Be a Lioness – Help your kids process their emotions in chaotic times – let’s create a new normal together! – Episode 14

Lioness in Africa by Michele Stone
Photo by Michele Stone in Arusha, Tanzania in Africa in 2019

LAUNCHING SEASON 2 of The Sassy Southern Yankee podcast!

This season will be CLEAN LANGUAGE AND KID FRIENDLY. I am swearing to give up swear words during these podcasts because your young ones are at home and you need this info to be heard and shared freely!! 

We want you to be a great lioness during these times.

We want to help you you be the calm amidst the storm. We know how much you love your kids and we know how much you care.

Trauma occurs when feelings get stuck. This can be prevented. That’s what this episode is about.

Please help me welcome my dear friend Michele Stone who is an artist and art teacher. She works with seniors and children and she also curates the art at Carrollwood Cultural Center in north Tampa.


This podcast is for all you moms and dads out there freaking out about what to do with your children for the next 2-4 weeks, while we are all quarantined. We plan to do a whole series of refreshing topics and life hacks to keep the stress and frustration down to a minimum. They will cover a wide range of topics, including emotional intelligence, doodling, navigating challenging times, resistance and so much more. Click on this link and check is out. Please leave a comment and I might draw out a doodle for you!! 

In this episode, we discuss how you can help your kids stay strong during these chaotic times. Topics include emotional intelligence, emotional resilience, art, doodling, crayons and more. Please let us know what you think. Michele’s going to do some fun doodles based on your input!!! Please share your questions or comments or topic suggestions right here in the comment section!!!

We plan to be here for you on the daily!!

You can play the entire episode RIGHT HERE. You can also listen at any of your favorite podcast apps including spotify and itunes.

Thanks so much for joining us in creating a NEW NORMAL!

Sending you great big hugs,

Debbie Happy Cohen and Michele Stone

Happy Debbie at JBL VillageDebbie Happy Cohen, author and coach, is also the founder of Joy-Based Living. Her Master’s Degree is in counseling, specializing in family systems, trauma and turning OY into JOY! She lives on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Debbie’s books include Reach Your Stars!, SANCTUARY and It’s All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year. Her friends have nicknamed her Happy D! and Reverend SASSY SHORTS! You can write to her at her blog at

Michele Stone bio photoMichele Stone is a professional artist in Tampa, Florida as well as a Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach. She teaches classes and curates art exhibits at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. “Masterpieces with Michele” is her company where provides painting parties for adults at their workplaces.  You can watch her videos and subscribe to her youtube station here.

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