I just received this gorgeous letter

A few days ago, a woman whom I had never met reaches out to me at Instagram. Turns out she’s from Vienna and she’s a close friend of my dear friend Natascha. Her name is Heidi. She tagged me in a comment and “casually” mentioned that my book SANCTUARY changed her life. I was physically … More I just received this gorgeous letter

SANCTUARY audiobook is now available !!!

My dear friends, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. This is a timeless offering for anyone who is courageously healing emotional trauma in their lives. A few people have asked me to turn the SANCTUARY ebook into an audiobook. I dreaded the logistics of this task and so … More SANCTUARY audiobook is now available !!!

Another awesome SANCTUARY testimonial

“I kept attracting relationships and people into my life (personally and professionally) who would take way more than they would give and where I would give way more than I would take. SANCTUARY immediately showed me the main holes in my healing journey. I can now see exactly what steps to take next in order … More Another awesome SANCTUARY testimonial

Elizabeth Gilbert on Mario Martinez: BEWARE OF TRIBAL SHAME!

I read this about 5 years ago and found it to be so helpful that I read it every few months and send it to all my clients. Liz is the author of Eat Pray Love and other great books. She had just learned about Mario Martinez’ work around the same time I did. Elizabeth … More Elizabeth Gilbert on Mario Martinez: BEWARE OF TRIBAL SHAME!

Assumptions, boundaries and speaking up for yourself – Episode 36 #lioness #quarantine

Episode 36 In this episode, Michele and I delve into the topics of assumptions, boundaries and speaking up for yourself. We also engage the topic of domestic violence at different levels and talk about inclusive compassion as well as the difficulty of this topic. Then we dig deep and acknowledge our spirituality as well as … More Assumptions, boundaries and speaking up for yourself – Episode 36 #lioness #quarantine

ex-Wife of narcissist – all the signs are there – Paulina Porizkova – CPTSR CPTSD severe codependency

Paulina never mentions “narcissistic abuse” directly in this video (below), but it sounds like she’s been through some good therapy and I’m hoping she knows that what she is dealing with is Complex Post Traumatic Stress. The signs are there: Her bewilderment and confusion. CHECK. Her feelings of abandonment and betrayal. CHECK. Her confession that … More ex-Wife of narcissist – all the signs are there – Paulina Porizkova – CPTSR CPTSD severe codependency

Do you have HOPE(ium) addiction? When you break unhealthy bonds – the last thread can be the hardest #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

Do you keep giving your power away to someone(s) in the name of love? Are you “too” giving/ good-natured/ kind-hearted??? Do you keep HOPING they will change? This one is for YOU. Listen to all episodes and share your questions here: https://anchor.fm/sassyshorts Grief is key. Really releasing – even killing – your fantasy – is … More Do you have HOPE(ium) addiction? When you break unhealthy bonds – the last thread can be the hardest #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

You want to keep growing. You’re stuck. You sense it’s YOU that’s in the way. This is for YOU.

If you’re experiencing . . . TOO MUCH brain fog (not the desirable “idea generating” kind) TOO distracted, adhd-type of behavior (not the good juicy entrepreneurial kind) TOO MUCH people pleasing/ codependency (not the healthy customer service kind) LACK of awareness about what you really want – or what you really need in order to … More You want to keep growing. You’re stuck. You sense it’s YOU that’s in the way. This is for YOU.

The hardest part of healing emotional trauma is naming the enemy – Notes from my journal – CPTSD CPTSR CPTSI

Rather than explaining, I’m just going to post this image. I think it’s self explanatory. If you have questions or comments, please share. Negotiating for your JOY. It’s who you are. Much love, Happy D! Debbie Happy Cohen, founder of Joy-Based Living I want you to LOVE negotiating for JOY! | Author | Coach at … More The hardest part of healing emotional trauma is naming the enemy – Notes from my journal – CPTSD CPTSR CPTSI