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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



Read more at http://greatday.com/#XaI2O3etY2yv0cAW.99

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.
Monday, 13 November 2017 08:36

Motivational Monday 11-13-17

Essential structure

Purpose puts essential structure in your life. Purpose gives you a way to connect to value, a way to distill life’s abundance into usable form.

Be honest and thorough with yourself in knowing what you care about, what drives you and energizes you. Build each day, each undertaking, each relationship on the solid foundation that is your purpose.

Your purpose constitutes a realm in which you can make sense of whatever happens. And purpose enables you to respond with meaningful, effective action.

Each feeling you have is a message from your purpose. Embrace those feelings, pay attention to them, and keep the connection to your purpose strong.

You’ve experienced how highly effective you can be when acting in the service of authentic purpose. Whatever you can tie to your purpose, you can excel at doing.

So keep your purpose clear and present in your awareness. Live in accordance with purpose, and live at your highest and best.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#PgSAeZtADRxVwp4Z.99

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:25

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/11/17

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Greg continues his interview with Maurice Clarett, the former Ohio State running back who led the team in 2002 to an undefeated season and their first national championship in 36 years. Following his first year at OSU, Maurice struggled with substance abuse, eventually culminating in imprisonment. He now educates and empowers others to achieve their goals through public speaking.
Listen to the podcast to discover how the Red Zone also works to get patients involved in the community so they can integrate their everyday life into their treatment.
Monday, 06 November 2017 11:29

Motivational Monday 11-6-2017

Consider this possibility

Always, possibilities surround you, your work, the people in your life, your dreams for the future. Many of those possibilities, you have never considered.

When you and another person strongly disagree, consider this possibility. In some very significant ways, you might both be right.

When every attempt fails to bring fruit, when every path is blocked, consider this possibility. There is some other path, some other strategy, some other approach with which you will succeed.

When you’re angry, annoyed, offended by what someone else has done, consider this possibility. That person’s behavior is their problem, and is much more about them than it is about you.

You’ve seen many possibilities become real, yet you haven’t seen them all, not by a long shot. In every situation, be assured that there are many more possibilities than you’ve ever imagined.

Life becomes challenging, and what has served you well in the past may no longer work. Even so, take heart, for there’s always another great possibility ready and waiting for you to run with it.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#w5pDYKTkSmEsytjr.99

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 11:01

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/04/17

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Greg interviews Maurice Clarett, the former Ohio State running back who led the team in 2002 to an undefeated season and their first national championship in 36 years. Following his first year at OSU, Maurice struggled with substance abuse, eventually culminating in imprisonment. He now educates and empowers others to achieve their goals through public speaking.
Listen to the podcast to discover how Maurice handled his time away from the sport as well as his time in prison, and how both events shifted his priorities.
Monday, 30 October 2017 08:39

Motivational Monday 10-30-17

Choose your thoughts

Your thoughts are powerful. Put their power on your side.

You can think your way into despair, or you can think your way into joyous enthusiasm. You can think your way into being annoyed and distracted, or focused and effective.

Every thought you think is a choice you make. Choose the thoughts that serve you best, and avoid the temptation to choose anything less.

In choosing what to think about anything, you’re setting the stage for what you choose to do about it. In this way your thoughts have great leverage, so make good use of that leverage.

Use your thoughts to envision all the good things you can do today. Then, select the positive, encouraging, insistent thoughts that will push you into action.

The way you think from moment to moment directly impacts the way you live. Remember to choose the thoughts, again and again, that lead you to make life great.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#QSo50Wc8iG68fIMJ.99

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:53

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 10/28/17

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Greg interviews John Stuckey, the President of ARCHway Institute. ARCHway is a non-profit whose vision is to bring the treatment of mental health and addictive orders into the realm of mainstream medicine - similar to the treatment of other chronic lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Listen to the podcast to discover how self-medicating and consistent opioid use can re-wire the brain and lead to substance abuse disorder. As well as how drugs like Vivitrol can help those suffering from opioid dependence reclaim their lives.

Faith Page Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

October 2017


One morning I noticed a group of young children waiting for the bus to take them to school.  What caught my interest were the diverse activities that the children were doing to entertain themselves while they waited for the bus.  Some were chasing each other.  Some were chatting.  Most were playing in some way.

The most dramatic difference was between one little girl who was playing with a stick and a little girl involved with her cell phone.  The little girl with the stick just picked it up from off the ground and was twirling it around.  Perhaps it was an imaginary baton or a magic wand.  Her face was animated as her whole body swayed with the stick as if dancing with the wind.  A smile never left her face.  Another little girl was totally absorbed with her cell phone.  She stood ramrod straight. Her face tense with a grimace.  Her thumbs madly punching the keys of her phone.  She looked like a fragile statue that would break if she moved.

Both little girls were focused with the activity on hand.  One was free and easy, while the other was regimented and driven.  As I watched them I thought of our relationship with God.  Are we free and easy with God, comfortable, like a friend or are we tight and driven?  If we are with a close friend aren’t we most likely to be comfortable? If we are regimented and tight who controls the conversation with God?  Our conversation with God is our prayer.  A conversation is a dialogue.  Do we give God, a chance to speak and do we listen to what he has to say?  Find a stick in your backyard and twirl it around.  See where God leads you.


Bible Vs. Proverbs 1:2-7 “That men may know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight, receive instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity; that prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth- the wise man also may hear and increase in learning, and the man of understanding acquire skill, to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles.”

Prayer: O Lord, let me be childlike in my prayer.  Let me approach you as I would a friend.  Help me to hear what you have to say to me.  Give me comfort so that I can help comfort others.  Let me accept your mercy so that I may freely give mercy to others.  Remind me to be open and honest in my relationship with you so that I can bring your Word, and not mine, to all people.  Amen


Spotlight:  Come to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine for special time with God. Sunday Catholic Mass is at 8:00 AM all year round and 9:30 AM May through October.  Visit our giftshop for life giving religious articles. Come to our French Toast Breakfast after the 8:00 AM Mass on Sunday, November 5th.  Tickets are $5.00 for French toast, sausage or bacon, juice, coffee or tea.  Served after the 8:00 AM Mass until 11:30 AM.  There will also be a mini craft fair.  Come and spend some quality time with the Lord.

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