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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:17

Cover 2 Podcast - Week of 06/16/18

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Dr. Faye Jamali is a soccer mom. An anesthesiologist. A friend. A wife. By all accounts, she had it all going for her. But a fluke accident and a trip to the ER, started her down a path to addiction that changed everything. In 2007, Dr. Jamali was attending a birthday party when she slipped and fell, breaking her wrist. An excessive amount of painkillers were prescribed and she noticed life got easier when she took the medication. Her stress levels diminished and she began abusing pain medication more to numb her feelings than relieve pain. This was only the beginning. 
Dr. Jamali says addiction completely snuck up on her. What started as something to ease the pain quickly took over as habit-forming. She states “I truly believe something broke in my brain. I feel like it got high jacked.” She quickly began to rationalize the situation and her lifestyle. In her mindset, she was not an addict. As a licensed physician, she didn’t seem to fit the mold. In this podcast from Cover2 Resources, we hear the story of Dr. Faye Jamali abusing, denying and struggling through her battle with addiction. With the help of a comprehensive rehab program tailored towards her situation, Dr. Jamali was able to receive the help that she needed. Listen to how Dr. Jamali found recovery and learn about her work today helping others in the medical profession.
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:16

Cover 2 Podcast - Week of 06/09/18

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The fear inherent in searching for help for an opioid addiction should not include the additional worry of becoming exploited.  But then, “should” is a meaningless word. There are unscrupulous players in the treatment industry eager to turn suffering into money. 
On this edition of the Cover2 PPT podcast, Greg welcomes Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg back to the program. to discuss the scourge of patient brokering. He offers advice on how to avoid being victimized and describes the work that is being done by the Sober Homes Task Force to protect the community.
Aronberg calls patient brokering “pay to play.” At its base, it is a marketing ploy to lure, bribe, and trade in a scam known as the Florida Shuffle. It’s illegal and it can put lives in danger. The shuffle is no longer isolated just to Florida. It’s a scam that is spreading, and Aronberg offers advice on how to recognize it. Where do I go for help? How do I know if the facility I’m considering is legal and responsible? How do I approach my due diligence to find out the answers to these questions?
For those interested in social advocacy to change a system that supports and allows people to profit from such abuse, Aronberg and Greg discuss the work being done to encourage government at the state and national level to do more than just throw money at the problem.
Monday, 04 June 2018 14:27

World Priest Rosary Relay

World Priest Rosary Relay

June 8, 2018 Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Please join the annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8, 2018 when we encircle the world in prayer once again,

in this its ninth year, with more shrines than ever taking part in what is now recognized as a truly significant

and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognize and bless the work of priests serving

the faithful the world over.


Each of the participating shrines in 50+ countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day:


In thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests,

for all her priestly sons.


With the coming of midnight on the 8 June 2018, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests

on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.


It was the great Irish priest Fr. Patrick Peyton who never tired of

saying that: ‘The Family that prays together stays together.’


As the family of the Church, you are invited to join your prayers to the prayers of millions throughout the world on June 8,  2018.

It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry; that they will be blessed,

through our prayers, with God’s grace for their priesthood; that in this worldwide communion of prayer for them,

they may experience our gratitude and support; and finally that they will persevere in unity with Christ and his Church and shepherd

the Lord’s flock to the safe pastures of his Kingdom.






NOON at the Grotto






Monday, 04 June 2018 08:59

Motivational Monday 6-4-18

Better than before

When you expect the best, you have a way of finding it, of creating it. Today, countless possibilities are being born, and plenty of them are just right for you.

Soon, you’ll discover truths you’ve never considered. You’ll journey to places you never knew were there.

As such, it would be foolish to ever give up hope or to relinquish your dreams. More is possible for you now than ever before, and the possibilities continue to grow.

What now seems impossible will eventually become commonplace. The very area where you face the most stubborn obstacles can end up being the source of your greatest triumphs.

Embrace this day and each of its moments as they arrive. Connect with the opportunities to grow, experience, enjoy, appreciate, and to live fully.

Right now is better than before, filled with bright new possibilities. Imagine life at its best, and make it so.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#msIfM1ieu8IgLkB6.99 


Dad's Pinwheel Cookies


- 1 one-pound bag of dates

- 1 cup sugar

- 1 cup water 

- 1 cup nuts

- 2 cups brown sugar

- 4 eggs 

- 1 cup shortening

- 5 cups flour

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 1 teaspoon baking powder



Filling: Cook dates, sugar and water until it is a mush, then cool.

After the filling cools, mix in the nuts.

Dough: Mix eggs and shortening, then add salt, baking soda, baking powder,

and flour until the mixture is a solid consistency. Roll a portion of the dough 

into a rectangular shape. Spread some filling on the dough and sprinkle with 

brown sugar. Roll dough and filling into a log shape. Cut into slices 1/2 to 3/4 of 

an inch wide. Place slices on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.

Shortuct: Instead of making the cookie dough, use rolls of refrigerated sugar cookie dough, 

roll into a rectangle and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or a glass dipped in flour. Place 

a spoonful of filling in the center of the circle and bring the edges up, pinch closed, place 

on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until goldne brown.


Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

21281 Chardon Rd.

Euclid, Oh 44117


Sugar-free Spice Cookies


- 1 1/4 cups water

- 1/3 cup margarine/butter

- 2 cups raisins

- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

- 2 teaspoons cinnamon

- 2 eggs

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 10 teaspoons powdered artificial sweetener (Sweet'N Low, SPLENDA, Truvia or any other powdered 

sweeteneer that can be used for baking will work.)

- 2 cups flour



Boil water, margarine/butter, raisins, nutmeg and cinnamon for three minutes and cool. Mix dry ingredients

and add to the cooled raisin mixture, then add the eggs and blend well. Drop onto greased cookie sheet and

bake 15-20 minute in a 325-degree oven


Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

21281 Chardon Rd. 

Euclid, Oh 44117

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:32

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 06/02/18

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Greg is joined by Dr. Howard Wetsman, an addiction psychiatrist that explains the biological process of dealing with any form of addiction. Dr. Wetsman is the author of Questions and Answers on Addiction. Genetics play a large role in whether or not someone will struggle with addiction in their lifetime but unfortunately genetics are so often ignored.
Dr. Howard Wetsman envisions a day when people no longer struggle with addiction. He has been actively treating addiction in facilities ranging from inpatient units, charity hospitals and HIV clinics. 
Join Greg and Dr. Wetsman as they discuss why it is important to start understanding the brain illness called addiction. In this episode, Greg also undergoes genetic testing provided by the Addiction Lab of American Addiction Centers and discusses the results with Dr. Wetsman.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:31

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 05/26/18

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Greg is joined by Eric Hicks, the Plant Manager at Jones Plastic & Engineering located in Benton County, Tennessee. Hicks was new to the plant when he was immediately faced with high turnover and absenteeism rates. Unfortunately, this was not unusual for this rural area with its limited population and heavy drug use. 
The opioid crisis is taking a toll on American businesses and has affected many manufacturers in our country. Hicks tells the story of how he was faced with unfamiliar challenges and how he did not take the more obvious route of terminating those who failed a drug test. In Benton County, terminating each individual was just not an option. 
At the time, the plant he ran employed about 225 people with 75% of those people being there for less than a year. On a daily basis, absenteeism was at 15% and the overall turnover rate was at 75%. As a direct result, the plant was not meeting their expected quality and performance levels. “I could not hire my way out of this issue”, says Hicks.
Listen as Hicks discusses what he did to turn a bad situation into a manageable one, which resulted in helping many employees that needed proper treatment.
Monday, 21 May 2018 08:35

Motivational Monday 5-21-18

This day to live

This day will change you, and you will change this day. Today day can improve you, and you can improve today.

Progress is not ever inevitable, yet always possible, within reach. Today offers you the chance to make it happen.

Don’t curse those things that hinder you. Learn from them, understand, create a way around them, devise new ways to make your progress anyway.

Don’t take for granted the factors that assist you. Nurture, support, appreciate, encourage, and make good use of them while you can.

People, circumstances, and random events will do what they will. Step forward with confidence, knowing you can take it all in stride, adding value to each moment along the way.

You have every reason to be positive because you have this day to live. Start right now, giving new joy, meaning, and fulfillment to all of life.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#CLdDYwtPLMJ30sl0.99 

Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:23

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 05-19-18

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In 2016, more than 63,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States, more than triple from 2000. Among the many cities that are affected by this crisis, Philadelphia has been drastically affected. Greg is joined by Dr. Tom Farley, the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Health. Dr. Farley says that the opioid epidemic has surpassed the AIDS epidemic that was sweeping Philly in the 1990’s and surpasses the amount of deaths from the entire Vietnam War. 
Since Dr. Farley is the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Health Department, he considers himself the “doctor” of the city and is on a mission to help illuminate how Philly can take an active role in combating this epidemic through harm reduction programs. He says that they surveyed the general population of the city and found out that one-third received opioid prescriptions, and 1 in 7 were currently taking opioids. Many of those are predicted to graduate to heroin. 
They started a plan in the Fall of 2016 to find new ways to help the city control the epidemic and prevent people from dying. The Mayor appointed about 20 task force members which were joined by 150 people that have been affected by the opioid crisis to come up with recommendations. After much hard work, there were 18 recommendations that were concluded from the committee to help their city and communities. The final report and 18 recommendations will be published along with this episode.
Some of the recommendations include prevention, education, low-barrier housing, medical intervention, and overdose prevention (to name a few). Listen and learn more about the plans for the city of Philadelphia, along with other controversies they think will lead to positive change during this national crisis.​
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