Addiction Transformation Trauma and Healing – wisdom during the time of corona – pandemics and infodemics

Hey All! I’ve been awaiting one of my favorite teachers to bring his leadership and kind, intelligent, macro/micro, compassionate voice to the table. It showed up in my feed today. Yay! And as always, he doesn’t disappoint. Gabor Maté. And yes, Russell Brand did an excellent job in this interview as well. Thank you both, … More Addiction Transformation Trauma and Healing – wisdom during the time of corona – pandemics and infodemics

We were made for these times

I read this vignette many years ago, and the feeling-tone of it has brought me inner strength many times. The title sings inside my heart like the chorus line of a great song. I share it with you with big blessings. We Were Made For These Times by Clarissa Pinkola Estes My friends, do not … More We were made for these times

Positive parenting tips and home schooling hacks – love wins

Cheers to another great conversation with Michele Stone! Please share it with anyone you think could benefit, especially parents! Here are a couple of terms that are mentioned during the podcast. Enter these into the search bar (in the footer of JoyBasedLiving.com) to get all of the blog posts related to these topics. Lioness Embodiment … More Positive parenting tips and home schooling hacks – love wins

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?

Own your power – Sassy Sunday 8 of 52

Hey Friend! Did you ever hear about the priest in the long black robe who walked into the “wrong” hospital room and spoke the last rights to the “wrong” person, and that person died? I don’t have evidence to tell you if this has actually has happened but I do know that when doctors tell … More Own your power – Sassy Sunday 8 of 52

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

5 steps to supercharge your focus! SASSY Sunday Week 6 of 52

Hello friend! It’s Reverend SASSY SHORTS here for another SASSY SUNDAY! A few weeks back, I shared 4 stages for thriving after trauma. They are: Stuck, Shocked, Hell No, Hell Yes! I noticed that a lot of people get stuck in the boundary-setting stage of HELL NO. And we just can’t have that now, can … More 5 steps to supercharge your focus! SASSY Sunday Week 6 of 52

Affirmations for dealing with people who overwhelm you #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

When you regularly feel confused, overwhelmed, disconnected-from-self, or a bit too crazy after spending time with the same person – consider the idea that it’s not you – maybe, just maybe – it’s them. (Search terms: cognitive dissonance and double-binds).  Maybe said person is doing it on purpose, maybe she’s not. Maybe he’s got mental … More Affirmations for dealing with people who overwhelm you #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

We just reached 100! Thank you!!

Congratulations to us for keeping this conversation alive – about Joy-Based Living, and about developing mindsets where joy can thrive! One would think – I used to think – that a conversation about JOY would be lighthearted and easygoing… but surprisingly… it often takes quite a bit of courage! Why? Because we have to let … More We just reached 100! Thank you!!

I Love Spirit (and I feel corny sharing that publicly)

I really love Spirit, the energy that connects us all in sparkly waves of light. I’ve always felt a strong connection to Spirit, God, the Universe or whatever you choose to call it. I seem to experience it more often and more deeply than most people but I’m not sure why. I love being able … More I Love Spirit (and I feel corny sharing that publicly)