Amanda Johnson

Love the life you have and have the life you want

The Essence of “Presence Matters”


ImageWelcome to Presence Matters! Here we will examine the benefits of living a mindful existence and break it down into practical applications to our daily lives. Living in the present is a moment-by-moment decision with life-changing benefits that can be as simple (albeit not necessarily easy) as making the conscious choice to improve the experience of life in a more holistic way.

I will share personal accounts of the power presence has had in my life, articles about mindfulness, and practical tips for bringing mindfulness and presence into your life.

My goal is to spread the joy and ease each of us can experience in our personal and professional lives as far as I can.

A few topics I will be exploring in my blog:

  • Moving from Resistance to Resilience
  • Moving from Judgment to Joy
  • Moving from Attachment to Open-Mindedness
  • Expanding Possibilities vs. Defending the Stories We Tell Ourselves
  • Using Presence to Find Your Essence
  • Do Well to Dwell in the Now
  • Creating Spaciousness for Creativity
  • Letting Go of the Ego
  • Leaving Roller Coasters to the Theme Parks 

Author: Presence Matters

Amanda Johnson has one mission: to help people turn their critic into their ally so they can love the life they have and have the life they want. She does this through her work as a writer and presence coach. After years of struggling with depression, motivation and finding any purpose, Amanda made a choice to transform her experience of life. She realized that when she resisted, judged or attached to “what is” she suffered and that this is true for all of us. From this place, the idea to help others cultivate ease and joy through “Presence Matters" was born. Amanda is a seasoned professional with more than 10 years’ experience performing, educating, facilitating and consulting for Fortune 500 companies with the personal mission to reach and change lives for the better. Her passion for helping others—be it a 2nd-grader or a CEO—and her ability to connect with and inspire those she meets are unleashed by her wit, charm, and eloquence, making her message resonate deeply with her audience. For more information and to work with her, visit

2 thoughts on “The Essence of “Presence Matters”

  1. Congratulations on taking this first step! I look forward to your future posts.


  2. I’m already looking forward to the roller coaster post!


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