Welcome! I’m Sue, the creator of Tales of a Wayward Yogini.

Turns out, I’m a storyteller. Who knew? I certainly had no clue in the first 50+ years of my life, although this photo of me at five would suggest otherwise.

I was always the quiet one, the one hanging out with the life of the party. I was the court reporter (literally for 20 years), recording everyone else’s stories.

But then life changed. One of my favorite storytellers passed on, and another one I chose to pass on spending time with. And slowly, my stories began to emerge by way of my writing. I started my first blog in 2018. Since then, I have changed how and what I tend to write about, but what has stayed the course is that I write about my life experiences.

A bit about me, I am 67, daughter to Helen and Don, both deceased. I am Amy and Jordan’s mom, one of my favorite roles in life. I am divorced and happily remarried to Rick, stepmother to Matt and Sammie. I was an only child with one half-sister Sharon who I, unfortunately, did not grow up with but bonded with nonetheless. My life has offered much to celebrate and mourn, giving me plenty to write about.

The fact that I’m a Scorpio assures my readers of the occasional deep dive, which may bring a tear to the eye. But my motto is, I’ll take crying over numbness any day, as numbness gets in the way of joy.

What to expect.

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Monday morning cup of thoughts, where I share something that inspires me as my week begins, hopefully giving my readers a worthwhile topic to mull over as they start their busy weeks.

I end the week with a Friday post, the main essay of the week, which will never follow a formula, but will always be an honest representation of my life.

All paid subscriptions offer…

The Monday morning cup of thoughts and the Friday essay, in addition to membership in The Wayward Yogini Criers Club, which includes a membership card accepted by a growing number of establishments. Simply show your card when you find yourself unexpectedly crying; no questions will be asked.

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To further aid you in deciding if we’re a good fit, read on for a few comments from my readers who have thankfully returned again and again, and also a few links to some of my reader’s favorite posts.

What’s my favorite compliment from a reader? Of course, it’s that I made them cry.

I'm not crying - you're crying. Actually, this absolutely BEAUTIFUL story did bring tears to my eyes. I can feel the love you have for sewing (and your mom and Rick) through this story. You are such a tender soul. Thank you for sharing!

-Leah Ann Zogg

Wow! is all i can say through the tears flowing down my cheeks after reading this beautiful story!

-Inner Resource Institute  The Dawning Light

Good essay – you made Jen cry…. Again.

-Dave D.

Sue’s openness in sharing her life experiences will give you pause to reflect upon your own. As you read, you will feel like you’re reminiscing with a friend over a glass of wine, opening your mind and heart to a life well-lived.

-Janet S.

Sue candidly shares her personal, often intimate, and sometimes difficult life experiences. Her writing flows and is absolutely engaging. While addressing a variety of relatable subjects, she is introspective and inspires us with her ultimate optimism.

-Lisa Feldman

Here are a few links to give you a sense of my writing.

Tales of a Wayward Yogini
On the subject of crying
This is the first in a series of three posts. They will likely be slightly emotional… a misleading word for heavy. I've been writing these stories in my head since October. I…
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Tales of a Wayward Yogini
"When I look to the sky"
Last year before I moved to Substack, I posted the essay below on my old website about a family in town. It will make for a long read today, but it's important to read the in…
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Tales of a Wayward Yogini
Synchronicity is the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection. I mentioned a few weeks ago t…
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I do not paywall any of my content as it’s important for me to connect with everyone who might be interested in my writing. With that being said, it is my hope to collect enough paid subscriptions to fund this writing habit I’ve developed.

If something I write soothes your soul, inspires you, or brings a smile to your face, and you’d like to show your appreciation through a financial donation, you can upgrade to a paid subscription (monthly donation of $5) or send a one-time donation through Buy Me a Coffee.

If a subscription or monetary donation is not doable, you can also support my work by commenting, sharing my post link with friends or on your social media. Thank you in advance for your kind support.

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Weekly stories that heal the soul, inspire hope, encourage growth, and lift the spirit. There’s always something to feel joyful about. Join me as we heal together.


Sue Ferrera

Student of the healing arts (psychology, writing, massage, Reiki and yoga), mother, wife, homemaker, writer, teacher, avid gardener and quilter.