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What do you do when you hear something you didn’t want to hear?

We all hear things that we didn't want to hear. What do you do after to hear it? How do you navigate through it? Contained here are a few tips you can use!

What do you do when you hear something you didn’t want to hear? The kind of news you hear where the doctor tells you, “You are going to be wanting to sit down for this.” The moment you hear those words you know something bad is going to follow. There is a pit in your […]

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What to do when life gets stressful

Sometimes life gets stressful. You are in situations that you have no idea how to handle. Here are some steps to overcome the stressful times in your life.

Life has a funny way of happening. Sometimes it unfolds like a beautiful rose in the springtime. Other times life dumps everything on you at once. It reminds me of the difference between a gentle rainstorm and a hurricane. You can handle the one while you are praying that the stress of the other doesn’t […]

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Suffering in Silence

Many are suffering in silence. Unable to share their deepest hurt. Unwilling to speak about their pain. Let me help you see why silence isn't always golden.

There are many things in this life that cause us pain. Relationships, finances, and illnesses top the list of things that cause pain. We feel the pain when we don’t have enough money to keep our lights on or feed our family. The pain is much more intimate when it is searing through your body. […]

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Mental Illness doesn’t define your relationship

Mental Illness doesn't define your relationship. Illness doesn't define your relationship. You define your relationship. What will you define it by?

Are you in a lifelong relationship? Do you, or your significant other, struggle with a mental illness? Let me talk to you about what it is like to be in a strong relationship when one of you struggle with mental illness. ______ Relationships can be challenging. When two people come together they bring many things […]

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Moving from surviving to thriving

We spend most of our lives in survival mode. The time has come to stop surviving and start thriving. Check out today's post and learn how to thrive!

Facing difficult times is overwhelming. It feels as if the world is closing in on yours. That the very air you breath is heavy with the weight of the responsibility that you are facing. You want to thrive, but all you can do is survive. We start to rationalize the weight of it. You think, […]

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How to help someone through depression

Depression is hard for everyone involved. Being depressed or taking care of someone who is can be challenging. Let me help you through the struggle.

Depression can happen to anyone of us. Your crush broke your heart. You thought you were going to make the team only to find out that you were the only one cut. The loss one of your parents in a car accident. You lived through abuse. The person you married wasn’t the person you thought […]

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Suicide: The Fight for your life

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide takes more lives than guns, drugs, and car crashes. It's time to do something.

At this moment, people are fighting for their lives.   You may be fighting for your life. The only reason you haven’t told anyone is because you are afraid of what they might think. In reality, this battle is not seen on the outside. It is an internal battle that rages and rages. A battle […]

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Connection: The Lifeblood of Relationship

Life is about connection. Good or bad if you connect to it you have a relationship with it. The stronger the connection the greater the relationship.

Life boils down to a series of connections.   How we connect to our family and friends.   The connection we have to our past, problems, and pain.   Think about this,   your life will improve or worsen based on the strength of your connections.   Some connections you will want to strengthen.   […]

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How to Heal Broken Trust

When hurt appears trust disappears. Without trust, we cannot have deep relationships. Now is the time to learn how to heal broken trust.

Have you ever had a time when someone broke your trust?   How did you handle that?   I am willing to bet that it wasn’t handled well.   You may have yelled, stormed off, stop speaking to them, or even hit them.   Whatever your response was I know what you were feeling.   […]

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Am I the problem?

It's time to STOP blaming others and START looking at our own hearts. We have been blaming everyone else for being toxic, but what if we were the problem?

You and I have a problem. [bctt tweet=”Admitting that we have a problem is one of the hardest things that we struggle with. ” username=”jim_Burgoon”] We know it exists. Right below the surface is all our pain, our hurts, and our issues. It is waiting for the right place and time to show it’s ugly […]

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Time doesn’t heal all wounds

Time doesn't heal all wounds. I know we have thought it did, but it doesn't. All time does it distance us from the pain. Time doesn't heal the pain.

How to find healing when the Pain has been with you a long time. You are here for a reason. You may have stumbled across this blog by accident. Perhaps you subscribed and received an email from me that caught your attention. Whatever your reason for being here I know one thing. You are looking […]

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How to heal from the pain of a toxic relationship

Removing toxic relationships from your life is only half the battle. The other half? Learning to heal from the pain of a toxic relationship.

It’s time to deal with the pain caused from a toxic relationship. I have had chronic medical issues for the last few years. It has been frustrating that I don’t have an answer to what has been ailing me. The doctors are stumped. They cannot seem to figure out what is wrong with me. I […]

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How to tell if your friends are the reason you’re not thriving

Don't live life carrying the consequences of toxic engagements. It's time to clean up our lives of the toxic people who are killing our hearts.

Identifying the toxic people in your life and what to do about them.  Have you ever noticed that when you are around certain people that you feel off? You cannot put your finger on it, but you know something is different. Your whole vibe changed. You no longer feel upbeat. Then you realize that you are fighting […]

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Why your Resolutions fail and what to do about it

Every New Year's we make a resolution. Failing to accomplish our resolution we make it again. It is time to break the cycle. This year success is yours.

This is the year to change your life! In a few short days, millions of people will make a New Years resolution. Each resolution represents our sincere desire to craft a better life for ourselves. There are resolutions to lose weight. We want to make more money. There is a desire start exercising, read more, […]

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How to reclaim your joy

You use to experienced joy, but it feels like that time is gone. The great news is that your joy can be reclaimed. Let me show you how to reclaim your joy.

Reclaiming the joy you once knew. Do you remember the greatest times of your childhood when you experienced the most joy? The times when you smiled and laughed. There wasn’t a care in the world. All you knew was that you were enjoying life and no one could take that away from you. Somewhere along […]

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How to recover from a painful loss at Christmas

Christmas is suppose to be full of joy, but sometimes it is full of pain. What if I told you that you can recover from a painful loss at Christmas?

It’s Christmas Time! No matter where you are Christmas is all around you. Trees decorated with the most beautiful lights. Stockings hung by the chimney with care. The smell of Christmas cookies are in the air. If you are anything like me then you the colder weather is exciting you. In a little while, you […]

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Now you can win the most important fight of your life

We are plagued with insecurities. How you became insecure isn't as important as what you are going to do with these insecurities.

I have a problem. It has been a problem that I have been dealing with most of my life. This problem has limited my potential. It has caused me to run from problems. I have this feeling of emptiness deep inside. My problem is not an uncommon one. As a matter of fact, you are […]

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When Life Sucker Punches you in The Face

When issues occur it feels like you have been sucker punched in the face. How you respond to a sucker punch determines how successful you will be. Take a moment and read how you can be a winner when life hits you hard!

Growing up in Philadelphia was challenging. Philadelphia is a harsh city to grow up in. Many people, especially kids, feel like there is this need to prove themselves. One of the ways that we proved ourselves in Philadelphia was through fighting. If someone disrespected you then you gained your respect back by beating them down. […]

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Mental Illness and You

I was born in the 70’s, but I was a child of the 80’s. The music, the food, the crazy hair, the zest for life, the cars, the wonderful Saturday morning cartoons, and those crazy parachute pants. In the 80’s the big thing that was sweeping the world was HIV/AIDS. We were told not to […]

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