Are you happy or settling for something less?
Catherine Bowyer is wearing a white off shoulder dress and is sitting on a stool that is just out of shot. She has her eyes closed and is smiling widely, whilst clutching her hands in her lap in front of her. On the left of the image is a pink banner with black text overlay reading "Are you happy?" - with the pink geometric Happiness Hive heart above it.


Are you Happy? 

And I mean, truly happy – unconditional, soul-filled, joyful happiness? I’ve experienced what it’s like to look like I’m happy on the outside, but deep inside craving to fully embody what true happiness was.

I had an idyllic childhood until a tragic event rocked our family and changed our lives forever. I remember feeling like the lights of my life were switched off. I was living in a darkness that felt like it would never end.  I bottled everything up and was very unhappy, but that’s not what others saw. In essence I wore a mask – happy mask on the outside, unhappy on the inside.

I lived like this for many years and it 100% drained me. I was living life according to what I thought other people wanted for me.  Actually, I don’t even think I would call it ‘living my life’ – I was going through the motions and was on autopilot. I was settling for a life that I did not want. I had something stirring inside me – I wanted more. I wanted to be happy. 

So, I did something uncharacteristic for me – I decided to be happy. I started to change the way I viewed myself and the world around me.  

I gave myself permission to be happy. I didn’t need to live in that darkness anymore. It was time to turn on the lights and experience the joy I longed for. And that’s exactly what I did.   

I asked myself:

  1.  Who do I want to be? If there were no restrictions on me at all, who could I become?
  2. What do I want to do? What possibilities are there for me in all areas of my life?
  3. What’s my purpose?  Why am I here … that’s a biggie!
  4. What legacy do I want to leave?  What difference do I want to make in the lives of others and in the world around me?

I did a major life overhaul and put myself first and by deciding to be happy, guess what happened?  I became happy – truly, unconditionally, unapologetically happy!

Now that doesn’t mean everything has been a walk in the park. I’ve had tough times throughout my life but I haven’t allowed that to stop or define me.  

Showing myself the pathway to happiness started my business in 2012 and now I teach others to step into their power and know that they have the choice and the human right to be happy.

That’s what I do – I help people to be happy … at work, at home, in any area of life. I help people to dream big and believe in what is possible and then help them make it happen, whatever ‘it’ is.

Reach out if you’re feeling stuck as I am happy to share my journey and ignite the happiness from within you and propel you forward professionally and personally.

Simply email me

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