“In this beautiful book, Julie Tallard Johnson—a gifted teacher and writer—brings fresh insight to an ancient truth: each of us must live from the inside out. This book, the Zero Point Agreement—full of resources that range from heart-deep insight to helpful practical exercises—can help us reclaim the treasure-trove of our own experience and being.” –Parker J. Palmer, author of Healing the Heart of Democracy, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach
“For me the highest plane of creativity is found in one’s practice, and Julie offers the reader a real means to follow through on one’s creative and spiritual intentions. The read is straightforward and gratifying; the pilgrimage itself a worthwhile, even required engagement for the spiritual hero.” –Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and The Legend of Bagger Vance, endorsing The Wheel of Initiation
"I was captivated by Julie's accessible treatise on how we are all charged with making meaning in our daily lives. I found The Zero Point Agreement dazzling because it is so packed with actual, practical wisdom. I can honestly say it has already changed my life." –Meg Cox, author of The Book of New Family Traditions
Welcome to my site.
Everyone wants to live a purposeful life, but the search for meaning often leaves us seeking instead of discovering what we want. I offer a personalized approach to self-discovery, where you explore what you want and create meaning from within, rather than seek it from outside yourself. You discover simple evidence-based methods that can be applied to any situation to generate enthusiasm, inspiration, and direct experience with your creativity, and transform the inner and outer landscapes of your life.
I offer a practice centered on the Zero Point Agreement--the realization that you are the zero point, and that life’s purpose & momentum come from within. I would like for you to explore and discover who you already are by naming what you want and taking steps to make it a reality. Discover what is truly possible.
I work with people one to one, in circles and in a variety of settings. You can also find me through the UW-Madison, Continuing Studies where I offer on-line and face-to-face classes to help you with your writing intentions. I have been told I am the writer's sherpa and take to this role joyfully.
I am proud to be part of THE WISCONSIN IDEA.
Join anytime!! My ON-LINE CLASS: The Initiated Writer™.
When you are ready to take the next step in your creative, personal, spiritual or vocational life contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how I may help you. I offer twenty-minute free phone consultation prior to signing up for a personal session.
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How to Mitigate Suffering & Increase Happiness. Article in the elephant journal.