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.
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
A few coaching conversations recently inspired me to finally get this out of my system. Damn it feels good. When I wrote a personal development book called Reach Your Stars! in January of 2000 – and then presented it in seminar format to thousands of school kids and teachers – I was motivated and ON … More Angry as fuck at our educational system – and done.
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
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.
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
Someone with COMPLEX Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) or Response (CPTSR) is someone who has pretty much “given up” their core identity, in lieu of serving others. This is NOT a natural state of being. This is a TRAINED state of being in which his or her ego-boundaries have been broken down or significantly cracked. … More 7 things spiritual teachers or friends should NEVER say to someone with CPTSR/ CPTSD or severe codependency
My greatest passion and desire is to see more kind-hearted, good-natured people get stronger and louder and take up more space in the world. Usually, this “type of person” tends to be on the quieter side. Sometimes this is due to their true nature. But more of the time, I think the hold-back has to … More Leap from Trauma to Peak Performance. How my friend’s vertigo disappeared. Resilience vs Relentless.
Much love, Debbie Happy Cohen aka Happy D! I want you to LOVE negotiating for JOY! | Author | Coach at Joy-Based Living