A Milestone Moment for Planet Joy

I’m not really into birthdays or most holidays. Often, they feel perfunctory. People gathering because of some external stimulus that we have culturally agreed is important. I much prefer milestone moments, or milestone celebrations. These feel more conscious, deliberate and imbued with meaning. Milestone Moments are often spontaneous and unexpected, a realization that something really … More A Milestone Moment for Planet Joy

Heal Gaslighting with Lovelighting

I spoke with a friend today whose kids were severely gaslighted by their dad recently. She handled it really well but it was hard. Her experience inspired me to write this and to share it. Hope it helps someone out there. If you want more support, get my book called SANCTUARY. And read it. It’s … More Heal Gaslighting with Lovelighting

A Garden Snail Named Grape, a Get Fairy Tales production

Do you know a child who would enjoy heartful and empowering fairy tales? Tune in to my youtube channel. I’ll be posting one every week for the next 19 weeks on Mondays at 9pm Central. Starting tonight! Each story is around 10 minutes.Please share it and we’ll spread joy together! A Garden Snail Named Grape … More A Garden Snail Named Grape, a Get Fairy Tales production

We Are a Joy-Based Household (print-out)

Dear JBL Friend, Please enjoy this mini-manifesto, co-authored by Debbie Happy Cohen, JBL Founder, and Ellen Ezekiel, an amazing mom of two boys who are putting it into practice every day! Feel free to download this and print it and place it on your fridge to share it with the family! Ellen’s empowerment and joy … More We Are a Joy-Based Household (print-out)

A Welcome Letter from our Joy-Based Living BEEE hive :-)

Dear JBL Friend, If you’ve purchased a product or a course, or if you’re participating in one of our programs, or if you’re simply an awesome follower and supporter of what we’re up to at JBL … I want to officially welcome you. And thank you for being here. Our intentions at Joy-Based Living are … More A Welcome Letter from our Joy-Based Living BEEE hive 🙂

Is Worthiness Worth My Time – a contemplation

Contemplation: Is worthiness worth my time?Exploring this question is a Joy-Based Spirituality workout.Here’s the video link to “Worthiness Matters Day 7”Cape-Collar-Crownhttps://youtu.be/IZ02-utBe-Q I also discuss how 3 symbols (cape, collar, crown) ACTIVATE life-giving antidotes to emotional abuse or trauma. For those of you who are healing these buggaboos, this message will help you heal and THRIVE. … More Is Worthiness Worth My Time – a contemplation

What foods did your ancestors eat? Eliminate shame, not innocent food.

When students of Joy-Based Living begin their studies (through our e-books), they often become painfully aware of the sheer quantity of shame that has been instilled into our collective culture, which has directly influenced their individual minds… Their sense of self worth How harshly they speak to themselves What they should or shouldn’t eat How … More What foods did your ancestors eat? Eliminate shame, not innocent food.

Don’t Watch This #vaknin

If you are emotionally or intellectually lazy, don’t watch this. If you’re closed minded to multiple perspectives, don’t watch this. If you’re afraid of taking personal responsibility, don’t watch this. JBL offers real solutions to many widespread problems we currently face. Vaknin names our global relational issues clearly (and somewhat offensively, for some people). We’ve … More Don’t Watch This #vaknin

A Joy-Based Living interview with founder, Debbie Happy Cohen

Tell me about your organization.Joy-Based Living is a community-centric LLC which offers practical ideas for well-being. Our aim is to be a conscious culture which actively allows joy to be fully accessed and experienced by each individual. How long has the organization been around?Debbie Happy Cohen and her friends Kickstarted Joy-Based Living in the summer … More A Joy-Based Living interview with founder, Debbie Happy Cohen