Mental health and spirituality. What is the connection? Well…some may say that’s a silly question because for those of us attuned to our spiritual nature, we know that all of life is in some way connected to every part of that. And yes, that includes the parts of our lived experience that can be and are challenging, dark, sad, frustrating and require extensive help and healing. My guest on The Priestess Podcast today – Shannon Kaiser – is a world renowned best selling author and speaker and she has also lived extensively with depression and anxiety. Shannon shares openly in this episode her own journey with her mental health and how it coincided with her spiritual awakening. It is a raw, honest and illuminating conversation that opens up these two worlds and how they can be so deeply connected. Shannon Kaiser is a world-renowned spiritual and self-love teacher, speaker, and empowerment coach. A bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment―including The Self-Love Experiment, Adventures for Your Soul, and Joy Seeker―and the creator of Unshakable Inner Peace Oracle Cards, she guides people to awaken and align to their true selves so they can live their highest potential. She’s been named among the “Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by mindbodygreen and “your go-to happiness booster” by Health magazine. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her rescue dog, Chance.