"Be Your Own Hero" has won the following awards:

2015 Top Idaho Author and Book Awards

Top 10 Idaho Nonfiction Book

Best General Nonfiction

Best Cover

2014 North American Book Awards

Best Cover Design - First Place

2013 Top Idaho Author & Book Awards

Top 10 Idaho Nonfiction Book

Cover Design-2nd Place

Interior Design-2nd Place

Best New Author - Honorable Mention

As one of the industry’s most well-respected senior living experts, Catherine L. Owens has helped seniors and their families to understand and successfully navigate senior living options.

Her extensive knowledge and in-depth experience of providing for seniors' needs has given her the insight to bring about successful outcomes for her clients.


Catherine is well known for her gift of listening carefully to identify underlying fears and concerns, helping others to find a real sense of purpose, and encouraging them to live life to the fullest.