Do you take too many photos? Do you read too many books? What’s your quirk?

AWWWEEEESOOOOOMMMMMEEEEEE! ME TOO!! I’m so flippin over the people who make fun of people for their quirks. All this does is SMOTHER people who feel insecure (artists, creatives??) . . . and they get quieter. So many amazing people are very actively HIDING their flippin’ amazing talents TODAY RIGHT NOW because of fear of judgment, … More Do you take too many photos? Do you read too many books? What’s your quirk?

A Place to Belong

I wish I could have had a place for my 18 year old self to belong – safely and without any soul-stealing price. A place to think clearly. A place to feel supported. Supported in having alignment between my heart, my mind and my actions. A place where mutual respect was a given and expected. … More A Place to Belong

The lyrics to these Beatles songs play in my mind sometimes

Do you ever have a song come to your mind when you think of a particular person, or maybe even an event in your life? That happens to me quite frequently, and lately, when I’ve thought about the various aspects of Joy-Based Living, a couple of these songs rose up inside of me: While my … More The lyrics to these Beatles songs play in my mind sometimes

So you’ve refused to be another brick in the wall – now who will you be?

After refusing to be a cog, a brick or a drone —- who will you become? Will you become a bully? A peace freak? A doormat to someone else’s whims? An addict? A zombie? I hope none of the above. I think in order to avoid these traps, and to live with dare I say … More So you’ve refused to be another brick in the wall – now who will you be?

Gorgeous coaching conversation – awakening the LIONESS

I never ever know what’s going to transpire during a coaching call. Each one is guided by the trajectory of the person I’m talking to, my current levels of awareness, and their current needs, wants or goals. One woman, an artist I’ve known for years, has embraced her career with a love and passion for … More Gorgeous coaching conversation – awakening the LIONESS

A self-reflection question – a gift for you from Hiro

Normally, these self reflection cards are reserved for Joy-Based Living supporters at Patreon but Hiro Nakamura asked me to share this one with you. It corresponds with yesterday’s post: 3 Power Mantras for Silencing Dirty Ninjas – Doubts and Fears – SASSY Sunday Week 7 of 52 Thanks Hiro! Much love, Debbie Happy Cohen aka: … More A self-reflection question – a gift for you from Hiro