Helping you find peace


Meet Chris Shea


Chris Shea has worked in the addiction counseling field as a clinician and administrator since 1994. He's been responsible for implementing treatment program models while integrating evidence-based treatments to promote lifelong recovery. His counseling experience is preceded by an almost decade-long pastoral ministry as a hospital chaplain in DC and a retreat leader in the New England region. Chris divides his time between Lifesjourney and as an adjunct professor at McDaniel College's Graduate School of Counseling.


Sometimes you need a coach to give you perspective. Life coaching is a practice that involves guiding people away from anxiety and stress and moving them to identify and realize their goals, dreams, and aspirations while breaking through personal barriers. By becoming self-aware you are free to develop your talents and potential.


Chris is actively involved in national and state policy-making and implementation and has led the growth and expansion of facilities, as well as the creation and running of the only inpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Baltimore County. He is uniquely qualified with the insights necessary to assist your company or agency.


Chris has been moving audiences from the national stage since the early 1990s, educating and informing people on best practices for their professional and personal lives. Operating as a business coach, Chris has spoken for national and local institutions, as well as interviewed on national and international radio and television.


Since the beginning of his professional career as a counselor, Chris’ passion has been working with individuals and community groups. With extensive experience in pastoral care and ministry, he understands the needs and challenges church communities face as they work toward defining their mission and goals related to their congregations and the broader community.



Has stress taken over your life? Do you long for peace and happiness? Check out my products and services which are focused on helping guide you in finding your personal inner peace.

“The goal for inner peace is not to eliminate our anxiety, the goal is in the actions we take to cope with our anxiety and everyday stress.” -Chris Shea


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“Life is sometimes difficult, but even so, it is always possible to find inner-peace. I cover topics of daily life which cause us stress and anxiety, guiding us on how to change our perspective and to learn how to live in the moment." -Chris Shea, host of "On Finding Peace"

Recent Blog Posts

How Friendship and Deep Connections Lead to a Life of Joy

How do you define friendship? What about joy? You undoubtedly have people in your life who qualify more as acquaintances than true friends. We all do. These people are important and provide value in some way, but they are not the first people we think about when considering the deep friendships we have made. If…

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Self-Care Why Do We Struggle With It?

I often speak and write about the significance of self-care in maintaining our overall well-being and achieving success in various aspects of life. However, despite this awareness, many of us don’t find the additional time to prioritize self-care, so it remains a challenging task. Keep reading to find out why self-care is a struggle and…

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Boost Happiness and Well-Being with Daily Routines

Happiness is not universal; it varies from person to person. Our unique life experiences, values, and other factors shape our definitions of happiness. A variety of factors influences our individual definitions of happiness, including our personal life experiences, values, and other unique aspects of our lives. These factors play a significant role in shaping our…

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“The key to stress reduction is in focusing our thoughts and actions on that which we can control, our thoughts and feelings, not on what we can’t control, situations and other people.” -Chris Shea

Asking for help is never a weakness.

As a life coach, I guide you to be better at what you already know, living life. Those areas of life which may need improvement are improved, and those areas of life which need encouragement you are encouraged to perform better. When life knocks us down or confuses us, there is no reason to struggle alone. Seek out a life coach who will guide you, provide encouragement and hope, giving you the tools needed to live the best life possible.