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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.
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

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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

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