In 2009, I miscarried early in the second trimester. I had fallen instantly in love with that baby and when the heartbeat stopped, I felt like mine did too. I’ve never in my life felt so broken. 

Infertility had become this dark cloud that infiltrated every single area of my life and I knew that if I wanted to make it through, I needed to start doing things differently.

I needed to look at my worst-case scenario—the very real possibility of never having kids —and find a way to be happy anyway. This book outlines the steps I used to do that. 

I know what it’s like to feel completely alone, broken, lost, and overwhelmed.

I also know what it’s like to find new purpose and meaning in your life. To find peace and acceptance with where you are while also being hopeful about the future. 

It’s possible to be happy and live a purposeful, meaningful and connected life even when something in your life also feels hard, sad, or complicated. 

It’s not one or the other. It’s not all or nothing. You don’t have to avoid the pain to feel the joy. In fact, they can coexist quite beautifully.

This book will show you how.

A no nonsense, fluff-free journey towards finding what truly brings you happiness and joy.

This simple, but powerful process, helps you to look at all areas of your life so you can come back to the true you and find a new way of doing things. I also love that she writes the way she speaks – direct and to the point, and how her positive encouragement about letting shit go gives the reader permission to more easily do that.

— Lauren, New York, NY

Amanda Bibbo

Emily’s book is very organized, authentic and meaningful.

The minute I started reading it, I felt a sincere connection to Emily. A great book to help focus your thoughts on paper to create the best version of yourself!

—Amanda Bibbo, Cleveland, OH

I really like this book…I mean REALLY!

There are so many times that made me stop and say WOW! I love that his is a ‘do” book – a ‘discover what makes you tick’ book. The exercises in the book helped me to reevaluate my dreams, to shed old ones and to see what happiness looks like for me now – which has made it a lot easier to start living it. I’m now taking an active role in creating my today and my tomorrow.

— Helen, Cleveland, OH

This book will help you change your life.

Sounds so cliche, right? (I know!) But seriously…

I wrote this book because I was hearing from my clients that they’d read “all of the self-help books” only to end up feeling like they were just failing at self-help (which by the way is a failure of the industry, not of the person).

This book is intended to change that.

It’s a down-to-earth, no-nonsense, practical guide so you can get away from the habits that keep you stuck and move towards the habits that will move you forward.

This is a process of self-discovery to guide you towards the change you crave. Please remember that this is a book, not a magic wand. You need to do the work, and sometimes that work takes time.

Be patient with yourself, keep showing up, commit to your happiness, and trust in the process.

Who you are and what you want matters. Your happiness matters. And it’s totally up to you to live like it—this book will show you how.


A wonderful step by step guide that helped me discover the happiness that was always inside of me.

As a busy working mom of three boys, it’s hard to find time to work on me.  I loved that Emily’s book took me through the process of exploring who I really was and what I needed in my life to find that happiness. The books easy to follow exercises helped me dive deep into what was holding me back, and paved the way for me to move forward.

If you have read other self-help books and felt like now what…this book is for you. It helps guide you through a process of self-discovery and brings you to a place of peace and happiness.

— Breanne Failor

Inspiring and remarkable story!

Emily puts her heart and soul into this work to encourage and motivate you wherever you are at in your life journey. She digs deep into her own personal struggles and how she used them as a catalyst to achieve the transformation she sought in her own life.

— Anisha Durve,

I love this! A super friendly book to help you navigate through a mental shift in happiness.

The basic thesis of her book is that living a life in which happiness is dependent on… losing 10lbs, getting the perfect man, having a baby or fill in the gap… is going to create a fragile and unstable and ultimately unsustainable happiness. She guides you in a gentle, but thorough way your thinking and gives you concrete approaches to creating a shift which can become your long term lifestyle-happiness.”

— Tamsin Astor, PhD,