Assumptions, boundaries and speaking up for yourself – Episode 36 #lioness #quarantine

Episode 36

In this episode, Michele and I delve into the topics of assumptions, boundaries and speaking up for yourself. We also engage the topic of domestic violence at different levels and talk about inclusive compassion as well as the difficulty of this topic. Then we dig deep and acknowledge our spirituality as well as our gratitude. We end with a prayer.

We wish you the very best in every moment of your life. Thank you for being with us on this journey.


Question for you: What options and opportunities do you have that you might not have seen before?

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

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.

Please comment!

Your voices mean the world to us!

Thank you!

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3 thoughts on “Assumptions, boundaries and speaking up for yourself – Episode 36 #lioness #quarantine

  1. A heartfelt “Thank you!” from both me & Joni to you, Debbie, and to all the JBL-folks who offered up prayers for the “highest good” to come forward for Joni’s health issues (addressing all that goes with contracting COVID-19)… and for your kind, compassionate holy prayer… for requesting in your prayer the “planting of seeds of well-being and health” in the fertile soil within us. Amen, Debbie… Amen.

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