Being there – midwifing a new world of connection and joy #Lioness Episode 52

Episode 52

In episode 52, Michele and I delve into the realm and comfort of the new normal. We discuss how being dedicated to co-authoring our podcast has helped us develop our Why’s in the world. Which has also allowed us to connect more to holding space for others and what is emerging for them and the rest of the world. It’s all so beautiful and we are so honored to share this time with you! Enjoy!


  • Midwifing a new world of connection and joy
  • Being there
  • Safety is a place where joy and spontaneity flow
  • True freedom leads to joy
  • New normalcy – our intention is neutral-positive
  • Holding space, globally
  • Michele’s art classes
  • Being a young mom
  • Self-care
  • Learning something new
  • Debbie’s story about junior high marching band
  • Michele’s YouTube videos – doodling for self-care
  • New normal – ordinary simple pleasures
  • JBL Joy-Cycle
  • JBL Trifecta

Our WHY’s

“My hearts greatest calling is teaching others love, kindness, acceptance and inclusion through art.” 

– Michele Stone

“Midwifing a new world.”

– Debbie Happy Cohen

Question for you: What’s your WHY?

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 playing at a bunch of social media platforms.

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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