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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 […]

Exciting Update: Resources for You

My heart’s desire is to provide you with current, faith-friendly tips and resources to help you in your personal life, in your relationships, and in your business.  One of the ways I am doing that is by inviting you to subscribe to my newsletter list. By doing so you will receive a free Boost Your Relationship Tip Sheet. Check it out in the right hand side of each page. Thanks,Jjon 

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  […]

Recapture Your Vision through Gratitide

Experience Gratitude “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done…” are words from a hymn I remember from my childhood while attending the First Baptist Church of Fort Valley. It is an old song with modern psychological and spiritual implications. G.K Chesterton said, “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” “Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be […]

Recapture Your Vision: Work on Balance

(c)2013 John Thurman, Marseille Bike 1 Recapture Your Vision Work on Balance Businesses, life, and relationships that are vibrant and productive are powered by a vision. One of the keys to pushing back the negative, building relationship, expanding your business is to keep your balance. Maintaining balance is critical to breaking the bonds of depression. When I ride a bicycle, which is a sight to behold, I am constantly trying to stay balanced. All of the small and large muscle groups work together to keep the bicycle and me in an upright position and going […]

5 Hot Tips for Your Relationships

Marriage and serious relationships are some of the toughest endeavors that any two humans can engage.  When a couple begins their journey they are fueled with hopes and dreams, but within the first year those hopes can sometime lead to despair and dreams to nightmares..  Here are six hot tips that can keep you moving forward. Tip One – Watch out for AngerAnger, hurt, frustration, and disappointment can stifle a relationship. Here are three things couple can do to lower anger, frustration. 1. Don’t let you negative feeling grow with interest.  Express your hurt, fear or […]

Recapture Your Vision: Quit Isolating

(c)2012 Istockphotos Stop IsolatingBy John Thurman Reggie had struggled with his severe, recurrent depression and his ten-year battle with alcohol abuse. He consistently complained about how lonely he was but minimized how much he was drinking by himself. He tried church support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, going to the gym with friends, but each program seemed to fail miserably. Alcohol kept him from overcoming the isolation. Reggie eventually dealt with his addiction and then he began to recover from the depression. Isolation is the double-edged sword of depression as it is both a cause and outcome. […]

Recapture Your Vision: Push Back Depression & Negative Thinking

(c) 2014 John Thurman – Sagebrush Hood Ornament Recapture Your Vision by Pushing Back Depression and Negative Thinking Have any idea what this photo is? It is actually a hood ornament with clouds and sky in the background. Your perspective can mess with your head from time to time.  I love being an entrepreneur, it can be a bit chaotic at times, but one of the things that keep me going is vision. Whether you have a job, are self-employed, in school or involved in a vocational quest you need a vision. An idea of […]

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