Welcome! I'm Amanda Johnson.

My mission is to help you—that's right, the type of person who is tired of not being good enough and always striving for more—turn your critic into your ally so you can love the life you have and, ultimately, have the life you want.

Over the years I've self-diagnosed myself a recovering perfectionist, highly sensitive person, ENFJ, Pisces, and many other labels in an attempt to “find myself.”

Then one day I realized I’d spent years trying to find myself by trying to fix myself. I judged myself. I resisted the reality of the moment. I held onto beliefs and stories that simply weren’t true.

On my journey I have learned that it’s not about fixing myself or doing more—it’s about being quiet long enough to hear my authentic self and then to love the hell out of her.

I help people realize they are amazing just the way they are so that they can experience more ease, joy, and possibility in each and every moment.

I find that when I judge, resist, or attach, I suffer. I’ve done a lot of work, and through this work I discovered some super useful ideas and am now on a mission to share them with the world.

As an actress (you better believe I’ve got a dramatic side!), teacher, consultant, and self-help junkie, I have merged all that I know into a fairly simple yet effective approach to help others experience more joy in the lives they already have.

It’s not about being more or being better; it’s about being good with being you.

We tend to think happiness is just around the corner. The problem is that happiness is only in this moment. Ever. We can choose to have it or not. Right now. Just as we are.

I'd love to show you how.

I deliver some woo-woo ideas in a practical, compassionate, to-the-point way so that you can go from talking about loving your life to actually loving it.

I can do this because I’ve done the work myself. I get it. And I help others get it, too. I can’t do the work for you, but I can serve as your guide.

I’m certainly not perfect nor an expert. I am simply a woman with a vision for a better world—knowing that it starts within—and a lot of experience working from the inside out.

Professional Bio

I am a seasoned professional with more than 10 years of experience performing, educating, facilitating, and consulting for Fortune 500 companies with a personal mission to reach and change lives for the better. My passion for helping others—be it a 2nd-grader or a CEO—and my ability to connect with and inspire those I meet are unleashed by my wit, charm, and eloquence, making my message resonate deeply with my audience.

In addition to my personal blog, I am a regular contributor to Best Kept Self, The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and MindBodyGreen. I am filled with gratitude that my writings have reached more than 50,000 people already and that number just keeps growing.

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