Is your crazy busy life filling you up?

(Or weighing you down?)


Who would you be if you stripped away all the "busy"?

Work deadlines. Commutes. Errands. Favors for friends. Visits to family. PTA meetings. Meal prep. Party planning. Date nights. Doctors’ appointments. And laundry. Ugh, the laundry….  

It doesn't matter what your to-do list looks like. It doesn't matter who's counting on you. 

You’re a gal who knows how to


But you also: 

  • Feel utterly wiped out. ALL. THE. TIME.   
  • Know you should make time to work out or start going to bed earlier, but it feels like there are just too many other things demanding your attention. Because if you don’t do it, who will?
  • Say yes to too many things...and then feel resentful later.   
  • Genuinely want to give more of yourself to others, but then when you have a fleeting quiet moment alone, you realize you have nothing left to give

Let me guess..

You’ve tried therapy.

You’ve read the self-help books.  

You’ve listened to the podcasts.  

Tried working with a personal trainer or a life coach.  

(And don't even start with those 30-day crash diets!)

But you still struggle to prioritize self-care.  

At this point, New Year's resolutions have become a joke. You're tired of the self-punishment.

It’s not like you don’t know what to do. It just feels like you can’t give yourself permission to do it. And, even if you did, where in the world would you even start? It's too overwhelming.

You try to feel that connection and understanding you’re so hungry for with the other women in your life, but they either are just as busy as you are and can’t give the time or they just want you to stay the same person you’ve always been.

But you don’t want to stay the same as you’ve always been. You’re ready for more. 

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Not more stuff on your to-do list. More of what feeds your soul.


But you feel like you’re easily knocked down by the little bumps in the road.  


Sometimes you snap at your partner or kids for something that has nothing to do with them (and then feel guilty immediately!). Or buckle under the pressure and order greasy takeout for the third time this week, while your farmer's market greens wilt in the fridge.  

You begin to dread even going into work. Or coming home. It feels like there isn't much escape.  

You wish it was easier to just dust yourself off and keep going. Why does it seem easier for everyone else?  


You feel like something is missing, but you’re not totally sure what. All you know is you’re ready to make a change so that you can feel filled up and energized by your life again.

What if you gave yourself the same level of care that you give to everyone else? 

What if you:  

  • Stopped simply reacting and started living with intention?
  • Got quiet and asked yourself, "What do I want my life to be?"
  • Stopped doing what everyone else is doing or striving for what everyone else has?
  • Got really clear on how you want to feel? What you want to have? What you want your life to look like?
  • Gave yourself permission to slow down just a little?
  • Allowed yourself the time and space for the answers to these questions to surface?
  • Relinquished the thought that change has to be dramatic or all-or-nothing in order to make a real difference?

The secret to creating revolutionary change in your life is in making small, consistent changes every single day. But first, we have to know what we want.

We need to give ourselves space to hear ourselves.

We need to learn how to pay attention to how our physical bodies communicate our inner needs and desires to us, to gain access to the wisdom our cognitive minds can't always dream up. (An asset we're all born with that we've been programmed to ignore!)

We need accountability and encouragement from those who truly wish to see us thrive and don't require us to stay small for their comfort.

We need time, patience, and above all self-compassion to make the small, lasting changes that will lead us to the living the lives we were meant for.

What we dream of is within reach. Reach made easier with a plan, a guide, and accountability to make small, consistent changes every single day. 


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Calm By Design is an online course for women of ALL ages and stages that combines education, self-care & community in a sustainable, compassionate, progress-oriented format, so you can create a low-stress, abundant life you love living every single day.
Designed & hosted by Catherine O'Brien, LMFT, founder of Happy With Baby.

The wait is over! Doors are now open, with a one-time payment for lifetime access to all current & future content.

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What happens when you join?

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You get lifetime-access to a sustainable support system that works in a format that fits into your busy life.

This framework uses a combination of 12 bite-sized skill-building video lessons containing practices that will help you find more calm, set better boundaries, and understand yourself more fully.

We’ll begin to dial back into our true selves by asking ourselves the right questions.

The structure is organized around themes, which we use to learn new skills we can immediately begin incorporating into our daily lives.


Skills like:

  • Ways to help calm your nervous system's flight, fight, or freeze response
  • Using your senses to ground into the present moment
  • Ways to effectively communicate your personal boundaries
  • Techniques and routines for getting the most restorative rest possible
  • How you can use joyful movement and play for self-discovery.


You'll be gently guided through the process to explore what you need, what you want and what you value, so that you can live a life you love. 


In this course, you'll get lifetime access to 3 months' worth of weekly video lessons. Binge several lessons at a time, schedule them weekly, or squeeze one in whenever your lifestyle allows! There's no pop quiz at the end, no one right way to do it!


You'll get just enough science and perspective behind each weekly theme to understand how the hormones & limbic system and other physical body systems affect your health, moods, thoughts and relationships, with plenty of time for reflection, discussion, & technique implementation.


Join with a one-time fee and get lifetime access. There are no deadlines or time limits. You work the material at your own pace, on your own terms.


This membership is NOT intended to be yet another thing on your to-do list. Lessons are more like a mini-retreat from your daily grind. By practicing the skills and self-inquiry learned, you slowly but reliably build better habits to reach your goals.

Theme-based lessons are the stepping stones toward the stress-free life you want.

The Calm By Design course curriculum is designed to start with foundational skills that create heathy habits and mindset. These foundational lessons clear the pathway to making more complicated challenges manageable, layering new skills that get you closer to your goals. Each theme takes the guesswork out of where to start and what to do next.


Themes Include:

  • MASTERING YOUR THOUGHTS: Alter Your Limbic Responses Through Thought
  • HORMONE HARMONY: What You Need to Know to Regain Control
  • REST: Shifting the Nervous System to "Rest & Digest"
  • QUIET: Cultivating a Strong Inner Signal
  • MOVEMENT: Making Room for Feeling Good
  • INNER CIRCLE: Connection & Flow in Relationships
  • PURPOSE & IDENTITY: Exploring Your Unique Purpose Hierarchy
  • INTIMACY: Finding Our Fullest Expressions

Catherine-Photo-CBDHey, I'm Catherine.

I'll be your host on this self-care journey. I’m here to make sure you’re well taken care of.

I'm a licensed marriage & family therapist, founder of Happy With Baby in Sacramento, CA, and busy wife and mom of two.

I understand the pressures our busy, productivity- and achievement-oriented culture puts on ALL women at every age and stage of life.

I think we all long for acceptance, connection, and fulfillment in our lives, and I’d venture to guess that we could all stand to slow down just a little.

I know the struggle first-hand.

I've created Calm By Design from a place of compassion for women who are struggling because I know how it feels and because I talk with women everyday who are grappling with the same struggles.

When we understand what our bodies are telling us, we can better meet our own needs.

We all know that if we wait on someone to give us permission to nurture ourselves, we'll be waiting forever.

I'm on a mission to ensure women like you care for yourself like you care for your family, your friends, your career, and your community. 

Ready to shed the stress & step into the calm?  


Calm By Design is evergreen and OPEN for enrollment.  


This course's content is valued at $1000, but is being offered as a one-time purchase for lifetime access to all current & future content. You choose the amount this offering is worth to you or what you can afford. No questions asked!

Click the button below to join:

YES! I'm ready to join!

You know how to be in the present moment and feel more satisfaction in everything you do.

You make room for joy, gratitude and playfulness everyday. And when you slip up, you don't beat yourself up. You've learned to love yourself through it.

Imagine-photoImagine what's possible.

Picture you a year from now.

You're master of your emotions. You don't even break a sweat anymore when work deadlines get shuffled around or your child comes home from daycare with a fever. You know you've got this.

You can pivot with the best of them because you know how to breathe through it. You know how your body communicates stress to you and you know how to shift you inner dialogue. You know how to tap into a clear mind and hear your truths.

You no longer feel trapped by your calendar because you're the boss of your time. You have the satisfaction of knowing your schedule is ready to shift at a moment's notice. You designed it that way. Because you no longer say yes to things you don't want to. You have "white space" in your calendar for whatever springs up.

You know the people in your life who really have your best interests at heart - and they respect your boundaries. You've built a circle of support around you that you can count on in a crisis. A tribe who can lift you up when you're having a down moment.

Calm By Design helps you get there. The successes though? They're all your own. 

  • Catherine A. O'Brien, MA, LMFT

    “Really Awesome!!! Thank you!!”

    rom "Finding Your Calm as a Mom" empowerment workshop

  • Catherine A. O'Brien, MA, LMFT

    “This was such great workshop! Thank you Catherine! I really feel like I can use this!”

    from "Finding Your Calm as a Mom" empowerment workshop

  • Catherine A. O'Brien, MA, LMFT

    “This is a fantastic recommendation!”

    CEO, John Doe Corp

Ready to shed the stress & step into the calm?  


Calm By Design is evergreen and OPEN for enrollment.  


This course's content is valued at $1000, but is being offered as a one-time purchase for lifetime access to all current & future content. You choose the amount this offering is worth to you or what you can afford. No questions asked!

Click the button below to join:

YES! I'm ready to join!

See you there!