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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:17

Cover 2 Podcast: Cigna

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Greg interviews Dr. Doug Nemecek, the Chief medical officer of CIGNA’s Behavioral Health Business. Dr. Nemecek, along with CIGNA, has worked to create a program to cut down on the amount of opioids prescribed to patients.
Listen to the podcast to discover how this program is not only helping to reduce overprescribing and treat substance abuse disorders, but is also eliminating the stigma of substance abuse disorder and opioid use disorder being a character flaw.

Monday, 28 August 2017 09:01

8-28-17 Motivational Monday

Higher calling

Life begins again on this day. Now is your chance to do it right, to do it well, to live it with meaning, purpose, genuine love.

Opportunity arrives fresh with this moment. The universe spreads out before your eyes, and you can step into it in whatever direction you choose.

Old, beloved longings, dreams, passions stir within you. New ideas, resources, capabilities enable you to act with more experience and effectiveness than ever.

You are able to focus now on what matters. You are where you can give energy, support, sustenance to all you love.

It can be easy, can appear sophisticated and enlightened to be cynical. Yet you feel a higher calling, led by love to make life the best it can be.

Feel the courage, confidence, assurance of that higher calling, pushing you into this new moment. Create with this day a living substance that flows from and expresses your highest vision.

— Ralph Marston


Read more at http://greatday.com/#fcEx5oyQUrFuEfUZ.99

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:27

Cover 2 Podcast: Dr. Phyllis Hendry

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Dr. Phyllis Hendry is a tenured Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. She completed her pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville. She served as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at UF Health from 1993-2005 and since 2008 has been Assistant Chair for Emergency Medicine Research. In March 2016 she was appointed TraumaOne Deputy Medical Director of Pediatric Transport.
 
Listen to the podcast to discover how P.A.M.I. provides both physicians and patients with free access to pain management education videos, dosing guides, and discharge plans to make sure patients are fully aware of their options.
Monday, 21 August 2017 10:51

Motivational Monday 8-21-17

Monday, August 21, 2017

Difficult is nothing to fear

Maybe difficult is not so bad. Maybe easy is not so desirable.

Easy makes you soft, complacent, vulnerable. Difficult makes you strong, decisive, capable.

Easy puts you in danger of being arrogant, disrespectful and bored. Difficult fills you with a wealth of gratitude that connects you to life’s richest abundance.

The more you must work for something, the more you must invest yourself, the more it means to you, the more value it has. A difficult journey makes the destination all the more appealing.

Wouldn’t it be nice to stop worrying whether the day, the job, the encounter will be difficult? Wouldn’t it be great to just stride right up to the moment and meet it with confidence and joy?

Look back at what you’ve learned from life, and you’ll realize you’ve learned this. What is difficult is nothing to fear.

— Ralph Marston


Read more at http://greatday.com/#VsexULCLHq9AjUJq.99

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:57

Cover 2 Podcast: Jay Edwards - State Rep

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Greg interviews Jay Edwards, the State Representative for Ohio House District 94. Representative Edwards recently introduced a bill, known as House Bill 167 or Daniel’s Law, that aims to cut back on the over prescribing of opioids by limiting the amount physicians can prescribe.

Monday, 14 August 2017 09:39

Motivational Monday 8-14-17

From here to there

See the reality of the situation, then see beyond that reality. See what is present, what is happening, then see what is possible.

Being positive about the future is not a matter of denying the difficult realities of the present. Rather, you must envision your path to a more desirable future and then have the courage to follow that path.

Be careful you don’t get lost in empty fantasies about what might happen. Be just as careful to avoid getting mired in dejection about your current difficulties.

Instead, get to work. See clearly where you are, choose specifically where you wish to go, and do what must be done to get you from here to there.

Don’t waste your energy wishing for reality to come to your rescue, or cursing reality as your enemy. Understand that reality is your workplace, and know that from any reality you can craft a beautiful and fulfilling life.

Accept and embrace the reality of what is, here, now, today. In that acceptance feel your own power, and engage that power to push your reality in whatever direction you choose.

— Ralph Marston


Read more at http://greatday.com/#T12yjxxAMpJiQGsT.99

Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:13

Cover 2 Podcast: Dr. Martin Klapheke

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Greg interviews Dr. Martin Klapheke, the Assistant Dean of Medical Education and Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Central Florida. Dr. Klapheke and his team have developed a new opioid-related curriculum to help medical students fully understand how to safely treat substance abuse disorder and prevent the over-prescribing of opioids.

Listen to the podcast to discover how the curriculum created by Dr. Klapheke and his team aims to not only educate medical students in every specialty on how to deal with this epidemic, but graduates and practicing physicians alike.
Monday, 07 August 2017 07:58

8-7-17 Monday Motivation

Feel great

The news is troubling, the weather is unpleasant, people are rude and uncooperative. Even so, especially so, feel great about today.

Feel great that you can be a beacon of hope, of encouragement, of competence, to a world that badly needs it. Feel great about the opportunity you have to make a positive difference.

Feel great that the value of your life does not depend on random circumstance. Feel great because you can decide to do so.

Feel great about what you can get done, right now. Feel great as you experience yourself doing it.

Feel great, and do all you can to make your great feeling highly contagious. Feel great, and be pleasantly surprised at how many other positive people you encounter.

Feel great, and let the positive energy flow into every action you take. Feel great, and discover how much your positive feeling can improve the world around you.

— Ralph Marston


Read more at http://greatday.com/#9QkXYqCoDoIvxVue.99

 

Friday, 04 August 2017 09:31

Cover 2 Podcast: Bureau Chief of Health Care

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Greg interviews Lisa Landau, the Bureau Chief of Health Care at the NYS Office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Lisa and her team have been working since 2012 to remove health care coverage blocks for those seeking treatment for substance abuse disorder. Listen to the podcast to discover how Lisa’s team is continuing to make healthcare providers aware of these issues and how states can address similar issues on their own.

Monday, 31 July 2017 09:39

Patience is a Virtue

Patience is a virtue.  That is a proverb that most people learn early in life.  Whether or not it is followed is a topic for another day.  Why should patience even be considered a virtue?  How does patience make our lives better?  After all, if we have a dishwasher, don’t you dry the dishes rather than wait for the drying agent to work?  If you hire a person to clean your house do you clean it up before they come?  Do you wait in the drive through line rather than in the fast food restaurant?  Don’t forget on line banking?  How long do you wait to log on?

All around us we have examples showing us how to save time.  What do we do with the few minutes that we save?  Go back to all those examples above, do they really save us time?  Do they make life convenient?  If life is convenient does it become sterile?  Is what we are looking for a problem free environment?  Patience is a virtue.

 

Consider a flower.  How long does it take to grow?  Someone must get dirty and plant the seed.  It needs rich soil, just enough water and sunlight.  A person needs to take the time to provide for all of this.  The flower grows with the seasons.  We count down the seasons. For us it is just a way to mark time.  Compare the product reaped in the fast food lane and the one, like the flower that is left to follow God’s idea of time.  Which one brings us beauty?  Which course in our lives solves our problems, the quick fix or the problem that is tackled with a slow methodical approach?

 

Bible Vs.:  2 Corinthians 12:12   The signs of a true apostle were performed among you in all patience, with signs and wonders of might and works.

 

Prayer:  O, Lord help me to be a worker of your mighty works.  Not because of praise, but because it will help others.  Let me be an instrument of patience in a world of acceleration and speed.  Grant us all your patience and kindness.  We ask you this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Spotlight:  Come to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and take some time to breathe.  Pray with us for the Assumption Novena, August 7 thru the 15.  Rosary will be at 7:00PM followed by Mass.  The address is 21281 Chardon Rd., Euclid, Ohio 44117      

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