Debbie Happy Cohen

Debbie profile photo July 2017

Some people mine for gold.
I “mine” for light.
Yours, mine, and humanity’s.

The light inside of each and every person is worth fighting for. Standing for. Singing, dancing and painting for! And bringing out that beautiful light together is sooo much more FUN than going at it alone. This is what we have created at Joy-Based Living.

My name is Debbie Happy Cohen and yes my middle name really was given to me by my mom at birth. I am the founder of Joy-Based Living (JBL), a peer-led community made of conscious, empowered individuals. Together, we are generating a strong, collective energy, co-authoring more of what we want to see in the world.

The JBL Beginner’s Guide E-Book and community offer a “worthiness and well-being” workout. With peers. Without agenda. Your entry into the community is the JBL Beginner’s Guide E-Book! Found here:

I “mine” for light through creativity, connection, and contribution.

Creativity. I made a commitment on Facebook to paint every day and post each painting from 11/11/11 to 12/12/12. All sorts of people responded to each day’s painting and commented on what they saw, felt, or experienced. I learned that for one thing, you don’t have to be a great artist to communicate a clear message. Secondly, I learned that the people who love and support your authentic expression are your true tribe! By the end of the year, people were regularly purchasing my colorful creations, which are scattered throughout the JBL E-book!

Connection. For 20 years, I’ve coached people, individually and in groups, through personal transformation experiences. My career has given me the opportunity to connect with many people from the heart and engage in conversations that really matter. I’ve witnessed so many people soar into greater freedom, and each time, it feels fresh and new, like watching butterflies emerge from their cocoons.

Contribution. Contribution. I love developing and facilitating people through unique, leading-edge transformational experiences, which currently include Joy-Based Living, CELEST coaching sessions (deep-dive conversations which help you access your core essence to create lasting change), and Wholehearted Mastermind courses (for unifying and integrating your shadow and your light). I have authored several books as a way of sharing ideas, insights, and inspirations with a larger audience.

What excites me most about Joy-Based Living is that it is a co-creative conversation. It is a result of many leading-edge conversations with an amazing tribe of people, including you! Together, we are generating a strong, collective, empowered energy – co-authoring more of what we want to see in the world. To me, this is LIVING ART.

I am inspired by the beauty of nature, and surrounded by the most amazing community in a small town on Lookout Mountain, in Alabama, USA. I live with a Great Pyrenees, Hiro Nakamura, who is a master of Joy-Based Living.

ps. YES, my middle name really is Happy, from birth, a namesake from my great-grandmother, who was also a pioneer!

About our Joy-Based Living Tribe

Here’s what I’ve learned about our members over the last year since our Kickstarter campaign began. You amaze me. Thank you so much for all of your participation and feedback and so much more!!!

With Love,
Debbie Happy Cohen

JBL is a tribe 
of good-hearted souls
boldly soaring

JBL members are committed to
discovering their authentic voices
and setting them free

JBL members are
(this is our secret to staying
forever young… shhh hh hh)

JBL members have generous portions of
wisdom and youthfulness
authenticity and audacity
strength and resilience

JBL members deeply value
love and freedom
inner and outer peace
emotional safety and faith
independence and connection

And JOY!