SUSANNE SONDERBO is a specialist in spiritual care at the Hamar Hospital, Norway. She was born in Copenhagen 1953 and graduated in psychology from the University of Copenhagen in 1982. For five years she was the director of the Center for Immigrant Women in Copenhagen; she became certified as a retreat leader and as a grief and crisis therapist. She taught and worked in various institutional settings and in 1997 she got a degree in theology from the University of Copenhagen. Ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1998, she worked in Denmark and Norway. Currently she is a sought-after speaker and retreat leader and manages this along with her job as a hospital chaplain in Hamar. She has written books in Danish about the joy of living and the pain of the soul: Joy Is Yellow and Dolphins Are Blue (1996), Embracing Life in the middle of Life (1993), Transition and Transformation (2003).