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 !!!

Compulsive overgivers – Stop sabotaging yourself – SASSY Sunday 15 of 52 #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

Hey Friends! This is Reverend SASSY SHORTS here with another SASSY SUNDAY! Today I want to talk about an emerging awareness I’m getting when it comes to people who are healing from CPTSR, CPTSD or severe codependency. Which means, in essence, you’re overgiving and you can’t stop. You overgive to the point of resentment. You … More Compulsive overgivers – Stop sabotaging yourself – SASSY Sunday 15 of 52 #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

Staying connected – time sensitive message

I just sent out this email and wanted to share it with all of you. Hello friends, In 2016, when I kickstarted Joy-Based Living, I never imagined writing an email to you during a global pandemic. I have thought about you often over the last couple of years but I’ve also been in deep learning … More Staying connected – time sensitive message

What stage of trauma are you in? There are 4.

Tune in tomorrow for more details.   Debbie Happy Cohen, author and coach, is also the founder of Joy-Based Living. Her Master’s Degree is in counseling, specializing in family systems, trauma and turning OY into JOY! She lives on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Debbie’s books include Reach Your Stars!, SANCTUARY and It’s … More What stage of trauma are you in? There are 4.

Be a Lioness – Help your kids process their emotions in chaotic times – let’s create a new normal together! – Episode 14

LAUNCHING SEASON 2 of The Sassy Southern Yankee podcast! This season will be CLEAN LANGUAGE AND KID FRIENDLY. I am swearing to give up swear words during these podcasts because your young ones are at home and you need this info to be heard and shared freely!!  We want you to be a great lioness … More Be a Lioness – Help your kids process their emotions in chaotic times – let’s create a new normal together! – Episode 14

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

Angry as fuck at our educational system – and done.

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.