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Monday, 18 December 2017 09:10

Motivational Monday 12-18-17

Monday, December 18, 2017

Focus on the goodness

Choose words today that encourage. Choose actions today that assist, empower, unify.

Live today with generosity, gratitude, wonder and enthusiasm. Be slow to anger, quick to forgive, understanding and patient with yourself and others.

Offer your smile, offer your kindness. Give your respect and your positive presence.

This is the world you live in, the day you have to work with. Make it your intention to make it a good, supportive time and place.

Many good people are going to do many good things today. Take the opportunity to add your own beneficial actions to the mix.

What you focus on gains power and influence in your life, in your world. So focus on the goodness, and watch as that goodness spreads.

— Ralph Marston


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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:57

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/16/17

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Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the third episode of a three-part series. They explore the strategies belonging to other countries that have had success with helping addicts overcome their addictions, including Sweden, Portugal and Britain. In Britain, for example, the government drew on lessons learned from dealing with a large alcoholism problem during the Industrial Revolution which displaced many citizens through job loss. This led people to feel deprived and their lives became unbearable, a common theme among drug users.

Monday, 11 December 2017 09:04

Motivational Monday 12-11-17

Monday, December 11, 2017

Inspired by action

The work is not easy. But that is no reason to avoid it.

You’re not clear about what to do. But that is no excuse to do nothing.

What you must do is get started. What you must be is committed to seeing it through.

Begin the task, take the first step, and your effort will illuminate the next step. Stay with it, keep going, and your purpose and passion grow strong.

If you wait for inspiration, and do nothing, the inspiration has no place to take hold. Instead, get busy, and with each effort your work becomes more inspired.

Invest yourself, commit your time, your action, your focus to the progress you desire. Go ahead, do, and you’ll be inspired to do much more.

— Ralph Marston


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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:03

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/09/17

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Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the second episode of a three-part series. Since only 10% of drug users becoming addicts in the present reality where the most potent drugs are widely available in the form of oxycontin/oxycodone, how do we account for such a small minority succumbing their effects? The massive gap in what might be expected calls for an explanation, and Hari is able to offer one. 
Join Greg in this exploration of some new thinking regarding what’s possible when it comes to addressing successful methods to help users overcome their addiction.
Monday, 04 December 2017 08:41

Motivational Monday December 4th 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Choose the best assumptions

You can’t think through every little decision every time. So you make assumptions.

Those assumptions often serve you well, and you’d be overwhelmed without them. However, many of those assumptions could also be holding you back.

Some of your assumptions may have never been accurate in the first place. Others may have ceased to be true a long time ago, so it pays to regularly examine and question them.

There are things you assume to be impossible, for you, or for anyone. But are they really impossible, or is your assumption just serving as a convenient excuse?

There are things you assume you need, to get your work done, to be happy. But do you really need them, or are you sticking with them just because they’re comfortable and familiar?

You can’t completely eliminate assumptions, yet you can make sure they don’t hold you back. Take a look at your assumptions, and choose only the ones that best reflect and enhance the life you wish to live.

— Ralph Marston


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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:43

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/02/17

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Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the first of a three-part series. Hari advocates for an end to punishing and shaming addicts, and he believes that treating them like criminals only exacerbates the problems. In this episode, they explore the history of drug laws and the consequences of them.
Listen to the podcast to discover how the past is bearing on the present, and how the right solutions have not yet presented themselves and why this is the case.
Monday, 27 November 2017 11:18

Monday Motivation 11-27-17

Monday, November 27, 2017

Make it special

What makes something special is that you must forgo other things in order to have it. If there is no missing out on something else, there is no special.

You cannot have it all, and even if you could, it would be meaningless. Because having it all would make it impossible for anything to be special.

What you can do is focus your time, attention, love, resources in a specific direction. What you can do is give your life to what you truly care about.

There are always people, possessions, experiences you’re missing. Yet you never have to miss out on the richness of life.

Just because something is exotic, or looks impressive when you post it online, does not make it special. What makes anything special is committing your care, your focus, your effort to it.

You can make right now special, right now, where you are, with what you have. Life is yours and at any time, in any circumstance, you can fill it with meaning, substance, beauty and love.

— Ralph Marston


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Monday, 20 November 2017 09:59

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/25/17

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Greg interviews Dr. Jamie Marich, the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. The institute offers training in the areas of mental health, trauma, addiction, mindfulness, and clinician development through programs like the EMDRIA program, which focuses on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.
Listen to the podcast to discover how this approach is being used to help those suffering from substance use disorder shift their own mental processes.
Monday, 20 November 2017 07:58

Motivational Monday 11-20-17

Yours to create

There is no real fulfillment in just having things handed to you. Where fulfillment arises, is in the process of creating it.

Human civilization has become a highly efficient desire fulfillment machine. And the people working to create fulfillment benefit much more than those to whom the resulting trinkets are delivered.

Nothing of value has any meaningful value to you if you have not worked to earn it. When it seems you’re getting something for nothing, what you’re really getting is nothing for nothing.

Like beauty, value exists in the eye of the beholder. Value accrues to you when you invest yourself in it.

Every moment is an opportunity to make such an investment. You are made to make a difference and each time you do, your life grows in richness.

Invest your time, your attention, your effort, expertise, resources, your care, spirit, joy. Always, great fulfillment is yours to create.

— Ralph Marston

 

 

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:39

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/18/17

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Greg interviews Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an emergency physician and assistant professor at Yale University’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The Yale University Department of Medicine currently has a program aimed at breaking the cycle of use and reducing opioid overdoses in high risk populations.
Listen to the podcast to discover how the Yale University’s Department of Medicine utilized a study of 329 patients in their pilot program to help them develop a full-blown program that is better able to treat those afflicted with substance abuse disorder.
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