Are You Desperate, or Merely Curious?

It occurred to me just now – like BAM!


That the times I was HUNGRY for change and DESPERATE for answers…I received the most.

I wasn’t just curious about spiritual insights and psychological habits. 

I was so desperate for REAL change that in 2008, I attended Alcoholics Anonymous regularly for a year even though I wasn’t an alcoholic.

From there I learned that I had codependency habits out the wazoo and I belonged in “the other” room. Ugh! So I went there for another year, or was it two? Anyhoo… I made changes.

In 2011, I was desperate to NOT ever get “cabin fever” again that I created a 398 day painting project and stuck to it. I never got severe winter blues again.

In 2016, I was desperate to have a subculture of wellness… to be surrounded by people who were kind to each other as the norm. So, I created Joy-Based Living and then, out of conscious conversations, Wholehearted Networking was born. We’ll be 3 on April 1st. I love my peeps.

Because I was desperate, I showed up more honestly and authentically. And as my true self emerged, I attracted people who liked me for who I am.

They weren’t merely curious. They were longing for something more. And they honored their yearnings.

Cheers to your inner longings and the desperation which causes you to knock at the door 🚪 of your true self.

Bang on the door if you must!

The true you is waiting. 

I’ll meet you on the other side.

Love and blessings,

Debbie Happy Cohen
Life coach, Author, and Founder of Joy-Based Living

The Joy-Based Living 12 Practices E-book can help you break on through. You got this!

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!

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