Where common-sense wisdom breaks down for people with cptsr, cptsd and codependency #SimonSinek

This awesome video message from Simon Sinek about love (and leadership) (and physically getting in shape) is brilliant and gorgeous, full of wisdom and truth. He makes complete sense. His advice about being consistently kind, generous and loving can be applied to “just about” anyone. How could that be? Common sense wisdom about kindness and … More Where common-sense wisdom breaks down for people with cptsr, cptsd and codependency #SimonSinek

Living with narcissistic abuse – resources for healing – response to a reader

If you or someone you care about is living with narcissistic abuse, the very best thing you can do is educate yourself. This video is a response to a reader who wrote: I have been living with a narcissistic person for 53 years . . . I just want to know how to live with … More Living with narcissistic abuse – resources for healing – response to a reader

Celebrate your courage (healing cptsr, CPTSD, codependency)

Congratulations to all of us for showing up with so much courage and commitment. May self-compassion heal the world. Much love, Happy D! For more info about CPTSR/ CPTSD/ codependency/ co-narcissism, just enter any of those terms in the search bar (in the website footer) at https://joybasedliving.com/ Debbie Happy Cohen is a master coach with … More Celebrate your courage (healing cptsr, CPTSD, codependency)

3 levels of relationship stuckness – and how to get unstuck

I woke up today feeling inspired about offering a fresh angle on yesterday’s “traction” video: RELATIONSHIPS! We’ve all got’em. We all want them to be better. What can we do about it? Here are some ideasĀ  . . . Yesterday’s video about getting traction, “3 levels of stuckness”: https://joybasedliving.com/2019/06/21/3-levels-of-stuck-get-traction-for-taking-inspired-action-cptsr-cptsd-codependency/ Cheers to YOU in FLIGHT! Much … More 3 levels of relationship stuckness – and how to get unstuck

Mothers Day – Connection, Perfection and Freedom to Love

A Course in Miracles says that our job is not to teach love (which is impossible) but to remove the blocks to our awareness of its constant, ever-radiant presence. I wonder, if maybe, that’s the task of our inner mother, our inner parent. To create a space, an environment, where love is free to BE. … More Mothers Day – Connection, Perfection and Freedom to Love

Navigating difficult conversations with friends

One of the loneliest feelings in the world to me is trying to have a conversation with someone and your words have no landing place. I work really hard NOT to do that in close relationships where we are committed to connection, growth and development. BUT I’m really imperfect. And I’m strong. Sometimes that combo … More Navigating difficult conversations with friends

Starving to Give is the most damaging flaw of a co-narcissist (Cinderella Part Deux) (healing after narcissistic abuse)

Starving to Give is an attempt at belonging that doesn’t lead to the satisfaction of true connection. Debbie Happy Cohen, Founder of Joy-Based Living programs and coaching community Quick definition of co-narcissist: A co-narcissist is the person who is (or was) targeted by a pathological narcissist, and now has a unique set of superpowers, wounds … More Starving to Give is the most damaging flaw of a co-narcissist (Cinderella Part Deux) (healing after narcissistic abuse)

How to Seriously Boost Your Intuition

Intuition is awesome. Seriously. It’s like a magic ingredient that turns an ordinary experience into an extraordinary one. Because of its mysterious nature, our intuition connects us with a sense that we are part of something much, much bigger than ourselves. Heeding our intuition can be both humbling and exalting. In JBL language, listening to … More How to Seriously Boost Your Intuition

A letter of honor, leadership, and recognition to the pioneers at JBL

Joy-Based Living is what it is today because of our members who have made the commitment and have taken the risk to pioneer this new way of being in the world. Each of our members is producing a powerful ripple that is impacting countless lives in a myriad of positive ways. Today, I wrote a … More A letter of honor, leadership, and recognition to the pioneers at JBL