Pizza napkin notes

Out with my friend Willow eating pizza, turns out she has the same ESSENCE ENERGY as another friend of mine, Claudia. Just mentioning how much Claudia LOVES TREES made Willow interested in getting to know her, so I connected them at Facebook messages. The experience was so heartwarming. That’s the feeeeeeling of Wholehearted Networking. That’s … More Pizza napkin notes

The lyrics to these Beatles songs play in my mind sometimes

Do you ever have a song come to your mind when you think of a particular person, or maybe even an event in your life? That happens to me quite frequently, and lately, when I’ve thought about the various aspects of Joy-Based Living, a couple of these songs rose up inside of me: While my … More The lyrics to these Beatles songs play in my mind sometimes

Gorgeous coaching conversation – awakening the LIONESS

Update March 16 2020: This conversation has turned into an amazing podcast collaboration. It’s awesome. To find the posts and listen to the podcasts, just go to the SEARCH BAR at the bottom of this website (https://joybasedliving.com) and type in the word: lioness I never ever know what’s going to transpire during a coaching call. … More Gorgeous coaching conversation – awakening the LIONESS

The Pricelessness of Believing

I mentioned this topic in a recent post so I’ll keep this short, but I am completely enamored 🥰 with the embodied feeling of BELIEVING. Believing makes you magical. And real. And radiant. And needed. And rare. Believing in our planet. Believing in our collective future. Believing in ourselves. Believing in each other. When you … More The Pricelessness of Believing

18 ways to master visibility – thrive after trauma and be who you are

Dear Divine Human, Your love life, your business, your friendships and your satisfaction in the world depends on your willingness to be visible. I hope when you read this essay, you will take it to heart. I wrote it personally for you. I want to SEE YOU win and thrive and shine! Feeling invisible seems … More 18 ways to master visibility – thrive after trauma and be who you are

Transmute powerlessness into healthy power, joy and love when recovering from CPTSR CPTSD and codependency

If you’re dealing with COMPLEX Post Traumatic Stress I want you to know you’re not alone. Quick recap of acronyms: COMPLEX PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) refers to a person who is overwhelmed by emotional sensations, as compared to the visual memories that overwhelm people with “regular” PTSD.  Judith Herman coined CPTSD in 1995, … More Transmute powerlessness into healthy power, joy and love when recovering from CPTSR CPTSD and codependency

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

2 Embodiment Meditations with Debbie Happy Cohen

Remember to presence yourself in your body as often as you can. Embodiment meditations are great way to begin any meditation as well as any meaningful conversation. Embodiment is a great practice of self-love, self-awareness, self-approval, personal empowerment and self-healing. By being more present with yourself, you will generate healing fields of HONOR, COMMITMENT and … More 2 Embodiment Meditations with Debbie Happy Cohen

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.

13 Steps for Self-Championing Yourself After Emotional Trauma, CPTSR, CPTSD or Severe Codependency

Thanks to ALL of you who read and shared my recent post (7 Things Spiritual Teachers or Friends Should Never Say to Someone with CPTSR CPTSD or Severe Codependency) which went mini-viral which means people were really touched by it. One woman shared it on her Facebook wall along with the note: Please! Memorize this … More 13 Steps for Self-Championing Yourself After Emotional Trauma, CPTSR, CPTSD or Severe Codependency