Hello, my name is Marlys Johnson. I’m a speaker, coach, and author with a deep affection for words. I love getting outdoors; would rather lace up hiking boots than go shopping.
My husband, Gary, and I were wilderness students together. And by wilderness, I mean those thirteen bleak years beginning with a job lay-off and extending to two years of unemployment that included a live-in parent sinking into dementia and, just for good measure, why don’t we throw in a terminal cancer diagnosis. Those wilderness years.
October 2014 – just six weeks before Hubby died
I have a passion for repurposing old junk into cool new stuff. And an even greater passion for coming alongside people who have experienced significant loss—serious illness or disability, loss of meaningful work or a way of life, divorce, financial setbacks, death of a loved one—and the caregivers who care for them.
This is what I do: Helping you discover new purpose in seasons of loss. Tenaciously. And with heart wide open.