The Sassy Southern Yankee

The Sassy Southern Yankee

By Debbie Happy Cohen, Rev. SASSY
Negotiating for JOY in every area of your life is absolutely essential for an awesome life! Winning such negotiations requires a few special ingredients: a couple of dashes of sass and skill, a few pinches of chutzpah and grit ... and ample handfuls of LOVE!!! And the greatest part about it is that when you win, everyone wins!!
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030 Helping your kids be happy during self-quarantine #homeschooling #corona #lioness
Today, Michele and I discuss the nuances of how her life is changing. From decluttering to decorating her new home office to trying a smoked grilled cheese sandwich made by her son who has become quite the culinary explorer. I'm hungry now! We also talk about different forms of psychology and different things you can do to help your child grow the kind of confidence that will be with them throughout their lives. To access all blog posts and podcasts with Debbie and Michele, just click LIONESS in the main menu of www.joybasedliving.com or go to the Search bar at the bottom and type LIONESS. Topics discussed: Releasing stuff, decluttering Michele re-organizing her office into an office art space Our happiness affects our children's happiness Smoking a grilled cheese sandwich Homeschooling experiences and making memories Tradeoffs Experimenting and exploring, celebrating each others' journeys = joy Allowing joy to be fully experienced, along with all other feelings Inclusive compassion Freud, Jung, Adler, Frankl Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga Costa Rica, surfing and white water rafting Michele teaching art classes online http://www.carrollwoodcenter.org/classes/art/ #parenting #decluttering #homeoffice #homeschooling #joy #joybasedliving
42:13
March 31, 2020
029 Cleaning up your inner thoughts for the sake of your inner peace
Spending more time with yourself during quarantine can bring up lots of different thoughts, including thoughts that aren't comfortable. In this episode, Michele and I talk about the nature of thoughts, the nature of the mind, and developing inner peace. Question for you:  What things do you do for the sake of your inner peace? Topics mentioned: Our thoughts about other people Mantra: HAPPY AND WELL What to do when you have mixed thoughts or feelings about someone (*someone who is NOT actively bullying you *) Strengthening fibers of thoughts and connections in your relationships with others, with love Love is our superpower NEW NORMAL Dr. Mario Martinez, healthy centenarians We're not in control of our thoughts or images that appear in our mind Cleaning up the space between us Jerry Seinfeld (video clip below) Sadhguru (video below)
46:08
March 30, 2020
028 Do you ever space out? How are you dealing with uncertainty, sadness, grief?
Topics: Spacing out, la la land, daydreaming, positives and negatives Secret Life of Walter Mitty Being present, recognizing dissociation Emotional awareness Alfredo sauce with shrimp and lobster - feeling numbness Creativity in action Compassion, loving ourselves and others Co-creation, co-authorship Love and prayer quote A prayer
45:12
March 29, 2020
027 What are you learning about people you love and care about during this time of corona?
TOPICS WE DISCUSSED Time to PAWS JBL Building Block Village My auntie Michele's dad Cole Slaw Push n Pace Filling that hole inside Chariots of Fire (thank you, Michele! I feel so relieved!)
37:14
March 28, 2020
026 Meaningful conversations are the gateway to creating your best new normal - JBL is leading the way
Topics discussed Meaningful conversations JBL Trifecta / Venn Diagram Psychological, metaphysical, inspirational, practical New Normal Less fogginess, dissociation, fear The fibers that build cords between people - that build trust Codependency Magic Question to answer How do you strengthen your connections and bond with people you care about? Please post your answer in the comment section at JoyBasedLiving.com Episode 26, or go to anchor.fm/sassyshorts and leave us a voice message.
40:55
March 27, 2020
025 A conversation about meaningful conversations and a doodle by Michele Stone for Goofy Gumbo
A conversation about meaningful conversations and a doodle by Michele Stone for Goofy Gumbo
31:20
March 26, 2020
024 How to get your kids to take more initiative & how you can be the best homeschool leader
Question: Which imaginary figure would YOU like to be as YOU phase into YOUR New Normal? Kids and parents, please respond in the comment section!
59:39
March 25, 2020
023 New Normal, Home Schooling and a Cornucopia of Love with Out of the box resources for parents
Question for you: If you could have it ALL YOUR WAY, what kind of home schooling experience would you like to have happen, for yourself and/or for the world? Join Debbie Happy Cohen and Michele Stone in our exploration as we look at resources and options to sculpt the future education for our children, ourselves and our families.
56:00
March 24, 2020
022 A clothesline of gratitude - a really fun, funny and deep conversation #lioness
A mixed bag from the universe with Michele Stone and Debbie Happy Cohen
56:55
March 23, 2020
021 Prepare to laugh with Juli Jordan and her awesome dog voices
This episode with Michele Stone and Juli Jordan is sheer silliness in a hand-basket!! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!!
32:49
March 21, 2020
020 Let's take a deep breath of relaxation - Lion pride resting
Honor yourself wherever you are and whatever you may be feeling right now. We are here with you.
54:20
March 20, 2020
019 Help your children bring out their best during social distancing
plus feeding hummingbirds in Costa Rica
38:06
March 19, 2020
018 Grief, Gratitude, Trauma, Spirituality and Love - a great conversation for families
Grief, Gratitude, Trauma, Spirituality and Love - a great conversation for families
59:25
March 18, 2020
017 Fudgey words for every lion pride - to replace swear words
Options Options Options are your keys to greater joy during any time in your life. We want you to have them in spades. Parents and kids, we challenge your creativity, your vocabulary and your love to be strong!
48:21
March 17, 2020
016 Positive parenting tips and home-schooling hacks - love wins - future of home-based education
It’s Debbie and Michele here. You got this. We’ve got you covered.
57:55
March 16, 2020
015 journey through the 4 stages of trauma with Debbie and Michele
When we know how trauma works and how it’s designed to protect us, we are empowered to overcome it and find our inner strength again.
47:32
March 14, 2020
014 Helping your kids process emotions during chaotic times - new normal
LAUNCHING SEASON 2. CLEAN LANGUAGE. KID FRIENDLY. With collaborator Michele Stone, artist and art teacher at Masterpieces with Michele. We discuss how to help your kids stay strong. Emotional intelligence. Emotional resilience. Art. Crayons. Color wheels. And more.
35:06
March 14, 2020
013 Positive neutral vocal tones for calm amidst chaos
What do you think of positive neutral vocal tones in tv shows, music, conversations? How do they make you feel? Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?
09:54
March 13, 2020
012 Raising the volume on positivity
If you are someone who has good intentions but hasn’t quite found your voice, this one’s for you.
06:43
March 12, 2020
011 JBL is my religion. You’re welcome to borrow it.
Do you ever wish for spiritual practices that have agenda other than well-being and love? If so, this is for you.
05:07
March 11, 2020
010 Appreciating the perfection of this moment
Enjoy every moment OF perfection as you release the resistance of the ego’s need FOR perfection.
04:43
March 9, 2020
009 Do you have a HOPE(IUM) addiction?
Do you keep giving your power away to someone(s) in the name of love? Are you “too” giving/ good-natured/ kind-hearted??? Do you keep HOPING they will change? This one is for YOU.
04:43
March 7, 2020
008 Do you value authenticity when you’re networking?
Are you enthusiastic about the idea of engaging REAL conversations with other like-minded people as you learn and grow? That’s what we are up to at Joy-Based Living. It’s not just an ideal. It’s practical. We are bringing it to life through WHOLEHEARTED NETWORKING.
04:06
March 6, 2020
007 Get real. Get clear. Get loud.
Whether you’re looking for a job or just trying to create a better life for yourself, I want you to be your own Santa Claus. Life isn’t a multiple-choice test. It’s a canvas. Paint whatever the fuck you want.
04:24
March 5, 2020
006 How to talk to your kids about narcissists, God & gratitude
Rant with solutions. Use metaphors like sunshine and flowers. Gary Vee. Spirituality, psychology and coaching. Venn. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!
08:36
March 4, 2020
005 Are you in your body ?
Intuition. Agility. Speed. Clarity. These manifest when you’re in your body.
04:55
March 3, 2020
004 If you have power leaks in your energy, this is for you!
Venn diagram. JoyBasedLiving.com. Also - I forgot to mention this in the podcast- also check out pizza napkin notes at the website.
05:01
March 2, 2020
003 How to remove self judgment from emotional trauma ​
Your time is your life. The people you love are important. Your passion is important. Listen to your heart.
04:56
March 1, 2020
002 Serendipities, spirituality, wonder, magic and awe (and a little bit on trauma, too)
Do you believe in serendipities and in trusting your heart? Do you believe that your heart will guide you well? Do you believe we are all connected? Here are some of my thoughts. I welcome you to share yours at JoyBasedLiving.com
11:30
March 1, 2020
001 Heeeeey!
Reverend SASSY SHORTS says hello!
01:45
February 29, 2020