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Renew Your Vision, Revive Your Mind #4

Stop Making it All About YouBy John Thurman You can look at any of the photos of me on this website and see that I am not bald, but am follically challenged. As a matter of fact, my wife says, “You are not bald, you are just a solar powered love machine. Well, isn’t that a unique response? One of the reasons that I am this way is because, sometimes I tend get tripped up on this particular stinking thing style. When I do, I slap myself on the forehead and go duh. That is why am […]

How to Have a Happy Wife Part 2

This is a photo of our friends Michele and Dotie, a couple that we have known for several years, a couple that loves each other and their kids with a deep and  profound love. In that time we have watched their kids grow into young, emerging adults and have watched Dodie support Michele as she had build her Premier Designs Jewelry business. Dodie is a great example of a happy man married to a happy wife, but he would be the first to tell you that it is work. Here are five more ways to […]

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(c) 2013 John Thurman – Chalk Talk Get UnstuckBy John Thurman I shot this image a little over a year ago at a Living Free Service at Sagebrush Community Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pastor Rick Bosh had just finished a message and he invited all of those who were attending to some write down some places where they were stuck? It was a powerful time, there was silence in a room for around 800 people with only the occasion sniffle of sadness or joy or the sharp and loud slaps of a man hug. […]

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(c) 2014 John Thurman – Feeling beat up after climbing to the top of Nimrod’s Fortress in the Golan Go for a Growth Mindsetby John ThurmanHave you ever had a season in your life when you felt like the biggest loser in the world. I know I have pulled more than a few “no brainers” in my life. While I am not the brightest build on the Christmas tree, I am learning new ways to psi against the “Six Big Stinking Thinking Patters.” One of the principles for reviving your mind is personal responsibility and […]

How to Have Happy Wife

Want a happy wife? I have been a married man for over 42 years and after all that time, I still do not pretend that I understand how complex my wife is. While there are several excellent books on the topic, I will mention three that will give guys some tools to help make their wives and girlfriends happier. At the risk of failing to sounding simplistic, I think we guys do a better job in our relationship if we treat them more like a job. A left brain, task oriented, outcomes based approach. Here […]

Renew Your Vision, Revive Your Mind 

Revive Your Mind: It is Cheaper Than Therapyby John Thurman Your future is not defined by your past. Your thoughts can change, and consequently, so can your future. Stinking thinking corrupts your brain and triggers harmful neurochemicals and dangerous mental states such as anxiety, anger, and depression. One of the proven ways to revive your mind is to get a grip on your “stinking thinking” styles and make the necessary adjustments. Unless you are willing to do some constructive re-engineering, your thinking becomes automatic, impulsive, and often wrong by bending, deleting, distorting, and exaggerating the […]

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Recapture Your Vision: Savor Life

(c) 2013 John Thurman – Toasted Almond & Brie Salad Doesn’t that salad look good? Last year I had the fortune of traveling to Marseille, France to work with some friends who are connected to a group that helps people who are relocating. One night they took me to a local restaurant, La Crepe Au Carre’, my friend said, “You have to eat this salad, it will change your life.” His comment threw me off a little because, I thought you go to a crepe place to eat crepes. He insisted that I try this […]

9.11 Never Forget

Never forget. Never Surrender. Thank you Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America for your selfless sacrifice and commitment to our freedom.  “Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men and women (i added) stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”   Thank you, Fellow Sheepdogs

Lighten Up Your Relationships – Laugh

Benefits of Laughter in Your Relationship John Thurman, M.Div., M.A., LPCCTuesday and Thursdays I will be blogging on things that you can do to improve your relationships. I think you will enjoy this one. Several years ago my wife and I had come to an impasse in our relationship. I was detached and living in my career; something men often do and my wife was into other things. I wish I could tell you that I suggested some counseling, but no, I was too proud and bone-headed to do that. It was my wife who  […]


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