Overgivers – Your superpowers and your kryptonite #lioness #corona – Episode 33

Guilt Grenade

In this episode, #33, Michele and I discuss the superpowers of overgivers, as well as their kryptonite. Heads up – the thing I wanted to mention in the first couple of minutes – I forgot to mention until the very end.

This is a very rich and full and awesome conversation for anyone who is constantly exhausted or out-of-balance due to overgiving. Spinning your wheels, feeling like you can never catch up, feeling like you’re never doing enough. We love you!


  • Superpowers of overgivers – and their kryptonite – Over-takers and overly-needy ones
  • Overgiving, Cinderella
  • Calendar – weekly appointments with self
  • Feeling guilty
  • Guilt grenade, center of the psyche explanation
  • Codependency definition
  • Conscious vs Compulsive
  • Self care
  • Kindness to self
  • Knowing what you need what you feel what YOU desire
  • Knowing how to BE at the center of your psyche
  • Complex PTSD – book by Pete Walker
  • Needs of overgivers
  • Supportive healthy community
  • Embodiment
  • Core values
  • Trauma recognition w healing strategies ie broken gramma phone or record player
  • Laughter
  • Boundaries
  • Brene Brown quote question about boundaries
  • Debbie cracking up at TikTok
  • Michele’s experience of practicing core values

Question for you ala Brené Brown:

What boundaries need to be in place for you to stay in your integrity and make the most generous assumptions about other people?

Please post your answer in the comment section below, or go to anchor.fm/sassyshorts 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.

Debbie and Michele

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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 http://www.joybasedliving.com.

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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