Our JBL mission is to make self-awareness easier than ever (12 Practices) self-esteem more beautiful than ever (psychological/ trauma/ self-connection)) self-worth more obvious than ever (spiritual/ metaphysical) outer success more joyful than ever (achievement/ inspiration/ performance) The JBL Trifecta / Venn Diagram offers a great visual for this mission. Debbie Happy Cohen, author and coach, … More Our JBL mission puts words to the JBL Trifecta
Dear Friend, Michele and I would like to help you experience more MAGIC in your life. In order to do this, we’d like to include you in the insights and perspectives which have helped us the most. This episode is an invitation for those of you who don’t yet know us at Joy-Based Living, … More Meaningful conversations are the gateway to creating your best new normal – JBL is leading the way – Episode 26
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
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