Grief, Gratitude, Trauma, Spirituality and Love – a great conversation for families

Michele pink and purple heart meditation about love with JBL logo

Here’s today’s podcast. We really covered a lot of depth and width in this conversation.

We hope you enjoy this episode and we are wondering: What are you grateful for? Please comment and let us know.

Sending you great big hugs wherever you are in the world!

Debbie Happy Cohen and Michele Stone

Things we mentioned during the podcast

We talked about the JBL 12 Practices during the show which I promised to make available for $1 (instead of $27). Stay tuned. I’ll post the link tomorrow when I’m more awake.


I mentioned the God is an Ocean poem which I wrote in 1995:


Michele mentioned one of her favorite songs: Love is my Religion by Ziggy Marley

Gratitude Color Wheels


Michele Stone Gratitude Color Wheel March 16 2020


Debbie Happy Cohen Gratitude Color Wheel March 16 2020

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, healing emotional 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. And I Don’t Think So! Her friends have nicknamed her Happy D! and Reverend SASSY SHORTS! You can find her blogging and write to her 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 for children and seniors and also curates art exhibits at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Masterpieces with Michele, LLC is her company where provides painting parties for adults at their workplaces.  You can watch her videos and subscribe to her youtube station here.


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. Please leave a comment and I might draw out a doodle for you!! 


This podcast is 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.

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