If your manifestations behave like they were hit by a broken magic wand, this could be why.

Toxic Shame is the deadliest kryptonite when it comes to manifesting awesome experiences in your life, including (and especially) personal power, agency and the will to create what you really want. I’m putting the finishing touches on the SANCTUARY book and it will be available as a free download at JoyBasedLiving.com in the next few … More If your manifestations behave like they were hit by a broken magic wand, this could be why.

Children’s Books for Healing Emotional Trauma

https://joybasedliving.com/store/ For more info about CPTSR/ CPTSD/ codependency/ co-narcissism, just enter any of those terms in the search bar (in the website footer) at https://joybasedliving.com/ Debbie Happy Cohen is a master coach with a graduate degree in counseling. She’s the founder of Joy-Based Living, an online global conversation where people develop the skills to create … More Children’s Books for Healing Emotional Trauma

Why I love Oscar the Grouch – and is Sesame Street really a show about practicing Mindfulness?

I love love love Oscar the Grouch. Always have. Always will. I love that he is who he is. And I LOOOVE that he is accepted and loved in his curmudgeon-ness. To me, joy is most alive – and has the most spacious room to expand – in environments where all parts of ourselves are … More Why I love Oscar the Grouch – and is Sesame Street really a show about practicing Mindfulness?

In the aftermath of an episode – Healing from narcissistic abuse

In Part I of the Healing from Narcissistic Abuse series, I talked about the “Invisibility cloak” and the looks of “contempt and disdain” that the narky-nark flings at his or her target to keep them “in their place” and to keep the narky-nark feeling superior. Now, I’d like to name what happens inside the person … More In the aftermath of an episode – Healing from narcissistic abuse

Authentic Presence: A cure for loneliness (Healing from narcissistic abuse Part IV)

Well I had no idea there would be such a strong response to my first blog posts on narcissistic abuse. In fact, on Thanksgiving evening, I received an email from a long lost relative letting me know that we had similar experiences growing up. There’s a scene in the movie V for Vendetta where this … More Authentic Presence: A cure for loneliness (Healing from narcissistic abuse Part IV)