I choose to be happy - a book on how to achieve happiness

“You deserve to be happy and to live a life you love. It’s time to stop settling for less than what you really want and choosing the easy path over love, joy, happiness, passion, self expression, adventure, freedom, peace and inner calm. It’s time to make yourself a priority in your own life and become your own best friend… so let’s do this together, you and I, walking side by side as you create a life you love and as you choose to be happy”. (Marie Houlden)

In ‘I Choose to be Happy’, Marie Houlden shares what it means to choose happiness and how to fall in love with your life again. Marie has worked with hundreds of people in thousands of sessions and workshops and has seen how the impact of believing in yourself, thinking differently and choosing to be happy impacts how you feel about yourself and about your life. It’s the difference between surviving each day and loving each day.

The book contains a mixture of theory and exercises for you to complete, so you can actually take the information and apply it to your life and your emotions now. This is more than a quick read, this is a book that if you let it, will transform how you think, the choices you make and ultimately the life you choose to create.

Everything she shares in the book is tried and tested in her own life and amongst her clients. Throughout the book she shares these examples with you, so that you can see for yourself that transformation is possible when you change your mindset and you finally believe in yourself.

‘I Choose to be Happy’ will give you…


Help you to identify the areas of life where you are settling and give you clarity on what you really want from your life


Show you what fear is really about and how you can begin to feel fear but take action anyway


Help you to rediscover who you are, rebuilding your confidence and sense of self worth. It’s time to love the woman you see in the mirror


Help you to understand where and why you’ve been sabotaging your own success and happiness and finally helping you commit to having the life you truly desire


Support you in creating healthy relationships, by helping you to understand your boundaries and feel confident in lovingly enforcing them, it’s time to stop people pleasing


It will help you to forgive yourself and others and finally let go, allowing yourself to feel light, free and in flow with life


I sought Marie out because I wanted to grow by business and I knew I had some limiting beliefs about money. Over 6 beautiful months, I was supported by Marie to delve into stories I had no idea were connected to my money blocks, and move past them, gently and kindly. Marie has a genuine gift for feeling into what is going unsaid and lies beneath the surface, which helps get to the core beliefs that are keeping you stuck. She is incredibly insightful and warm, and I felt at ease from our very first session - I knew I was in safe hands. As a result of working with Marie, so much has changed for me. I have never felt safer or more stable and, because of this, I have been able to invite in opportunities and relationships that truly serve me. At the core of so many of my struggles was a deep feeling of unworthiness. Releasing that energy and opening up to abundance means I’ve met a new partner, am more at ease showing up as my true self in my business, and have increased my prices so they are a truer reflection of their value. I would highly recommend working with Marie, whether you’re a sensitive entrepreneur or not! (Tamsin Crimmens)

Tamsin Crimmens - Writer | Yoga Teacher | Feminine Empowerment Guide

I connected with Marie earlier this year when I was going through an extremely rough time. My business had flat-lined, I was untangling myself from a toxic relationship, and I wasn't feeling like myself. I knew I was capable of so much more, but I felt absolutely stuck. Private coaching with Marie helped me create stronger energetic boundaries, release what was no longer serving me, and step into my full potential. I've also been able to take some courageous risks in my business: I started a podcast and decided to completely change the direction of my work. Prior to working with Marie, I was so caught up in fears of "what everyone would think" — not anymore! Now I'm in total alignment with my work, life feels easy again, and I'm so excited about the future. The coming months are shaping up to be fulfilling, fun, and abundant. Marie is my go-to guide for busting past stubborn blocks. I've also done her wonderful group programs, but investing in her presence as a private coach has been pivotal for my growth. If you're thinking about working with her, know this: you have absolutely no idea how good life is about to get. I'm so excited for you! (Holly Higgins)

Holly Higgins (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and RTT Hypnotherapist) - Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and RTT Hypnotherapist

“Working with Marie for me has been nothing short of life changing. I do not say this lightly. I always knew I had a deep longing to do the work I do, it was my purpose. The only thing was I was riddled with self doubt and a lot of negative self talk. My husband and I call Marie the ‘angel lady’. She has helped me to clear so much, she is compassionate and totally in alignment with everything that is love. My business, my relationships, my health are all on an upward trajectory because of this wonderful lady. I see things so differently now and she has truly helped me see how everything can change in the blink of an eye when you are supported by the right people. I have also had the privilege of meeting Marie in person, even more mind blowing. Thank you Marie for all you have done for me, EFT, healing, guidance and all the clarity you have helped me find.” (Homeopathy & Grief Coaching)


Dipti Solanki -

"Working with Marie has been, in a word, transformative. She is an empathetic, intuitive, and supportive practitioner. I did three private sessions in three weeks, and was stunned at the shifts I experienced. Specifically, my creativity flowed more easily and I had beautiful clarity about important aspects in my life. I recommend her 100%". (Empowered Sustenance)

Lauren Geersten (Founder of Empowered Sustenance) -

Meet the author

Marie is a Mindset Coach, EFT Practitioner and Energy Healer for Sensitive Souls.

She works with amazing people like you, who know they’re destined for more and are ready to confront the belief that they have no choice but to settle for the life they’re living. The only problem is you’re feeling overwhelmed and you’re running out of energy – emotionally, physically and spiritually. Often your caring nature can feel like a burden and you know you take on too much responsibility for others.

You’re also sick of that cruel voice in your head, which fills you with self-doubt and makes you lose faith in yourself and your decisions. You wonder if you’re special enough, deserving enough or can even create the life you deeply crave. Releasing your limiting beliefs and facing your fears head on, will help you to silence your inner-critic once and for all.

“You’ll finally move on with a strong belief in yourself and your capabilities and with an inner knowing that you can have everything you’ve ever wanted.”

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Who is it for?

This book is for you, if you want more from your life.

You’re tired of waking up to each day and asking yourself… ‘is this really it‘.

  • You feel lost and like life holds no excitement or joy anymore
  • You doubt yourself and what you’re capable of
  • You have people pleasing tendencies and feel like a door mat for other people’s happiness and emotions
  • You continually get in your own way by giving into fear and sabotaging your own success
  • You struggle to forgive and move on from the things and people who hurt you in the past

Together, let’s go from exhausted, overwhelmed and apathetic, to taking control of your emotions and finally living your best life.

Bonuses (worth £11.11)

I would love to gift you the following six guided meditations. These will support you with the process of healing and letting go and bringing more peace and calm back to your body. Within the book, there will be a link for you to follow to gain access to your free meditations:


Heal your inner child

If you’re harbouring emotions such as anger, resentment or sadness from childhood, then this meditation is perfect for you.


Cut the cords from toxic people

Release and let go those toxic people in your life.


Forgive yourself for choices made

Use this meditation to help you come to a place of loving acceptance and to finally forgive yourself.


Forgive others for what they said and did

We have all experienced hurt, betrayal and disappointment because of another. I want to help you reclaim your power and to support you in feeling safe, enabling you to forgive and let go.


Bring in more power and confidence – remember how amazing you already are

I want you to remember who you really are and to know how powerful you can be. Anything is possible is you just believe and open your heart to receive.


Clear your energy and open yourself up to abundance

This beautiful guided meditation is infused with healing energy and is the perfect way to cleanse and clear your energy and your chakras. Plus we work with the light of the divine to bring in more abundance.