Is Your Clutter an Abundance Blocker

Pardon me for asking, but is your clutter an abundance blocker?  The reason I ask is that I generally talk about limiting beliefs, but listening to Mary Morrissey the other day, she was talking about abundance blocks and clutter was on the list. When studying with Bob Proctor and others, it was often stated that if you were running into roadblocks toward a goal, you should clean house.  Cleaning up made room for the good that was coming to you.  But I do not remember hearing that a cluttered, dirty house was an abundance blocker. It makes sense though.  When you look up from your desk and see a cluttered counter, your mind starts to organize what is on the counter.  It is unable to release the inherent need to make order out of chaos.  The result is that the mind is so busy trying to establish order that it cannot focus on creating dreams, finding solutions, or other activities that are part of bringing abundance into our lives. It is also interesting that one of the first things people did when they found themselves staying at home over the past few weeks was to clean, reorganize their homes, and…

Next Train Your Brain, Claim Your Power now on Youtube

Nothing like a good crisis to focus our attention on what’s really important in our lives.  The latest Train Your Brain, Claim Your Power is about keeping your positive mindset, asking the right questions and developing the right routine to support you while we get through this.  Positive thoughts and positive feelings lead to positive actions…..and positive actions lead to positive results.   I think you may enjoy watching the latest Zoom call that’s just been posted on Youtube. Here’s the link: If you’ve been staying at home for weeks or working harder than you ever have in your life, here are a few suggestions for how you can maintain a positive attitude and come up with solutions to move us all forward. Enjoy! Susan

How are you holding up?

  How are you doing?  It’s been one month since we left our office to sequester in our homes. There’s been plenty to keep us busy, but we’re not used to the sudden calm.  It is a challenge to let go of the pace and busyness of our normal lives.  We miss  our regular social interactions. There is a loneliness to this.  To which I say, you are not alone.  We are all in this together. How can I find meaning in any of this?  It is a time for reflection.  It is a time to ask, to inquire and to reach out to others. It is written – ask and you shall receive.  So I center, rest and trust in that space.  Can you feel the presence?  When you take the time to disconnect from the physical, emotional and mental, there is something that remains.  The sensation is that of a centered being of light and love an dpower.  Be still and know your source.  This is quantum consciousness, here before all things, all that is, has been, will be and all that remains, that in which we live and move and have our being. Be still and listen….

Recent and Upcoming Mastermind Calls

Hello, dear Reader, It’s been an active month.  Here are links to 2 calls I did in January for your listening pleasure: Description: #SusanSherayko #producer #life choice #discovery #life affirmer #purpose #plan #Life Coaching #life coach #life #psychology #author #interviews #morning podcast When a landslide destroyed her family’s home, Susan and her family survived the event and began the slow process of recovery.  Not only did they get back on their feet, they also went on to thrive and enjoy an even better lifestyle than the previous one.  Susan felt compelled to study what they had done to bring them through this experience when so many others do not fare so well. Susan is the author ‘Rainbows Over Ruins,” is a three time Daytime Emmy nominated Executive in Charge of Production and Line Producer for Home & Family on Hallmark Channel.  A member of the Producers Guild of America, and former Chairman, Seminar Committee. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Science. A certified psychosynthesist, Empowered Spiritual Life Coach, LifeSuccess  Consultant, Power Habits Coach and Afformer. You can find Susan at and learn more about her new program at Here’s the International Elite…

Get Ready to Train Your Brain

With New Year’s less than 2 days away, it’s time to get ready to train your brain in 2020.  Two events are already scheduled in January to help you do that: Listen to an Angela Chester interview with Susan Sherayko scheduled to air on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7amPT (10amET). The Call in number is 347-637-3288 or listen via the link below: This interview is an opportunity to learn about my book, “Rainbows Over Ruins” which chronicles my spiritual journey after a landslide destroyed our family home.  We survived the event and began the slow process of recovery.  Not only did we get back on our feet, we also went on to thrive and enjoy an even better lifestyle than the previous one.  I felt compelled to study what we had done to bring us through this experience when so many others do not fare so well. And the very next day, you are invited to join: Elena Pezzini, PhD and Susan Sherayko at the International Elite Mastermind on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:00pm Pacific (4pm Eastern).  Register for Free to attend our mastermind: What You Will Get Out of this Mastermind: Review what you…

Train Your Brain, Claim Your Power

Train Your Brain to Develop Power Habits Did you know that you can start to get what you want, starting right where you are now? It’s all a function of training your brain in order to claim your power. That’s where I come in. I’m a trainer. We get in the ring to train your brain so you are prepared to claim your power for the big and little battles. Why do you want to be prepared? Because getting caught unprepared is uncomfortable, may be life threatening, makes you feel powerless and fearful. It may even take you to the depths of despair. I have gone through experiences that cause this sense of powerlessness – and what I have learned is that you are never powerless if you have trained your brain. You feel powerless when you don’t know what to do in any given circumstance…when you are overwhelmed by natural forces or situations..or when you have lost power and feel stuck. We survive instinctively. The life force within is hard wired to survive. Improve your chances and the speed and quality of how well you survive with knowledge and practice. Train your brain like a muscle so you have…

Mindset of a Survivor: An Inner and Outer Look at Being Prepared

What keeps you up at night? Do you worry about losing loved ones…the lifestyle you’ve created…or the future you’ve planned for? Such concern is universal. We are all at risk for a sudden turn of events that will drastically change our lives. What if you can learn the life skills that protect you when these events occur? Imagine acquiring the skills that prepare you to survive and recover from negative situations. Imagine being more successful and resilient. What if these skills can also empower you to thrive, get your personal message out and make an impact on the world? Join us on a teleseminar to learn about the 6 core areas where you can change how well you will bounce back from a crisis. Event Title: “Mindset of a Survivor” Teleseminar Date & Time: Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 AM Pacific To attend this event, click here 15 minutes before the event time: If you don’t have access to the web, you can listen in by dialing (206) 402-0100, and using the following conference pin: 250369# Here is a list of international numbers: This new program is designed to be of value to individuals, companies, organizations, government agencies…

Festival of Books was a great time!

We had an opportunity to let people know about an upcoming teleseminar introducing my new program. The teleseminar will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 am. I can’t wait to tell you about it. Sign up for the call on my website to receive a free copy of Survivor’s Guide and get the call details. I can’t wait to “see” you on the call. I believe in you! Susan

Meet me at the Festival of Books

I’m excited to be participating in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC this coming weekend.  I’ll be signing copies of my book, “Rainbows over Ruins,” for a portion of the day.  After that, I’m looking forward to meeting other authors in attendance.  I have a new program in development and hope to meet people who would be able to contribute to it. Maybe I’ll see you there.  The information is below: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Saturday, APRIL 13 & Sunday, APRIL 14, 2019 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK SIGNING EVENT Author Solutions Booth Number 223    11:30am – 12:30pm  Sunday, April 14 Location:  University of Southern California            University Park Campus            3535 S. Figueroa Street            Los Angeles, CA 90089 I will be signing copies of my book,  “Rainbows Over Ruins.”  

I Feel Your Pain

I realize it’s hard to think forward when you are in the midst of the pain and chaos that surrounds any type of disaster.  I know.  I have been there. Even as I send prayers and support to victims of fires, floods and shootings, I am also here to tell you that regardless of the circumstances in which you find yourself, you can get through this. Ever since a landslide destroyed our home, I have worked to help others learn how to get past such events.  It’s part of my work now to help empower you to survive,  rebuild and thrive through faith, belief and action so that you can continue to live the life you envision and contribute to the world in the way you choose. You may reach out for assistance at  To schedule a free consultation to help you start the recovery process, sign up at Let’s empower your recovery. I believe in you, Susan

6 Tips to Regain Your Inner Peace After a Negative Experience

With so many negative events in the news, I’d like to help you regain your inner peace when your thoughts and emotions are running wild and threaten to swamp you at times like these.  Energetically, I’d like to reach through cyberspace to find out what is going on for you.  Have you been affected by the devastating storm or the news coverage of recent events?  Or has a personal situation driven out thoughts of anything else? Pause for just a moment.  Consider your physical state.  Feel your body.  Feel the pressure of where chairs, sofas and floors touch your body.  Feel your breath moving through you.  Do you have any discomfort?  As you body to send such discomfort into a far corner of your mind.  Not to worry, you will return for it.  For now, realize that although you have a body, you are not just your body.  You are much more than your body. You also have emotions.  Notice the emotions that are affecting you right now.  There may be so many.  A time of crisis evokes a variety of strong, painful feelings.  Acknowledge fear, loss, anger, despair, hopelessness.  Acknowledge love, hope and gratitude if you feel them.  And…

What is the Key to Bounce Back from Adversity?

Getting out of the deep pit of adversity is a challenging journey through the gamut of human emotions.  If you successfully navigate the pathways, you bounce back from adversity.  But what is the key that enables you to bounce back and, not only that, move on to thrive in life? I’ve pondered this at length while writing this post.  I was sure that Faith and Belief were the key, but then word cloud research from my book “Rainbows Over Ruins” revealed that Action was the most used word within it.  Actions are certainly critical to progress, so which is it?  I found the answer in the old Shaker saying, “Pray and move your feet.”   As I write, I immediately think of other factors including being willing to make the journey when you are at your lowest. Certainly, we spring into action instinctually after a disaster or major setback.  However, we don’t think clearly.  Shock immobilizes us for a time, but as the shock wears off, we may be overwhelmed by strong, negative emotions.  Profound fear paralyzes us.  The confrontation with poverty brought on by serious setbacks brings on despair, hopelessness and apathy.  Needy in every way, lacking resources and energy,…


Adversity follows a common trajectory.  In one way or another, we all have to get past the immediate trauma and devastation of the enormity of loss in our lives in order to go on living.  Ultimately, we get through the deep dive that accompanies great loss, and survive.  We move on and begin to stabilize our lives.  For me, this is when the most important recovery work of all begins because it involves learning to access the power to thrive.  It is also key to living a fulfilled life.  You will find value in the power to thrive long after disasters are far behind you. Developing the power to thrive requires both inner and outer work that we begin while we are in the survival stage.  Often, we need help to stop seeing ourselves as victims of a monumental tragedy.  We need help to see our way forward to something wonderful.  We start looking for that help while we are learning how to cope with the enormity of our crisis. Fortunately for me, I had returned to the faith of my childhood several years before the landslide.  I was actively involved in the life of the church, and when catastrophe…


Recovering from a major setback or adversity is not an overnight experience.  It is a process that unfolds in stages as you heal.  Sometimes you get stuck; sometimes you surge ahead; sometimes you fall back.  You may find it helpful to look at an overview of the journey you may encounter.  Such a big picture may give you helpful signs that you are ready to bounce back from setbacks.  In fact, it may also help you prepare to thrive. Dr. Randall Bell, founder of CoreIQ, is developing such an overview through his work with post-traumatic thrivers.  Dr. Bell has made his living helping communities evaluate and plan recovery from some of the world’s most devastating disasters.  Both economist and social scientist, he is the author of “Me-We-Do-Be” and several other titles.  He asked me to join him the other night to augment an earlier interview about our experience after the landslide.  The interview was structured around his new insights into the post-traumatic journey. The beginning point is, of course, the setback that transforms your life suddenly and unexpectedly.  Dr. Bell calls it a dive.  You can also call it your pit.  After the landslide, I often mentioned that my world…


After a setback, when we attempt to make changes which may involve challenging our existing lifestyle and belief systems, the mind can get in our way  – specifically the subconscious mind.  The subconscious mind runs our automatic bodily systems in the background.  It’s our survival mechanism with a default negative position to stop any departure from the status quo.  But the subconscious (or non-conscious mind) also has another function that is often described as a search engine for problem solving.  When we develop our conscious relationship with this latter aspect of mind, we are engaged in what is known as our Inner Game. In earlier discussions, we’ve been examining our Outer Game using our outer conscious mind.  We are most familiar with the sensory features of the conscious mind: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling.  We use those senses to take in the external world and all the opinions and beliefs of those around us.  We then set up conscious thoughts and beliefs of our own based on what we have learned from others.   This is what we use to deal with the outer tasks that need to be done to overcome the circumstances you encounter after a setback. To…


After a setback, you’ll want to eliminate whatever gets in your way to move forward again. As the short term benefits from the rush of adrenaline and the cushion of shock fade, the magnitude of what has happened to you and your family can be overwhelming. We barely have the strength to cope with the situation.

To help you, I’ve made a list a few things that can get in your way. If and when they crop up for you – and it can be immediate or years later – you’ll want to be prepared to acknowledge their existence and the positive changes you can make to get past them.


When a landslide destroyed our home several years ago, I had no idea how to pick up the pieces.  I learned.  The biggest lesson I took away from it is that we are not alone.  Everyone has significant setbacks in their lives.  How we handle them is what matters.  The good news is that we can turn things around. Our journey began when I discovered that a landslide had torn through our home.  At first, I was in full blown emergency, reactive mode.  This is where you think on your feet, checking to make sure everyone is okay, dealing with true emergencies, calling for help and getting to safety. I wasn’t functioning very well at that point.  I was running around trying to figure out what had happened and who to call for help.   In our case, friends from church helped me that first night.  One of the women took me to her house.  Church members gathered to sit with me.  We shared some snacks, had a cup of coffee, talked about what had happened, and finally put me on a sofa to get some sleep.  It’s important to get that time to decompress and take in what has happened….


How prepared are you to rebound after a full blown natural disaster with catastrophic consequences? I wasn’t prepared when it happened to me.  I left for work on a rainy day and came home to find a landslide had gone through my house.  The fire department arrived and “red tagged” the house, indicating that the structure was condemned.  They allowed us to grab a few things. We rescued and slowly rebuilt our lives. Are you prepared for the tornado that rips through your home town?  Or the mudslide that sweeps away everything you own?  Or the fire, flood or earthquake that drives you from your home for days or even weeks?     Although these disasters are different, they have some things in common.  They are all encompassing –they affect you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  They come fast, unexpectedly and you slip into survival mode. Each and every one of us will face major setbacks.  The question is not so much “if” it will happen, but how well you will handle it.  The good news is that you can train yourself to respond quickly in an emergency, on automatic pilot, and provide yourself a solid support structure to help you rebound…

Are You Struggling to Get Through a Disaster?

A few years back, we found ourselves in the same situation facing the reidents of Montecito, California right now.  We had a mudslide come through our home.  It was a mess.  We faced financial ruin, physical and emotional losses, fear (lots of fear) and the uncomfortable feeling of not knowing where to go for help. Fortunately we had a great church community  They were our rock during the worst of it.  Government help was not available.  Insurance money was not available.  As I said, it was a mess.  But we got through it. That’s really my message here.  You can do it too.  You can survive and, more than that, you can go on to thrive.  That may be so far from your mind.  It’s more likely that you are feeling overwhelmed with no vision of a future at all. But I repeat.  You can get past this disaster, regardless of the circumstances.  You can survive, rebuild, refocus and go on to thrive.  You can make choices to let go of anything that isn’t working in your life.  You can embrace what you loved and reincorporate it into the new lifestyle you create. I write about our journey back in…

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