Thilo Beck at WEF Roundtable - A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society

Goals House Roundtable, World Economic Forum, Davos – Thilo Beck

A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society: Elaborating on Key Points.   We are living through a historical period defined by uncertainty, which is having a profound impact on our mental health. Research shows that – on average, 15% of working-age adults live with a mental health condition globally,…

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Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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32 Motivational Quotes About Addiction From Famous People

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

- Attributed to Carl Bard, multinational manufacturer, developer and marketer of medical technologies

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

- Nelson Mandela, South African political leader, philanthropist and revolutionary

“Happiness is not to be found at the bottom of a bottle or from the tip of a needle; it is not to be found admist a cloud of smoke or within a sugar-coated pill. If you look for it in these places, you will find naught but despair.”

- Wayne Gerard Trotman, British filmmaker and composer

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

- Albert Einstein, German-born physicist

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

- Joseph Campbell, American professor of literature

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

- Henry Ford, founder, Ford motor company

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

- Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur and motivational speaker

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”

- Michael Jordan, American basketball player

“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. “

- Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)

“I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.”

- Craig Ferguson, Scottish-American actor, author and television host

“No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.”

- Patrick J. Kennedy, American politician and mental health activist

“Ya think whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety -- now that’s the good stuff!”

- Steven Tyler, American singer and entertainer

“Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease, and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often, lives and families can be shattered by it.”

- Kate Middleton, member of the British royal family

“Recovery is something you have to work on every single day and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off.”

- Demi Lovato, American pop singer and actress

“Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it.”

- Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress

“I was in my mid-40s. I was a bulimic, and I realized if I continue with this addiction of mine, I will not be able to continue doing my life. The older you get the more damage it does; it takes longer to recover from a binge. And it was very hard.”

- Jane Fonda, American actress and activist

“She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.”

- Ellen Burstyn, American actress

“As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.”

- Katharine Hepburn, American actress

“I didn’t work or do anything. I wouldn’t go out because I’d have to be in the car for 40 minutes without a drink. That’s all drugs and alcohol do; they cut off your emotions.”

- Ringo Starr, English drummer and vocalist

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I have.”

- Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States

“My identify shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else. It gives me a spiritual anchor.”

- Eric Clapton, English guitarist, singer and songwriter

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say.”

- Unknown

“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.”

– Benjamin Alire Sáenz, American poet and novelist

“Alcohol gives you endless patience for stupidity.”

– Sammy Davis Jr., American dancer, singer and actor

“Drugs, alcohol and ego. They are a bad mix.”

– Don Dokken, American musician and vocalist

“I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.”

– Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general, American Civil War

“It’s like I have  loaded gun in my mouth and I like the taste of metal. The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.”

– Robert Downey Jr., American Actor

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

– Japanese proverb

“Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.”

– Shane Niemeyer, author, motivational speaker and athlete

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer, poet, journalist and aviator

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”

– Bernard Williams, English philosopher

“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.”

– Alice Miller, Swiss psychologist and philosopher

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