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
You can find Sara the Duck Lady here: https://getfairytales.bandcamp.com/track/sara-the-duck-lady SANCTUARY is here: https://joybasedliving.com/ A video introduction to creating your own SANCTUARY support meeting can be found here: https://joybasedliving.com/bloomingmisfits/
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 Is the USA emotionally traumatized? How friendships can help us heal.
So I’m sitting in a cafe yesterday afternoon, hanging out with a JBL (Joy-Based Living) friend. The cafe is kind of loud but I can hear a song coming through the ceiling speakers. I tune my awareness to and my ears perk up with delight. I don’t know the song but there’s a good mojo … More Lovely
“How was I to know that healthy love includes generous amounts of positive feedback?” In previous posts (Rehab for codependency (Part 1 and 2), and 2 main lies codependents tell themselves), I mention two types of boundaries: 1. stop the negative. 2. build the positive. Many codependents apply boundary #1 (for years, even a lifetime) … More I See God in You – Movie Therapy #RabNeBanaDiJodi #CPTSD #CPTSR #codependency
Great presentation! Bravo Brené!! I love this: “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion because you were being brave, I am not interested in or open to your opinion about my work.” Hell Yeah!!! “There are millions of cheap seats in the arena. . . don’t pull that stuff from the cheap seats … More Brene Brown Kicks Ass on Netflix – say adios to critics and trolls – GO GIRL!
Richard Grannon, a fellow youtuber who helps people heal from CPTSD/CPTSR, used the word “powerblind” the other day to describe people whose unprocessed trauma keeps them stuck in their old story, preventing them from moving forward. The metaphor struck me as RIGHT ON, and I ran with it. Whenever I think of Joy-Based Living, I … More From Powerblind to Running Free (poster)
Finding healthy power and balance after emotional trauma* can be tricky because there is a tendency to go back to what’s familiar which isn’t necessarily what’s healthy! The Goldilocks fairy tale offers a great metaphor that can help you find your way. “This porridge is too cold, this one is too hot… and this one … More Goldilocks and the 3 Levels of Power
No pressure to perform Easy just to be Simply enjoying the moment You and me – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Much love, Happy D!