Life is filled with events that are defining moments.  These moments reveal our essential nature  and character. These moments are crossroads and life changing.

We all have ways to cope with adversity but many of us feel



and think we are powerless.

We go into a shell and hide behind a mask. To the world we are “FINE!” and that’s what we tell everyone.

Debby Montgomery Johnson faced several defining moments, challenges that could have resulted in a downward spiral.  Instead, she had the unconditional love and support of her parents who she considers to be her best friends and confidants.  She is so fortunate to have their trust and support and though her loss also cost all of them a great deal of money, she wasn’t faulted or blamed.

Debby was victim of an online dating scam when she decided to date after her husband passed away in 2010.  A 2 year online relationship resulted in losing $1 million and finding out that the FBI could not resolve this case, find this man and bring him to justice.

Debby chose not to be a victim and she knew that the only way to move forward from this nightmare was to STAND UP, find her voice and help others. The entire episode is part of her best-selling book “The Woman Behind the Smile – Triumph Over The Ultimate Online Betrayal”  It is crucial to learn how to STAND UP and move forward.

Listen to Defining Moments, Episode 1, the whole show on Defining Moments here.

Learn to use these life changing events for good.

Episode Description:  Many of us have something, something we’re hiding, something we’re ashamed of, something that through no fault of our own or through our own making, something that we keep hidden and that, in turn, keeps us hidden, from each other and the world. How I lost a million Dollars on a Dating Service could be the title of my book, but The Woman Behind the Smile is so much more than a “catfish” story – a term used to refer to someone who creates a false online persona to reel someone into a romantic relationship. Our host, Debby Montgomery Johnson and her special guests, Dr. Jack and Gwen Butz, kick off our show, Defining Moments, in a genuine, heartfelt, family way! Debby’s movement, The Woman Behind the Smile, will encourage you to STAND UP in your Power and finding a trusted family member is key.

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