Healing from emotional trauma can be difficult but it’s definitely easier when you know what you’re aiming for. I received this insight (in the image) in a conversation about healing after narcissistic abuse but I think it can be applied to all sorts of inner healing. “Facing the void of emptiness is the one thing … More Healing means creating a space where love can land
I don’t know what can be done to directly and massively affect change at the top but I do see a positive trend at the bottom and I hope it grows like a fucking massive wildfire. In the last year or so, I learned about “unschooling”. It’s where kids stay at home and study things … More Happy kids don’t shoot people.
In an ideal world, this Brene quote would require no effort, in fact it would actually sound absurd! But in our imperfect world, where we learn to disconnect from our true selves… We have to learn to plug back in if we want to have any semblance of true joy in our lives. Since we … More True Belonging
For years, I searched for a planner that would help me consistently focus forward and build good habits while generating feelings of inspiration and kindness, not pressure and demand. Daily planners are supposed to help us gain clarity about what we want to create in our lives. However, I find that most are either too … More How would you like to feel when you plan your day?
When God and the Body are in sync, this is what it feels like: Energy flows purely and directly to the self, uninhibited and unconstricted. Emotions are fully embraced. You feel fully alive. This energy stream, when overflowing, is our most centered and balanced position for generosity, well being and love. Credit to Dr Gabor … More When God and the Body are in sync, this is what it feels like
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
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
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
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)