I grew up in Miami, a city where swimming is a regular past-time and where surviving undercurrents in the Atlantic Ocean is a regular part of swimming lessons. When overwhelming emotions take over, they can feel like an undercurrent, a riptide. That’s what trauma is – overwhelming sensations that make you feel paralyzed. If you … More Embracing Trauma: From surviving to surfing. Ride the tide, there is ecstasy on the other side!
Your freedom is why you’re here. It’s what makes the healing journey so worth it. I’ve witnessed and experienced these 4 Stages and they are tried and true, to the point of predictability. Check them out and you can decide for yourself. Although they generally go in order from 1 to 4, it’s normal to … More The freedom ride from Hell NO to Hell YES!! 4 stages. #CPTSR #CPTSD #codependency
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/
For the rebel and revolutionary in you. Don’t be Another Brick in the Wall. I remember hearing that song for the first time when I was 10 years old. I was sitting on a public bus, in Israel for the summer. That song made me feel like someone actually saw me and heard me, and … More Alan Watts and Pink Floyd
I’m still editing SANCTUARY and loving the process. Here’s some Joe Dispenza wisdom that y’all might enjoy. It’s not for everybody but if it’s for you you’ll know it! Love truly is the most powerful force in the Universe. You are the treasure, created by love, as love, for love. Hugs, HappyD!
This awesome video message from Simon Sinek about love (and leadership) (and physically getting in shape) is brilliant and gorgeous, full of wisdom and truth. He makes complete sense. His advice about being consistently kind, generous and loving can be applied to “just about” anyone. How could that be? Common sense wisdom about kindness and … More Where common-sense wisdom breaks down for people with cptsr, cptsd and codependency #SimonSinek
Congratulations to all of us for showing up with so much courage and commitment. May self-compassion heal the world. Much love, Happy D! 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 … More Celebrate your courage (healing cptsr, CPTSD, codependency)
I know I’ve been posting a lot about trauma lately. After 20 years of coaching people to reach their dreams and goals, I’ve been surprised to learn just how strongly “post traumatic stress” can keep people stuck. But really, my interest isn’t about trauma. The purpose of all healing and all creation – is JOY!!! … More 3 levels of stuck – get traction for taking inspired action – #cptsr #cptsd #codependency