Addiction Transformation Trauma and Healing – wisdom during the time of corona – pandemics and infodemics

Hey All! I’ve been awaiting one of my favorite teachers to bring his leadership and kind, intelligent, macro/micro, compassionate voice to the table. It showed up in my feed today. Yay! And as always, he doesn’t disappoint. Gabor Maté. And yes, Russell Brand did an excellent job in this interview as well. Thank you both, … More Addiction Transformation Trauma and Healing – wisdom during the time of corona – pandemics and infodemics

Grief, Gratitude, Trauma, Spirituality and Love – a great conversation for families

Here’s today’s podcast. We really covered a lot of depth and width in this conversation. We hope you enjoy this episode and we are wondering: What are you grateful for? Please comment and let us know. Sending you great big hugs wherever you are in the world! Debbie Happy Cohen and Michele Stone Things we … More Grief, Gratitude, Trauma, Spirituality and Love – a great conversation for families

We were made for these times

I read this vignette many years ago, and the feeling-tone of it has brought me inner strength many times. The title sings inside my heart like the chorus line of a great song. I share it with you with big blessings. We Were Made For These Times by Clarissa Pinkola Estes My friends, do not … More We were made for these times

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

Creative language to replace swear words – fudgey words for every lion pride

We want you to have as much peace, ease and love in your homes during this time of uncertainty and transition. We know you want that too. We also know that with stress often comes cussing. And kids getting into trouble. And we REALLY don’t want that! Regardless of your personal values and opinions about … More Creative language to replace swear words – fudgey words for every lion pride

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.

Serendipity, spirituality, wonder, awe and magic SASSY SUNDAY 10 of 52

Looks like Reverend SASSY SHORTS is going vocal! Hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed creating it! More than anything,  I want you to negotiate for joy. I want you to know what you want and to know what you’re striving for. And I want you to go for it with a light … More Serendipity, spirituality, wonder, awe and magic SASSY SUNDAY 10 of 52

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.

How to honor your spirituality as you heal and as you grow – the light in your eyes matters.

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.