Helping your kids be happy during self-quarantine – Episode 30 #homeschooling #corona #lioness

Podcast Episode 30

Today, Michele and I discuss the nuances of how her life is changing. From decluttering to decorating her new home office to trying a smoked grilled cheese sandwich made by her son who has become quite the culinary explorer. I’m hungry now! We also talk about different forms of psychology and different things you can do to help your child grow the kind of confidence that will be with them throughout their lives.

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Topics mentioned: 

  • Releasing stuff, decluttering
  • Michele re-organizing her office into an office art space
  • Our happiness affects our children’s happiness
  • Smoking a grilled cheese sandwich
  • Homeschooling experiences and making memories
  • Tradeoffs
  • Experimenting and exploring, celebrating each others’ journeys = joy
  • Allowing joy to be fully experienced, along with all other feelings
  • Inclusive compassion
  • Freud, Jung, Adler, Frankl
  • Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
  • The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
  • Costa Rica, surfing and white water rafting
  • Michele teaching art classes online

Question for you: What are some of your favorite ways to share JOY with your child or children?

Please post your answer in the comment section below, or go to and leave us a voice message. Thank you so much for all of your comments, likes and shares! You are letting us know that we are making a difference and we really appreciate you for that.

Much love,

Debbie and Michele

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 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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