I am 52 years old and I first discovered New Age spirituality and self-improvement strategies in my early twenties. Since then, I have tried nearly every spiritual practice known to man and studied under or with innumerable spiritual gurus.
It wasn’t until I met Shawn and started working with her that I finally started to experience real change in my life. Shawn not only teaches The Work, which is a wonderful practice, she is a gifted pioneer, guiding others in learning to love oneself and life exactly as it shows up.
I’ve not met many people who are so truly in the moment, so giving of oneself, as Shawn is when she is leading someone to discover their own power and inner beauty. She is a natural empath and an innovative mentor who always sees the potential and gifts of every soul. I am grateful beyond words for her presence in my life.
Jacqueline Dickey 🎥
“Working with Shawn Mahshie was simply amazing. I love her happiness hacks. Shawn has the most effective, powerful technique called the “reliable symmetry of happiness” – whatever upsets you is actually the key to set you free. Even people who have been on a life long spiritual journey will find the fastest path to freedom. Whether you are in a stuck marriage, have issues with your closest relationships, or still struggle with anxiety, anger and alienation, Shawn gets radical healing results.”
– Bret Gregory, Internationally-Known Business Coach
“Just wanted to share how much I love Shawn Mahshie!!! We got to talk last night and it wasn’t a regular session but sometimes we just catch up and talk about things that are happening with me and it’s so nice. She’s so loving and nurturing and especially since I lost my mom in my twenties, I haven’t had this kind of unconditional love and support since she’s been gone! And I’m NOT saying she’s old enough to be my mom… just that she makes me feel loved and supported and nurtured like only a mommy can. In fact I’ve believed for a long time that my mom sent her to me to take care of me and help me out of the dark place I was in. Not to knock men, but there’s just a certain kind of care that only women can provide! And it helps my marriage because I realize I can’t expect my husband to be all things to me. He’s just not capable of certain things and when I let go of my anger at him for not being more nurturing I can let myself find what I need from sweet women like Shawn (and the rest of the mastermind group that I’ve gotten to know and love over the past year). She remembers all the details of our work together and constantly reminds me of how far I’ve come in the last year when I don’t always think about it. Then I’m like, you know, you’re right! I was a hot mess and even though I’m still struggling with some stuff, thanks to this work my thinking has an automatic way of taking care of that little girl inside of me that has just been getting beaten up for years. Thank you Shawn….you are truly a bright spot in my life and I love you so much! Thank you for sharing your many gifts with all of us!”
– Corrie Nativi
“I second everything you are saying! I realize I was over relying on my husband to also be my girlfriend and my mom! It’s so much nicer to let him be my husband, and turn to Shawn and others for support. Shawn is a great big ball of love who helps me feel like I can do anything. Thank you Shawn”
– Amy Koren
“Dear sweet Hawnie, Wow!! Your place is so beautiful, in every season!! What a joy it must be for you to live there. And your place looks immaculate, and so gorgeous. I can only dream of living in such a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing that with me.
I LOVE the letter you wrote. It’s like you read my mind, knowing what I’m going to say even before I think it. You even nailed the part about the regret stabbing me in the stomach — just reading about that made it happen. And the full house/poker line was priceless!!!
What a radical approach to take to decluttering — I will try that. This was a very good instructional, yet kind, article, and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in writing it. I’m sure it will be very helpful to others as well.
– A Client with Debilitating Clutter Issues
“It is said that what we all want above all things are love and freedom. I advocate highly for Shawn’s ability to help guide you HOME to both! Her commitment, love and skill, her patience and guidance, and especially her courage are all for YOU and in service to YOUR HEALING. I love her and her work! If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, and get to it, this is the place and Shawn is the person! I hope to see you at her next event!”
– Dr. Dale Korangy, Acupuncturist
“You’ve helped me with my depression and anxiety more than anyone or anything else over all these years ever has. I just feel like I was meant to find you, Shawn.Even when I’m not talking to you I hear your sweet voice in my head when I start to have scary thoughts. And I’d love to be able to help other people like that someday…. as I get more and more stable, I’m excited to get trained to share your methods with others or work as part of your team.”
– Corrie Nativi
“There is deep integrity, Shawn, in what you share … It’s palpable and permeates your words and actions. Your willingness to be both visible and vulnerable is a continual testimony of your dedication to ‘walk your talk’. I also really appreciate your sense of humor that reads as kindness … such a kind heart you have. So beautiful is ‘The Work’ that you share. Thanks so much … I value your stand and your commitment to truth, beauty and true care for us all … It’s a treasure.”
– Donna Drozda, Fine Artist, Virginia Beach, VA
“This is why I know you’re the right person for me to work with, somehow your inquiry is deeper and more in touch with the mystery of it too. You understand and allow for both which is great…so so glad we connected.
I like the fact you’re authentic and real on these things and not got lots of pat answers like “be positive”, its not a really slick performance getting people to sign up to something but an honest sharing – the slick salesmanship is often why so many British people fail to want to join in American programmes!
You’re different, I love love love your work!
– Sara Nason, International Human/Nature Rights Filmmaker
“Oh my Goddess you are SO freaking adorable. I love how much fun you bring into this work :)”
– Josea Tamira Crossley, Trauma Healing Specialist
“You are beyond an inspiration, Shawn … You are a great wise compassionate guide.”
– Susan, Documentary Filmmaker, UK
“Thank you Shawn… your words, actions, and prayers help to keep my soul in peace tremendously as I am working to get out of my difficult marriage. I love our private coaching times and the new group, and would like to see and hear another of your presentations soon. You are light in my life that guides me to get to my new journey.”
– Harumi, Self-Evolution Divorce Group & Private Coaching Client
“I genuinely appreciated meeting you and getting to know you better. I felt an even deeper connection and respect for you and what you do. Who you are and what you do matters. I love your heart of gold and brilliant wisdom. I can’t wait to learn from you, Shawn.”
– Sandy Kuehl
“I received so much from all the work that I did with you. It gave me the confidence to develop a career of my own. What a gift! I love you.”
“This is the most beautiful, useful and true writing I have read in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing it. I will be reading it over and over and sharing it with family and friends.”
“I found the material [eBook] compelling and inspirational. In my own introduction to your work, from your interview that Susan conducted last year, I heard relief— from the suffering of regret, the suffering of indecision and from the suffering of self-hatred. I find the compassion, acceptance and the potential for joy that your work offers unusual. I see the possibility for self-confidence, clarity and prosperity.”
– Editor about eBook
“You are a blessing whose life and work impact the lives of many in ways positive. I enjoyed learning about what makes you unique and special. Your site is a testament to the beauty of who you are. Know that you are touching souls and enriching lives. Yours is a path of purpose. You are a shining light whose efforts empower. Thank you for opening your heart to others in such a profound way. I wish you a journey of ethereal bliss.”
“I need you to know, Shawn, that I love you and I love having you in my life. I’m excited to be a part in your life’s work and I am grateful for you bringing all of yourself to it. I feel priveleged to be on your team and happy for the partnership between us. Thank you for all you do!”
“I am writing in overflow of gratitude to you, Shawn, for our work together and what you have taught me in our Skype sessions and all your amazing answers to my emails. Just in 4 months … I have made sooo much progress personally and professionally! I am now living in a home that I love so much, I have just gotten one new paying client who pays me at full rate, another client is absolutely loving working with me and committed to a monthly structure, and I feel a lot more confident about my coaching process!”
“Aww, you’re such a sweetheart, Shawn!! You always know just the right things to say, and I’m so happy to have you as my friend and fabulous facilitator. It means so much to me to have your support and guidance, and the benefit of all your wisdom. You have such a gift to share with the world.”
“This is by far the best I’ve EVER read about relationship breakups and ‘decision’ (and I’m just gracefully going through the end of a beloved relationship). Oh my god, this is SO good. Thank you so much!!!”
– Angela G.
“Even if you didn’t write so beautifully I would be able to feel the love and caring in your words. That’s a gift! I’m in a hospice facility with my mother. We stayed overnight with my father as the doctor thinks that he has a day or two left. What a journey for everyone. And an amazing lesson about what is truly important in life.
When this chapter comes to a close I will so appreciate spending time with you – and your caring ways and skills at looking at thoughts and emotions in new ways. I have my worksheets here at hospice and have been doing a lot of turnarounds, especially using the question: “How would I be without that thought?” I was at the mini retreat last Sunday in spirit. Next time I plan to be there in the physical.
Thanks for all your emails and for your website. It is one of my go to places for inspiration. You are doing so much good in the world. That must be a fabulous feeling!!!”
“I just want to send a big thank you hug out to Shawn Mahshie for staying up late with me the other night to help me work through some really painful stuff. She just has this amazing way of getting to the heart of the matter, of cutting through the BS quickly and efficiently while always remaining kind and gentle. She helps me see that I’ve been telling myself stories for years that at best just aren’t true and at worst have been causing me loads of unnecessary pain. I’ve still got some work to do but knowing Shawn is there with me gives me hope that I will get there!!!!!”
“What an awesome post! Got to love that Shawn! She helps us return to what is, and love it all the more.”
“Shawn this was just what I needed this morning….I’ve been waking up with such heart- pounding anxiety lately and I don’t know why….this morning was no different and it was to the point of where I felt sick to my stomach. I actually laid there and told my little me that I was there, I didn’t expect the feeling to change and I’d be there as long as it took. Your words were in my head. I didn’t have a specific worry – I often don’t, there’s just a dark tangle of them in my head – but I started to feel better. Then I got up and watched your video and heard your sweet calming voice. I will set up a session soon but thank you for sharing that you still struggle too and that there is a way out that doesn’t depend on others changing!!”
“I just wanted to say that I love you, Shawn, and admire you for the work you are doing for yourself and others. I know it can’t be easy. No need to respond to this; I just wanted to share my feelings.”