Learning to Mother Ourselves and Each Other

Thanks to Kelly McDaniel LPC, author of Mother Hunger, for giving me the words and depth of understanding to name what we’ve been doing at Joy-Based Living since 2016. Words are power!!!

To experience Joy-Based Living . . .

  • Dip your toe in with SELF STUDY: Visit the JBL homepage and get the E-Books. Read them and integrate the Practices and the Planner into your daily life. Invite others to discuss the JBL E-books together.
  • Go full steam ahead with a JBL GUIDE: Join one of our online groups, currently led by Debbie Happy Cohen:
    Self-Care Art for Your Heart and Soul – this is free and open for everyone; interaction is limited.
    Wholehearted Networking – this is a weekly group conversation (for women only). It feels like a turkish bath in the middle of an oasis. You can let your hair down.
Debbie Happy Cohen
Debbie Happy Cohen

Debbie Happy Cohen, author, coach and artist, is the founder of Joy-Based Living. She loves spending time with magical, kind, thoughtful, inspiring people. Her Master’s Degree is in counseling but her experience comes from 20 years of coaching people to bring out the best in themselves and others. Also affectionately known as Happy D! and Reverend SASSY SHORTS!, she lives on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her books include The 12 Practices, The JBL Planner for Daily Self-Reflection, Reach Your Stars!, SANCTUARY: 4 Mantras for Thriving After Emotional Trauma, It’s All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year, and a children’s book I Don’t Think So!


5 thoughts on “Learning to Mother Ourselves and Each Other

  1. Y’know, SOMETHING sounded familiar to me when I read the superb new JBL “pronouncement” you’ve shared with us above, Debbie… and then I realized: It’s essence lines up beautifully with the “tag line” at the top of this particular JBL page: Listen to your heart. Stay in tune with your soul. And trust yourself more.” I feel like the two of them together on my plate each morning will make for a wonderfully uplifting “spiritual meal mantra”!! 🙂
    Thanks again, Debbie (and Kelly McDaniel) for nudging the curtains ever wider to Let the Sunshine I!! (from the 60s rock opera “Hair”) 😉

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