Susy Alexandre

Bio

Susy Alexandre is a freelance writer based in Toronto who spends her free time watching old Tarantino flicks & cropping her cat out of photos for her Fashion & Lifestyle blog. See more of Susy’s work at https://soigneesue.squarespace.com/

The Honeymoon Is Over: How To Keep Enjoying 'Routine' Relationships

By Susy Alexandre
Relationships aren’t easy. In fact, they are damn near impossible to be in most of the time. It’s not hard to understand why. When we all come from such different backgrounds and are armed with such varying opinions and personalities, it only makes…

Why Running Out Of Things To Say In A Relationship Is A Good Thing

By Susy Alexandre
I'm a talker. As an avid writer and reader, my mind is constantly reeling with thoughts of the last paragraph I read, structuring the next sentence I'm going to write and sputtering out coherent words to form the sentence I'm presently saying…

Give In To Sadness: How Your Emotions Can Help You Make A Change

By Susy Alexandre
It’s a funny thing, sadness. It can choose to creep up on you, slowly over time, inch by inch, hollowing out your heart; until, one day, you wake up and realize something important is missing. Alternatively, sadness can roll forward, full and fast,…

Why You Can't Be Successful Without Being Kind

By Susy Alexandre
We live in a world where "survival of the fittest" is the theme from birth. We’re taught being the best and the brightest will open every door and have you leading the pack instead of trailing behind. We are instructed to emit confidence at every…

5 Nosy Questions That Writers Are Sick And Tired Of Being Asked

By Susy Alexandre
The other day, I met someone for the first time and naturally, the question of, "What do you do?" came up. I hate this question; even when I was (gainfully) employed, I hated this question. It's not that I don't see how organic this kind of inquiry…

4 Ways To Manage Your Friendship Expectations And Deal With Letdowns

By Susy Alexandre
I, like many people, don’t deal with disappointment well. That may seem like a fairly obvious and widely shared sentiment, but I truly believe some people handle life’s letdowns better than others. This could be because they find themselves…

How To Embrace Your Inner Oddball And Thrive From Being Unique

By Susy Alexandre
Growing up, people would always ask, “What do you want to be when you’re older?” The answer was easy when I was little. I would go through my (limited) mental inventory of impressive “grown-up” occupations and most often settle on the crowd-pleasing…

You're Not First Priority: Realities Of Dating A Person Who Has Kids

By Susy Alexandre
Dating someone with kids when you still feel like something of a kid yourself can be a challenge. To some (myself included), age ain’t nothin' but a number. Much like I don’t screen people for specific ethnicities when considering a relationship, I…

The Hell Of The Hunt: What Happens When You're Newly Unemployed

By Susy Alexandre
Unemployment is new to me. The whole prospect of being jobless, without income and having to consider between splurging on a venti or settling for a tall is not commonplace in my books. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to scour the job postings…

Cabin Fever: I'm Not Bitter, Just F*cking Cold

By Susy Alexandre
I was sitting the nail salon listening in on the conversation between the client and the nail technician ahead of me. Yes, the term "nail salon" makes it sound like I took the DeLorean back to 1954 to get my nails done. And, yes, I listen in on…

The New Front Row: How Bloggers Took Over Fashion Week

By Susy Alexandre
New York has been invaded. Models, designers, socialites and celebrity style-stalkers alike have taken over the city this past week for what Carrie Bradshaw once described as a time when “the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward…

A Beautiful [Creative] Mind: What It's Like To Be Right-Brained

By Susy Alexandre
Nobel prize winning neuropsychologist, Roger Sperry, is credited with having developed the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory that ultimately revealed the distinct functions and contributions accredited predominantly to either the left or…

Quitting Has Me Winning: What I Learned From Unemployment

By Susy Alexandre
For the first time in a long time, I am unemployed. I am unapologetically and painstakingly unemployed. It’s all very bittersweet, and let me tell you why. On the one hand, there’s the obvious: I’m closing in on being two shades from broke. The no…

4 Ways I Learned To Stop Making The Same Dating Mistakes Over Again

By Susy Alexandre
Some people learn from their mistakes the first time around. Others, not so much. I fall into the latter category. If someone told me the oven was hot, for example, I’d touch it, get burned, then later stuff my head into the damn thing, just to be…

Be More Spontaneous: How Your Routine Is Bringing You Down

By Susy Alexandre
It was Albert Einstein who defined insanity as the act of doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. I think he may have been onto something. Too often, we live our lives as though we're auditioning for the next installment…

The Most Stressful Time Of Year: 5 Ways To Get Through The Holidays

By Susy Alexandre
The holidays are supposed to be a time of family, celebration, home cooking and cozy evenings spent by the fireplace, wrapping presents for the big day. Or, at least that’s what the endless slew of made-for-TV Lifetime movies would like us to…

The Danger In Trying To Change People Is That They'll Never Change

By Susy Alexandre
When people show you who they are, believe them. This quote was a revelation in my life. The first time I heard it, Maya Angelou played a starring role in Oprah’s list of the most influential people in her life, one of her gems of wisdom passed on…

Opportunity Won't Fall In Your Lap: 5 Ways To Go Out And Get What's Yours

By Susy Alexandre
Opportunity knocks on all of our doors; we just aren’t always home to receive it. I’ve always found the old adage of “right place, right time” to be something of a flawed theory. Sure, I believe in some element of circumstantial luck, but there has…

Working Towards The Life You Want, Even When It Means Deviating From The Plan

By Susy Alexandre
Looking at my life so far, all 27 years on this roller coaster, I sometimes feel weathered by the journey, mentally feeling more like 27 going on 47 than my actual age. We go through so much in our lives on a daily basis, and the time really does…

Give And Take: Why You Can't Land Prince Charming Without Putting In Some Work

By Susy Alexandre
On the hunt for a "real man," have some of us lost touch with what it means to be a "real woman"? It seems there's no shortage of articles and opinions criticizing our guys for not living up to certain standards, but what about the girls? Has no one…