Meaningful conversations are the gateway to creating your best new normal – JBL is leading the way – Episode 26


Dear Friend,

Michele and I would like to help you experience more MAGIC in your life. In order to do this, we’d like to include you in the insights and perspectives which have helped us the most. This episode is an invitation for those of you who don’t yet know us at Joy-Based Living, to get to know us. And we would love to get to know you.

Podcast episode 26

Topics discussed

  • Meaningful conversations
  • JBL Trifecta / Venn Diagram: Psychological, metaphysical, inspirational, practical
  • New Normal
  • Less fogginess, dissociation, fear
  • The fibers that build cords between people – that build trust
  • Codependency

Question to answer

  • How do you strengthen your connections and bond with people you care about?
  • Please post your answer in the comment section below, or go to and leave us a voice message.

Much love,

Debbie and Michele

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Happy Debbie at JBL Village

Debbie 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 practical spirituality. Also affectionately known as Happy D! and Reverend SASSY SHORTS!, she lives on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her books include Reach Your Stars!SANCTUARY, It’s All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year, and I Don’t Think So!  You can find her blogging 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.

Please comment!

Your voices mean the world to us!

Thank you!

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4 thoughts on “Meaningful conversations are the gateway to creating your best new normal – JBL is leading the way – Episode 26

  1. I love how we continue to discuss and offer such a beautiful range of topics! Yesterdays thoughts regarding meaningful conversations gave our listeners an opportunity to hear where we are coming from. My hope is that they too feel they can having meaningful conversations with their loved ones!

    1. Me too. I just learned that my Auntie is a rad chess player. All these years, and I didn’t know that she used to beat my Uncle all the time. They just took out their chess set again. But lately, he’s been practicing “how to checkmate” online, so she’s a little scared 🙂 Last year, I learned about her – after all these years – that she – who was born and raised in Persia / Iran – has been a country music fan since she was a little girl. Because of all of the american soldiers, there was a radio station that played country and she would get to go to the army store (commissary??) and see photos of Elvis, etc. And when the army guys would move back to the USA, they’d sell their stuff before they moved and her dad would take her to buy all these American things from them. Cool, huh?!!
      Who woulda thunk it!!??!!

  2. Wow!! Who woulda thunk it?!?! From Chess Pro to Elvis obsession. So incredibly interesting! Talk about meaningful conversation! I wonder what other conversations are happening out there in the world now that we have all ‘slowed down’?

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