Author: Dede Johnson

The Murder of George Floyd: It’s Been a Rough Week

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Dede Johnson addresses George Floyd’s murder, racism and the difficult time America is going through. She also leaves readers an incredible gift.

Oh The Places I Have Gone: Exploring Westport, WA

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Living Out Loud columnist introduces us to her summer adventures in Westport, WA. From a proposal to making new friends, find out what all she experienced.

Hiking with Friends & Strangers

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Hiking with your BFF is the best. But add a stranger to the mix and you might find the experience gets even better.

Traveling Solo in Cabo & Being Brave

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Don’t miss Dede Johnson’s take on being a woman traveling solo, Cabo, and what being brave is really all about in her column Living Out Loud.

Twerking Classes: To Twerk or Not to Twerk

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Columnist Dede Johnson takes readers on her twerking adventure. Find out what she thinks about twerking classes (and women over 40 getting their twerk on).

Living Out Loud: My Friend Shari Leid

Take a moment to meet an exceptional friend, wife, mother, writer, and cancer survivor. LOL columnist Dede Johnson shares her friend’s story.

Living Out Loud: Reflecting on 2018


From running to hiking, columnist Dede Johnson reflects on 2018 and looks forward to what’s to come in 2019.

Advice from a Woman Traveling Solo

Lessons learned (or reconfirmed) and tips on solo travel, from a woman traveling solo. You might be surprised at what she has to say.

Women Who Hike: Exploring Mt. Mount Ellinor, WA

Find out what happens when you take a chance and hike Mt. Ellinor with a group women in their forties your’ve never met before!