You’ve forgotten what it’s like to play.
  • Your inner critic often stops you from doing what you’d really like to do.
  • You long to express yourself fully and truly be yourself.

Expressive arts may be just the jump start you need!


Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it.  ~ Elizabeth Gilbert


“Every Day I Make Time for Play”   Presenting at Orange County Women’s Day of Wellness

What is expressive arts?

Expressive arts uses drawing, movement, painting, sculpting, music, and writing in addition to spoken interaction to facilitate self-knowledge and insight. No artistic talent is needed!

I’m Suzan Tusson-McNeil,  Expressive Arts Facilitator and Self-Care Coach.  I hold powerful, safe space for you to rediscover your natural creativity and learn to play again.

I offer workshops, classes, and private sessions to:

  • Help you push past what’s blocking you from moving freely through your transition.
  • Create compassion for yourself and others.
  • Make peace with your inner critic.
  • Find your natural creativity.
  • Learn to listen to the wisdom of your body and live a healthier, happier life.

How can I support you on your unique journey?  If you’re ready to explore the magical powers of the expressive arts process and/or self-care coaching, I’d love to talk with you!  Let’s look at what this powerful journey can mean for you.  Contact me. 

“The choices a woman makes now – from the quality of her relationships to the quality of her diet – either secure her health and well-being for the rest of her life, or put her future at risk.”
 ~ Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., and Author of The Wisdom of Menopause



Deep listening for meaning is a wonderful gift to experience for funneling inner-wisdom. Suzan is masterful in facilitating space to do this. Loved the powerful magic drumming activity with Suzan.” BL, Coach

“It was a safe place to express my creativity freely and without judgement (by me! and others). I most appreciated being nurtured in a supportive, lovely space by a caring, competent facilitator.”     Billie@GuidingMindfulChange.com




  1. Hi Cherie,

    I have another program Saturday June 11th at Glen Ivy (1:30 pm) called Creating Soul Portraits which I think you would enjoy. You can go to my website for more information: http://www.SuzanTusson.com (then events). I also offer complimentary 1/2 hour phone coaching sessions. Let me know if I can support you in that way. My editor is sending me the book tomorrow for my final edits….so my book is coming along. Don’t have an exact date for completion yet though it will be in the next few months (as an E-Book) then later as a print book. I’ll keep you posted!
    Thanks for getting in touch.
    Suzan : )


  2. Hi Suzan,
    I feel so blessed to have friends, like yourself, who
    know that women are multifaceted, and often have difficulty in undersanding and identifying their life purpose. Hence the skill of a personal life coach helps to hasten the process toward self-worth and confidence.

    Your book will inspire many women to search within for their personal power and wisdom. I look forward to the completion and publishing of your book and a book signing party at my home.


  3. Dear Suzan,
    I just started reading a wonderful book; you are a living example of the author’s purpose. It is called, “Writing to Change the World” by Mary Pipher. I am in a huge life transition, sometimes I am not certain where my feet are. Your sweet story of your Aunt Birdie Mae has helped to calm me where I am restless and inspire me where I am dulled. Thank you. I look forward to reading more from you and other wise women.


  4. Dear Suzan!!
    I absolutely love reading your blog!!
    It is very profound, meaningful, fun and very inspiring for me!!!!
    Blessings for your talent and beautiful big heart!!
    Hope to read the book soon!!
    Much love!!


    • Thank you from my heart to yours. Am glad you’ve been inspired! Love, Suzan 🙂


  5. I am so happy and grateful to have come across your blog and activities through All Things Nice’s blog. Thank you for sharing all you do, I look forward to reading you and learn more.


  6. Suzan:
    A sincere pleasure to read this and subscribe to your blog. When you step forward, you make the path a little wider for those, like me, who have a bit of trepidation. Thank you and thank you.



    • You are so welcome Shari. I look forward to sharing my blog entries with you. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Chinese Proverb
      Keep on stepping – you are on your way!