Every Ending is a New Beginning

This week marks the two-year anniversary of Bright Line Eating™ and it also happens to be the official end of my career as a college professor. In this week’s vlog, I talk about making the choice to follow a different path in life and how this can relate to your Bright Line Eating™ journey.


  1. Craig

    I’ve been following your BLE work since 2016. You’ve had a huge impact on my life and health. Thank you.
    I was pleasantly surprised in learning that you had taught at Hobart & William Smith for two years. I’m a graduate of that college and have fond memories of my four years in upstate NY (not so much for the winters). I would have certainly loved taking a class from you, but I don’t think our time in Geneva overlapped. I wish we had as I’m sure your impact on my life would have begun much earlier.
    Thank you again and I’ll bet you’ll find yourself teaching in a university again someday.

    Reply ·
  2. Roberta

    Thank you SO much for BLE. Hugs…

    Reply ·
  3. Elaine Simon

    You’ve got a load of stuff to be grateful for. Get over yourself with this icky sentimental post.

    Reply ·
  4. Jenna C Reed Livingston


    Reply ·
  5. Deb

    The sacrifices you make every day, and especially now in this huge step , to focus on personal change for each of us is deeply appreciated Susan!! Thank you, with all my heart. I’m a new bootcamper and so eager to begin. I love your transparency and vulnerability. It makes me feel like I have a chance here. Much love!

    Reply ·
  6. Janeanne

    Thanks for sharing the raw emotion. Your message resonated with me since I sold part of my company last year and retired from active day-to-day leadership. Honestly, I didn’t realize how much of my identity was wrapped up in my role. About four months before this happened, I started my journey to end compulsive eating. Because of what I had been learning and (mostly) accepting, itwas an amazing, wonderful growth period. Perhaps for the first time in my life, I didn’t cover up stress with food. And now – a year later- having dealt with the pain, I have moved on to a different life and am not paralyzed by food, loss, and regret. It feels good to feel again! Thanks for making things real!

    Reply ·
  7. Diana Ollmann

    Hi Susan….I am a newcomer to the group having just discovered you and your Life Line Program literally just days ago. When I listened to your blog I was confused as to what exactly you were giving up…actually I was in horror thinking it was LifeLine and I was about to throw in the towel on the doing the Boot Camp if you werent going to be the one leading itl However, after reading some of the posts, someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I think you are walking away from your ‘Professor’ position at a University to work with and develop more of the Life LIne Business? Did I get it right? Selfishly I hope so, because as I read through all the comments it obvious just how much YOU touch the hearts and souls of all of us reading and needing Life Line…in fact, YOU are that life line le`ading us through a powerful lifetime journey most of us have only dreamed about. You are complimented for many positive and outstanding personality traits all of which are true ie ” powerful, strong, honest, unstoppable, wonderful example as a teacher, mother, professor and overall special human being”, so its obvious you have a tremendous gift in the person you are, but for me your greatest asset which you have shown today by being so vunerable to us all is, just how REAL you are. Your connection with people is so penetrating it reaches through all the media interferences and risks and rises so high above it, taking all of your followers with you. Your sucess matches your gift and what a wonderful feeling for you to know that you are changing the lives, saving the lives of hundred of thousands all over the world! Lady, the people of this world need you…so good choice and congradulations of your future, which I am so happy (
    and thankful) to be a part of!!!

    Reply ·
  8. Donna Bruce

    Wow. You are so powerful.

    Reply ·
  9. There's a Hoffman-Knight

    Thank you Susan, F or all that you are doing to help others! Theresa. 🙂

    Reply ·
  10. Shari

    Love that you are so open, so honest, and so real!!!!! You are definitely unstoppable Professor Susan!!!! So excited that you will be teaching me how to be unstoppable.

    Reply ·
  11. Deb

    What a wonderful example you are as a teacher, as a professor, as a mother, and an overall special human
    being !! You connect with so many people that your life is going to continue to be full !! You have a gift of touching people so deeply that even we shared tears with you! Enjoy
    your new adventures !

    Reply ·
  12. Lorraine Nagy

    Dear Dear Susan! Your integrity, humanity and generosity will always shine through no matter how or where you are teaching. So very very grateful to the Universe for having put you on my own path to enlightenment. Thank you for your courage, tears and wisdom. Big hugs going your way.

    Reply ·
  13. Carol McKee

    I just finished eating my last meal on my first day of BLE. Having watched your “retirement” video I just want to say thank you for your sacrifice. You are being so selfless for a greater good, that of reaching more people with your knowledge. May God bless your endeavors!

    Reply ·
  14. Kathryn

    Learning so much from you ! Wishing you the best of luck towards your new adventures !
    I just signed up for bootcamp! You are unstoppable!
    Thanks for sharing your true feelings -it helped me ! I’m unstoppable too!

    Reply ·
  15. Sophie

    Thank you Susan.
    You have taught me so much in such a short time.
    I wish you joy on this next exciting part of your journey.

    Reply ·
  16. Barbara Muir

    Susan, I love you too. I have been on holiday for two weeks, and sticking to the plan .
    I was in a restaurant one day listening to a woman at the next table explaining how
    awful she felt that she wasn’t sticking to her diet. She and her friend were the only
    other people in the small café. After about 20 minutes the teacher in me (I’m a college
    teacher and artist) could not stand the woman’s sorrow. I said, “I’m sorry for intruding,
    but I couldn’t help overhearing you. Look up Susan Peirce Thompson and Bright Line Eating.
    She is wonderful. I have been following the Bright Line plan according to my understanding for 7
    months. No sugar or sweeteners, and no flour. No snacks. Three meals a day. I can
    wear all but my very skinniest jeans. And I know I eat a lot.I am your biggest fan!
    The day to day contact of teaching is an incredibly wonderful thing, so as you move on I
    guess you need more “classroom” like experiences on a really regular basis, to keep that exciting feeling
    of teaching going. I understand the loss. And thank you.

    Reply ·
  17. Donna

    Love, love, love you Susan. You are following your Soul work. I’m very grateful for your work, compassion, insight, intelligence, generosity, and love you give to all of us in BLE, BLH, and to others who have not yet attended a boot camp. It’s understandable you are grieving leaving college life. I work in a college and I love the faculty, the students, the staff and the “heartbeat” of the college. There is an energy at a college that is palpable. Your classroom has gotten so much larger with online teaching because you’re ready, and the world is ready to hear and incorporate your wisdom. There’s only so much Susan to spread around and I appreciate you “spreading” yourself our way. Hugs, Love and Light.

    Reply ·
  18. Shelley Greenwood

    Wow—I’m just catching up on some videos so I just saw this one.. I’m sitting here in tears listening to this–thankful and amazed at what this movement is becoming. So happy for you Susan!! Sad about ;you being sad that that office door is closing, but so excited and happy for you that what you are passionate about is filling our lives. It works and we are being successful. And for THAT– you can definitely use the Ph.D after your name FOREVER in my book!! You have earned it, along with a lot of respect from people like me. Thank you for sharing your heart– also thank you for what you said about our systems being cleaned so we CAN feel those emotions and not stuff down food. A very important factor in why I am on the program to begin with. No MORE stuffing!!! I know God has the best planned for you and your future. And we are all along for the exciting journey!!!

    Reply ·
  19. Denise

    Dear Susan, Thank you for always being so very real. For teaching me how to be happy, thin, and free. And for being a teacher, even in your sadness, and reminding me that the feelings I have each moment are real and true and with BLE I have a clear channel and can feel them and move forward. BLE has changed my life in so many ways. Thank you for being willing to be a teacher in a different way so you can reach many others like me. I will always be grateful for BLE and for you. Sending love during this time of transition.

    Reply ·
  20. Cheryl

    Thank you for branching out. I am so glad you put out your ideas and program for us all outside of academia. I loved college so get a bit why you loved it. Hugs. My heart goes out to you as your heart has gone out to us all.

    Reply ·
  21. Kimberly Young

    Thank you for sharing your life with me. You are teaching every time you address me with your “vlog.” You may be closing this chapter but the next chapter is ready and you’ll do great things. Enjoy this moment and know we share in your sadness but new joys are coming. Take care of yourself.

    Reply ·
  22. Sarah Miller

    I so honor you for sharing the grieving with us and feeling the feelings now! Of course you are still teaching and I am so grateful for Bright Line Eating, for my experiences in the October 2015 boot camp and the continuing forums, weekly vlogs, etc.). You model so much about what is good in good teaching, about listening well,and extending love to everyone. Thanks!

    Reply ·
  23. James Healy

    Your love for how you help others through your teaching is so wonderful, so inspiring. You are one of my heros!

    Reply ·
  24. Chaim Oz

    You are one-in-a-million… or maybe I should say one-in-a-billion !


    Chaim Oz

    Reply ·
  25. Lane

    Susan, Bless your heart. Thank you for continuing to teach us on our BLE journey. You are a true blessing and we have your back!

    Reply ·
  26. Ronna Berezin

    Remember… “The soul would have no rainbow,had the eyes had no tears.” johnVance Cheney

    Reply ·
  27. Lisa

    To me, Susan Peirce Thompson, you are THE professor of Bright Line Eating. I have so much more to learn from you. May the support of this amazing community you have birthed carry you through this tender transition.

    Reply ·
  28. Fiona

    Dear Susan, you are so brave! I felt your pain. What a decision you were faced with. I just want you to know that I so enjoy watching your weekly vlog and learning from you. I hope to attend your next bright line eating boot camp. I have struggled for 26 years with my weight after having my children, and am so afraid to fail, that I didn’t sign up this time. Thank you for all your hard work and insightful information that you share with us all. Good Luck and God Bless!

    Reply ·
  29. A

    Thank you. I am so glad I saw this video today. I was a teacher also. I especially appreciate you explanation of tears flowing at the appropriate time. I have been dealing with this all my life. I’m 63,

    Reply ·
  30. Michelle White

    Change is in the air!!! On August 3rd, I lost my job. After working there for 5 years, I was given no warning, just let go. I have been looking for another job since the beginning of July, and had planned on moving on. Had my “plan” in place! But God laughs and the plans made by man, because he has something greater in mind for us. Just have to keep my faith and trust in the one that loves us all. My life, my kids’ lives have changed dramatically in the last two days. I cried that first day, big, BIG elephant tears. Cried over the loss of income, the sudden changes my kids have to deal with. But the next day, I was done crying. Time to move forward. I have WAY too much to do and think about to dwell on the past, time to move forward. Trust in God. I’m actually excited now about all the possibilities my new life may hold. I feel like I’m starting with a blank slate that I can decide what to put on it. Lots of love!!! No one’s hardship is any harder than any one else’s. I’m on a journey to being HAPPY, THIN AND FREE!!!! <3

    Reply ·
  31. Colly Hughes

    So many lives you’ve touched, so many yet left to touch…this is the adventure called life….ever changing. The doors are open, you are courageous and will walk through them…..better still, is that you will be sharing so that the rest of us can benefit from your experiences. Thank you for being so real, warm and dedicated to the gift God has given you.

    Reply ·
  32. Bob Boyer

    Happy Second Anniversary on August 5th! You were spreading yourself pretty thin, and since you can’t clone yourself, I think you made the right decision. You’re still teaching and now you get to set your curriculum full time – how great is that?! There is a special joy in imparting knowledge, and when you have appreciative and willing students, it supersedes any monetary aspects. And more time with the wee ones, too. Win/win! 😉

    Reply ·
  33. Ann de Villiers

    Thank you for sharing the closing of this important chapter in your life. I am so lucky to have met you and to be a part of your BLE community. Changing lives … one person at a time….. now that’s a calling that can’t be ignored and you’ve risen to the challenge. This will be a success because you are such an authentic human being. Sending you love and light …. Ann

    Reply ·
  34. Jeri

    Just had to say, God bless, good luck and thank you for teaching US! ❤️?

    Reply ·
  35. Ronda

    I applaud your ability, your bravery, your adventurous spirit to be able to change careers so to speak. You will always be a teacher. To us, your followers, to your students and of course to your children. I know you will embrace your new ( and continuing) adventure. Big hug to you girl!

    Reply ·
  36. Patricia

    Beloved Dr. Susan, from one ex-teacher to another, your calling is there and will always be a part of who you are and as you said it is time to step onto a bigger stage to be able to help more people. Not only are you a master teacher, you are a master role model for all of us on this journey. You are so precious to me…so indeed, let those tears flow and move that sadness through your being….sending you many hugs, endless gratitude and love…

    Reply ·
  37. Nancy Cansler

    You have taught me so much in 6 short months. You have been the biggest inspiration in my life. Thank you Professor Susan Peirce Thompson.

    Reply ·
  38. rooby

    Susan, Congratulations! Yes big changes usually do call for some sacrifice or trade-off, and I am sad with you for you to be leaving behind a major part of your life. I had the opportunity to teach a full semester college course on sound healing twice, and yes – classroom face-time is powerful and gratifying! and a lot of work, writing and grading exams, papers, etc… 😉 So many years of such teaching would be so much more….

    It’s a pivotal time in the world, and you are doing your part in teaching here, and attending to your own growing. There will be more online summits reaching many thousand more than you can in a classroom – just ‘see’ those eyes light up as you can see them in a classroom. Well done, m’dear. And thank you!

    Reply ·
  39. Maree Harris

    Hello Susan
    This VLOG was just what I needed to see today. I have recently had to make some tough decisions in my life concerning the ending of a relationship. This means I will be moving from a country town back to a busier city and looking for work again. I will be finishing up as a teaching assistant at a school for children with special needs, and work 1:1 with a gorgeous 11 y.o. boy who has Celerebral Palsy and ASD. He has been a joy to work with though, as he has a natural sense of fun and loves to laugh and have cuddles etc. So in moving I will be leaving that wonderful relationship behind, as well as one of a romantic nature that the universe sent to me to teach me to love myself more, as I kind of made this other the centre of my universe and then he lost interest in me. So, yes, I can understand your grieving; as I was just tearing up last night thinking of how I am going to say goodbye to this student, the other kids in my class, and friends here.
    I think you are so brave and inspiring with opening up like you do. If more people in the world weren’t so afraid to be real, instead of letting fear dominate, well, I’m sure the world would be a lot more functional. Although I have fallen of the BLE wagon rather badly in about 6 months, I have not put back all of my weight. But I thankyou for giving me this life tool that – when I am in the right mindset – I can revisit and apply, because I KNOW it worked for me.
    Never think you are leaving teaching behind, Susan. You are teaching in the School of Life now, as that is global 🙂

    Reply ·
  40. Brenda Whiteford

    This touched my heart Dr. Susan. I have admired you for a few months now, ever since I found your web site and learned about the MBL eating program. I love your message.
    I too am a teacher and have just retired after 26+ years of teaching. So, I understand your tears and your sense of loss of your profession. It is always difficult to leave something you know you are good at and you feel is a calling. I truly get that.
    But…..this business of yours with MBL is reaching so many people and you are teaching us all such a valuable message about nutrition and how to improve our health that I think, once again, you have found a much bigger calling in life! I commend you for this journey and thank you for taking us along with you. You have the potential to reach tens of thousands and make a huge difference in people’s health. The sky is the limit with this business of yours!

    I know that you have the boot camps and other challenges that is your business end of it, but your vlogs are so inspiring and I look forward to hearing from you all the time.

    Best wishes for your new career path! May you always be there to teach your message to us!

    Reply ·
  41. Andrea

    Just got to read the vlog–wow. Most endings are sad but I am amazed that you managed to hold on this long!
    Talk about a cup that ‘overfloweth’!
    This next step is truly exciting and will represent yet another successful chapter in your life.
    Thank you for all you do.

    Reply ·
  42. Nanci Adair

    I’ve been sugar and flour free for 15 years and enjoy the freedom of living in a thin body. I love hearing about the reach of BLE in only 2 yrs. Congratulations. Last June 2015 the hospital I worked for closed its addictions recovery center and my 13 years as a therapist there came to an end. It was very sad and I can so relate to your emotional response to ending one chapter and opening to the next. One year later and I now have an award winning radio show with the Amazing Women of Power and could not be happier. UKandu anything you put your mind and heart to is my motto. The Ukandu radio show along with my book Achieve The Summit of Your Dreams are the platform for my life coaching business. I look forward to having you as a guest on my show.

    Reply ·
  43. Dollie

    You just inspired me to make a drastic change. Thank you!
    I applaud you, Professor Thompson for BLE.

    Reply ·
  44. Patti

    Susan, you saved my life. Take care.
    Love, Patti

    Reply ·
  45. Karen

    Susan, I am a teacher too and can imagine how hard it would be to leave this part of your life. But I know you will continue to touch people’s lives (mine included) Thank you for sharing!!

    Reply ·
  46. Mary Pavlovsky

    I love you Susan…

    Reply ·
  47. Zoraida Scirecalabrisotto

    The ironic part is that you will continue to be a professor on a larger scale, not just a classroom. Your vlog and the boot camp all part of your classroom helping students all over the planet live longer , healthier lives.

    Wishing you continued sucess.

    Reply ·
  48. Sherry Balthazor

    Susan, you are an amazing teacher. Once a professor always a professor. That cannot be taken away. You earned it with all your hard work and determination. Now you are showing us how to achieve that goal. But better is that you are showing us how, with your love and understanding of what and why we go through life the way we do. Experience is the best teaching tool.
    I personally feel the love and sincerity come from you as I am sure there are many others out there with the same feelings. You have been where many of us are now.
    Thank you my friend for your support, love, teach and the lif of learning. To be happy, this and free. Bust also for the life of healthy.
    I hope that someday I will be able to meet you in person.
    I pray only great happiness for you and your family.
    Blessings to you all.

    Reply ·
  49. Sherri Healey

    Susan you are one of my greatest teachers and always will be. You don’t need to be at a university to be a professor, you are and always will be the professor of bright line eating. I could feel your sadness through the video, it was so strong but you are right that by not stuffing it down, by feeling right here right now, we can process it and let it go. This alone is such an amazing side effect of BHE and BLH. And that is because of YOU. I am sending you so much love, support, hugs and light. God bless you Susan Peirce Thompson and here’s to the next chapter in your life…

    Reply ·
  50. Susan

    So many commenters have said it so well I will not repeat in detail, but your vlog hit me in two hard spots today. I was a teacher and have been a really good cook and fabulous baker for about 45 years. What I have learned is this: if you are a teacher, you continue to teach, sharing different things, different parts of yourself, with different people in different settings. Yes, there is change. And as for the baking and cooking – I have learned to continue but to shape some of it to my needs and the rest I do for others. Anything I do – writing, sewing, cooking – becomes a ministry that turns outward to serve others.

    And your comments about feeling it in the moment and moving forward, were priceless. Thank you for your honesty, openness, and authenticity.

    Reply ·
  51. Kathy

    Thanks Susan. I found comfort in your vlog today – the day I file for “debt restructuring” and learn I´ll lose my credit card. Things are going to be tough and I look forward to adapting the comfort and wisdom from your vlogs to life´s challenges.

    Reply ·
  52. Kelly

    Congratulations Susan!
    And, thank you!

    Reply ·
  53. Terence Freedman

    parting (from your uni teaching) is such sweet sorrow.Good to let the tears flow. When one door closes….

    Thank you for sharing and enjoy your new opportunities.

    Reply ·
  54. esther pearlman

    You are so genuine. I love your excitement, enthusiasm that you bring to the subject of our health. We will celebrate your new decision. I too want to do it all. But, need to decide which thing I need to give up. That is so great that you made a decision. Nothing is so great like seeing reactions to how you describe your idea to people. Seeing so many people change because you suggested your theory. I want to do art, write books, maintain a home, have fun, follow a diet that is sensible, even when so many people make fun of my eating habits. Thank you for being there for us. We need you. Much love to you and your family.

    Reply ·
  55. Christina

    A great blog….love your message and thank you for sharing …… you are perfect for this next chapter in your life and many people will continue to benefit from your teaching and sharing …..all the best and with much love xx

    Reply ·
  56. Esmarie

    Hi Susan, I’ve shared some tears while watching this week’s vlog! My heart goes out to you in this time of grieve. But as I’ve become to known you, you will get through it and be able to look back on it with warmth in your heart and a great big smile on your face because these last two years had been another stepping stone in you life to make you life even more worth living! My heart goes out to you with lots of love and hugs all the way from South Africa straight to you. Thank you for starting BLE – my life has been changed in so many areas – I still have things to work on (because the work is never done as we grow) but I can now live HTF for the rest of my life, no matter what the future holds and my brain is healing and allows me to make better choices. I pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your loving family – please give them each a big hug from me to say thank you for allowing you to spend time with us to do BLE. <3

    Reply ·
  57. Sue

    You have changed my life Susan, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a wonderful teacher and mentor, I feel so privileged to be part of your journey and so excited to see what pearls of wisdom you have for us in the future. Love and the biggest of hugs to you ❤️

    Reply ·
  58. bonnie debord

    Dear Susan, congratulations on moving on!
    Today has been a sad day for me also, it marks the anniversary of my son’s death. When this would come around before I would do just about anything to not think about it, and would ignore my feelings.
    It really struck home you saying that with our systems being clean we can feel what we feel, and not stuff down our feelings with food. That was what I was doing!
    Thanks in part to you, today I have been acknowledging my true feelings..
    So grateful, Bonnie

    Reply ·
  59. Gabriela

    Thank you for sharing yourself with us. We love you and we are there for you in spirit.
    You give us so much hope And by you moving to the next level confirms that you are real and stand for what you believe. We need a leader/teacher like you… You are our shinning star. When I started the BLE I had hope but now I have gained the confidence that we will succeed no mater what. Together We will succeed.
    I cried with you .. Felt every word. It resonates with my inner being. I Believe that you will shine again and again .. And we are here every step of the way to lift you up as you needed.
    One more thing, BLE is started to impact not just us but .. Our next generation, our kids .. We lead by example. so this picture is so much bigger than we are seeing it right now.. Thank you, thank you.
    And we Love you love you love you.

    Canada Vancouver BC

    Reply ·
  60. Donna

    You show us how it’s done, Professor. Thank you for showing us your brains, your courage, & especially your heart. I so look forward to seeing how you step up to whatever is next!

    Reply ·
  61. Victoria

    Susan, I think you are courageous to know what’s best for yourself and have the strength to follow your new path. Thank you for showing, and sharing with us, your tears, your honesty. I believe you’ll find your way through this new stage in your life and discover the best way you can incorporate teaching into your life. Thank you for genuinely caring about others. I look forward to your vlogs.

    Reply ·
  62. Glenda Dunham

    You will “transend” this moment (as stated on the program you recommended to take today) and you will always be a teacher!
    Hugs, embrace the tears and see you in the sunshine tomorrow! Baha’u’llah has other plans for you!

    Reply ·
  63. Valerie Conger

    Awe! I’m so happy and sad for you at the same time. Thank you for teaching me my new way of living. You are a beautiful person with a beautiful heart. God Bless you in your new chapter of life.
    Valerie Conger

    Reply ·
  64. Kari

    Oh, Bless you ,Susan!! You need to do another live webinar so you can get the feedback and reactions as they are happening. I am sure it is more difficult being on the other side of the camera or computer screen but make no mistake you are teaching every week and with every email! And reaching so many people!! God Bless and take care.

    Reply ·
  65. Nancy Gould

    After 36 years of teaching, a friend gave me this quote from one of my favorite 12-step authors, Melody Beattie:
    I share it with you today with deep love and support:
    “All endings are inexorably tied to new beginnings. That is the nature of the journey. It continues to unfold. It builds on itself. It cannot help itself from doing that. Cherish the moments, all of them. You have seen and felt much in life so far. But still, the best is yet to come.”

    Reply ·
  66. Leah Kory

    Professor Susan – my heart goes out to you. I have never seen this many comments on your vlogs before, so I hope that shows you how much you touch our hearts. Thank you for sharing your truest self with us and trusting us with your feelings. Life is always about trade-offs, and we are so so lucky to have you with us for however long this period lasts. Thank you for you dedication to making our lives better! Wishing you all the successes life has to offer. Big hugs, Leah

    Reply ·
  67. Lea

    Dearest Susan, I am one of your 200,000+ subscribers. I’m not a part of the BLE community and I don’t always watch every vlog, but in the short time that you’ve become a regular in my inbox… you have brightened and broadened my knowledge of myself and others struggling with food issues in ways that I can’t even begin to express here. You have forever changed my life. In this vlog you have once again demonstrated your unique way of being true to yourself and sharing that with us. Thank you. And thank you for allowing us to witness this enormous change and juncture in your life. May you continue to grow, flourish, and deepen the greatest desires of your heart. For I have no doubt that you will continue to share them and be of service and touch even more lives with your beautiful passionate spirit and being!

    Reply ·
  68. Linda Hoyt

    Susan, thank you for sharing your milestone day with us. It is indeed sad to let go of something you love and I am honored that a you let us see your heart and your sadness. It is you teaching and the knowledge that I have gained about my brain, body and addiction as well as the Food Plan & community, that sets BLE apart from other programs. Please keep teaching us! We love you and I’m thrilled that you are taking this step to reduce the load you have been carrying. And selfishly, I love that we’ll get more time with you, too. Blessings!

    Reply ·
  69. Megha

    Sweet Susan – Thanks again for your authentic truth – and for feeling your feelings so powerfully. MCC will miss you but the fact is, you have outgrown your college! That world is too small for your glorious message. Thanks from the whole world for making the choice to teach globally. Love you like a love song!! Hugs – Megha?????

    Reply ·
  70. Riva Danzig

    Blessings on you and on your work in the world. Blessings too on your willingness to live your life out loud and to model the reality that their is grief and their is pain and we are not whole and available for the joy if we don’t allow for the sadness. The pain passes and the joy passes. You are a skilled Teacher here in Earth School, where you are fully tenured. Much love and gratitude to you, Susan!

    Reply ·
  71. Carla

    How exciting to be living with your finger on the pulse of life!
    I am a person who signed up for your emails ( somehow) and I find myself thinking “ Brightline Eating” and even have mentioned the term to others casually .
    Looking forward to your book!!

    Thanks for getting my attention!

    Reply ·
  72. Frances

    Dear Susan, I have just found you via the Alzheimer Summit lectures and what a thrill to hear your messages.
    We have a farming station 800kms west of Sydney and already I treasurer your advice. May our Great God continue to make you a blessing to many in your new field of service.

    Reply ·
  73. mikki broughton

    once a teacher, always a teacher….another form, another incarnation. blessings on your journey

    Reply ·
  74. Debra Calkins

    In June I closed my massage practice of 19 years. It was incredibly hard. I understand your feelings. Thank you for sharin g.

    Reply ·
  75. Marian

    Thank you, dear Susan, for taking this next brave, new, exciting step in your life that has helped me and so many others to a happier, healthier, thinner lifestyle. You’re an awesome teacher and a stellar role model for integrity, grit, grace & mostly (to me, anyway) Love. I’m blessed to know you. You’ve helped me make my life a better place for me & those I love. KissAndAWoosh!

    Reply ·
  76. Terri King

    Thanks, Susan for sharing your journey. Change is always difficult when we move from something we dearly love and enjoy. I enjoy your weekly vlogs and can’t wait to see where you take us as you will have more time to devote to what truly inspires you – helping others get healthy.

    Reply ·
  77. Marcia Lind

    Thank you, Susan, for sharing your heart, your emotions at transitioning away from such an important identity as professor! It touches me that your feelings are so available and that you are feeling them fully… have a great day with them, and hugs as you move forward with Bright Line Eating and the incredible success that has become! I am so grateful for your gift with BLE!

    Reply ·
  78. Melissa Kerby

    We love you and grieve with you. You are an amazing teacher and we are so blessed to have you. I have gained so much from your vlogs and videos alone because you do have a God-given ability to explaining things in a way that is USEFUL, applicable, and life-changing. I feel you are speaking directly to me (and I know I’m not alone). What a gift! I am forever grateful to you.

    Reply ·
  79. Eva De Nobrega

    Dear Susan:
    You are encouraging every one on the let-go, which is the hardest thing to do!!!. DEtaching from what you are used to do, from what you are used to eat, from your baggage!!!
    Today you are making public one of the hardest things to do. And sharing tears in my eyes, you are teaching me and everyone who watched your video, to let go…
    Have a wonderful life in your new path of teaching other than students!!!
    And feel glad for not having to correct tests and give grades, as I have been a teacher and I don´t like to do!!!
    Good luck in your new life!!!!

    Reply ·
  80. Jean

    Love you and all you are doing for so many to bring JUST WHAT WE NEED at this moment in time to be our best selves. I will always be grateful that you have started the Bright Line Eating movement because it has changed my life for the better. Hugs, gratitude, and a big AMEN to the sadness of losing one piece of our identity to turn a corner and embrace a new one–where we know we need to be, bringing all that has come before into the wonderful, exciting, somewhat unknown path to which we are called.

    Reply ·
  81. Beatrice

    May the joy come back to you soon. xo

    Reply ·
  82. Carol

    Thank you so much to putting yourself out there. You are always an inspiration.

    Reply ·
  83. Teri Milner

    Brava, Susan! You are amazing, and the people you will reach teaching BLE are so lucky to have you devoting full time to this amazing philosophy and program. You have changed my life, and I share your tears today and look forward to you joy tomorrow.

    Reply ·
  84. Jacqueline Walburn

    Proud of you! I too left teaching to pursue a higher calling for teaching nutrition & even though I miss the classroom & the interaction with kids, I love my interactions with clients as I still am teaching, just a different audience! You had to choose & the higher calling & doing more for people & the world won the coin toss. Would have hated to lose you in the food & health revolution as you are a big part of it. Now, you can expand who you are & do even more!

    Reply ·
  85. Lee

    Susan, you are the most “real” person I know, online or off. Thank you for being you! God bless.

    Reply ·
  86. Christine

    Susan, I just listened to your vlog now on this hot but beautiful morning in central Japan where I have lived for close to 40 years, and my face is still wet with the tears I cried with you as you spoke. Your honesty and vulnerability have endeared you to me, and your depth of knowledge and commitment to share it to help others have earned my respect. Thank you for what you have shared so far, and I pray that you may continue to have the strength and joy needed to continue growing on your chosen path. With heartfelt thanks.

    Reply ·
  87. Dena

    I hope that this brave move brings you as much joy and fulfillment as your tenure track has!! You’re a great teacher in an even bigger classroom now! Congratulations 🙂

    Reply ·
  88. Dee

    I cried when I left teaching 33 years ago, when I gave up the tenure, security, and opportunity to teach, in order to go into business. I wound up going back to teaching in other forms in ten years after selling the business. I finally got most of it out of my system, but still get my nose back into it occasionally. I know that feeling when school starts but not for you. Hang in there. You will always be a teacher at heart, but you can use that anywhere. Right? Love ya.

    Reply ·
  89. Dorothea

    Dear Susan!
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings about leaving your office and college and your students. Ja, it is hard and sad to stop doing things you love. But as you said your following a new path now. Teaching will always be a part of you. Lots of love from Klagenfurt, take care Dorothea ?

    Reply ·
  90. Pam

    What do you think Deepak and Eckhart would say about you challenges and change at this time. If you watched today I bet you’ll know.

    You are the best and I think you will thrive as you move on.

    Reply ·
  91. Sinead O'Connor

    Congratulations Susan on taking such a huge step – leaving tenure cannot have been easy but as you say yourself, you can reach far, far more people in this way.

    You are definitely teaching in your role with BLE and I have no doubt the universe will open doors to you that you cannot even imagine right now.

    Thank you for your honesty – and you are so right. By letting the tears flow, you are dealing with the issue right now which is wonderful.

    I want to wish you the very best that the world has to offer you.

    Reply ·
  92. Kathryn (Kit) Hall

    I just love you!! I have been doing the home study boot camp. I am 72 years old and feel so blessed to have “met ” you. You are absolutely doing whatyou were meant to do. Your faith in yourself and your ability to see what is real for you and act on it is truely inspiring. You are a teacher and healer and your willingness to use your gifts to gift others is just……. so wonderful. It inspires me to look inside and find my gifts and more importantly give them away as I was meant to do. Oh thank you, thank you!!

    Reply ·
  93. Edgar Robles

    Lovely Susan, you remind me of another great Professor that took the same decision, our beloved Dr. Wayne Dyer. The sky is the limit for your projects to come. God Bless You.

    Reply ·
  94. Shari

    You were clearly born to teach and teach you do! You’ve taught me so much already, and one of the reasons I was so drawn to you and BLE was the way you explain things. Like a good teacher! Your classroom has changed, but not your primary occupation! You are an excellent teacher! Thank you, too, for being so open with your feelings. You taught us all what that looks like in this VLOG, too! Much love and compassion, gratitude and JOY from me to you. Thank you.

    Reply ·
  95. Regina

    Me too, cried with you Susan. Bittersweet, both so sad and so happy for you. Lucky students who got to be in you regular live classes. Thank you for not only sharing the moment, but for showing us that there’s no shame in tears, that one can talk through them… and move on to greater joy.

    Reply ·
  96. Marie Bauer

    I cried with you, Susan. You’ll ALWAYS be my Professor ROCKSTAR. And you are loved by SO many.
    Change CAN and IS good! I’m going to be having BIG changes in the next 2 months when my 77yr young mother comes to live with us. She’s still independent, still drives, has relatively good health and has no place else to go. So I’m thrilled!!! She’ll acclimate. You’ll acclimate. She’ll thrive. You will thrive.
    And how do I know that? Because you teach! You teach every day! And I, for one, just thank God for you. And I’ll betcha everyone of your followers do too. I’m jes’ sayn.
    Be well, dear one.

    Reply ·
  97. Sherry Ho

    I can feel your struggle in tonight’s blog. You brought me to tears. You are such a real genuine person that comes off as so likable. I really enjoy listening to your blogs. Good luck in all you do. I am genuinely happy for your success in brite line eating!
    Best Wishes,
    Sherry Ho

    Reply ·
  98. Rhoda easley

    Susan, I love you. Thank you for loving us!

    Reply ·
  99. Lale

    Dear Susan,
    Thank you so much for dharing your feeling with us. You are a very good teacher in every mood.
    Many kisses

    Reply ·
  100. Marga

    Thank you for being so authentic regarding your feelings on giving up things to move on to something better. It was very inspiring. Wishing you much success on your new journey.

    Reply ·
  101. Rebecca

    Susan – thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your feelings with us. The Deepak & Eckhart webinar today has come at exactly the right time for you! Letting go of your current job will in no way diminish your life’s purpose of teaching…in fact, this change will open up your capacity to teach a much larger group of students (including us!). Your role modeling today is teaching us that feeling your feelings rather than stuffing them with food is a valuable lesson for all of us. And, when your book comes out the number of students with whom you can share your passion will only grow exponentially — and you will be ready! Take good care!!

    Reply ·
  102. Zora

    This Vlog was really helpful to me. It has a lot of parallel to my food journey. Thank you

    Reply ·
  103. Kathryn

    You are a beautiful, big feeling woman. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability and modeling the courage it takes to make such a big life change. It is very moving for me to have witnessed you describe your journey and follow your heart, aligning with your longing to teach more people. I just signed up as one of your 200,000+ (congratulations!) people to receive your emails. I heard you speak at the Alzheimer’s summit and I felt the impulse to learn more from you! As an energy healer, I am most passionate about helping people to have more of themselves, in which ever form they are desiring to experience in the moment they presence why they would like to have a healing. I have learned that it is most beneficial to my health to go fully into my sadness and not hold it back in our throat, which I used to do regularly. I recognize you were holding back your tears, which was necessary for you to be able to speak all of the words that you so beautifully shared in your blog. I feel that it would be very healing for you to go deeply into your sadness, i.e., allowing yourself to really cry, when you have some time alone or with a loved one who will not try to get you to stop crying. This will really support you in feeling all of the feelings around your “loss.” The throat is often a place where we tend to hold back deeper sadness, namely by stopping our tears from fully flowing. I believe this is one of the reasons why a lot of women develop imbalances in their thyroid. I wish you the very best on your journey! With Love, Kathryn

    Reply ·
  104. Linea Payne

    Congrats on making the decision that’s right for you for this current time. When the kids are grown, teaching will still be there.
    You said something SO important at the end of your vlog today. It’s not only OK but necessary to feel your feelings right now so you can move on. Thank you
    By the way, for as many years as I have dealt with food and it’s issues, you are the first person that really struck a cord with me. I was glad to hear your story, because when I first saw you at the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit, I said to myself, ‘ya right she’s never had a fat day in her life’ and was ready to shut it down, so stories are vital and thank you for yours. My own is a close match but for many more years.
    I will be learning as much as your willing to teach.

    Reply ·
  105. Michelle

    Thank you for role modeling the way towards change and letting go of something you love in such an accepting and authentic way.

    Reply ·
  106. Laurie

    When I first heard about Bright Line Eating, I thought it was something I could never do. Your VLOGs are very moving and informative, and I have been moving towards Bright Line Eating guidelines and losing weight I thought was just there because of medication I’m taking. Today’s VLOG touched me deeply Thank you

    Reply ·
  107. Cindy Dashner

    Hi Susan ~ I was right there with you re: leaving “the kids”… I had to retire 5 years ago from 21 years teaching 1st/2nd grade in the public-school system, due to injury & illness (broke my heart!). I cried with you today, & also celebrated the joy of your continuing teaching career with BLE.

    Unfortunately, I’m not able to do any work, to replace the joy of reaching children… Tigger says, “Attitude determines altitude” so I keep looking up & moving forward in my heart each day. Enjoy the great blessing God has for you in sharing love & life with others.

    Peace & His great Joy ~ Cindy 🙂 xo

    Reply ·
  108. mary clare cadieux

    5 years ago the school that had my heart for 17 years closed. i woke up that morning thinking i would never wake up as a teacher again. and then the unexpected happened and i have had the privilege of teaching again. i resonate with your emotions and cry with you as i relive those memories. but mostly i relive the good ones and am grateful that i can still teach for a while longer.
    thanks for your honesty and passion for who you are and what you do.

    Reply ·
  109. Jean H

    I am 82 and also was a teacher. I taught color and design at the college level, but always part time. There came a time in my life that I gave the teaching up and I still miss it. However my life is full, I have many friends and I still create my art, so all is well. I only have a few pounds to loose, but once I listened to you, I gained many ideas from you, so I am still listening. I have said that I have lived many lives in this lifetime and I want you to know that looking forward is wonderful, even at my age! Go Girl!!!!

    Reply ·
  110. Peggy

    Hi Susan. You are loved and cherished. You are beautiful inside and out and you are doing great things with the skills and training that has been your guide until now. Through the changing times may you feel great joyfulness and a special anointing that will be greater than you could ever envisage. Thank you for your openness and vulnerability you taught me so much in your honesty today. Bless you. Onward and upward – we will walk with you through these days and may u know real peace. Blessings to you.

    Reply ·
  111. M.A,

    Thank you for your courage in sharing this sadness with us. (And I gotta say, you’re lots cuter when you cry than I am!)

    Reply ·
  112. Kathy

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your courage and willingness to be real with us is such a great lesson in and of itself. I did not realize where some of my grief was coming from but it crystallized for me as you were talking and releasing your emotion. I have been stuck and now I know why. So grateful for you Susan – Love and blessings.

    Reply ·
  113. Susan Richlin

    Dearest Susan,
    You are MY rock star and I was wondering how you were doing it all.. I have 3 boys myself and it’s a full time job right there?
    Your raw and honest VLOG was so beautiful today.. I had tears pouring down my face as I watched you post ..
    You are changing lives with BL eating and I am one of so many .. So I send my love to you and a huge thank you for doing what you do and for being human and real .. ?????

    Reply ·
  114. Tina

    Congrats!! Your new beginning is going to help thousands more than your classroom could ever reach. You
    have the freedom to be yourself -( which is pretty incredible!!!) and you no longer have to worry about
    the “political aspect” of teaching. You get to be yourself – say that over and over in your mind. What a wonderful
    blessing – both for you and for all of us!!!!

    Reply ·
  115. Tish Gallagher

    Susan, I know just how you feel. I retired from my full time professor of nursing and cried so much I think they were actually finally glad to see my last day come! It was a loss of identity but I have found new ways to teach and be involved in distance learning. You are already teaching us all the time. Let the tears flow, then pack up and move forward to your next adventure! There is more joy ahead!

    Reply ·
  116. Nancy

    Thank you for sharing that with all of us! My heart was breaking for you but you know you have to take care of yourself and your needs because no one else can do that for you. I only WISH I could have been in one of your classes. You will continue to teach for the rest of your life ~ especially since you have children!!! Best of luck to you!!!

    Reply ·
  117. Donna Steineke

    Thank you, Susan, your weekly blogs help me keep on the path. I feel nourished by them. (pun intended) I also, appreciate your loving nature; you set an example for us to emulate; which is a great way to teach.

    Reply ·
  118. Cathérine Denys

    SUsan, I have never taken any of your classes, yet through your webinars and vlogs YOU HAVE BEEN TEACHING ALL ALONG, and thank you so much for that. I have learned so much through those means without ever having set a foot in one of your “official classrooms”. Your enthusiasm for the science behind your work is truly inspiring and has made me incoporate some of your principles in the way I eat, even though I am not a BL-eater.
    And yes, hurray for feeling whatever you are feeling at the moment you are feeling it, and expressing it, giving it voice. The world would be a better place if we all did just that!
    Good luck in the next phase of your life, may it continue to be fulfilling and rewarding.

    Reply ·
  119. Connie

    I totally blubbered right along with you….gosh….SO filled with gratitude for you and wishing you all the very, very best in life!!! <3

    Reply ·
  120. Bethany Knight

    Susan, you have been called. You have heard an excepted a noble calling. Of course you feel sad moving away from what was your personal satisfying career choice. But God has put a bigger challenge in front of you… A much larger classroom… Where you will meet students who are not even sitting at a desk… Yet the Hunger they feel can only be sated by your wisdom and instruction and program.

    And yes, down the road, major universities and academic institutions will be sending you invitations on a regular basis to join them for whatever period of the year you can free up… To share your research, your inspiration, and your authentic self.

    If something is good of course we are sad when it’s over… We would not respect you as much as we do if you weren’t experiencing this real and raw emotion. How nice to leave at the top of your game… Making available A possible place of employmentfor someone who desperately needs a tenured position.

    In our own lives we have had to endure similar painful goodbyes… And looking back we know it was the right move.

    Be very gentle with yourself… But rest of shored you will be provided for every day of your life.

    In community, Bethany ???

    Reply ·
    1. Bethany Knight

      ***and accepted***

      Reply ·
  121. Shawn Jones

    Hey, Girl! This is just a blip for the moment. There is much ahead for you. This was just a training ground. You have touched many lives and God will not leave or forsake you. He entrusted you with your very special gift and He will open a door that is even more fabulous and exciting, as well as being able to coach, support and guide those you love to TEACH!! Stay well, my friend. The best is yet to come.

    Reply ·
  122. Carole

    Congratulations on having the courage to let go and follow your dreams. Congratulations on being willing to give up something you’ve loved to make more of yourself available to make a bigger difference with more people while maintaining a balanced life. I feel moved and inspired to do the same myself! Just remember to feel and breathe and you’ll be ok.


    Reply ·
  123. Barbara Bassett

    Dearest Susan
    Thank you for sharing your feelings with us– I felt the tears running down my cheeks as I felt your pain as you close one door & open another, BUT what an amazing journey this has been & what an axample you have been for us all!
    May the God of Strength continue to hold you in strong-fingered hands as you go from strength to strength in your BLE teaching.
    With Love & prayers

    Reply ·
  124. Carol

    I think teachers are born teaching. And you will teach every day you are alive! Transitions are difficult…
    “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” -Kahlil Gibran

    Reply ·
    1. Mary

      My thoughts exactly!

      Reply ·
  125. Fay Thompson

    Susan, I’m sending you big hugs from England. Your university teaching career has been like your baby and you are having to let it go, but you have another baby – BLE. You are still teaching, you will always teach and don’t like to think what I would have done if you had not started to teach the world. Bless you, Susan.

    Reply ·
  126. Juli

    Wow, what a powerful vlog! I got chills hearing you talk about how many more people you are able to reach through Bright Line eating, and imagining that effect on the world – on the health and happiness of so many people – I just got chills. Sad as it is to let go of teaching in the classroom – it is SO EXCITING to see you expand your impact by shifting your focus. And thank you for displaying the emotion and affirming the appropriateness of feeling and expressing sadness in the moment. A beautiful role model for the strength in vulnerability.

    Reply ·
  127. Deb T

    Your classroom is global now. You can’t be contained in one room, in one building, in one town, in one state, in one country.
    Best wishes on this new beginning and in this transition time. Unstoppable.

    Reply ·
  128. Stefi

    Hi Susan,
    I must share excitement & sadness with you! I’ve only learned of you 2yrs ago thru Ocean Robins, but oh have I learned! SUPER CONGRATULATIONS & ONWARD!!!???????????????

    Ps not sure if anyone else wrote but I immediately thought , once you earn your degree you are a professor forever!!?

    Reply ·
  129. Bea

    Dear Susan
    thank you for this vlog. I still have tears of empathy. I hope you will get a professor job that you can do with less effort and more impact next to bright line eating.
    Doing bright line eating the hardest thing to give up was going to the icecream man that is selling the best icecream next to the lake. He does it with so much heat and is such a nice person that everyone gets happy around him. I even wrote a song about him that I have on my CD. So telling him, I’m not eating icecream anymore was hard. Since i often hung around and had a talk. He was sad to hear that but said he would understand me, his wife had also made a diet like this.
    So having gotten support in this situation I’d also like to give you support in yours.

    Lots of love, Bea

    Reply ·
  130. Carmen

    Goodbyes move me. I don’t like them. And I can relate to your feelings on moving forward.
    Thank you for being so candid and open about your feelings, and using your life experiences to teach us how to stay positive and focused when a life stage comes to an end.

    Reply ·
  131. Jan F.

    Thank you so much for your weekly VLOG. I learn so much from your teaching about Bright Line Eating. I know about loss, especially the loss of your vision of yourself as a never-ending professor at a university. Now it’s been replaced by a new vision for yourself. Please feel free to mourn the passing. You’ll feel better than ever now.

    Reply ·
  132. Patricia Visser

    Oh dear Susan, what a journey it has been for you. Yes, it’s an ending, but as you say it opens up space for more joy. Goodbyes are never easy, but they have to be embraced. Now having said that I want to share something about my husband who is also an academic at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. A couple of years ago he started teaching an on-line course, as his field (Speech Pathology) is not always available at every college in the country. Some states only provide a program in one particular area, and distance can be a real problem for students. So an online course was developed. If in the future you are open to teaching on-line courses (in fact you already doing that very thing with your Modules on the Boot Camps), any University would be crazy not to let you back in. On-line courses are a humongous source of income for any University. Heck, and if they don’t, just start your own University at some point. Just a thought. Love you my dear. I’m sure your students will miss you as much as you miss them. This too shall pass. My thoughts are with you on this difficult day.Hugs

    Reply ·
  133. Susan

    Feeling your sadness and joy, moved me to tears. Remember you will still be teaching but to a larger stage.

    Reply ·
  134. b

    aww, thank you for our vlogs, i’ve been reading for a year, and am very grateful for their insight/optimism into disordered eating. i visited the chopra/tolle video today. you always seem to be on a roll (in life), very conscious about so much/doing so much. everything on their call today reminded me of the way you might be thinking in general, i don’t know for certain, but thanks for the link to their video, because it was great to hear (i hope you get to listen) and i wish you all the calm and guidance necessary to pack-up this beautiful room and just be your beautiful soft self/glow at this moment; their wisdom might not be new to you, as it was to me, however, if i could make any suggestions now to ease your angst, the video-call leads into a class in sept., go beyond mind/thinking because there is a clash between our thoughts and reality that creates suffering, they said. tap into your pure, creative being. “i don’t accept the imposing negative that i am identifying with that says i am unhappy; the negative commentary in my mind, i refuse ownership of it.” i am way behind you in terms of progress but encourage you as you do us and thank you for helping me articulate my weaknesses in other words than my own. i look forward to further future narratives. blessings, grasshopper.

    Reply ·
  135. Claudia

    Dearest Susan,
    Hugs to you through this sad time.
    Please know that it is because of your passion, compassion, enthusiasm and outstanding ability to teach that I have learned more about myself and my susceptibility to the addictive properties of flour and sugar.
    You have save my life with BLE.
    PS I love your sing-song intro to your weekly vlog. ❤️

    Reply ·
  136. Lori Bourgeois

    You will never not be a professor! I completely understand where you are. I have been a registered nurse for 24 years and I left my job of 17 years 1 1/2 years ago to teach about Health, Wellness, and Essential Oils. I am still an RN, it is just in a different capacity. My kiddos and my Mom have a hard time understanding that I am still a nurse, even though I don’t go to a brick and mortar building everyday. Just like you, I am reaching more people with the information I have to pass on, by doing it this way. I now have the knowledge and am exicted to have the lifestyle that I can show others will work for them. I am hopeful to be sending many new people your way. It will always be there, that little voice asking “should I go back”. Someday you may. God bless you and I pray that you are grounded with your decision.

    Reply ·
  137. Dina Vail

    As I watched your video, I cried! You are such an amazing teacher! It is really refreshing to listen to real, honest and heartfelt video essays! Be well! Stay yourself! Know that the next step will be even more amazing than your past!
    Love and Peace!

    Reply ·
  138. Sharon

    Ahhh Susan, thank you so much for all you’ve done for me and the Bright Line community! I understand your tears. I retired a few years early from my career as a Special Education teacher so I could stay home and take care of my daughter with special needs. It was hard but it was the right thing to do. Six years later, I am now happy I did. I am happy and grateful that you are continuing with Bright Line. Happy anniversary!

    Reply ·
  139. Carrie Boling

    Wow! How exciting at the same time for you, Susan. I cried with you and want you to know you have my prayers as you choose this chapter for now. You mean the world to us Bright Liners, and will always be our teacher. Much love!

    Reply ·
  140. Rita

    Susan , I’m so glad that you have become my weight loss professor. Please keep supporting all of us on this journey. 61lbs loss since October booth camp and have been on maintenance know for 1 month. Your blogs and all the calls have become my class. Thanks for all the knowledge that has allowed me finally to feel Happy, Thin and Free!

    Reply ·
  141. Valerie Petrie

    Great post Susan. In Bright Line Eating we learn about ‘right sizing’ our bodies. Sounds like you are ‘right sizing’ your work life. Life offers us abundance, but if we don’t make wise choices we are overwhelmed with “too muchness”. You have just chosen a different ‘size’ classroom and remain our teacher. However, this also enables you to focus on the research side of your academic work which is also exciting and rewarding. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear you forging a new relationship with a different university which facilitates your research capacity.

    Reply ·
  142. Elana

    You are cool stuff and you are sharing yourself with the world. I am 100% sure that when you are finished being sad about what you are currently seeing as an ending, you will be ecstatic and excited about the BLE adventure that is unfolding in front of you. Thank you for teaching me!

    Reply ·
  143. Jane Thiegs

    Lovely – what a wonderful message to share about c-h-a-n-g-e ~ that horrifically scary thing that requires believing in oneself enough to take the plunge ~ and the emotions it evokes! Bless your journey and thank you for your transparent tears for what you’re leaving behind. I have a feeling that your future is going to be just what you and the world need.

    Reply ·
  144. Cheryl

    Precious Susan; thank you for sharing and be so open. I so understand and feel your sadness, as I have gone through something along the same lines. I’m so thankful you recognize your potential and know this door is shutting but there is even more opening for you. Blessing and love my friend! The new beginning is going to sweep you off your feet! It takes ‘teaching’ to a whole new level!

    Reply ·
  145. Cat

    Hi Susan, please know that whether you are teaching in a classroom or through your weekly vlogs, that you are still the professor you have been, your classroom is just so much bigger now. I so look forward to your words each week and I through those words you have made me realize that I have been holding on to my comfort zone, but in letting it go, I can finally reach my goals and be so much happier in mind and body. I’m sure your college students will miss you very much, but you are helping so many people outside in the world.
    You are right, let the sadness flow through you, and the empty vessel will fill again with just as much passion, and drive.

    Reply ·
  146. Jocelyn

    You are an amazing women. You are an amazing teacher and although we do not know each other you are an amazing friend….too all of us. As I say to all of my professor friends and my friends with a Phd, once a teacher always a teacher. Once a professor always a professor. Thank you for just being you.

    Reply ·
  147. Susan

    Thank you for being real, honest and open in sharing your heart with us.
    May God richly bless this new leg of your journey.

    Reply ·
  148. Brenda

    Thank you so much Susan , for being so honest
    I have not taken your course, but I do enjoy your Vlog’s
    I recognize you as a bright light
    I believe you will do well in whatever you do
    All the best,
    Keep shining on

    Reply ·
  149. Sylvie Fradette

    Dear Professeur Susan,

    I want to thank you for being so REAL in front of the camera! This is a gift that the entire WORLD needs, being authentic all the time!! The community of BLE is a place of support, comfort, but mostly to tell the truth and this is because you are showing the way. When the professeur is in a place of integraty; an open book with real emotions, then the student can do the same because it’s like you are giving the permission that nobody gives. I love you for that, you are healing the WORLD with your expertise, your BLE journey, your trust in yourself, your gifts of teaching real and true life. You are not quitting the professeur role, it’s just an other part of this role that life has brought to you!

    Love Sylvie xxx

    Reply ·
  150. Rose

    Aw. Thanks for being so honest. What a great teacher you are, allowing your vulnerability gives us permission to be vulnerable. Sadness felt today means you are not burying it to deal with tomorrow. Well done. A Doctor doesn’t stop being a doctor when she retires. Thanks Prof. Day 17, 10lbs down.

    Reply ·
  151. Maria

    I totally get where you’re coming from. Fortunate for us that it’s not BLE you’re leaving, but I feel for your students (and those that might have been). You give me hope, Susan, along with an action plan. Nothing greater can be conveyed, to my mind.

    Reply ·
  152. Veronica

    Wow, Susan, you are one impressive person! Many blessings as you launch your new career. And yes, you are STILL teaching, though, of course, a big move for you from the University. Your tears and openness are so refreshing!

    Reply ·
  153. Susan

    Oh, Susan, my heart goes out to you. It is so hard to say goodbye to something we love. But know that all of us out here who are blessed with your program of Bright Line Eating are rejoicing for what you are doing for us. We love you.

    Reply ·
  154. AMY

    Thank you! Much love being sent.

    Reply ·
  155. Sam DuBois

    Follow your heart!

    Reply ·
  156. Pat

    I understand and relate to your powerful decision to let go of your tenure ship and work as you have known it. As I, too, have closed doors on my career(s) and callings as I have known them, choosing my authenticity is the most life-giving choice I make one day at a time. From retiring from two different carrers, one of 30 years and another of twenty, plus empy-nesting, relocating and living in this digital/crazy/incredible world, I understand that grief which is the conflicting feelings created by the loss or change of the familiar. I honor your grief, courage and call to new life as it presents itself. And I honor you process. Happy Birthday to BLE.

    Reply ·
  157. Lizzie Afams

    Appreciating you so very much, Susan!
    Thank you for preparing yourself so well to feel and allow yourself
    to live through this transition with all of your feelings…
    As well as knowing deep within this is the true next step.
    Wishing you enormous love and support.
    You move me.

    Reply ·
  158. Diana

    Awe Susan,
    Its not an end but a new beginning. Love everything you have done for us and all you have taught us. Best wishes. I will continue being your student and you my teacher.

    Thank you

    Reply ·
  159. Sharon B

    Congratulations! Moving on is sad, but many things to look foward to.

    Reply ·
  160. Laura

    You are such a special and sincere person. What a beautiful vlog and an important lesson to have shared so genuinely. I opened this more by chance and instinct than anything else and I’m so glad I did. I have just had to give up my teaching job (secondary school) due to health reasons and recognise the sadness and pain of letting go of something that you love, are hopefully good at (it is clear that you definitely are!) and find rewarding, but also share in your hope for wonderful new things coming in. With much love and respect for you xxx

    Reply ·
  161. Jan S

    This is why I’m on your email list, Susan & Co. This authenticity on the journey. I’m in a place where I just cannot be on a food program, so BLE isn’t my path right now, but I read everything you send. I’ve been wondering why I find your shared work so compelling, this may be why. THANK YOU.

    Reply ·
  162. Susan

    I wish you all the best! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply ·
  163. Suzan Hill

    Bless you on your journey Susan. We have our gifts and are so fortunate when they are well used. And then God grows us and calls us to the next work. I’ve made the transition from teaching at the graduate level to now being retired. The Teacher archetype finds new and unimagined ways to continue to serve! Thank you for following the divine will for you and the world.

    Reply ·
  164. Nina

    Reply ·
  165. Sarah

    Just because we are not sitting in front of you in a lecture hall you are still a teacher and a professor. Big move. Big round of applause.

    Reply ·
  166. Terry

    Hopefully, you have a BIG emotional pipe for lots of JOY in your future. You have impacted thousands and have started a movement. Your followers are touching others too. Thanks for teaching, sharing, & helping. Looking forward to the powerful results of your tradeoff. Professor, do what you do best – teach & help people on a grander scale!

    Reply ·
  167. Valerie

    Beautiful, and even while experiencing the pain of closing a door, you in your own way, are continuing to teach.
    I am one of your BLE-ers, from Heart House. You have taught me so much in the months since October…
    Yours was exactly the program I was looking for when I signed up!
    This is real LIFE, real AUTHENTICITY, and so much more. {{{?Hugs to you}}}.

    Reply ·
  168. Elizabeth J. Wright

    Where God closes doors….now that inner compass can have full sway to the true destiny you were born for. Before you are done, MILLIONS will have evolved. You’re at the crest of a wave that is going to bring you to amazing heights, and you will not be going there alone, Susan. You will be carrying millions along with you: they (we) COMPRISE that tsunami. There is tremendous need for what BrightLines offers. Many will try to emulate you, I’m sure. Just remember this….think of the millions of pounds that will be lost AND MAINTAINED because of your massive movement. Maintenance is the hallmark and keystone of your brainchild. Also think of the peace you are bringing to more souls than you can imagine. I am proud to be here on the brink with you!

    Reply ·
  169. Bobbie

    Just think, you are no longer teaching at a College with a classroom of 4 walls. You are now a teaching
    Prof. with no boundaries, have taken the time to grieve for just awhile and have come clean with us emotionally. What a gift we have, as you said that we don’t rely on food addiction any longer, just real feelings and then move on. God has blessed you and us with a wonderful choice in our lives.
    Happy, Thin and Free

    Reply ·
  170. Meg Q

    Honoring this transition and all that this day holds for you, Susan…
    Holding you in Love… xoxo

    Reply ·
  171. Jen

    I agree with the all above, and want to add that the integrity and sterling character that you teach your children, lasts forever. And is one of the most important teaching accomplishment that any teacher can do.
    At the end of your life, that will be what you will be proudest of.
    Your children will know and understand how much you loved them and sacrificed for them.
    Being a teaching mother may not be get the achievement awards that an outside teaching job does,
    but it is the MOST important job that any parent has…mom or dad.
    Example being the biggest teacher, and you are a good example.
    When they mirror you…you will be proud!

    Reply ·
  172. Simone Simms

    You ARE an amazing teacher and an extraordinary professor. I was so blessed to learn the Psychology of Body Image and Eating from you. I still have some of the books! Your lessons are long lasting and have helped me work to where I am today. Without meeting you and feeling the love you do for your students, I would’ve thought twice about reaching to you for help. You ARE amazing!

    Reply ·
  173. Bob and Terri

    Thank you Susan for your generous spirit and knowledge. My wife and I are retired and desire more life with our children and grandchildren. We have applied what we know of Brightlineline eating and never miss a VLOG. We get it. We are former addicts and you put it together for us in a way that clicked from the beginning. We won’t go back, you have shown us the way through. Thank you for your sacrifice and for the future you have shown us. God bless you.

    Reply ·
  174. Tony Vassallo

    So True. I refer to it as Feel the Joy of Letting Go!

    Reply ·
  175. Lauren

    Blessings dear Susan. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability with us. Now you get to open to an even larger classroom! Love and hugs to you.

    Reply ·
  176. Maria Piccolo

    Susan, I just want to say, that I’m crying with you, I feel you! And this is a continuing of BLE where you became a worl wide teacher! Thanks for being you!

    Reply ·
  177. Jay

    Susan-Your classrooms are just getting bigger, filling up with your beaming knowledge and, mostly, your giant heart that you share with us now,it just keeps growing bigger and bigger until you embrace all those open to your love…we embrace you back. Thank you for being you, Prof! There are no limits! Jay

    Reply ·
  178. Anne

    A couple of weeks ago I realized that one of the things I was dealing with was grieving for the loss of some of the things I love to do–baking and cooking. Even though I’m finding new ways of cooking that are more healthful (and taste good!), I struggled with knowing I’ll never eat croissants again, or bake a cherry pie, or eat some of the meals I remember from childhood. All the recipes I gathered from my mom, the recipes I found and just loved, are things I will miss.

    I felt a little strange with the thought I was grieving that loss, and even thought submitting it as a question to you. 🙂 Thanks for mentioning it in this vlog–it’s good to have those feelings validated.

    Your weekly vlogs and eMails are so inspiring and reinforcing–I learn from almost every one of them. You are still a teacher, and a great one at that. Thanks for all you do, and God Bless you in this new phase of your life.

    Reply ·
  179. Joyce

    Susan…….once again, your heart shines through. I can feel your sadness but know you know resigning and moving on is what the Universe had in mind for you. Bright Line Eating is your destiny girlfriend……and no one can do it better! So cry those tears today and then turn your face and heart to the new dawn! XO

    Reply ·
  180. Ally Davis

    SOOOOO excited for you! You are a wonderful teacher and now you’ll be teaching and touching even MORE people. :):):)

    Reply ·
  181. Miriam

    I remain your faithful student Professor SPT!

    Reply ·
  182. James f dinsmore

    Susan u know. What your doing do hat u do the best that u can & let go .u have earned all of it I’ve learned from u that thier is a way thru & That thier is hope,we can achieve to geather as u just said love your several be kind let in this is your new reality so thier professor. Teach with a big old open heart,consider your selves to be hugged.love u always James F Dinsmore.

    Reply ·
  183. Maureen

    Thank you so much for your honesty… It was both inspirational and refreshing

    Reply ·
  184. Sherry

    God bless you Susan Peirce Thompson. Thank you for sharing your own personal journey with us all; it’s struggles, it’s joys and the real raw emotional heart felt emotions of love…. & of loss. Your vlog was so beautiful, you are beautiful, and as usual, you taught me so much today. God bless, and in your own words, ‘thank you, thank you, thank you’.

    Reply ·
  185. adam luckey

    I love what your doing Susan! What a great way to relate your life to those who follow bright line eating. Its good to not rush through certain emotions. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Its crucial to not pretend everything is hunky dory without allowing room for the process!

    Reply ·
    1. Judy williams

      Thank you for posting. Susan’s sharing and all the replies were like written for me. Especially don’t pretend that. Everything is hunky dory without allowing room for the process.

      Reply ·
  186. Stephanie

    Really feeling with you today, Susan!!! Beautifully conveyed. Thank you for being so courageous–explaining your current journey, and sharing how it exemplifies important concepts of our BLE journey. I know I will be thinking in the days to come about feeling feelings as they occur and not medicating with food. You are such a bright light for me!!

    Reply ·
  187. Georgia Helms

    Thank you for being a model of someone who allows herself to feel emotions and not stuff them. I love your teaching style! Would have loved to be in your class. Sniff…

    Reply ·
  188. Elizabeth

    Susan, I just want to say that I am so glad I found your website! I think you are amazing and want to wish you luck on your new journey!

    Reply ·
  189. Racheal

    Dear Susan you will always be a ‘professor’, and you are still teaching, just in a new way that takes you above and beyond any one location. Your teaching skill is what attracted me to BLE in the first place. Big Hug over the internet as you meet the challenge of your transition.

    Reply ·
  190. Gina

    Thank you so much for sharing the personal journey you are taking. Even as you leave teaching at the university, you are continuing to teach with Bright Line Eating. “Ending is a New Beginning” is a perfect title for this blog. Your new journey is unknown territory and a little scary. Leaving the comfort of what you have enjoyed/loved and worked so hard to achieve is sad. Your analysis is on point. The University environment does limit the people you can reach. Balancing a family with your personal professional needs are difficult. Making the decision and deciding to be “good/okay” with your decision and sharing that is a gift. Time is finite. It is a lesson that woman who think they can have it all, often find the hard way that something has to give. I have only just discovered you and Bright Line eating. I am thankful that you are choosing a way to reach and help more people. I hope I will be able to take full advantage of what you have to share.

    Reply ·
  191. Rachel

    As always your story has touched me a profound way. I agree with what others have written about you being a teacher with a different classroom. Thank you for your transparency, your clarity and your example. You have yet again put in words something I had yet to be able to find the words to explain. So grateful for you and your work.

    Reply ·
  192. peg

    Just feel many of us reaching through the video screen and hugging you, a LONG hug! Good for you!! You are soooooooooooooo right. Letting go is sad. You are feeling the feeling even though you know leaving this familiar shore is hard. You have so well said, your reach is expanding WAY beyond the borders of the campus. You now are a world Professor teaching one of the most important life lessons ever!!!! Thank you for listening to the winds of change. Thank you for your realness!! Thanks for sharing your gift with us. You are unstopable! Press in and on!!!

    Reply ·
  193. Verena

    Oh, Susan, your honesty and vulnerability touched me and brought tears to my eyes. You are a wonderful teacher and I am looking forward to see so much more of you.
    Saying goodbye is painful and honoring this pain is so important. Thank you for showing us your pain and sadness it allows us to do the same.
    Love you,

    Reply ·
  194. Judy

    Loved the last part about feeling what is real in the moment and not having to suffer down the road for buried emotions. That right there is a massive life lesson Professor! Thank you.

    Reply ·
  195. Lindsay

    Love and feel for you, Susan.❤️ Big hugs.

    Reply ·
  196. Jules

    Hugs to you and thank you for what you have done for all of your students past, present and future. And yes, leaving behind something we love is very sad – even when it is to embrace the beauty of what lies ahead.

    Reply ·
  197. Donna Doncaster

    Very real sharing. Thank you. You turned us on to the Chopra-Tolle webinar that aired today. Hope it helped you too! The world needs real people who take care of themselves (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and model how to do that while living their challenging lives. Congratulations on being one of those models! Your children will learn so much from you – just by you, following your dreams – making your choices.

    Reply ·
  198. Bethie

    YES you are a fantastic “natural” teacher. Although I do not do Bright Line Eating perse (I am probably a 2 or 3 on the scale) have learned much from your VLOG concepts that I incorporate in my daily eating habits. Thank you for your sincerity and sharing your knowledge. I wish I had had a chance to attend your courses at the University. The world certainly need people like you who continue to share their inspiration and enthusiasm for healthy lifestyle choices. Wishing you all the best!

    Reply ·
  199. Noreen Wilkins

    You are beautiful and honest : ) Best to you and you’ll be missed : (

    Reply ·
  200. Bonnie MacBird

    Oh, Susan. What a beautiful, beautiful post. And what a valuable lesson this is. I feel your loss intensely. And your ability to process it in the moment and to share with us your feelings and your loss is probably one of your finest teaching moments ever. Thank you for this. I am struggling with a book deadline while in Boot Camp, and also facing some illness and need to further restrict my diet even beyond BLE (no dairy, eggs, or nuts) and have been highly stressed about all of this and really struggling. The day before yesterday I had to give up the opportunity to participate in a theatre event in Los Angeles (as a writer) that meant a very great deal to me, and like your teaching, was both deeply satisfying and really part of my identity. I have been crying over this, and seeing this video helped me process the fact that we must make hard choices. And feeling the feelings is just fine. I love you for this, Susan. Thank you, thank you. Perhaps your best lesson ever.

    Reply ·
    1. Bonnie Cotton

      So well put it is truly a defining teaching moment

      Reply ·
  201. Sherrill Sykes

    Congratulations on your decision to retire from being a professor. You will still be teaching through Bright Line Eating! You are helping so many! This seems to be your destiny! So few people find their true calling!

    Reply ·
  202. Elizabeth

    Dear Susan,
    You are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your journey and raw emotions with us. I am so glad to be part of this journey with you! 🙂
    My prayers and wishes are with you during this period of transition.

    Much love and peace!

    Reply ·
  203. Christine

    Dearest Susan….you were born for something more magnificent than you could possibly imagine! All that you go forward with has been your training ground for what’s in store in your future. Your classroom is growing!! Thank you for sharing from your heart….I continue to learn from you.
    With a kiss and a swoosh……!!!!

    Reply ·
  204. Sophie

    Oh Susan, you are so true and genuine! You will keep on teaching, as you already are doing this with BLE!
    Yay for the clean pipes! Yay for the Joy coming in after shedding the tears!

    Reply ·
  205. Val Bigelow

    Bravo for YOU – modeling how to experience valid emotions at the appropriate time.
    Very brave of you to show this to everyone.
    Best wishes for this ending and new beginning!


    Reply ·
  206. debra

    Dear Susan, we love you so much. You teach us every time you open your mouth. And I appreciate the tears and the loss of letting go of one specific job in order to make room for open doors. Love you love you love you, Debra

    Reply ·
  207. Barbara Whitney

    Wow, that is a BIG DEAL. As you say, and end and a beginning. Thank you for sharing with us and providing a lesson at the same time. You are a masterful teacher!

    Reply ·
  208. Karen S

    Right on Susan! So incredibly happy for you. You have made a difference in so many lives and you will always be a teacher. Oh and so right about the feelings. While I mess up occasionally on my flour line, it’s been almost 1 year no sugar. That is the impact you have made. I always tell everyone that it’s like the movie The Matrix. I’m Neo now and I’ve taken the pill that doesn’t allow me to go back. Occasionally I wonder what it would be like to have something sugary and then I realize I can never go back. You did that. Thank you for being my Morpheus.

    Reply ·
    1. Marilyn Carrell

      Hi there! As a strong believer in God, nothing – no decisions or actions or anything – happens without being His will. Have faith in yourself and what you’re doing and in God. You’ll be great!!!

      Reply ·
    2. Patricia Boertee

      Hey Susan,
      Of course this is an emotional day for you, afterall 9 yrs is not to be taken lightly. Those 9 yrs did lead up to your BLE adventure that we are all on. You will be able to teach and reach so many people on BLE. I say Prof for life! And you are a gifted person. You speak so well and so clearly that we all get it! Keep up the great work and for now go ahead and grieve.

      Reply ·
  209. Linda Djupstrom

    Congratulations and yea you! Those who are courageous enough to take risk live honestly. It is most certainly not an end. Here is too new beginnings, new adventures, new successes. Namaste

    Reply ·
  210. Samantha

    I LOVE your videos and all your teaching! I’m on the waiting list for your book when it comes out 🙂 Thanks so much for making yourself vulnerable and sharing this!

    Reply ·
  211. Althea Morgan

    What a from the heart, transparent vlog Dr. Susan, you’ll be forever a teacher, in a different format in this season of your life maybe, but a teacher nonetheless and if that time should come that you begin some kind of Bright Line Eating Coaching course I would hope to be a student.
    Your Brightline Eating teachings have changed an important aspect of my life……thank you and God bless you and yours

    Reply ·
  212. Connie Kean

    God Bless you, SPT, for being so AUTHENTIC: for having the courage to express your feelings on camera; being brave enough to send it out to 226,000 people; and for having the integrity to make this difficult choice leaving your tenured professor post so that you may honor your family and teach millions of us how to live Happy, Thin, and Free.

    Reply ·
    1. Deb

      Beautifully stated Connie! You are BRAVE and COURAGEOUS Susan!
      Thank you for being REAL!
      Huge blessings to you as you venture out into new waters!

      Reply ·
  213. Karen MacFee Leger

    Wow! Thank you Susan Pierce Thompson for being so genuine… authentic… and vulnerable
    I suspect you will always teach no matter where the stream flows to…just wade in and get swum!
    Thank you for sharing your journey with the world!

    Reply ·
  214. Helen

    So sad – but glad – for you, dear Susan. And can’t thank you enough for me being “Happy, Thin
    and Free” – Love you and know you will be happy with your decision. Helen Roberts S.

    Reply ·
  215. Martha Cichelli

    Don’t despair. You teach all of us every day.

    I have done some teaching (in graduate school and shortly after as a 50 year old). I loved the teaching too, although I did not particularly enjoy the grading portion.

    So – keep on teaching every day as you are doing with us. I hope that is enough for you.


    Reply ·
  216. Angela

    Way to go! I just started receiving your emails. Not sure what I’m doing here, but I’ve been where your at. It’s growth. Good luck on your dream adventures. Everyone tells me just keep swimming. And never give up. God bless. And I would love to here more of this bright line eatting.

    Reply ·
  217. Claire Smith

    Susan, you will always be our teacher and professor! Your clear insights, research and explanation of food addiction, and how to overcome it, is changing so many lives and has certainly changed mine forever. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you have done so far and will continue to do so brilliantly! THANK YOU for taking this huge leap of faith for us and all those millions of people in the world who need you and Bright Line Eating. We love you and will always be there with you. ((Big hugs)) xx

    Reply ·
  218. Emilie

    pltease don’t send anymore take me off your email list.

    Reply ·
    1. Linden Morris Delrio

      Emilie, You may unsubscribe by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the email you received containing Susan’s Vlog! 🙂

      Reply ·
      1. Betsy

        Congratulations on your new endeavors! You will continue to teach through Bright Line Eating, and the world will continue to have your skills and gifts on tap through other venues. Your students were lucky to have you. Welcome to the Wider World!

        Reply ·
    2. Stefi

      Wow! You must be very bitter- literally Emillie. I bet your PH has you very acidic & is why you must interrupt a bitter sweet moment in Susan’s life by making the rest of us readers see your post. Guess what? I feel sorry for you you nasty thing!??

      PS stop the sugar & flour & eat vegetables!!! Learn SOMETHING!!!!!!!

      Reply ·
      1. Julia Carol

        Hey Stefi… I love Susan and BLE madly… and I know our community is about love. I know you were trying to come from love and loyalty, however I choose to believe that Emilie didn’t know how to unsubscribe any other way… so let’s not attack her, ok? Name calling makes me sad, and I think it would make Susan sad too.. OXOXO

        Reply ·
  219. Susanne Biro

    Beautiful. I wish you the greatest success!

    Reply ·
    1. Regina

      As above – bittersweet, thank you for sharing the moment… much love and gratitude. Ps I would sooo have loved to have had you as an in person teacher 🙂

      Reply ·
  220. Annie

    I feel with you! Thanks for being honest even when its sad! Big hug

    Reply ·
  221. Deborah

    Explain how bright line eating is not teaching. I’m confused? You teach all of us all the time. We love you so much. Tears only show up when you are ready to move on.

    Reply ·
    1. Lynda

      Thank you for sharing your feelings I wanted to be there to give you a big hug Just know that everyday you are TEACHING us all about ourselves our lives, each other and how to be happy thin and free. You are just moving on to a bigger stage to teach on. Biggest hugs Susan

      Reply ·
    2. Mary

      Blessings Susan as you let go to move forward. You are a shining example for all of us!!

      Reply ·
    3. Tami Ann Swaim

      This will seem like a weird inquiry considering the sadness of the topic this week BUT, Susan, I need to ask you how do you keep your teeth so white?! Every week I watch you and am enamored by your smile and your straight white teeth! Do share your secret!

      Reply ·
      1. Caroline

        Go to your dentist and ask about it. They will help you.

        Reply ·
    4. Susan Raja-Rao

      Bless you on this
      new era of your life !! You have helped me very very much and I know thousands of others as well ! You are a shining star …just keep on shining !!! Love to you always. Susan

      Reply ·
      1. Anne

        When A window is closed,
        A new door Will be opened.

        We Love you and your honest openness.

        Anne – one of your tribe members

        Reply ·
    5. Cat

      Thank you so much for sharing your heart. I know that wasn’t easy. It encourages me to keep trying in my journey to not let food control me. !!


      Reply ·
    6. Jo Lynne Owen

      As a former teacher, I so very much understand. There was nothing like the interaction of the classroom for me, and the light in their eyes as they “got it”. I have an idea you will still find occasion for some of those “live” teaching times. And with the hundreds of others I, too thank you for your gifts to us.

      Reply ·
    7. Susan Rothbauer

      Now it is our turn to comfort you, and I think that is totally appropriate! You are still teaching every day, still bringing life-changing information and the chance of healing to thousands, maybe more in the future! Your role is simply evolving as you take BLE to the next level. Much love to you, Susan. We all love and admire you so much!

      Reply ·
    8. Sheryl


      I have not had the opportunity to study under you or to take the Bright Line Eating program (cannot afford to attend), but I get so much joy, sweetness and feelings of encouragement from your weekly Vlogs. I absolutely love and applaud your willingness to be fully authentically who you are. And you are an amazing, gorgeous, talented, creative and loving and giving human being. Please know that you touch soooo many hearts and minds, and I am one of the many that are deeply touched by you. And I am exceedingly grateful to be able to be able to receive the gift of your presence each week. Please continue to be an example to us of what it means to be real, to have humility, to continually practice self love and love of others and to be a spiritual being having a human experience. You are deeply loved, cherished and appreciated by the Divine and by so many of us. Keep following your Divine inner calling. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you are and for all that you have, are and will continue to share with all of us. Love and hugs.

      Reply ·
      1. Bonnie

        I could not have said it better. Thank you Susan!

        Reply ·
        1. Linda

          I am in the same boat and agree your words are well said! Thank you Susan!

          Reply ·
        2. Caroline

          Thank you, Cheryl for expressing my feelings so well.

          Reply ·
      2. Klara LeVine

        I also think Sheryl said it beautifully. When I first read the topic I thought, oh oh, she’s going to stop the vlogs as she’s been so inundated with the Boot Camps and with writing her book that she doesn’t have time for the vlogs (or won’t make as much money). You told us quite a while ago that you would quit teaching at the University – but as others have said, you haven’t stopped teaching at all!!!!!! Just maybe it’s a bit harder as you can’t see all of us as we watch you on our computers. Yes, there was some interaction on your wonderful webinars – but I do understand the constant growing relationship with students. I pray we are never such a huge number that we don’t always feel the personal touch with you – I wish you could also feel how we all love you and continue to grow because of your vlogs.

        Reply ·
      3. jarka

        Ditto 🙂 x

        Reply ·
      4. Jo

        Thank you for sharing my thoughts & feelings so well Sheryl. I so appreciate Susan’s teaching
        A big thank you & Gods best to you as you take this next step of your journey in this life by helping so many people. Love Love Love.

        Reply ·
      5. Linda

        Absolutely well stated, Sheryl.

        Reply ·
      6. MQ

        I’m new to this vlog, but what Sheryl said is what I’d have said if she hadn’t said it first.

        Reply ·
    9. Michelle

      I can really connect with how you are feeling (I recently had to reinvent myself)….out growing one identity to move toward another….as we grow in spirit we have to let go of the good to make room for the better. Feelings are quite strong as you make this change…and it is ok.

      Change can be a little sad mixed with fear when we take the next step. Being brave, moving forward and being willing to be flexible with yourself helps you grow. Thus being able to share your new insights to keep teaching….what others are not prepared to do. Listening to your spirit and letting go is a gift that births the new adventure for you. Thank you for being strong enough to share with us. Hugs.?

      Reply ·
    10. Carolyn

      Such a lovely blog, very down to earth and the emotions something we can all relate to. Thank you for being real and thank you for choosing to pursue, at this moment of time, a career in helping others live a healthier, happier thinner life, rest assured it is what the world needs to be encouraged to take on board. Well Done You x

      Reply ·
    11. Shannon

      Thank you for your sacrifice Susan, you are still teaching hordes of us! I have lost 26lbs in less than two months because of what you have taught me. I am 53 this month and I am feeling so hopeful about the weight I have been battling with my whole adult life. Parting is such sweet sorrow, but new adventures await. Xoxo

      Reply ·
    12. Cheryl

      Susan,thank you for sharing. I soooo get where you are coming from. I am the CFO of a fairly new community college. And even though I am not faculty, I get to live my passion every day by helping to ensure that the college keeps the cost as low as possible for students; that our processes are as streamlined as possible; that we provide the best for our students. My number one goal is to always keep student success as the most important aspect of my focus every day while at work. I plan to retire next ,June and I know I will be very emotional and sad to leave my career behind in order to move n to the next phase of my life. (And yes …. I will cry buckets c tears!) I can see, hear and feel your love for your students! May you continue to be blessed beyond measure by your devotion to BLE and to those of us that you touch and teach through BLE! You are my new favorite Professor!!

      Reply ·
    13. Deborah

      That was the most beautiful vlog that I have ever heard. Teaching by example the important lesson of being present with what arises. I plan to send this video to many. Thank you for stepping into world wide teaching!!! The world is blessed!
      With love and gratitude,
      Deborah Gold

      Reply ·
    14. Brenda G Sandstrom

      Oh my gosh! Are you sure you weren’t talking about giving up my boyfriend for greener pastures?? Thank you for sharing. You are a brave, beautiful woman! ( I did just break up 3 weeks ago- still sad).
      I was a teacher for 30 years. It’s a gift you have for teaching and I love the things you bring to the table. No pun intended. Lol. You were a born teacher and will probably always be- the only thing changing is the environment and the people you are helping. I’m guilty tonight of having turkey meatballs for my protein. They have a weird flour 3rd ingredient:( but….
      You are a blessing!???Congratulations on putting your marriage and children first.

      Reply ·
    15. Jan

      Blessings on you always

      Reply ·
    16. Maudy

      Thank you for being real, Susan. You are a great teacher, and I appreciate who you are. Also you are not trying to cram everything into your life at the detriment of your family.
      You will be rewarded! It was so in my life too and I am so glad that I did not neglect them.
      Bless you

      Reply ·
    17. Jackie

      I’m crying along with you susan. I love your authenticity, your willingness to let us into the inner workings of YOUR continuing journey and growth. Thank you, thank you for everything. I have reached goal weight and have been in maintenance more than 100 days. A miracle of BLE.

      Reply ·
    18. April Ralph

      I had to give up teaching at the local Community College when I opened my current business. There is just not enough time in the week! I still miss it. I hear your sadness. You are a rock star in my life.

      Reply ·
    19. Lesley

      I just had to comment on this powerful, moving, emotive vlog. I was crying with you! Thank you so much for demonstrating to us what living ‘free’ is truly about. Not just free from mood-altering, emotion-squashing foods; but free to feel fully, experience life authentically and to emote appropriately in the moment without fearing those feelings. Quite aside from the eating aspect, that is one heck of a spiritual attainment! In essence I don’t feel you are moving away from your past at all; you have getting on for a quarter of a million eager students lapping up your every word, changing their lives through your teachings. I feel you have simply moved to a much bigger, wider university taking in students from all over the world!

      Reply ·
    20. Lori Wilson

      Susan did indicate it IS teaching and thanks us for letting her teach us. Susan, I appreciate your transition and your letting go for someone else to take the baton at MCC and your tears, and your sharing it all with us. I will soon be transitioning out of my current professional role and away from the home i have called my own for 25 years. I am waving your flag!

      Reply ·
    21. Jill

      Thank you for your courage to be so authentic and speak so openly. Out of your sharing I just realized that I’ve been mourning letting go of many foods that have given me pleasure. I finally got down to my ideal weight from eating cleanly and this past week have struggled to not go back to old habits. The reality that I now have to keep the clean eating up has been difficult. It helps to now recognize why I’ve had so many difficult feelings come up. Thanks for sharing and shedding light on how it is to be human going through change. You are a wonderful teacher and I feel so appreciative to be one of your students.

      Reply ·
View All Comments ▾

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>