Art Education IS America #parents #homeschool #teachers #Lioness Episode 58

Episode 58 (may include explicit language)

As we stand for our desire to create a #newnormal that truly reflects the beauty and radiance of our spirits, we acknowledge that art plays an integral part in this play. As Americans, this means even more to our hearts and souls. We have always been a spirited nation. It’s time to make sure our spirits are honored, acknowledged, seen, appreciated and tended to – like a good garden would be. Please let us know how we can help you stand strong in the authenticity of your truth, of your spirit, of your full expression.

So much love, Debbie and Michele


  • Honoring your spirit, your sparkle, your shine
  • Appreciating Amy Gregory, a teacher, on the front lines
  • Courage to Connect curriculum link
  • Michele’s core values: Freedom Independence Resolve Security
  • How Michele’s core values directly relate to America’s core values
  • Michele stepping up into greater leadership

Question for you: Have you shown public appreciation for something that was posted at social media today?

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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

“Science is going to get us out of this. But art is going to get us through this.”

– Mo Willems

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 playgrounds:

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

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