Life is big. Start small.

Do you feel like you’re just existing rather than fully living?

numb (nŭm)

  1. Deprived of the power to feel or move normally
  2. Emotionally unresponsive; indifferent

Comfortably numb.  That moment when you hear your alarm go off – it’s that time again – and you struggle to get out of bed, not because you are tired but because it just doesn’t matter.  It’s “meh”.

Despite where you’re going or what you have planned, nothing excites you. You feel like you are just getting by. It’s just the card you were dealt in life.

You’re always looking at the future – “when I get this, do that, have that… won’t it all be better?

You can’t find the joy in where you are NOW.  Gratitude? What is that?

You know you have so much to give, why were you given the short end of the stick?

Shauna Sanders

Shauna Sanders

Joy Catalyst

Hi, I’m Shauna Sanders – Your Joy Catalyst and I help people who are sick and tired of the reality they are living and know they are meant for something greater, step up to the life that they truly deserve.

I know that life you are living because I lived it too. Despite the high paying “glamourous” job running production offices for major motion picture studios – Sony, Fox, Universal Studios, Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers – to name a few, a loving and supportive husband, a new house, a car, an amazing child – I was you. I was comfortably numb.

And it wasn’t until I found my passion in helping others discover their joy that I discovered mine. I became a certified life coach and found my freedom, joy, fulfillment, and happiness in my life and role as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a good friend, and then I became the spark in my own life and now help others do the same.

The reality is, life doesn’t get better, you do.  You may not realize it but as Rumi said “everything in the universe is within you.” Your joyful life, your happiness – everything you’re looking for or think you weren’t given is already there, you just can’t see it.

It’s not that you have blinders on, you just need someone to shine a light on the darkness. To help you create that spark that makes the light a rainbow of colors.

The reality is, if you think there is something more, there actually is. And if you think you are meant to do something more, you actually are.

We all deserve a happy a life.  Happiness is available to all of us now – it just takes recognizing it. When you’ve become so numb by living your life outside of you – not being true to yourself, not knowing what your values are and therefore not living in alignment of your values, holding grudges, feeling bitter – your expectations of what life should have been, become the low standards now called your life.

Instead of life happening FOR you, it’s happening TO you.

But you’ve become so unhappy you can’t bear it anymore and you wake up and you’ve become unrecognizable to yourself – if that moment is now, it’s time to turn things around.

If you’re waiting for something new to come into your life and it’s not happening, something new has to come out of you.

If you’re done making excuses, blaming your lack for your situation, I’m here to tell you it’s time.


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Become The Best Version Of You

Do you feel like you were meant for more but you can’t seem to figure out what that is? Maybe you hate your job or find yourself snapping at people for no reason. Are you pressing snooze every morning so you don’t have to face the day? Is your relationship where you want it to be? Are you in a relationship? Or wondering if you even want to be in one?

You find yourself making decisions based on what you think you should be doing instead of what you really want. You know even as you’re doing it, that something feels “off”.

Maybe you’re starting to feel like life is unfair, and you won’t be able to change things even if you try. These were the cards you were dealt, so there’s not much you can do about them anyway, right? At this point, you’re just going through the motions. Eat, sleep, repeat.

Whether you’re frustrated or just feeling numb, you know one thing – you’re sick of this version of you.

You know something has to change but are unsure of what that something is. You just know you want something different and you’re tired of feeling this way. You don’t want to make a major change like quit your job or end a relationship but you know there needs to be a shift in your life.

What would you say if you learned that the key to the shift you want, is actually within you?

Here’s what a few of my happy clients have to say:

Shauna has been an instrumental person in my life.  Her guidance and wisdom have opened my eyes to a world of possibilities.  Through her anecdotes, exercises, her exceptional listening skills, I feel that I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  I am hopeful and excited about my future.

Barbara Gonzalez

Public Health Professional

Shauna helped me assess what action steps I needed to take and led me to create a plan to accomplish my goal.  The questions she asked helped me get clarity and insight.  She provided helpful tools that I am using today!

Catherine O’Brien

Owner of Branch Out Programs

Shauna is awesome! She meets me where I am and holds the space for me to have my own thoughts and at the same time, she gives insight to help me come up with ideas to move forward. I sincerely have appreciated the time I spent with Shauna. I would recommend her for people who really want to break through the mediocrity of the norm. When good enough isn’t good enough anymore–find Shauna. She is great.

Amy Lindee-Deever

Owner and Christian Life Coach at SonShine Coaching

About Me

Life is big, it’s HUGE and it can be messy and wonderful and a gazillion other things. It’s hard to stay focused on what you’re aiming for (be it big or little). You might have a touch of the “I’ll-get-to-that-once-things-slow-down” syndrome.

“I’m going to wait until… I get the house in order…finish such and such project…the school quarter ends…I start my new job…quit my old job…this weekend, next week, the new year, next year…I lose the baby weight, the kids start school, the kids move out of the house, I retire.”

(See where I’m going with this?)

My point? Your action doesn’t have to be big. In fact, I say start small. And I can help you get moving now.

I’m Shauna Sanders. I worked in film business for 14 years and each time I started a new movie, I lost myself for the length of that gig. I put my life on hold and told myself it was the long hours (and they WERE long) and the intensity of my job. By the time I got home each night, it was all I could do to plop in front of the TV and decompress before dragging myself to bed to rest up and do it all over again.

And then POOF. Six months went by. This happened over and over and over – and then WHAM, five years were gone, and then ten. Several times, I found myself diving into the world of self-discovery (exercise programs, books, positive affirmation, yoga), but inevitably I lost momentum. Because that job, ya know?

I didn’t keep up with the pace – until I started small. One minute. I could do one minute a day no matter how busy I was. That was a commitment I could keep. Once I started small, I began to enjoy the process more and more and found myself wanting, and making time to do more with little to no effort.

And now I help people like you do the same thing.

One minute a day can change everything. I’ll show you how to take small steps no matter how busy you are, which will lead to big changes.

So, whether you want to hang with me and read about how it’s done, or spend some serious one-on-one time and get your booty in gear, I’m down.

Are you?

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