A celebration of our contributions, our joys and our power #lioness Episode 44

Episode 44

Just prior to this podcast, Michele was in tears. Tears of JOY because of an overflowing amount of appreciation she was so lovingly given by a few different people from all around the world.

We hope this conversation inspires you, lifts you and moves you to celebrate the very best in you and to bring your best gifts to the world. Thank you for being with us on this journey. Cheers and blessings to all of us!!


  • Michele’s trip to Tanzania, helping at-risk kids through a program
  • Elinaja is now painting murals in the more poverty-stricken areas
  • Connecting people in Africa, on the other side of the world
  • Michele’s YouTube channel – Masterpieces with Michele – Daily prompts doodle series of videos
  • Overwhelmed with JOY
  • Hallelujah YouTube Video with Jennifer Hudson
  • How can I help you?
  • CPTSD, healing
  • Really receiving honor and accolades
  • Michele is now associating her power, contribution and value with “BEING HOME”
  • 2020 GRANDER VERSION OF ME, Michele’s intentions are coming fully alive
  • Owning and appreciating your own strengths
  • Thank you, a rabbi’s story
  • Olympians, Gold medalists

Question for you: What is a grander vision of YOU that inspires you right now?

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.

Much love,

Debbie and Michele

JBL Trifecta

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!

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