gina johnson

goodthingz founder Gina Johnson, MSW, LCSW, is a co-owner, life/business coach at Blueprint in Urbana, Illinois. She earned her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Illinois and went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has advanced training in the areas of Life/Business Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma/Loss Therapy. Gina has 14 years experience helping people of all ages improve the quality of their lives.

Gina feels passionate about helping individuals and businesses realize their potential for growth and helping them achieve their goals. As a life coach, Gina works with individuals to achieve a variety of goals that include, but are not limited to, enhanced self awareness, increased motivation, decreased procrastination, healthy stress management, improved organizational skills, increased self confidence, effective communication and interpersonal skills.

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  1. Brett Dennen~ Darlin Do Not Fear- (mellow beat & lyrics remind me that worry/stress are a waste of my time.)
  2. Heart of Life -John Mayer "no it won't all go the way it should, but i know that the heart of life is good." All of the lyrics r powerful.
  3. Hall of Fame - The Script & will i a.m. - motivating song- so many good "pick me up" lyrics in this one!
  4. Fun - Carry On - "may your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground."
  5. John Mayer - Speak for Me - (one of my favorite songs off his new album and music often speaks for me.)
  6. Delta Spirit - Empty House (one of my new favorite bands.)
  7. Plain White T's - Rhythm of Love
  8. Colbie Calliat - Brighter Than the Sun - ( i love this song & the dancing in this video always makes me :)
  9. Jeremy Fisher - Come Fly Away - (lighthearted song & clever video)
  10. Jack Johnson - Breakdown - (this song reminds me to go slowly & soak up each moment)
  11. Phantom Planet - Do the Panic - One of my favorite workout songs right now.
  12. Timbaland feat. She Wants Revenge - Time (kind of funky & hip at the same time.)
  13. Ellie Goulding - Lights
  14. Linkin Park - Iridescent (love this song; reminds me that sometimes the best thing to do is, "let it go".)
  15. Tired Pony - (this band is ultra-talented; such a strong sound.)
  16. Freelance Whales - Generator (One of my favorite songs to listen to first thing in the morning.)
  17. Avett Brothers - Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise (if you're loved by someone you're never rejected. decide what to be & go be it.)
  18. Matt the Electrician - Got Your Back (i found his music in Austin a few yrs ago; i love it! It's laid back & happy; great stress reliever.)
  19. Fleet Foxes ~ Mykonos One of my favorite songs to unwind to at night. Love how creative the video is also.
  20. Rob Thomas ~ Little Wonders ~ Life is made up of lots of small moments; this song reminds me not to take them for granted.
  21. Modest Mouse~ Float On (this song has helped me thru many tough times. Somehow, even in bad times, I find it both reassuring & fun.)
  22. this version of stay w/ me - sam smith & m j blige - is beautiful
  23. The Naked and Famous - Young Blood (I can't get enough of this song!)
  24. Ian Britt - Run Lola Run - (this song calms me down & cheers me up at the same time.)
  25. Marching Band - For Your Love ( a catchy little tune)
  26. Erin Martin- Hey There Delilah - (she has such a unique voice)
  27. Bronze Radio Return - Shake, Shake, Shake ("the only mistake is if you stand still."
  28. Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers - 4th of July (i saw this band perform live last wk; they were electric! This was my fave song, love the msg.)
  29. The Black Keys - Gold On the Ceiling
  30. Matt Nathanson - Faster ( just a catchy tune)
  31. Wilco - Dawned on Me ( a song with a good feeling.)
  32. L.P. - Into the Wild - ( She has such a unique voice. Does anyone recognize this song from a commercial currently on t.v.?)
  33. How Music Affects the Brain and How You Can Use It to Your Advantage · lifehacker.com

    As i've said on here before, i love music! It helps me make sense of myself and life around me.

  34. Martin Solveig & Dragonette - Hello - (oh oh oh oh....)
  35. Wilco- Whole Love - (One of my faves from the new album.)
  36. The Non-Commissioned Officers- Ahead of the Wave (just a fun, upbeat song!)
  37. Rosie and Me - Bonfires - The beat and the guitar make me smile!
  38. Alexi Murdoch - All of My Days (When I need to relax and clear my head, I listen to this song.)
  39. Backyard Tire Fire- Good to Be (this song reminds me not to postpone joy because of minor inconveniences.)
  40. HaHa Tonka- Problem Solver (one of my favorite bands right now. Love their sound and storytelling.)
  41. The New Amsterdams - Turn Out the Light (both video and song are soothing to me.)
  42. Bon Iver - Holocene (Beautifully shot video and such a calming song!)
  43. Elbow - One Day Like This (this song is a masterpiece.)
  44. Dave Matthews - Oh (such a calming, soothing song)
  45. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (done w/ lego people. if you haven't seen the original, chk it out. whoever made this did an awesome job!)
  46. Death Cab for Cutie - You Are a Tourist (this whole cd is good.)
  47. Playing for Change - Gimme Shelter
  48. How Music Can Improve Your Mood | Adventures in Positive Psychology · blogs.psychcentral.com
  49. Foster the People - Helena Beat (this band is really growing on me. if you like mgmt or passion pit you might want to check them out.)
  50. Avalanche City - Love, Love, Love