Do you ever space out? How are you dealing with uncertainty, sadness, grief? Episode 28

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Michele and I are wishing you much love and well-being today and always. May you and your loved ones feel as safe as this sweet little snoring bird.

Podcast Episode 28:

Topics mentioned: 

  • Spacing out, la la land, daydreaming, positives and negatives
  • Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller
  • Being present, recognizing dissociation
  • Emotional awareness
  • Alfredo sauce with shrimp and lobster – feeling numbness
  • Creativity in action
  • Co-creation, co-authorship
  • Compassion, loving ourselves and others
  • Love and prayer quote
  • A prayer

The energy of prayer is the energy of love. The energy of love is bigger than one million dollars.

Reverend Sassy Shorts! also known as Debbie Happy Cohen

Questions for you: Do you ever space out? How are you dealing with uncertainty, sadness, grief?

Please post your answer in the comment section below, or go to and leave us a voice message. Your comments bring us so much joy.

Much love,

Debbie and Michele

This is what spacing out feels like sometimes 🙂

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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

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Michele 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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10 thoughts on “Do you ever space out? How are you dealing with uncertainty, sadness, grief? Episode 28

  1. I think my crochet and crosstitch time is my purposeful attempt to “space out”. Part of my mental health issues does include alot of dissociation. I tend to get headaches on the right side of my head after a day filled with spacing out. Its one of the things I’m trying to work on with my therapist.

    1. Tina Louise, you are so awesome to share your experience with us. Thank you so much. Michele and i can totally relate, each in our own ways. And I know others who read your comment will feel comforted if they have a similar experience. We are in this together. We are standing with you and for you. Big blessings to you.

      1. 💜 thank you so much. I find that sharing is therapeutic for me and even better if my story can help others feel less alone in their struggle.

  2. TinaLouise – Thank you for being vulnerable and posting so authentically. Your response is exactly why we started this podcast and have continued the various topics. Debbie and I are honored to support you in your journey. We wish you clarity and understanding. Big HUGS and many blessings!

    1. Wow! I just read your article… You are flippin’ awesome, Joanne, preachin’ to the choir!! I hope you keep joining us, what a great contribution to our conversation.

      1. More like a quarter. I just took a peek at your book at Amazon and started following you there. I wish I had more time to read it right now. It looks absolutely up my alley. I also wish you had it on audio. If you ever do, be sure to let me know. It would allow me to listen while multitasking. In the meanwhile, I hope you’ll stay in touch here. So great to meet you.

      2. Thanks Debbie! I don’t have my book on audio but I hope that you will find the time some day to read it! I am always curious to find out which particular section of the book resonates with people. Will definitely keep in touch either here or on IG. I just sent you a message on IG. So nice meeting you!

  3. Joanne – I just read your comment here and the excerpt from your book. Wow!! Really… WOW! You are absolutely a “Seoul” sister to us! So glad you found us and look forward to having more conversations if you feel inspired.

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