Susan’s proclivity towards nutrition developed into a penchant for cooking. She began cooking up a storm relying upon her humor and motivational attitude while pleasing palates everywhere. Her recipes were healthy, creative, easy-to-prepare and flavorful with off-color and shockingly unique names. She penned these and other recipes into a renowned cookbook titled “Safe Sex Never Tasted So Good” with partial proceeds benefiting non-profit organizations. Cooking enabled Susan to make a positive and immediate impact in the lives of others through nutrition.
Susan pursued her cooking with passion and was forced to further challenge her culinary skills when she began weight training. Her discipline motivated many people who she influenced and taught through personal training in the South Florida area. When Susan isn’t writing, cooking, or working out, she contributed her time and efforts through her volunteer work and community involvement. At Hospice by the Sea, she served as an 11th hour volunteer–one who is called when a patient’s death is imminent-and educates others about AIDS through the Comprehensive AIDS Program (CAP) of Palm Beach County, Florida.
Susan’s television appearances include: WPBF Channel 25-West Palm Beach, “Dealing With Menopause Through Weight Training”; WPTV Channel 5 -West Palm Beach-noon news live with Kelly Dunn, “Muscles, Menopause, and The Fabulous Fifties”; WRGB Channel 6 – Albany, New York, Noon News with Sue Nigra-“Bodybuilding For Baby Boomers”; WTEN Channel 10 – Albany, New York, Noon News with Tracy Egan – “Menopause and Muscles”; WNYT Channel 13 in Albany, New York in a segment on “Menopause and Bodybuilding for Baby Boomers”; Channel 23- Adelphia Cable for Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida in the “Around Our Town” show hosted By Sid Snyder; WSVN Channel 7 in Miami, Florida for the show “Deco Drive;” “The Today Show” in Sydney, Australia; WXEL Public Television in West Palm Beach, Florida on the South Florida Today Show “Recovery After a Loved One’s Loss” and “Healthy Cooking”; WPBT Public Television in Miami, Florida for Bill Moyer’s Special – “On Our Own Terms” and “How Volunteering For Hospice Helped During The Recovery Process”; WPLG Channel 10 in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida on “New Years Resolutions” – Sticking To An Exercise Program and “The Benefits of Weight Training During Menopause.”
Her radio interviews and guest appearances include: WRMB – Moody Bible Radio–Boynton Beach, Florida-talk show host Dana Shelton; The True Christian Club of Boynton Beach Community High School; Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church, Boca Raton, Florida-youth ministry and congregation; WFTL-1400 Talk Radio; “The Sunday Morning Magazine Show” with Peg Browning on The Gator Radio Network, and The Coast Radio Morning Show with Terri Griffin. These interviews included questions concerning her marriage and AIDS. Daily newspapers and monthly magazines have printed articles about Susan including those appearing in: The Jewish Star Times, Natural Awakenings, The Boca Raton News, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Happy Times Newspaper, and Vital Signs Magazine (South Florida’s #1 Resource Guide to Nurses and Health Care Professionals) in a question and answer column titled “The Benefits of Bodybuilding During Menopause.” She also wrote a column in theBoca Raton News titled “With a Hospice Heart,” and serves as a contributing writer and columnist for Natural MuscleMagazine, Michael Body Scenes Magazine, andThe Boca Del Mar Newsletter.
Susan has spoken at the following Bookstores in South Florida about her lecture series entitled “You Don’t Get AIDS From Loving Somebody.” Borders Books and Music, Barnes and Noble Bookstores, and Liberties Books in Mizner Park and Ft. Lauderdale . Her speaking engagements for non-profit organizations in South Florida include: Hadassah, ORT, City of Hope , Women’s Clubs, Condominium Associations, Civic Groups, BocaCares, Professional Women’s Organizations, Hospice By The Sea, The Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County and the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center (JCC).
Susan was featured as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at the following events: North Broward Regional Medical Center-Health Fair, Expos, and Seminars; Women Health Fairs and Seminars at the Boca Raton Community Hospital, West Boca Community Hospital, CAP, and the JCC. The Comprehensive AIDS Program has featured Susan as a keynote speaker for its annual Walk For Life in West Palm Beach, Florida and at numerous fundraisers where she signs her cookbook, “Safe Sex Never Tasted So Good.” Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton has her on its Speakers’ Bureau. Susan represents Hospice at health fairs, educational seminars, local hospitals, and at events like the Boca Expo, The Delray Affair, workshops, and vending booths at local malls.