Susan Bremer O'Neill
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About the Book

 
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I recommend every woman who is struggling with self worth to read this book.  It takes you on a personal journey of low self esteem to having what the author calls “self appeal.”  It will change your life.  It changed mine.
— Oleta Kay Ham, Author of Migrant Mother, the Untold Story 
 
With superlative writing skill, this author opens my consciousness to a very different life than the one most women readers have lived. Her intelligence, courage and stalwart confidence in the life she cuts out for herself have lifted my awareness into a sense of feminine power I had not previously known.  Hers is a story well told and a life well-lived!
— Shirley Irving
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Taking Classes with Susan

It felt personal and safe. I was surprised at how helpful the exercises were in sparking a creative discourse.
— Mary Lou Gagliano, Wilmington, Delaware
Susan’s writing workshop was great! It was full of experiences and techniques to cut through my writers’ block. In addition, it felt healing to allow my writing to flow in community with other fellow writers. As Susan shared the way she moved through her own struggles with writing, I felt a renewed desire to move through my own. I am reading Susan’s book, “From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal” now and find it thoroughly engaging. She is a gifted writer, sharing her life story with incredible honesty and vulnerability. I would highly recommend attending one of Susan’s writing workshops.
— -Kat Samworth, Wilmington, Delaware
Susan’s Self Appeal Workshop is a dynamic exchange of the here and now along with graceful intentions of a transformational future. It’s three hours filled with inspiration, intrigue, contemplation and vision - a true mind-body connection. If you want to get in touch with all your sense in a safe, collaborative and caring environment - don’t miss your opportunity to get to know Susan and experience Self Appeal.
— Deena Elliott, Former Student
This was really an eye-opening experience for me. It was a whole paradigm shift, a way of looking at yourself that I never ever thought of. It made me realize how blessed I am the way I look now, even though I still have things that I want to change. Everybody should experience this.
— Kathi Harris, Former Student
I really enjoyed Susan’s writing class. She was welcoming, encouraging, and informative and gave great advice to get my creative juices flowing. My only complaint is that it was too short!
— Jennifer Nabokin, Wilmington, Delaware

Coaching with Susan

Susan created a space where I could let down my guard and search out what it was that I really longed for. She offered a non-judgmental environment and unique perspective that helped to guide me through to a life that is more authentic and joyful. Her insight and guidance have moved me forward in ways I struggled with on my own. Susan helped me to take a good life and make it great! I feel empowered.
— Elika L., Campbell, CA,
Susan Bremer, is, simply put, born to be a coach. Her style can be gentle and affirming but also razor sharp as she has the gift of not only knowing which questions to ask but when to ask them. She has a realistic approachable manner of guiding the client toward setting their goals and discovering ways to achieve them. She is flexible and honest, kind and direct. She knows how to keep you focused on the goal - what do you want? Coaching with Susan is a gift that came exactly when needed. My work with her is valuable and valued. I am deeply grateful and highly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance to get on with their life – the way you always hoped it would be.
— Valerie diLorenzo., Carmel, NY
My confidence increased so much I could easily attract into my life not only the kind of job I wanted but also the kind of partner!
— Amanda G., Berkeley, CA, Former Student

Susan's Presentations

... a rare combination of personal candor and highly articulate expertise, … Susan provides a unique and invaluable perspective….
— Elizabeth Bernstein, Department of Sociology -University of California at Berkeley
Susan Bremer O’Neill’s presentation ... was a highlight of the retreat and an integral part of the women bonding and experiencing transformation.
— Retreat Leader, Maggie Schreiber, Certified Dream Coach® -Founder, Women Of Wonder

And Still More About the Book

 
What an amazing life story! Life lessons around every corner. I did not want to put it down!
— Christine Baily
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Each woman’s sexual development and experiences are unique to her, but all women can identify with the feelings and the needs bared so skillfully here, no matter how different their own sexual experiences may have been. I was both moved and inspired by the book, and I only wish I had read it in my early twenties or late teens instead of in my early sixties. With soulful honesty and a tender vulnerability, she shares the story of a young girl turned woman searching for love, acceptance and meaning in both a successful career and a series of affairs, only to find real healing and her true self in some very unusual places and ways. Both suspenseful and satisfying, this book may well end up being required reading in many Sexuality 101 courses throughout the nation, as well it should, for its gritty reality coupled with sweetness and hard-won insights reveal necessary truths to males and females alike. It liberates, empowers and heals women in so many ways, but could also hold the key to helping men relate more successfully to women as well.
— Carol Pinckney, MJC English Instructor
 
 
 
 
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A magnificent journey that has gone full circle, proving that inner strength, diligence and discipline win over and over.  There are so many wonderful life lessons – it doesn’t matter that her path was different from other women – what the author struggled with are what many of us struggle with at all ages, and we all can learn so much from this! Every woman (and men too!) should read this memoir.
— Karrin Dalton