This is Your Quest – an interview with Joanne Reed from South Korea – Episode 41 #lioness

Joanne Reed with her book in a field of flowers

*Please excuse the imperfect sound in this episode. We had to meet on Zoom because the podcast software wasn’t able to work properly. But the interview was totally worthy. We hope you think so too!

Episode 41:

WOW. Just WOW.

Michele, Joanne and I thoroughly enjoyed a meaningful conversation that we will remember for a very long time to come. We are so glad to include you in on it.  Joanne Reed is the Author of “This is Your Quest: To Discover Your Happiness.” She lives in South Korea and is originally from a French island near Madagascar, Réunion. Scroll down to see a gallery of photos!

Joanne reflected her experience back to us after the podcast with the perfect words: “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!” Please share your comments and feedback at the blog! We would love to hear from you.


  • A brief history of where Joanne got her beautiful accent
  • What life is like in Seoul, South Korea
  • Joanne’s family
  • South Korea’s quick and efficient response to Corona
  • Time on her hands
  • Meditation, creativity and divine inspiration
  • Writing her book and getting published
  • This is Your Quest: To Discover Happiness Along the Way
  • Thinking big and following your dreams
  • Having an audience, being appreciated
  • Don’t block the world from experiencing you
  • See how far you can go!
  • “Let the world decide”
  • Pause and Pay Attention; Diving Deep Down
  • Joy-Based Living “Meaningful Conversation” tagline
  • Letting go of expectations, oak tree metaphor
  • Visiting Joanne’s native island home
  • Being comfortable with duality
  • The Gift of Clarity
  • You can find Joanne Reed and her social media stations at

Question for you: What is your quest at this time in your life?

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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!! 


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4 thoughts on “This is Your Quest – an interview with Joanne Reed from South Korea – Episode 41 #lioness

  1. Thank you to Debbie and Michelle for being wonderful hosts! And to answer the question being asked: “What is your Quest At This Time In Your Life?” My Quest right now is to continue to have meaningful conversations such as the one I just had with Debbie and Michele and hope that curious souls out there will stop by to eavesdrop on our conversations and share the story of their own Quests!

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