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

Empowerment Trifecta – spirituality, psychology and coaching – our 12 Practices have paid off

  One thing I know for sure is that self-awareness is key to personal transformation. And I want you to benefit from what we’ve learned at JBL over the last 3 years in our “insider” community conversations and from 20 years of coaching. I’m just tickled beyond description to share it with you! Let’s look … More Empowerment Trifecta – spirituality, psychology and coaching – our 12 Practices have paid off

The beauty of powerlessness

Sometimes I feel like my middle name shouldn’t be “Happy”, it should be “Taboo” as I seem to gravitate toward topics that are generally unwanted, unaccepted and judged as bad. Powerlessness is one of those dear friends. The Joy-Based Living community is like Gold’s gym for radical self-awareness. It’s designed for the most enthusiastic self-awareness … More The beauty of powerlessness

How to honor your spirituality as you heal and as you grow – the light in your eyes matters.

Quick note: I’ll address trauma and how it relates to this topic at the end of this post. #CPTSR #CPTSD #codependency I’ve seen a growing trend where really popular motivational interviewers are combining SCIENCE with psychology and coaching. But they’re completely skipping the conversation about the immeasurable, mysterious topic of spirituality. I call BS. I … More How to honor your spirituality as you heal and as you grow – the light in your eyes matters.