A prayer for surrendering feelings of powerlessness, let them be replaced with love

Please pray with me. Thank you. 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 a graduate degree in counseling. She’s the founder of Joy-Based Living, an online … More A prayer for surrendering feelings of powerlessness, let them be replaced with love

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. – Madeleine L’Engle

I haven’t talked much about spirituality and God on this blog because I think the word “God” can really isolate and alienate people. Which is the opposite of connection, and therefore the opposite of JOY. There’s just too much baggage around “the word” God. Too many individuals and groups have used it to control, punish, torture … More Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. – Madeleine L’Engle

Flying Free – Let’s talk about Spirituality – Especially after Narcissistic Abuse

I’m thrilled to bring this conversation about spirituality to the table side by side with the topic of healing from narcissistic abuse. I think it has everything to do with awakening healthy power and even inspiring great leadership. The ONLY reason narcissistic abuse is a problem is because it’s a denial of who we truly … More Flying Free – Let’s talk about Spirituality – Especially after Narcissistic Abuse

Is love always the answer? (dealing with narcissism, response to Russell Brand)

Someone just forwarded me this youtube about narcissism by Russell Brand. As much as I appreciate his idealism and admire his abilities to take big, abstract ideas and turn them into 2 minute soundbites – I think his message is a dangerous one. * My response to Russell’s youtube is for those of you who are … More Is love always the answer? (dealing with narcissism, response to Russell Brand)

The one lie the nark needs you to buy (hint – Scar from Lion King) (Coach Notes)

One of the biggest challenges I face when coaching someone who continues to bump into the same roadblock is uncovering the false belief that is running their inner software. To do this, I always assume that there is a protector in them that’s gotten out of control and who is no longer serving the person. … More The one lie the nark needs you to buy (hint – Scar from Lion King) (Coach Notes)

On labels, spirituality, narcissistic abuse and power (Mr. Rogers, Marianne Williamson)

Are you too spiritual for labels? I used to be. I mentioned this in a previous blog post (https://joybasedliving.com/2019/01/24/why-i-love-co-narcissists-and-why-you-should-too/) but today it came up in an f-bomb kind of story – with a lot of energy and clarity. So I thought you might like it! Story Today I spoke with a beautiful, deep and spiritual … More On labels, spirituality, narcissistic abuse and power (Mr. Rogers, Marianne Williamson)

Embracing fear and anxiety on the path of awakening (Russel Brand)

I don’t normally post other people’s videos on this here blog, but this 3 min. message is just so wonderfully poignant for spiritual journeyers who are on the path of awakening. I’m someone who had the doors of spiritual wisdom flung wide open to her at age 19. My extraordinary mentor of many years (RIP … More Embracing fear and anxiety on the path of awakening (Russel Brand)