The day I opened my eyes to happiness

I had it all, but why was I feeling so low? And how can I now be an ambassador for Happiness?

Here is my story.

Two years ago, nearly to the day, I was standing there, chatting to my friend and out of nowhere I started to burst into tears.

Where did that come from?

I had it all: a loving husband, two beautiful and healthy children, living in a safe town, surrounded by supportive friends and family. We lived in Australia for many years, spent an incredible year in San Francisco and were settled then in our adoptive country Italy. We did travel all around, discovered amazing places, met incredible people.

But I wasn’t happy.

I thought I was worthless.

Then, I was feeling guilty of not feeling happy.

I couldn’t understand why I was so anxious knowing I had it all.

People considerated me as a positive, passionate, full of energy, an always smiling person.


… except me.

I forgot how to love myself.

I needed to love myself first so I could be a happier person, wife, mum, friend. You know, like when you are on the airplane and the hostess explains that you need to put your oxygen mask first before helping others. This technique also applies for your own happiness, your own self-care. If you don’t care about yourself properly, how can you look after others?

With a coffee cup in one hand, a tissue in the other, tears rolling down my cheeks, I was feeling incredibly anxious. I had been diagnosed with anxiety few years back, but I didn’t want to accept this and didn’t look after myself properly.

My dear friend didn’t realise at that time, but the advice she gave me would be the start of a new me.

She suggested I follow an online program called the Positive Habit to regain my positivity.


Let’s start with that. Easy, anonymous, always there when you need it.


I thought I had it in me, but crying out of nowhere wasn’t the way I could prove it!

This is where my journey towards unveiling my happiness started. I was blind with way too many negative thoughts, but Fiona Brennan’s course and philosophy have literally changed my life.

Being positive and sharing it to the world has now been my mission for life! And this is how HappiNet was born.

Myself and Fiona Brennan

Last week, I was finally able to meet Fiona at her book launch of the Positive Habit in Dublin, Ireland. My friend and I made the trip specially for it. What an incredible feeling to thank her in person.

As Fiona said, it really was like we had already met before. Our vision about positivity and happiness is so aligned it helped creating a strong connection between us. 

So if you feel or have ever felt like me, remember, it’s ok.

Do you want to see the world, your life in a more positive way? YES? So check my recipe on this link. I’ll explain more about the Positive Habit program.

Some very special words

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