Shauna M. Ahern is a writer, teacher, and lifelong believer in people.
She loves to help others find their joy.
Shauna built a huge online community through her food blog, Gluten-Free Girl, which was the world’s first gluten-free food blog. She and her husband, Daniel, taught culinary getaways in a villa in Tuscany, appeared on The Food Network, and won a James Beard award for one of their three much-beloved cookbooks.
After writing Gluten-Free Girl for 12 years, Shauna wrote a memoir about her childhood trauma and how she unraveled herself from it, to help others. That book, ENOUGH: Notes from a Woman Who Has Finally Found It was recommended by Brene Brown, The Washington Post, and thousands of readers who say the book has changed their lives.
These days, Shauna’s work is about joy. She teaches a one-on-one workshop called Discover Your Joy, leads writing workshops, facilitates joy retreats, and speaks about joy in keynote speeches and part of panels. She also writes a subscription newsletter called Finding Your Joy.
Shauna teaches that choosing to practice hard-won joy is a revolution.
Recently, Shauna’s daughter told her: “Mama, you’re really good at making people feel enthusiastic about life.”
Shauna decided to add this comment to her bio, since this is the crux of what matters to her.