Help your children bring out their best during social distancing – plus feeding hummingbirds in Costa Rica

Michele Stone son hummingbird photo Costa Rica

Hey everyone!

Topics in this episode:

  • One of the best ways to homeschool right now is to positively challenging your children to be their best.
  • Michele shares a story about faith and her trip to Tanzania and a beautiful serendipity. Seeds of belief, seeds of faith.
  • Michele also shares a poem by Elinaja Lymo, her friend who lives in Tanzania.
  • Debbie shares a story about her grandmother and a hospital waiting room and “too much joy.”
  • We talk about going beyond surviving, into thriving. On a worldwide level.

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Mentioned during the podcast

Feeding the hummingbirds in Costa Rica, starring Michele’s son

Life Hack – how to presence yourself and increase your brain power

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

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, 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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