Calling healthcare/addiction professionals
such as therapists, IOP facilities, addiction doctors, etc.
Join us at BAIA, 998 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244 on July 25th, 2014
from 12:00pm to 2:00pm for refreshments and appetizers.
Please RSVP on or before July 7th, 2014 to RSVP@malverninstitute.com.
MUST provide your contact information and credentials.
WE ARE RECOVERY.
Malvern, PA (July 1, 2014) – Malvern Institute is pleased to announce the new addition to the team, Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame goaltender, Bernie Parent. We have been working with Bernie for several years. He has been our keynote speaker at several events and has spent time with our patients talking about his life in recovery.
Mr. Parent has spent the last 35 years of his life in recovery. After many struggles, trials and tribulations with addiction in his earlier years, he understands that addiction is a daily battle that must be tackled head-on with the help of a strong support system. Bernie began his recovery much like many of the patients at the Malvern Institute and believes wholeheartedly in our methods and philosophy. Most importantly, he connects with our patients, forms bonds, and acts as a role model to any and all people that struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, as he was able to take control of his addiction and come out on top of the game.
About Malvern Institute:
A leader in the addiction field, Malvern Institute, founded in 1948, operates a total of 167 beds for Inpatient Drug and Alcohol treatment located in both Willow Grove and Malvern, PA. We provide an evidence-based model of clinical care along with a 12-step approach that will provide engagement and monitoring for at least 90 days. Malvern is licensed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Drug and Alcohol and the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
To get on the road to recovery, please call 800-647-8073 TODAY, or visit www.malverninstitute.com!
For the past 2 summers, Gateway 26 and I partnered to bring a unique opportunity for hockey fans of all ages on the Wildwood boardwalk, and we will revisit this opportunity beginning on Memorial Day Weekend 2014. We have established a fan meet-and-greet, with the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of my book, “Unmasked”, exclusive, autographed photos, and autographs on items of your choice. First and foremost, we want to thank the loyal fans for joining us the past couple summers, making the experience each week a huge success!
I’ll be making a special appearance at Gateway 26 TOMORROW NIGHT, Saturday, June 28th, from 7-9pm!
Gateway 26 is located at 26th Street and Boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Autograph with photo opportunity: $20.00
All proceeds go to The Bethesda Project, A Caring Family for Philadelphia’s Homeless.
Enjoy The Wildwoods! Can’t wait to see you there!
Read the original article on Philly.com.
The Los Angeles Kings have won their second Stanley Cup in three years. That’s a hell of an achievement.
Each of the Kings’ playoff series were a huge success. Even the first series, when they were down 3-0 and came back with four consecutive wins. They fell behind a couple times after and still made it back to the top, including three overtime wins.
There’s a great message here to apply to life. How many times would people quit when they get behind and hit a low? If you don’t quit and carry on with persistence, you will persevere. And from a guy who has been in their position, I recognize that it takes a team to win: the players, coaching staff, management, the crowd, etc.
Every individual did their part, but they won as a team. If everyone executes their role with passion, everything else will fall together.
During the Kings’ first playoff series, there was a renewal of passion and faith after losing three straight games to winning the series with four consecutive wins. That’s when the magic happens. They were unstoppable. There’s no hesitation. They kept moving forward.
Every player steps on that ice, in this case, every Ranger and every King, feeling that they would win. No one steps on the ice with doubt. And both teams played well. But I saw something unique in the Kings.
Sure, the Kings’ passion was palpable, but the better team won. They have better players with highly developed skills. When you go into overtime, even double overtime, and when you visualize your win, you attract what you’re thinking.
These teams have the best two goalies in the league, and it showed. Henrik Lundqvist faced 48 shots in the last game of the Stanley Cups Final. He made some very unbelievable saves. And honestly, I thought Lundqvist should have won the MVP of the playoffs.
Both of these goalies, Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick, played amazing this season and deserve to compete at this level. I haven’t seen this kind of matchup between goaltenders in a very long time. At this level of play, with the Stanley Cup on the line, you have to make sure that you are just one goal better than your opposing team, because anything can happen to change that lead. Just one missed save can cost you the game, and Quick ended up just one goal better.
Going back out onto the ice for overtime as a goaltender is tense. You make one mistake and it’s over. It elevates your performance. And that goes for every position on a team. That’s the beauty of the playoffs. As soon as your team crosses the blue line, there’s a chance you can win the game. A minor bounce of the puck or a deflection could win that game for you. You feed off the fans and you perform.
There’s been a big influx of comments about the three ex-Flyers – Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Justin Williams – all leaving Philadelphia to go on and win the Stanley Cup elsewhere. First, there are a lot of factors that have to be taken into consideration when assessing a player’s ability to fit within a system. It’s not just the physical attributes and skill set of that player that has to work with the team, it’s the personality, the chemistry in the locker room, where they are in the development of their play, etc.
Most importantly, a team is a puzzle. You could have three great pieces in the wrong puzzle, and no matter how you try to twist and turn them, those pieces won’t fit. But when those pieces move on to the puzzle they belong to, they fit beautifully. Just because they were good somewhere else, doesn’t mean they would have won a Stanley Cup here.
If the piece doesn’t fit, you have to move on. If you have three circles but you need three squares, you’re wasting your time.
Some great photos of my great friends, Rod Gilbert and
Ray Mirra of RAM Consulting Group LLC
(Even though they’re with the New York Rangers)
We enjoyed a great game at Madison Square Garden.
See you soon, my friends!