31 Flavors of Joy

Do you remember Baskin Robbins’ 31 ice cream flavors? I used to looooove going there when I was a kid. Do they still even exist?

Just like ice cream, Joy has sooo many flavors… way more than 31! Maybe even a zillion!!

At Joy-Based Living, whether we are fully experiencing joy at its shiniest, or we are facing an obstacle to our awareness of joy’s presence in our lives… we love to talk about our experiences.

When we share our joy, we give other people an example of what joy feels like as well as permission to share theirs. Joy multiplies when it’s shared with joyful people!

When we share our obstacles to joy, we give other people an example of what vulnerability feels like as well as permission to share their experiences. We set each other free to be with “what is” when we do this. We become more wholehearted.

In the latest JBL podcasts and blog posts, Michele Stone is collaborating, co-creating and co-conspiring with me to bring more joy to your world!!

Some of our favorite blog posts include:

  1. Juli Jordan cracking us up speaking for her dogs. Yes, you read that correctly.
  2. Beaming out a clear signal, meeting a new Seoul Sister from South Korea.
  3. Daily self care doodles – youtube videos by Michele Stone (you can find the link in any of our blog posts, just read Michele’s bio)

At http://www.joybasedliving.com, LIONESS is the menu item that will open the doors to our collaborative blog posts and podcasts. Just click LIONESS.

We are here for you during this time of self-quarantine. Let us know what you need by commenting at any blog post or podcast episode.

Thank you so much. Be well and stay safe.

Much love,


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.

Please comment!

Your voices mean the world to us!

Thank you!

To access all blog posts and podcasts with Debbie and Michele, just click LIONESS in the main menu of www.joybasedliving.com or go to the Search bar at the bottom and type LIONESS.

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