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Monday, 25 September 2017 08:30

Motivational Monday 9-25-17

Purpose is strong

Now your purpose is strong. Now you have the power, the will, to do something about what you care most about.

You sail right on past the interruptions, never losing focus. A clear sense of what you must do, of what you choose to do, makes you immune to the distractions.

Every moment matters, and your choices, your actions reflect that truth. There is great value to be created, meaningful experience to be lived, and you embrace each opportunity to do so.

You act with confidence, knowing that what you do is good, is right, and makes a positive difference in life beyond you. You persist, free of resentment, empowered by the highest expectations.

Today has arrived with its unique challenges and possibilities. And you are here to live it fully, with a purpose that is strong and an intention to be your best.

You’ve allowed that purpose to fill your awareness. As it energizes your thoughts and actions, you discover again and again how much good you can get done.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#dfccYtIh33TbWEdC.99

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 09:22

Cover 2 Resources Podcast: 09/23/17

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‚ÄčGreg interviews Michael Summers, the mayor of Lakewood, Ohio - an inner ring suburb right outside downtown Cleveland. Since 2015, the number of opioid overdoses in Lakewood has more than tripled, and Mayor Summers and his team have developed a new program called SOAR (Supporting Opiate Addiction Recovery) to combat the growing crisis.
Listen to the podcast to discover how the community of Lakewood is continuing to work together to build awareness and support for those affected by the opioid epidemic.
Monday, 18 September 2017 08:47

Motivational Monday 9-18-17

Filled with promise

Do the work to think for yourself. If you don’t think for yourself, life is nothing more than a stream of meaningless sensations.

Take full responsibility for the integrity of your life. It is everything, as your experience has shown you again and again.

Life is not easy. But oh, how good it can be when you do what is necessary to put real substance into it.

Give, give, give of yourself, authentically, generously, with enthusiasm, respect, joy. Listen, learn, watch, participate.

Commit to your highest vision, putting action and persistence behind that commitment. Remind yourself to live as though every moment matters, for indeed every moment does.

Do you realize how beautiful and filled with promise this day is? Once you do, nothing will be able to hold you back.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#1EJrpf24BsWFUk0u.99

Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:24

Motivational Monday 9-11-17

Monday, September 11, 2017

When the task is draining you

If you resent the work, you won’t do it very well, and besides, your resentment gains you nothing. What’s the point of that?

If you avoid the work, you make it more difficult when you eventually have to do it. That’s not such a great plan.

When you do the work halfheartedly, you’re using up your time but wasting an opportunity. Instead, put full attention and enthusiasm into it, and seize the opportunity to excel at it.

When you feel like the task is draining you, it’s not the task that’s doing the draining. It’s your attitude.

Improve your attitude, and you immediately improve the way you feel about what you’re doing. Improve your attitude, and the work flows much more smoothly.

No matter what you’re doing, you might as well do it in a positive frame of mind. It’s your time, it’s your work, it’s your life experience, so make the choice to make it your best.

— Ralph Marston

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

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:34

Cover 2 Podcast: 09/16/17

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Greg interviews Lydia Ramsey, a reporter for Business Insider, covering pharmaceutical, biotech industries, and healthcare. He also interviews Jay Ruais, the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Government Affairs for the Addiction Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. Both Lydia and Jay have closely followed Congress’ decisions on healthcare reform.  
Listen to the podcast to discover how the government aims to continue its commitment to funding programs that aid in the opioid epidemic, and how granting states waivers can help in the process.
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:27

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 9/9/17

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Greg interviews Thom Olmstead, the Director of University Partner Collaborations at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, as well as Orlando Howard, the Manager of Outpatient Treatment Services at Rosary Hall. The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Rosary Hall are currently running a pilot program that offers free Uber rides to those in Intensive Out Patient Program (IOP) Treatment.
Listen to the podcast to discover how this program is directly affecting IOP treatment patient’s lives and how it helps keep those recovering from substance abuse disorder stay on track.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:09

God Delievers

God delivers pizza.  Yes, you heard that right God delivers pizza.  Did you ever crave something so badly that you could taste it or just have this aching longing for something or someone that without it your heart is so low?  In your heart of hearts did you just whisper a prayer, O, God I really could use a lift right now and God granted it?  Well, that’s happened to me.  At the end of a long work packed day, when I was just too tired to cook or even order out, a little whispered prayer went out, “O, Lord I could sure use a pizza right about now.”  Very shortly after, the doorbell rang and with pizza in hand was a friend.  Not only did I have a pizza, but a friend to share it with.

God delivers pizza.  God answers prayers, even the prayers that we don’t know we asked.  Why did God answer that prayer for the pizza?  Well, was it the pizza I needed or the friend?  God wants us to be happy and he knows what we need.  He takes a whispered prayer and gives us much more than we asked for.  If some catastrophe happens it is not God’s will that sends it.  It is just plain old imperfect life happening.  Why do we have to endure it?  Well, maybe we will become better people by going through the rough time?  Think about that too.  What positives came out of that catastrophe?  Do take some time to think, and when the doorbell rings maybe it will be a friend with a pizza sent by an even more loving friend.     


Bible Vs.; Matt. 7:11 “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”


Prayer:  Lord help us to recognize those whispered prayers that we send up to you without even knowing and that you answer.  Help us to understand and feel your generosity.  May we spread your glory by sharing with others the gifts that you give us.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen


Spotlight:  Come to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine located at 21281 Chardon Rd., Euclid, Ohio 44117.  We will be having a one-day festival on Sunday, October 1st.  There will be the regular 8:00 AM indoor Mass and the 9:30 AM outdoor Mass as well as an 11:00 AM Mass.  We will have a bake sale, crafts, and some games.  The dining room will be open as usual, but there will be pizza and sausage sold under the pavilion.  The gift shop will also be open as usual.  Do come!       

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.
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