Shannon 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. She is the bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment and an international life coach, speaker and retreat leader. She’s been named a top 100 Women to Watch in wellness by mindbodygreen and “your-go-to happiness booster” by Health magazine.