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Author Archives: Debbie Johnson

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
prebiotics
Nutrition

What’s All the Fuss About Probiotics and Prebiotics?

There is a lot of hype these days on probiotics and prebiotics. In fact, Prime Women featured probiotics in a recent article on the importance of taking them. But what about prebiotics … what distinguishes the two and why should we care? Probiotics Probiotics are the live beneficial bacteria and… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • October 4, 2018
dementia prevention
Wellness

Strategies to Delay or Prevent Dementia

I think we all know how prevalent dementia and its more serious form, Alzheimers, is these days. It is likely 1 in 10 people will have dementia once over 65 years of age and women are over represented at 2/3 of dementia cases. I’ll bet we have all wondered “Am I… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • June 25, 2018
travel essentials
Tips

It’s in the Bag! Your Travel Essentials Checklist

Full disclosure: My husband and I are pretty much minimalists, so we can take a three week trip in one carry-on bag each plus a purse/backpack, even when the weather ranges from freezing to broiling hot. So, the list below can be viewed as the minimum of travel essentials and… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • April 18, 2018
trip to India
Featured Destinations

This is Why You Should Take a Trip to India

Everyone said we were crazy to take a trip to India. “Why would you want to take a trip to INDIA?” they said. It’s nasty, it’s dirty, it’s full of beggars! Well, it IS that but it’s also so much more. "Incredible India" is a land of friendly people who… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • February 15, 2018
superfood recipe
Food and Wine

Easy Superfood Recipe: Chickpeas, Kale and Spicy Pomodoro Sauce

It seems like every week we hear about a new ‘superfood’ – something that is especially good for us. There are some that have not only stood the test of time but also keep coming up in new literature such as The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • November 10, 2017
retirement spending
Money & Finance

Retirement Spending and Saving: 5 Steps to Put your Mind at Ease

Approaching retirement can be a scary time. What will I do with my time? Will I have enough money to live the life I want? What will give my life meaning? But it is also a time of possibilities. Time to take up a new hobby. Time for yourself –… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • August 31, 2017
improve your health and wellness
Wellness

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health and Wellness

Some of these tips to improve your health and wellness may repeat what you already know you should be doing. But, if you are like me, you may not be doing them consistently and repetition never hurts. I invariably learn something new and the reinforcement encourages me to take action.… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • August 24, 2017
travel bucket list
Featured Destinations

Pack Your Bags! Here’s Your Overseas Travel Bucket List

I’m going to go out on a limb for our U.S. readers and presuppose that many, if not all of you, have already crossed domestic treasures off your travel bucket list, such as:  National Parks like Yosemite CA, the Grand Canyon, Arizona; Glacier, Montana; Big Bend, Texas; Denali, Alaska; Acadia, Maine, etc.… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • May 19, 2017
Must Read Books
Books and TV

Bookworm Goals for 2017? Start with These Must Read Books

I love reading!!! It’s a great way to learn about new topics, it’s a great escape, it expands my vocabulary, it’s a stress reliever, and it teaches me about all kinds of cultures that I may never get to experience. Like many other adults, I am in a book club.… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • March 3, 2017
Healthy Appetizer
Food and Wine

Interesting and Healthy Appetizer You’ll Love to Serve

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to get healthier with the foods I eat after the holidays. My daughter-in-law introduced me to a delicious and healthy appetizer that I love serving because it’s different than the usual cheese and crackers or relishes and dip. Ingredients for a Healthy… Read More
  • Debbie Johnson |
  • January 27, 2017

About 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.