GREENWOOD, CA – April 21, 2020 – As a pre-teen, Michaela Renee Johnson and her family moved into a 27-foot trailer in the woods. This new life in rural Sierra Nevada, without running water or electricity, was the start of Michaela’s journey of self-discovery and ultimate serenity. Johnson chronicles this transformative time in her life in her multi-award-winning memoir, Teetering on Disaster, a poignant, humorous coming-of-age story that forever shaped Michaela’s definition of “happy.” Today, as a licensed psychotherapist, and Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Michaela Johnson combines her personal happiness journey with her extensive training in psychology and psychotherapy, to deliver free and actionable resources – in the form of workshops, podcast interviews, blogs, and activities – for those seeking guidance on their path to self-realization.
During these fearful and uncertain times, Johnson is lending her expertise in resiliency (on her website, her podcast, and as a guest on other popular podcasts) in several ways, including leading free guided meditations, which focus on “[moving] through anger and pain in a way that allows space for trust,” teaching how to cognitively tap-in to resiliency, climbing through fear and grief, and sharing proven methods of being and staying productive during quarantine. Johnson’s recently trending blog post, “How to be resilient and come out stronger”, presents steps one can take to cognitively access their inner resiliency, and matches each step with prompted activities that navigate the reader on a proven path to tapping into their strength.
In her popular podcast, Be You Find Happy, Johnson most recently interviewed acclaimed spirituality and mindset expert, Dr. McGrail, who discusses the global shift that is occurring now due to COVID-19, and how we can empower ourselves to live our best lives despite our shared, and subjective, challenges caused by the current pandemic. Johnson also holds an exclusive profile and following in the well-known app (with over 200k downloads), Insight Timer, where she hosts purposeful, guided meditations. Her most recent meditation practice, titled “Learning to Float,” aims to help those feeling anger, pain, or grief during these times, find empowerment in their suffering, and peace in their truth.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who we truly are.” (Carl Jung) Michaela Johnson’s work is centered around this wisdom, helping thousands uncover their inner potential and attain the clarity one needs to become the best version of themselves, without needing to sacrifice the core things that make them who they are. Now, more than ever, people need to feel empowered and in control of their destinies. Michaela recognizes this growing sense of yearning, and is devoting her work and content to meet the needs of her community to take back their lives, their way.