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From My Brilliant Blue Bohemian 





Susan Ball, Author and Life Lessons Leader shares her vision: 

Susan's higher purpose is to continue to grow personally to enable people to improve their quality of life through the universal life lessons bringing love, hope, joy and meaning into their lives. Susan can contribute as a global leader by her lived experience, knowledge and expertise to make a difference in the world. When she has milestones she acknowledge them by celebrating, being grateful and embracing them. 


Her heroes are Buddha, Ghandi and Nelson Mandela.


The qualities Susan looks for in a best friend are compassion, empathy, understanding, appreciation and a heart and soul connection. Her unique skillset is her positivity, creativity and healing powers. She has a gift of eighty-five universal life lessons to share providing specific and general responses honouring our loved ones from birth through to death. In her personal life Susan values mutually loving and supportive relationships.



Susan's mission is to enable every person to reach their full potential.





In this website, Susan enables you to access her highly-acclaimed book UNIVERSAL LIFE LESSONS from My Brilliant Blue Bohemian Butterfly with its rich storytelling revealing 85 universal life lessons sharing how to bring love, hope, joy and meaning into your life. Susan also provides workshops in all facets of your life’s journey to enable you to keep focused and achieve your goals, aspirations and to strive for your higher purpose.




'In these pages one finds an inspirational account of a LIFE that takes one’s breath away. The charm, the resilience, the determination of Anna, despite the ever-present difficult moment, will give hope to any reader. Above all, we are reminded that every life, no matter what, is a reason to sing Alleluia. The book is truly and magnificently a celebration of a mother’s love.'

Mr Noel D’Silva – Social Activist and Educationist, 

President of an International NGO


'Susan has authored a moving and inspiring account of the amazing life of her recently passed daughter, Anna Rose Paas. I count myself as very fortunate to be able to come to know Anna while she was here. Susan’s account shines a revealing light on Anna’s life and is imbued with the deep love and commitment which Susan devoted to Anna for all of her 30 short years. If you want some inspiration and some insights into the rich life which someone with quite profound disability can experience, you must read it.'

David Thompson AM

CEO, Jobs Australia Ltd


‘Anna had a true spirited form and never ceased to amaze everyone with her resilience, determination, and love of life. The universal life lessons are Anna’s gift and legacy to the world.’

Dr Rajesh Tandon, President UNESCO Chair

in community based research and

social responsibility in higher education.


‘Susan is able to draw rich, generic, and general conclusions from her specific experiences. This marvellous narrative is meaningful, moving, and beautifully written.’

Peter Ellyard, Author and Futurist


'The story is wonderful.  The author uses words as a painter does a brush – creating images.  The stories seem to create a collection of images. I simply loved reading them.  A typical oration; authentic, engaging, heartfelt and cheeky. I wonder from whom Anna learnt these skills'.             

Glenn Lawless, Melbourne


'Great read – honest, heart-felt, informative and inspiring'. 

MK, Buderim


'This was a truly inspiring read. The story of one woman who overcame the odds and survived much longer than she should have done is a real lesson to us all, a lesson that you can achieve what you want to. Anna’s determination, grit, and her mother’s moving account of her short life is a real inspiration. Susan brings Anna back to life once more for everyone to experience in the way that she writes her account. Every word is filled with love and pride and it comes across so clearly. I enjoyed this book very much and I thank Susan Ball for taking the time to share her daughter’s lessons with us.'

Anne-Marie Reynolds, Reader Review, United States


'Universal Life Lessons From my Brilliant Blue Bohemian Butterfly by Susan Ball is a wonderful story and inspiration to other people faced with challenges, or those of us who just need a better understanding. Author Susan Ball presents 85 universal life lessons that she has learned from raising a child with developmental challenges, and how society has created some of those limitations. The lessons are woven throughout the touching story of Anna and how she could amuse people in a way that only Anna could. Lesson 25: A stimulating environment increases learning and developmental potential is a practical lesson for all of us. Universal Life Lessons From my Brilliant Blue Bohemian Butterfly is a reminder that we are all the same — but different. Anna’s story will awaken and enlighten you.'

Barbara Fanson, Reader Review, United States



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