Sunday, December 22, 2019

12/23/19 @9:30am pst - Empowerment coach and bestselling wellness author of JOY SEEKER, Shannon Kaiser, joined Janeane LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm

LISTEN to today's conversation with featured guest Shannon Kaiser!

Kaiser spent decades trying to be more and do more while climbing the corporate ladder, only to end up with clinical depression, anxiety, addiction, and eating disorders. Following the death of her beloved rescue dog, she realized she had become reliant on external sources of joy, feeling lost in striving toward outward chases. What was missing was her fullest expression of self-actualization. She dedicated all of 2018 to her own Joy Seeker Journey by traveling the globe, visiting 28 cities in 18 countries on four continents, and what she discovered isn’t what you’d think. JOY SEEKER shares the process it takes to live your highest form of joy and empowers readers to live fully, authentically, and unapologetically. Becoming a Joy Seeker means you commit to living a life that feels good on the inside, which will manifest on the outside.


"Shannon Kaiser is an incredible woman on a mission to help people find peace, happiness, and fulfillment in their lives. Her desire to serve others shines through all of her work."—Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

"I admire Shannon because she's battled her own demons—overcoming depression, drug addiction, and an eating disorder—and has emerged with an enthusiasm for life, a belief in herself, and a passion for helping others identify and pursue what they truly want."—Lori Deschene, founder of and author of Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard

Suggested Talking Points

· You were inspired to write this book after realizing that though you’d written the book on self-love, you still did not practice self-love. Do you feel that you are truly, honestly living a life of joy now, as the author of JOY SEEKER?

· Many of us look for happiness outside of ourselves like a new outfit, playing with our dog, getting that raise, but you focus on connecting with the self as opposed to outside sources of joy. Why is that?

· Your website is called Play with the World – why is play so important and what do you mean by that in terms of the adult mental health and wellness space?

· There is a lot of separation and exclusion in the world right now – how can we work on increasing our sense of belonging?

· What are some of the emotional pitfalls of being an entrepreneur + tips for gracefully navigating change and overcoming the comparison trap?

· What is ayahuasca and how did it change your life?

· What is the wellness secret Shannon learned by traveling for a year full time seeking joy?

“One of the freshest voices in mental health and wellness.”
—Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

Do you feel like you’re not where you’re supposed to be, off track or simply exhausted from trying so hard to make things work?

Your “true self” has an easier plan—and is just aching to show you the way.

The relentless pressure to succeed, measure up, and reach for ever higher goals can leave us feeling like we’re just not good enough—or that something’s missing. At the end of the day, after giving it our all, the last thing we want to feel is hopeless, anxious, and disconnected.

International speaker and empowerment coach Shannon Kaiser understands why so many of us, despite our best intentions, cling to these patterns. Better yet, Kaiser knows how to get us out of the vicious, draining cycle. Committed to finding meaning, connection, and joy in our day-to-day lives, she’s traveled the world in search of the universal truths and spiritual wisdom we desperately need today. Joy Seeker is her transformational approach to life, drawn from her own life-changing experiences. It is a path to discovering our true self—the hero within.

The Joy Seeker plan:
• Get unstuck and discover what matters most
• Regain hope and faith in yourself, others, and the world
• Discover the “poetry within”—that special thing that makes you so unique
• Gain the courage to actualize yourself and your deepest desires
• Live with more purpose, passion, and freedom
The path of the Joy Seeker is an intimate, active pursuit filled with opportunities for journaling as well as “Joy Jaunts”—exercises designed to help us break out of our comfort zone. It’s time to become your best self. It’s time to live worry-free in your wildest dreams. It’s time to be your own Joy Seeker.

“Who couldn’t use some more joy in their life? Shannon is an expert in all things happiness, and this guidebook shows us what’s possible when we remove fear and choose love.”
—Emma Loewe, Editor at mindbodygreen and co-author of The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care

About the Author

Shannon Kaiser is the bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment and an international life coach, speaker and retreat leader, helping people trust and believe in themselves so they can live their highest potential. She’s been named a top 100 Women to Watch in wellness by mindbodygreen and “your-go-to happiness booster” by Health magazine. She has also been recognized as a Must-Follow Instagram Account for Inspiration by Entrepreneur magazine and a Top Facebook Account for Daily Motivation by mindbodygreen. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Health, Vogue, Women’s Health, Self, Shape, Entrepreneur, Good Housekeeping and more. Visit her website at and follow on social media @ShannonKaiserWrites.

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