Sue Shanahan

Sue Shanahan

Chicago artist Sue Shanahan is a children's book author, illustrator and portrait painter. Her blog, “Commonplace Grace,” can be found in the Huffington Post.

 
January 22 2016

A New Year – Be True. Be You.

Sue Shanahan

Many of us have tried for too long to make ourselves into something we’re not. The only New Year’s resolution you really need is to be yourself.

October 08 2015

12 Ways to Help Remove the Barriers to Self-Love

Sue Shanahan

Let’s face it. We all go through times when we don’t feel particularly happy with or kind to ourselves. Truthteller Sue Shanahan is on to something with these 12 tools to change our mindset when it comes to loving and respecting ourselves. My favorite is Number 12. What’s yours?

August 31 2015

Why Worry

Sue Shanahan

Short and sweet, this little nugget of truth by Truthteller Sue Shanahan is just what I needed today. Ask the questions, trust your answers, and live out loud. It really is that simple!

July 13 2015

Remembering Ryan Cruz Saldana

Sue Shanahan

Losing a child is one of the most painful experiences any parent can endure. Perhaps the most loving thing friends and loved ones can do is to remind those who are grieving that they are not alone. Truthteller Sue Shanahan shares how the death of three-year-old Ryan Saldana touched her life, and how the strength of Ryan’s mother inspired her to create a loving tribute.

July 13 2015

Are You Listening, Oprah?

Sue Shanahan

Body image is something so many of us struggle with. No matter what our body shape, most of us never seem to be able to meet the standards set forth by the media. Truthteller Sue Shanahan shares her poignant and honest view through her own body image struggles, and offers a word of advice to a role model we all can relate to.

June 29 2015

The Right to Love and Be Loved

Sue Shanahan

Marriage is the beautiful moment when two hearts of any color, shape or size join as one. It is a statement to the world of a commitment to love unconditionally. Marriage is for all – gay, straight, transgender or any human being who loves another. Sue Shanahan appreciates the beauty of celebrated difference in our world. She remembers when times were not as kind or inclusive.

April 23 2015

Trust Your Inner Compass

Sue Shanahan

Each of us are fed information from the day we are born until the day we die. It seeps into our brain every moment along our journey of life. These rules about being a “good girl,” perfect mother, wife and woman are dictated by society. They are not our Truth. Sue Shanahan explains how she has learned to trust her heart and not the voice of society. Sue uses her artwork as guidance into self-discovery and reminds us to approach each day with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

February 24 2015

Making Authors Dreams Come True

Sue Shanahan

Gaining entrance to the publishing world is a difficult endeavor. Author/illustrator Sue Shanahan fought an uphill battle searching for a publisher for children’s books that she had written. Finally, partnering with Amazon, her dream to share her stories and illustrations with children everywhere came true. Sue credits Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos for creating an environment that empowers artists and creates change.

December 22 2014

My Christmas Wish

Sue Shanahan

Sue Shanahan shares her empowering Christmas wish and message with Wf1.  Each year she visualizes a concept for the White House Christmas card and with each design her visions transform into peace, friendship and unity.

November 25 2014

How Could I Write A Book About Myself And Not Know It?

Sue Shanahan

Wf1 Truthteller Sue Shanahan has written a magical new children’s book, Glory In The Morning. The book is beautifully illustrated and shares a special message with children about the power of seeing with their hearts.