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About Me

Shannon Alder is a an inspirational author and therapist. Her tidbits of wisdom have been published in over 500 books, blogs and on various news websites (Psychology Today, Huffington Post UK Republic News, Fox News etc.). She has been a therapist for 25 years at a rehabilitation hospital. The proceeds of her books go toward medical missions in third world countries that she participates in. Shannon is an outdoor enthusiast. Her hobbies include hiking, camping and all things to do with helping others.


She is a volunteer search and rescue worker that aides her local police department in rescuing missing people lost in the Sierra Nevada Wilderness. She has been trained as a Type II Search and Rescue worker. by the State of California and is on the Ground Team. She was awarded by the Mayor of her county for her years of rescue service and missions she went on. 


She is also a member of the ocean conservation society, Sea Shepherd (as seen on Animal Planet's Whale Wars TV show) and served on the Operation Jairo Campaign to rescue Sea Turtles in Florida. She was an activist in San Francisco for this organization for several years.

She was the therapist for her local homeless tent community, which was the first homeless encampment in America to be approved and ran by California and it's local government.


Shannon wrote and produced the song, "One Life" which is available on iTunes. All proceeds for that song go toward supplying medical help for a terminally ill 12 year old boy in Nicaragua. She travels often on medical missions to serve the poor in Nicaragua and other countries. She was also a part of a team of therapists that traveled to Thailand to rescue girls from Human Trafficking in 2018 after meeting Tim Ballard who runs Operation Underground Railroad

Her best selling therapy book on the topic of narcissism debuted on the hit TV Reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2021. She runs a  Staying Positive Community on Facebook called Staying Positive University for abuse survivors, but most anyone could benefit from it. She did run Keto University on which had 20,000 followers before it was shut down by Big Tech in 2020. Hopefully, that will be up and running again soon. Her latest Keto Cookbook will be out in December of 2022..

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The photo above is with Darren Fletcher and Chet Thomas. Darren Fletcher is the director of High School Musical 3 and The Sandlot. He coproduced the Abolitionist with Gerald Molens the director of Schindler’s list. This is prior to the trip to Thailand.  Please support Operation Underground Railroad to stop human trafficking.
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