White people are begging to heal from trauma but they hate to admit the “t” word – SASSY SUNDAY 26 of 52

Reverend SASSY SHORTS is in the house! I just watched the trailer for this new show: “The King of Staten Island.” WHEW. Heavy duty. Ouch. Reality TV. Trauma. Trauma. Trauma. Aside from feeling sympathy for this young actor whose father in real life died in the twin towers on 9-11, all I could think is: … More White people are begging to heal from trauma but they hate to admit the “t” word – SASSY SUNDAY 26 of 52

Black lives matter because Joy matters SASSY SUNDAY 23 of 52

Today’s JBL Newsletter My dear friends, Sometimes I feel exhausted. As an ordinary person who simply wants my loved ones to be happy, the world doesn’t make any sense. To fight for equality and for joy feels ridiculous sometimes because these qualities are so clearly and obviously important! And yet I find myself repeating the … More Black lives matter because Joy matters SASSY SUNDAY 23 of 52

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 !!!

the good stuff AND the hard stuff at Joy-Based Living

It’s hard to feel joyful when inner shackles keep you small. That’s why I’m so dedicated to helping people set themselves free! This video explains some of the hard stuff that’s part of the journey. The first rule in the art of war is to know thine enemy. But what if the enemy is you? … More the good stuff AND the hard stuff at Joy-Based Living

Love is our foundation for expanding joy #lioness Episode 49

Episode 49 Episode #49 was amazing! Michele and I talk about her stepping up into the limelight with her virtual art classes during this retreat. We tap into how the “Joy Cycle” has helped her and the others at Joy Based Living step up and out into the spotlight on social media and in real … More Love is our foundation for expanding joy #lioness Episode 49

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

Grief, Gratitude, Trauma, Spirituality and Love – a great conversation for families

Here’s today’s podcast. We really covered a lot of depth and width in this conversation. We hope you enjoy this episode and we are wondering: What are you grateful for? Please comment and let us know. Sending you great big hugs wherever you are in the world! Debbie Happy Cohen and Michele Stone Things we … More Grief, Gratitude, Trauma, Spirituality and Love – a great conversation for families

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

Creative language to replace swear words – fudgey words for every lion pride

We want you to have as much peace, ease and love in your homes during this time of uncertainty and transition. We know you want that too. We also know that with stress often comes cussing. And kids getting into trouble. And we REALLY don’t want that! Regardless of your personal values and opinions about … More Creative language to replace swear words – fudgey words for every lion pride