Jean Marie Johnson


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.

How to Support the Caregivers

For nearly a decade, my devoted yet weary mom cared for my father, 24/7, until he passed at age 47. She simultaneously juggled an apartment crowded with kids and pets,

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Create a Little Magic

As a military paratrooper, my dad was paid a little extra. And dad – being European and of good taste – used that “extra” money to send his beloved fiancé,

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Tips on Navigating as We Age

They’ve told us and we get it: we need to keep our bodies strong as we age. The benefits are many and they are obvious! But creating the strength we

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Be Curious: It’s Good for You!

“Old age starts where curiosity ends.” Saramago, a Portuguese writer Lately, I’ve been curious about how curiosity – “the urge to discover, to investigate, to know more” – changes as

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Articles by Jean Marie Johnson

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