About the Author


My name is Helene Avraham-Katz.

I am a wife, mother to three wonderful daughters and two amazing dogs, but I am much more than that.

I was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. At the age of 22, I moved to live on Kibbutz Hanita in Israel. I met my husband Boaz and had three daughters, Netta, Eden, and Yahav.
In 1996, we moved back to Port Elizabeth, for a year, to spend time with my parents. We ended up staying for six years before moving in August 2001 to Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States.
In 2009, I started my own business and worked from home until 2019, when against all odds, after beating pancreatic cancer twice, I opened my store: “The Butterfly Effect.”

The last few years have not been easy, but along with the difficult things, there have been even more wonderful ones.

I have learned a tremendous amount about the importance of appreciating the small things in life, learning to live every day to the fullest without regrets, and not taking anything for granted. 

I had no intention of writing a book. I originally just started journaling for myself, but realized I wanted to share my story. This was probably one of the most cathartic, fun, scary, and enjoyable things I have done. If I can help anyone, even a little bit, by telling my story, then it will have been worthwhile. I hope you read and enjoy my book - I am excited to share it with you.

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