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Author Archives: Julie Tallard Johnson

Julie Tallard Johnson is a psychotherapist, creative writing consultant and concept manager for individuals and businesses. She has been studying the scientific basis of thought transformation, inspiration, and creativity for 35 years. She is the author of several books, her latest, The Zero Point Agreement: How To Be Who You Already Are is available now in paperback and Kindle. She is a writing instructor at the UW-Madison, Continuing Studies. She enjoys being a writer for Blogcritics and is in search of her next article. She lives in rural Wisconsin on 40 acres of restored prairie and woods.

Flash Fiction: ‘The Promise’


Sammie Sanders didn’t know what to be afraid of. This sometimes made her brave, other times foolish. Her mother was a single mom who didn’t pay much attention to Sammie or her younger sister, Jeannie. Her mom was in a sort of perpetual motion to find the perfect man. From what Sammie could see, they were in limited supply. In ... Read More »

Doubt This, Not That: Are You Being Spiritually Seduced?


A healthy dose of (productive) doubt can be an enriching and favorable state of mind, leading you to consult your own inner wisdom and question events around you. Read More »

Challenging Our Set Ways of Thinking by Meeting Others in a “Third Place”


Research has shown us time and again that potent creative ideas result from encountering different points of view, perspectives and disciplines. Read More »

Lose the Indifference


Indifference prevents us from exploring circumstances and possibilities, as well as the internal landscape of our own heart and mind. It makes us less vulnerable, available and effective. Read More »

Flash Fiction: Last Call

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“You’ve made me a keeper of vineyards, yet my own vineyard I’ve not kept.” I sent this Song of Solomon verse out as my last Wednesday evening’s sermon. Read More »

How Righteous Anger Keeps You Up the Tree (And How to Get Down)


Often people become angry because they’re not getting what they want or they’re not receiving the recognition they believe they deserve. Read More »

Dear Lindsay Lohan (Failure to Beat Addiction is Not Your Fault)


To all the Lindsay Lohans out there: Don’t take “failure” as yours. AA is a “one size fits all” recovery program that helps only a small minority. Read More »

The Arrogance of Certainty (Or, How to Wake Up the Soul)


Letting go of our need to know, to convert others, or to be certain brings us into the present experience, whatever that may be. Read More »

No Lesson Here (Or How to Make Meaning from Tragedy)


Problem-solving can limit our ability to see the larger picture and the possibilities that a difficult experience may give rise to. Read More »

False Memory Syndrome is False (and How to Grow a Tale)


We are often reminded that we can’t change the past. But we can change the stories we carry around with us about our past. Read More »