Long long ago (2003), in a land far far away (QLD, Australia), I took part in a metaphysics course, run by Margaret McElroy. This course changed my life. It set the direction of my career, spiritual path & passion. It taught me all about the universe, it’s laws, my personal life journey and the challenges I face, the contrasting ego and higher self, tips & tricks to follow your passion in life, why we are here in the first place AND I learned all about affirmations.

Affirmations really resonated with me. At the time I got a little obsessed with them, I had them on sticky notes all over my walls. This is how the first product I designed, Happi Cards, came about. And this is where my alter-ego came from! HappiFran is the Fran I want to be, and often am! It’s a strong affirmation for the focus of my life and it has snowballed into other areas – my business The Happi Empire, and my first product Happi Cards.

At the time, I was just coming out of my teenage years, so still had a little bit of an immature thought process… * cue teenage hormonal voice* ‘I’m super unique and creative, I’m so different from everyone else that I will spell my name slightly differently and that will prove my uniqueness.’ The ‘i’ at the end of happi stuck and has followed me into life 10 years later. I’m sure it will stick around until I leave this physical plane too!

So that explains happiFran. I’m not happy all the time, times when I am blue I couldn’t feel further removed from this name, but the name reminds me & pulls me back into alignment. It is the greatest affirmation!

Affirmations & Happi Cards

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