Take Flight and Have Courage

December 14, 2016
Hosted by Dawn Burnett and Dr. Don

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Guinness World Record holder Barrington Irving delves deep into the importance of unlocking your fears and embracing/pursuing your dreams. He's the youngest person and first African American pilot to fly solo around the world.

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Wake Up And Listen asks the questions: Do you dream of living a fulfilled life? Or are you stuck somewhere and are looking for the keys to unlock your dreams, unblock your thoughts, find harmony in your relationships, remove the brain fog, heal your body, release fears, and discover self-acceptance?

Not to worry! Wake Up And Listen co-hosts, Dawn Burnett and Dr. Don will inspire and empower you to achieve the fulfilled life that you have been dreaming of.

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Dawn Burnett and Dr. Don

Dawn Burnett and Dr. Don

Dawn Burnett, CSA and Best-Selling Author is founder of A New Dawn Natural Solutions, Inc. A summa cum laude graduate of Alternative Medicine from Everglades University, Dawn provides Wellness Strategies to those who are frustrated with their current health situations and are ready to embrace alternative healing solutions. A regular fixture on the high-profile airwaves of national television, Dawn believes we can all access a healthier, more balanced life by using natural approaches for boosting our energy, purifying our eating regimes, and recalibrating the connection between mind and body.

Dawn’s impressive roster of television and speaking appearances include FOX and TBN. As a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, she engages readers in the powerful world of connection.

Author of “True Confessions of the Heart,” Dawn’s premiere book is an inspirational autobiography, demonstrating how, through the use of natural medicine, readers can heal their lives from the inside out, just as she has done herself. Her book, “Connect, How to Know If He’s Really Your Man,” published by Health Communications, Inc., shifts the focus to dating and personal relationships, putting Dawn’s insightful voice at the forefront. She is working on her forthcoming book, “Behind The Scenes On The Journey To Success.”

Dawn is a Best-Selling Co-Author with Jack Canfield on “The Road To Success Vol. 2”.

Ms. Burnett is an advocate for children’s health.

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