For the Joy-Based Living 12 Practices E-Book and Basecamp Community:

I LOVE it!! I think this is so great for this time in our culture! I think you have a great structure down, and it’s clearly communicated for everyone to understand. I love the art, and I completely agree with all of these tools for joy!!!
– Marie Joy Hunt, Florida, Actress

Without paying thousands of dollars, people can have ongoing, empowering conversations to uplift their lives.
I looove to be:
– Natalie, Vienna, Professional Singer

I just finished getting my “introduction” (courtesy of the ever-more-amazing Debbie Happy Cohen) to this ‘branch of the JBL river”… and I am blown away at what has been set up here! In my eyes, it’s like, here’s the makings of a doctor’s degree program in Humane Communication for the Age of Technology right here, staring us in the face! (Cue wildly cheering crowd noises!) 🙂
– Willy Mathes, http://www.bookeditorcoach.com

Oh, I love it! The way you incorporated audio and visual and ties it all together, genius!
– Claudia, California, Artist

I love my life! Tuesday, a co-worker said, “I want to live with your attitude. I need a support system like you have!!!! I have invited her to my JBL group. That’s when Mentor of JOY hit my heart. I have been smiling for two days.
– Betsy, Atlanta, Marketing Director

I loved that it was so user-friendly. The audios along with the guide were amazing 🙂The illustrations are beautiful and the text is easy to read. Thank you for the wonderful audios where you explain each step.
Lizette, Florida, Teacher, Author

The JBL Beginner’s Guide is a worthiness workout.
Madlen, Vienna

Testimonials for the original, personalized Fairy Tales:

I felt so supremely seen, known, heard and witnessed by you surprising me with a Story that you wrote especially for Me. It was deeply moving at a soul level, to listen to you reading aloud to me, a story that I knew was for me. That was a new experience and a first – something being written expressly for me, in my honor. You were clearly inspired and guided in writing it, as it reflected core truths – subtle and more evident – that you held up to me as a mirror to fully express and share – including my magic and power to inspire, transform, create well-being, cultivate relationships that matter, and re-weave community. When one of our mutual friends told me that she had listened to and loved “my” story about Inka, I felt the specialness of this even more.
When I was growing up, I loved fairy tales. In my living room are several of my exquisitely illustrated most prized collections from my childhood. You connected me with that happiness, and also the magic of knowing that now others will have the joy of reading “my” fairytale, All For Inka. I can’t wait until you call and surprise me again, with another story you write, just for Me.
~ Danila Szekely, Boston

Dearest Debbie,
I was blown away and in tears when hearing the story of Stella the Bluebird.
What a surprise! What a precious gift!
Your Magic Tale has brought love and warmth to a cold and lonely place, hidden in the darker caverns of my childhood. Your Nurturing Magic Branches extended out to me, read me at my core and tenderly embraced a speechless little Me. Naming things you couldn´t have possibly known, your Fairy Tale has created a healing field for me and opened pathways to express the love i was told i didn´t have.
Better than 10 years of therapy!!!
What exquisite Life Magic gifting me with You and your Magic Stories showing up in my life! I feel blessed.”

~ Natascha Jean-Marain, Vienna, Austria

As adults, we need fairy tales. Your fairy tales have ignited a magical fire in my imagination, a fire which hasn’t been lit for a long time . . . or, it is as though my imagination had become black and white… and your stories have brought the color back! I feel the return of innocence and the magic of a child opening a present!” 

~ Paula Hulley, Artist, Balgowan, South Africa

“These bedtime stories are for busy parents, JUST PRESS PLAY!
They are for the inner child in all of us, and for children of all ages.”
~ Sandina Rizzo, San Mateo, California
“These are the kind of fairy tales every child should have.”
~ Keisha in Jacksonville, Oregon

“Dearest Debbie,
Wow what a delightful surprise you embedded in Lila the Lemur’s story! 
Duncan and I settled in to listen to it last night as part of his bedtime routine and then we heard my name – he giggled and wriggled with delight as you repeated it in the story.  Thank you. I am honoured that I share my name with Lila’s little sister!! I need to listen again and again but wanted to make sure I thanked you right away. 
Thank you for embracing me in so many ways! 
~ Milisa Burns, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Testimonials from the Wholehearted Mastermind class:

Others have noticed that I’m stronger and more empowered. That I’m more likely to stand up for myself and that they see I am more empowered. My light is shining brighter than before.
2/10/2017 8:42 PM

I feel a difference. I am going to miss our calls. It felt like a family.
2/10/2017 6:58 PM

This is great material!
2/10/2017 10:25 AM

It seems this is just the beginning of a journey of a new way of living and connecting with others and myself and higher source. LOVE IT! Thank you so much, Debbie! With much Gratitude and love
2/9/2017 5:34 PM

This is a pivotal experience and the beginning of some extraordinary movement to who knows where! I am filled to the brim with a level of gratitude that I have truly never felt before. Ya-hoooo!
2/8/2017 11:38 PM

Friends have said I’m standing taller and not playing small. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the group.
2/8/2017 1:55 PM

Testimonials from the JBL 7-week women’s intensive class:

“I am finding true JOY in my Joy Based Living Group. Each person in the group inspires me and I have a community where I do not have to hide my darkness or my brilliant shining light. I love being on the leading edge.”
Catarina De Hoyos, St. Petersburg, Florida

I highly recommend this course. 7 weeks for a big shift in my life. BIG Thanks.
Betsy Brannen, Atlanta, GA

I am grateful and inspired to be a part of this joy-based living group. Debbie’s energy is contagious and she calls me out of my routine focus on roles and responsibilities to a place of inner awareness, acceptance, and yes, JOY!
Sheri K Levens, LMHC, Florida

“Taking Debbie’s Joy-Based Living class has inspired me to practice vibrant self-care, has given me a solid foundation to explore obstacles that have held me back, and encourages me to stretch my wings and really soar. I’m taking positive steps forward with a big YES.”
Kimberly Finn, Florida

“Debbie is vastly experienced in all areas of life coaching and motivating people to be their best selves.  She does it with kid gloves so to speak, never aggressively or shaming the person for needing the help they sometimes are nervous about needing.  Debbie is thoughtful, insightful and so in touch with the needs of the people she is assisting. Her expertise makes the sometimes difficult task of internal work much easier.”
Vivian M., Ohio

“Debbie is a wonderful group leader and teacher. She is extremely organized and creates an atmosphere of safety & openness among all participants of our group. The sense of trust that she has fostered within our group is very empowering.”
Brenda R Gregory, Florida

“Through the support of the inspired ladies, in-depth studies of Mario’s teachings, and with Debbie’s experienced guidance – I have explored and implemented simple daily acts towards myself that are so important to well-being and happiness yet are often brushed aside in the daily hustle of busy life.  In the most loving way, Debbie guides us to examine basic and pervasive aspects of life that effect us deeply, as we powerfully recreate a culture that honors our full potential.”
Misa Christina, Japan

Testimonials from the 2-hour workshop
Joy-Based Living: Vulture Culture:
Spring cleaning for your mind and your life

Hi Debbie… it was an honor to participate in the workshop. I felt that I did some good “work” there and have continued. [A friend who also attended the workshop] and I went to lunch the next day and I caught myself shaming her about food… what’s that all about? I immediately told her she didn’t have to take that and apologized for it. She didn’t recognize it at first as shaming, but then realized and we both had a good talk about it and the workshop. I like it when I recognize my foibles before others. Then I can stop the unhealthy behavior before it lands on someone else. I also see that I do a lot of shaming of myself around food. So, good work… Thank you for presenting this in such a helpful way. I would love to go further with it. I understand you may be offering VC 1.2. I want to come to that! YAY! Debbie!

I learned that my doubts and insecurities live only in my limiting thoughts. Replace with unlimited.

I am in the process of cleansing.

My magic rock.

That you should always honor yourself.

I need to work on changing the stories I tell myself.

Standing in my power is an inside job – once accomplished, I will attract other people who will honor me…

Thank you for sharing this information in the community you live in. Takes courage. I applaud you. I celebrate you! Community – I ache to have a group that practices and supports well-being and to practice language and healing fields together

Magic Rock affirmation. Inspired.

Hope. Motivation.

The trash in my life.

It’s okay to clean my life, stay away from people who don’t bring me joy.

I feel lighter and on the right path.

I am not standing alone!

Ultimately, you reminded me, us–the group–that standing for yourself & others, and gathering together a tribe of those who’ll do the same for themselves and you… well, that’s really all you need…Or in other words… ‘Amore Solum Opus Est’… ‘All you need is love.’

Coaching Testimonials

Since the early 80’s, I’ve been fortunate to receive both business coaching and life coaching from some of the best, and certainly, I’ve benefited from them all. Debbie Cohen stands out from the rest for her extraordinary insight, deep compassion & empathy, and uncanny out-of-the-box approach to both problem-solving and inspiring the very best in me, which of course includes expanding my joy. I’ve met few people more encouraging or capable of broadening my perspective than her, and I highly recommend Debbie as a coach of the highest order.
Will Mathes, M.A. Ed.

Debbie is a shining light, a powerful coach and skilled facilitator for those who want to experience the greater joy that comes with connecting with the truth of their own worthiness.  With practical and deep wisdom, she masterfully shows us how to experience a new sense of wellness and empowered relationships in our lives that are learned more easily within a committed group of future-focused people guided by the shared values and practices of joy-based living.  She inspires courage and creativity as she supports us to be our Best Self and shine our light. Debbie is an inspiration and joy in my life, and I know she will be in yours.
Danila, Boston, MA