Travel & Adventure
Giving voice to things that matter, raising awareness, and expanding perspectives is the heart and soul of who I am and what I do.
I'm filled with an insatiable curiosity for life off-the-beaten-path and love to share stories of the unheard voices I find along the way.
Travel & Adventure
International travel has been part of my life since our first family trip to Europe when I was 10. The travel bug hit hard and I've been doing it ever since. Crossing borders and experiencing different cultures feeds my spirit, fuels my creativity, and just makes me happy.
True confession: I possess a lingering fantasy that involves a motorcycle, the ultimate he-man driver, and me on the back, arms wrapped tightly around his waist. The scene includes speed and danger, which he skillfully navigates as we challenge the odds. Born and raised in New York City, however, motorcycles have never been part of my life.
Happenstance landed me in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal during the Extreme Sailing Series, a Catamaran race that tours the world over the course of 10 months. No, I'm not a sailor, nor did I know anything about sailing other than the fantasy images in my head of cocktail sipping, Docksider wearing glamorous rich people relaxing on the Mediterranean Sea, intercut with horror images from films like The Perfect Storm and The Guardian.
Imagine my surprise being invited to experience the Extreme Sailing Series Catamaran Regatta in Madeira, Portugal, knowing absolutely nothing about sailing. But there I found myself, surrounded by the manliest of men from around the globe, the cream of the crop, world-class Olympic athletes... sailors.
When I found myself surrounded by some of the best sailors in the world, I pinched myself in disbelief. As a New Yorker, and a non-sailor, it was a rather strange place to land. But an invitation from a friend introduced me to the Extreme Sailing Series regatta, which I got to experience first-hand during racing events in Madeira, Portugal and Cardiff, Wales.
There was no foreplay here; it was immediately down to business. "First, we take your blood pressure and you drink water," the therapist said in mix of broken English and Portuguese as she handed me a glass, wrapped me in the blood pressure sleeve, and started pumping until my arm was about to explode from the pressure.
Having walked away from a successful career in entertainment public relations and marketing, and needing a time-out to reassess her life, following a two month trip to Ghana, West Africa, Susan Jacobs found herself in Haiti. On February 7, 2016, the official 5-year presidential term of Michael Martelly came to an end, leaving the country with what will become yet again, another interim government.
Business & Marketing
Over 29 million results appear when you Google my name. With no middle name or initial as a differentiator, over the years there's been a lot of, 'Sorry, I thought you were a different Susan Jacobs.'
Perhaps this dates me, but I still use a landline. Caller ID thankfully protects me from most solicitation, but occasionally one will get through. Recently, I received a call from a normal-seeming area code that my gut told me was a solicitation, but I answered anyway. It was offering a free 90-minute European facial.
The world has gone quite mad, yet there is a growing positive, collective, and elevated consciousness that is spreading peace and love. Years ago, while going through a challenging relationship with my ex-boyfriend, my Kundalini yoga teacher, Krishna Kaur, said I was living in duality.
Want to Launch a Social Impact Doc? This is Why You Need an App for That. I had my news producer do some research, without knowing exactly what we were looking for. Two days later, she returned with a binder of information about geoengineering and chemtrails.
Copywriter & Communications Strategist
The Syntactx Team is comprised of passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced individuals with deep roots in various facets of healthcare. Our dedication to medical research and aligned goals provide our clients with a professional experience that will address their unique challenges.
Whether you are launching a business, launching a product or program, or relaunching yourself in midlife, you have arrived at the perfect spot and just in time! For many over 40, challenges in relationships and career can leave you wondering, "Is this all there is?"
I help women with thyroid imbalance uncover the root cause of their symptoms so they can heal from the inside out and become their happiest, healthiest, and sexiest self. From my own thyroid-healing journey, I discovered how intricately connected the body is with our feelings, thoughts and beliefs.
Personal Development & Inspirational
Growing up in New York City, clock tower buildings have been my navigational tools, my true north for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised on 17th Street between Irving Place and Park Avenue South back in the day when it was not a good neighborhood.
Are you a groupie? Susan Jacobs shares her story about being a closet groupie and how she was set free. Have you ever totally let your hair down, so to speak (says this short-haired woman), thrown caution to the wind not caring if you made an utter fool of yourself?
Fear must have put some bounce in my step because I hit 10,000 before I knew it so turned around to the safety of my mommy. As a native Manhattan kid, I grew up fearless in the city through the rough 1970s and '80s.
By Susan Jacobs Ever suddenly realize how tightly you're wound, but it's been going on for so long it's become your normal baseline? I was recently hypnotized for the first time. Over the years, I've had all sorts of alternative and trippy healing sessions, but this was my first experience with hypnotism.
Truth be told, I sometimes really love to complain, whine, get sympathy, and be the center of attention. Sometimes I just want to be told what to do, not have to make any decisions on my own, and completely surrender all sense of responsibility.
Health, Wellness, Lifestyle
I found myself scraping together change around the house just to buy a metro card. A dollar felt like a million bucks on some days. A quarter, like a gold. Credit cards were keeping me afloat, along with growing debt.
By Susan JacobsNoise makes me crazy. This may sound strange coming from someone who has lived in the heart of New York City my whole life. I'm the neighbor from hell (only on the noise front) and not the best bed-sharing partner because if I even hear breathing, forget about snoring, I can't sleep.
Susan Jacobs was so stressed out she was about to snap, crackle, and pop! What does it take to realize that being wound so tight is not the healthy norm? Do you ever feel like you're bouncing off the walls like popping popcorn?
Resistance and Susan Jacobs were going steady for way too long. It was an unhealthy and unproductive relationship which only left her feeling like crap. As it's been said, we exert more energy putting off doing something than what is actually expended to get it done.
Reality hit hard; I had to make life-saving or life-threatening decisions. This challenge was compounded by how I physically felt - as though there were 10,000 watts of electricity mixed with a steady IV drip of espresso and amphetamines running through my body coupled with a resting heartbeat of over 100 BPM and the ensuing brain fog that topped it all off.
Over the years, I always heard that it takes seven muscles to smile and forty-nine to frown. Not sure if it is true, but try it and see which feels better and more natural. For me, it is definitely a smile.
By Susan Jacobs After decades of swallowing my words and running from my truth, my thyroid said, 'enough,' and went into overdrive, causing me to develop a raging hyperthyroid and Graves' disease. When diagnosed, I didn't know what a thyroid was, let alone where it was located in my body.
By Susan JacobsWith today's headlines of lone white gunmen on killing sprees, African Americans being beaten and killed by white police during arrests, and perennial anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim sentiments around the world, it is hard to believe that tolerance and acceptance are two words that were ever created.
For Bob Dylan, the answers were blowing in the wind. For me, they were found on my yoga mat. My habitual behavior patterns (which some might call addictions) have run the gamut from shopping, control, procrastination, love, victimization, and drama.
As caregivers, we see our elderly in a different light than when we - and they - were younger. But when we stop long enough to see the true person in front of us, we are sometimes surprised to see a wonderful, wise and even benevolent family patriarch or matriarch.