Hi, I'm Brit.

brit-circleI’m a biz owner, word churner, productivity coach + creator of The Break Changer®, a platform for rethinking how we live and work.

Burnout and exhaustion are becoming dangerously too familiar. Only 13% of workers are engaged worldwide, and the Japanese have their own word for death by burnout, for crying out loud. That’s the bad news.

The good news? We have a choice. We can run mindlessly on the pavement or we can walk barefoot through the grass. We can try to do it ALL, or we can bring MORE by doing LESS.

And it all starts by slowing down. Even for 10 minutes. Why? Breaks can change everything.

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Break Idea: “Find Your Glass Canvas”

Break Idea: “Find Your Glass Canvas”

“Grab a marker and get over here, Brittany Johnson,” my dad shouted playfully from the living room. I quickly dug through my art cabinet in the kitchen and grabbed a skinny, turquoise Crayola marker. As I approached him by the window, my eyes widened and my cheeks gave way for a big, fat smile. He was pointing…
Take a load off and get your weekend back with Closetbox

Take a load off and get your weekend back with Closetbox

As you may know, The Break Changer is all about taking breaks, slowing down and letting go of the heavy stuff. So occasionally, I welcome reviews on companies and products that echo this philosophy. The following guest post is a feature on Closetbox, a local startup that wants to give you your weekend back. They're…
Guess the Artist: Strengthen your brain and boost your mood with this fun break

Guess the Artist: Strengthen your brain and boost your mood with this fun break

“I’m about to play you a song from the 90s,” said my husband, one night as he was surfing his iPad. “Let’s see if you can guess the artist.” It was one of those so-bad-it’s-good classics that I KNEW I knew, but couldn’t quite pull it off the tip of my tongue. I was pulling…
Too many ideas? Narrow down with this 60-second exercise

Too many ideas? Narrow down with this 60-second exercise

Do you suffer from TMIS? I do! And no, it's not the syndrome of sharing too-close-for-comfort details with those who aren't ready to receive 'em, although I totally fit in that bucket, too. #thisonetimeatbandcamp #TMI For this post, though, we're talkin' Too Many Ideas Syndrome. Writers, creatives, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, dreamers and kids seem to be…
Let it be: Fall leaves, wise trees and a lesson in patience

Let it be: Fall leaves, wise trees and a lesson in patience

As I was finishing up a run in the RARE Dusseldorf sun on Monday, it was a perfect time to check the following off the PLAYlist: Make a collection of FALL leeeaves. Well, my simple intention of a leafy collection sprouted into something different. When the first fallen beauty stopped me in my tracks, I reached down and…paused.  …

How a Turkish bath house visit exfoliated my self-doubt

How a Turkish bath house visit exfoliated my self-doubt

Warning: This post contains lots of talk about nudity and all kinds of vulnerable stuff. Can you handle it? Hope so… Let’s GO! SO. As I was digging through emails for a draft I wrote about Europeans and how comfy they are in their own skin, I stumbled upon these words below. Sent ’em to my dear pal + collaborator Diana on…