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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pushing Back Depression #5

(c) 2014 John Thurman – Happy Dancer Premier Rally Push Back Depression Tip # 5: Re-energize Depression is an energy eater. If you have ever struggled against depression, you know that it can suck the life right out of you. It drains your energy, heart, mind, body, and soul. The good news is, you can […]

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Pushing Back Depression # 3

(c) 2013 John Thurman Beach Jumper 1 Last summer I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a some training as a Crisis Response Specialist. I stayed over a couple of extra day to experience Lake Michigan. My friends told me to check out Grand Haven Beach and I did. What a delight to see people […]

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Push Back Depression: Tip # 2

Bear Canyon Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge (c) 2013 John Thurman The Second Tip for Pushing Back Depression is: Quit Comparing Depression, by its nature, fogs up your sense of self. When you are struggling in the negative swill of depression, it can be easy to find other people who are doing better in nearly every area of […]

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1 of 7 Things You Can Do to Push Back Depression

Robin Williams entertaining troops in 2003 Robin Williams’ memory, his acting, his stories and comedy sketches will live on through video clips and the internet. Hopefully, we will take some lessons from the loss of this extraordinary actor, comedian, and exceptional communicator. Depression can be a quiet killer. It is a disorder that is widely […]

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