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best vitamins to take
Wellness

6 Powerful Vitamins for Women 50+

While a healthy, well-rounded diet should give us the nutrition we need, dietary supplements can help us get the right amount of specific, essential nutrients. As we age, here are the six powerful vitamins you should consider taking:  Multi-Vitamin Research has not definitively proven that multi-vitamins help you stay healthier… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • June 28, 2020
Foods for Anxiety Relief
Nutrition

10 Foods to Eat for Anxiety Relief

Naturally, most of us are feeling some added stress these days from the disruption to our schedules and social distancing requirements caused by the COVID-19 virus. Virus aside, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Anxiety is a… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • May 2, 2020
Fes Morocco
Featured Destinations

36 Hours in Fes, Morocco

Life in the ancient medina, or walled city, of Fes, Morocco is a fascinating contrast to life in the States. The city was built at the close of the 8th century, and its history echoes loudly down the streets.  You can hear the chuff of wood curling off furniture and… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • March 23, 2020
empty nester
New Surroundings

3 Tips for Living Your Best Life as an Empty Nester

We all hear horror stories of being an empty nester. That we will miss our kids so much we can’t function. That we’ll pine away, just waiting for the day they come visit. But I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way — I love being… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • January 30, 2020
end of year giving
Money & Finance

Five Tips for Meaningful End of Year Giving

Giving seems to take on added urgency in December each year as we consider our tax write-offs. Many people partake in end of year giving, but it doesn't have to be something you do just because everyone else does. End of year giving is a chance to help others and… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • December 7, 2019
Can you learn a new language with just an app? Our Duolingo review puts their claim to the test.
Tips

Can You Learn a Language With Just an App?

Duolingo is a popular app and online-based program to learn a new language. They claim you can become fluent in a new language by a few minutes of daily app usage alone. One of the reasons it is so popular is because it is free, and has a variety of… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • November 4, 2019
Mediterranean Diet
Nutrition

The Skinny on Popular Diets

Did getting into your swimsuit motivate you to think about dieting? If so, here are a handful of popular diets and the ‘skinny’ on their effectiveness (along with other considerations). 5 Popular Diets in 2019 1. Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet comes from countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • July 19, 2019
5 Ways to Ensure a Happy Retirement
New Surroundings

How to Ensure A Happy Retirement

I recently wrote about factors to consider before retiring in a special two-part series on being satisfied with, and making the best of your retirement. So now is the time to ask yourself about the other side of that coin: once you have made the jump into, what do you… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • June 15, 2019
The Retirement Plan
New Surroundings

The Retirement Plan: 5 Tips to Consider

I went kicking and screaming. My husband’s employer, Procter & Gamble, strongly encouraged their employees, as they approached 50 years of age, to attend a two day retirement planning seminar. I was in my early 40’s and the thought of taking two days off work to think about retirement was… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • April 29, 2019
New Zealand Vacation
Featured Destinations

3 Things to Love About A New Zealand Vacation

Loving the Kiwis After donning very silly looking but functional gear and after a ‘wee bit’ (as they say) of a safety briefing, we took off in our two-person kayak into the pristine blue waters of Abel Tasman National Park’s coast. We paddled as close to the colony of seals… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • February 25, 2019
What to Do In Retirement
New Surroundings

What to Do In Retirement? Ideas on How to Share Your Time and Talent

You’ve come a long way, baby! We’re living longer than ever – average life expectancy for women is now over 80 years, 81.3 to be exact. With ten thousand people turning 65 every day in this country, ‘seniors’ (those aged 55 or older) are approaching 30% (28.5) of the U.S.… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • January 23, 2019
Giving Back to the Community
Money & Finance

Five Tips for Meaningful Philanthropy

Giving back to the community seems to reach a fevered pitch in December because there are lots of opportunities to help make sure the holidays are special for everyone in the community. No less that most donations are tax-deductible so financially beneficial for the donor as well. In order to… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • December 6, 2018

About Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson

Debbie is a native Nebraskan whose career started with AT&T/Lucent Technologies, ending as a Vice President. Then she became a consultant helping businesses grow and be strategic as they give back to their communities. She has written articles for many publications and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.