Jean Marie Johnson

Writer

Jean Marie Johnson is the first to say that she entered this life “with an inquisitive mind, a mush-melon heart, a significant degree of sass and a passion for all things beautiful.” She secured her first full time summer job at the age of twelve as a babysitter, sold Avon and babysat throughout high school, won a scholarship to a commuter college and tutored and worked in the placement office for extra cash. In the ensuing decades, Jean Marie travelled extensively, both domestically, and abroad, supporting organizations in their quest to enhance the employee and customer experience.  Over time, she evolved as a writer, speaker and provocateur, channeling years of life experience to support women on their journeys to embrace and express the person they were born to be. While continuing her work as an organizational learning strategist and writer, Jean Marie also writes about the joys and challenges of cultivating an authentic, “perfectly-imperfect” life. Jean Marie holds a BA in Social Work and an MS in Human Resource Development and Counseling. In her spare time, she can be found walking, tending her herb garden, feeding her backyard birds, hunting for great finds and always cultivating the beauty and the raw authenticity around her.

Stop Comparing Already!

We All Do It  Did you know that as much as ten percent of our thoughts involve making comparisons of some kind?  Yipes! We compare ourselves based on:  attractiveness  wealth

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Control Your Digital World

“The world is too much with us.” With these words, the early 19th century poet William Wordsworth lamented our disconnection with the natural world. Fast forward to 2022 and: 43%

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Build Your Self- Trust

“The relationship with yourself is the foundation of all other relationships. ~ Brene Brown My nephew was in the fourth grade when my sister received a call from her son’s

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Make the Most of Every Day

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad.” Who can forget Rodgers and

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What Makes Your House Your Home?

When Real Simple magazine asked “designers, writers, cooks, and others,” “What makes a house feel like home?” I reached out to my circle of women: “What makes your house your

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Inspiring Empathy

Oklahoma middle school teacher Karen Loewe engaged her students in an activity that profoundly changed the way they interact with one another. Karen had created a space where kids felt

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Articles By Jean Marie Johnson