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The Spiritually Expressed Human

48 EpisodesProduced by Susan Dascenzi MSW VSTCLP LCSWWebsite

Do you ever feel like an imposter no matter what you do? Are you tired of feeling like something is missing, but you can’t figure out what? Are you dealing with certain thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that seem to be holding you back, but you can’t figure out how to move through it? What does it REA… read more


EP 48 - Detachment and Surrender to Choose Happiness


In this episode, Susan discusses:

  • Happiness is truly a choice, but not that simple and not as simply as “just choose.”
  • Detaching and surrender isn’t as scary as you may have been taught to believe, but it is also not as easy when you’ve believed it was for so long… simply takes practice. 
  • Changing your story narrative and discovering who you really are paramount to happiness and having the ability to choose. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Choosing happiness isn’t just choosing – it’s releasing attachment to old stories, conditioning, expectations, and roles so you can surrender into you… then you can choose whatever you want. 
  • Surrender and detachment is going from the internalizing place of it's about me to the externalized place that it’s not about who we are, or what we do, but about the perspective and lens we’re viewing things through that is born from our conditioning. 
  • Knowing self at the core is critical to choosing happiness and letting go of past conditioning.


  1. Look at Who You Are – the core of you, without the roles that you play.
  2. What do you like/love about yourself? The qualities, traits, strengths, positives?
  3. What do you dislike/want to change about yourself that don’t represent the best and highest version of you – the parts of you that aren’t fully expressed? The qualities, traits, weaknesses, and negatives?
  4. Identify your IDEAL – whether it’s a partner, YOURSELF, a job, a home, a geographical location, a dream… anything that feels like it is holding you back – what is your ideal?


"It’s important to identify the narratives that are triggering you into holding back a part of yourself and live in a place of attachment and unhappiness. Detaching from those past conditioning stories, and surrendering into uncovering who YOU are, is critical to being able to choose happiness from a place that resonates for YOU and not based on who you think you ‘should’ be."  —  Susan Dascenzi

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