Despite the challenges he has faced, Mike remains hopeful and determined. He knows that he will not spend his life battling his illness, and he finds comfort in the knowledge that he will one day stand in heaven, free of his condition. In the meantime, he remains committed to living a God-honoring life and being an advocate for those who are struggling with mental illness.

Mike recognizes that mental illness is not a sign of weakness and that he is not alone in his journey. He has been able to find strength and hope by connecting with others who are going through similar struggles. He has also found that by sharing his story, he can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and he encourages others to do the same. With the continued support of the OrthoIndy Foundation and their community of volunteers and donors, they can offer more individuals the chance to change their narrative.

Mike’s Success Story

Mike was initially ashamed of his diagnosis, but he soon learned that his condition is treatable, and that he is not alone in his struggle. The medication and therapy he received helped him manage his symptoms, and he learned that his calling to serve God was not diminished by his diagnosis. He found support from pastors and members of his church, and he was encouraged to use his experiences to help others who are struggling with similar challenges.

They argue that focusing on the triple bottom line—people, planet, profit—can drive a company’s growth, innovation, and resilience. The authors use case studies to demonstrate how sustainable practices have led to enhanced corporate reputations and long-term success. This book is essential for leaders looking to integrate deeper ethical practices into their business models. “The obsolete workplace is bad for business, problematic for people and harmful to the planet.” Author Gina Schaefer takes a practical approach to sustainability in the workplace.

Paul’s story

Relying on two decades of pre-pandemic data and post-COVID insights, the book suggests that small, earth-friendly changes in office environments can lead to improved employee health and productivity. Covering topics from green office spaces to eco-friendly work practices, Schaefer provides actionable advice for managers and CEOs alike to create more sustainable and efficient workplaces. Her work aligns with the growing evidence that sustainable companies often outperform their less green competitors in the long run. During my freshman year of college, I moved from weed and alcohol and into the world of narcotics.

Whether you’re a seasoned executive or a new entrepreneur, these books shed light on the essential blend of profitability and sustainability, paving the way for a new paradigm in business leadership. I only had two options left to me and because I had children, I chose the detox option. Honestly, everything I have, and I am today, was far beyond my imagination or thought abilities. My imagination wondered if I would drink again before I detoxed. I had plummeted so far down the scale that I had no dignity left.

On today’s episode

I strongly believe they truly set you up for success. I planned on only being there 90 days and I decided to stay there for a little more than 2 years. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, know that you are not alone. There are resources available to help you manage your symptoms and find the support you need. Reach out to a mental health professional or support group, and don’t hesitate to ask for help. Together, we can help break down the barriers and stigma surrounding mental illness and create a more supportive and understanding community for all.

And the bird flu is absolutely tearing through poultry flocks, and that is affecting egg prices. That’s a concern for everyone, for me and for my family. But when it comes to scientists, egg prices are pretty low on their list of concerns. Because they see this bird flu virus behaving differently than previous versions have. And they’re getting nervous, in particular, about the fact that this virus is reaching places and species where it’s never been before.

Was there anything that you did while you were in sober living that you think made a difference this time?

It’s what’s known as low pathogenic avian influenza. But sometimes the virus mutates and evolves, and it can become extremely contagious and extremely fatal in poultry. So, Emily, we’ve been talking here on “The Daily” about prices of things and how they’ve gotten so high, mostly in the context of inflation episodes. Egg prices were through the roof last year, and we learned it was related to this.

Mikes Recovery and Success Story