A Personal Invitation to Your Full Authentic Self Expression

Dear Friend, Are you wondering if Joy-Based Living could be a good fit for you? Wouldn’t it be great to feel certainty before trying something new? Well, the fun of living is a healthy balance of safety and risk-taking, so let’s do what we can to stack the odds in your favor! Here is a … More A Personal Invitation to Your Full Authentic Self Expression

What foods did your ancestors eat? Eliminate shame, not innocent food.

When students of Joy-Based Living begin their studies (through our e-books), they often become painfully aware of the sheer quantity of shame that has been instilled into our collective culture, which has directly influenced their individual minds… Their sense of self worth How harshly they speak to themselves What they should or shouldn’t eat How … More What foods did your ancestors eat? Eliminate shame, not innocent food.

Planner

Daily Reflections for Inspired Action Engage an ongoing conversation with your true self The JBL planner is an exercise in changing your stories about yourself, about others, and about life. It’s for when you want to change your course or change your main characters or change the quality of your daily living experience. The stories … More Planner

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

Do I like making people feel uncomfortable? No not really – but …

Do I like making people feel uncomfortable? No not really – but … Hiding my truth is way too fucking exhausting. Plus, expressing my truth attracts my true peeps to me. A few people recently left my Instagram page because my messages pushed their buttons. My messages are about radical self-acceptance and self-love. They’re about … More Do I like making people feel uncomfortable? No not really – but …

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

Celebrating 50 Podcast Episodes!

Yesterday, Michele Stone and I published Episode 50 in the SASSY SOUTHERN YANKEE podcast. Today, I updated the podcast description to proudly include her: Debbie Happy Cohen, personal coach and founder of JoyBasedLiving.com, invites you into a lively conversation that boldly engages topics such as spiritual development, healing emotional trauma and doing what it takes … More Celebrating 50 Podcast Episodes!