Hi, I’m Lisa Hurley. Welcome to the home of my alter-ego, HappyHappyPhoenix.

I often get asked: “@happyhappyphoenix is pretty unique name. Does it have a special meaning?” And yes; it does. As I emerged from a very toxic situation several years ago, I felt like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and I wanted to remind myself to focus on happiness. The name recognizes that there will be “ashes” in life – money problems, health issues, stress, grief, loss – while affirming that you can always rise from the ashes and live a joyful life regardless. It is a mantra I created to help me seek light, stay positive—and inspire others to do the same.

Here are a few fast facts about me:

  • I’m an activist, and am one of the hosts of Real Talk on Racism.
  • I’m a confirmed introvert, and co-host The Introvert Sisters podcast.
  • But…I can put myself out there for short periods of time, thanks to my primary school principal in Barbados, who thought she was running the Fame school. In the past, I have sung, danced, performed my poetry, and represented Barbados in regional beauty pageants.
  • I’ve loved dressing up since I was a girl, so I occasionally dabble in fashion. I especially love a good statement headpiece.
  • As a Reiki Master, I believe in good energy. I believe in speaking positively about oneself, and one’s life. To make sure that I keep this front and center, I post positive affirmations on TikTok–and here as well.

Here’s what you’ll find here:

  • Good vibrations for manifestations
  • Rants about the state of the world
  • Self-care reminders
  • Celebrations of self and others
  • The occasional meme – I like to laugh 😊

Thanks for joining me here!