Truly thriving in life instead of merely just surviving should be something we all shoot for. In this week’s episode of the Girls 4 Greatness podcast I chat with a truly extraordinary human being, Catrina Houston. This amazing woman has certainly overcome some very difficult circumstances and experiences in her life, and she is living proof of the impact you can have in spite of the hand you have been dealt with.

Catrina is a published author, speaker, and podcast host of The Smile Effect Podcast, an inspirational show all about highlighting the stories of others who have faced adversity and are turning their pain into purpose. Catrina is such a tremendous example of someone who has taken her story and let it serve as fuel to inspire and motivate others to embrace the life they have been gifted to live.

I invite you to listen in as Catrina and I chat not only about all she has had to overcome but also all about the power in choosing to thrive vs. merely survive. We discuss the power of being in the moment and about the power of appreciation and gratitude. I have no doubt that you will be inspired and challenged by what Catrina has to share.

If you would like to connect with Catrina be sure to head over to her website, www.catrinahouson.com. You can also find Catrina on Facebook under Catrina Houston and on Instagram under @the.smileeffect or @catrina_houston. And please be sure to check out her amazing podcast The Smile Effect by going to SoundCloud , Stitcher or YouTube.

You can tune in using the links below:

iTunes: http://girls4greatness.com/iTunes

Stitcher: http://girls4greatness.com/Stitcher

Or you can hear the episode right here!