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In this podcast, we discuss mystical works of literature, primarily Taoist text, and how they relate to alcohol recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be an excellent tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power.” Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/se ...
 
Modern and Meaningful Mental Health, Sobriety, Recovery and Wellness with Author, Clinical Counselor, and Master Coach Lynn Matti. Helpful discussions and tips for healing from stress, addiction, co-dependency, overwork, relationship problems, perfectionism and more. Lynn freely offers her professional and personal wisdom, evidenced-based therapy along with new and time tested tools, guidance, and inspiration for seekers of holistic mental wellness. Her mission is to help others choose, mode ...
 
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Sensei Michael Elliston shares his thoughts on the 9th verse of the Tao Te Ching from a Zen perspective. The desire for more and how to determine when a creative task is complete, like a painting or writing a book, were a couple of the topics we discussed. Order Sensei Elliston’s new book; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Gu…
 
Are our fears keeping us from being happy? An excellent discussion of how our fears and resistance bend our path of love. This bending keeps happiness out of reach. We also started our weekly discussion of synchronistic moments for the week. Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Order Sensei Elliston’s new book; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Fronti…
 
Psychologist Carl Rogers believed that for a person to "grow", they need an environment that provides them with genuineness (openness and self-disclosure), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood). How do we get these things?
 
Considered one of LA’s finest vocal coaches, Katie Riggs has been teaching voice for over twenty-one years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Katie grew up at the knee of arguably the most distinguished and successful voice teacher in the business, her father Seth Riggs. His voice training has worked for many of the world’s best singers. It’s been st…
 
At first, I thought this story was more about the deception that desire brings into our lives. After our discussion, I believe this story is more about fear and how fears cause us to take actions that are as much an illusion as the fear itself. We also discussed food and applying the program to some of our lesser handicaps. Contact us at Wisdom5632…
 
More from the work of Allen Berger Ph. D.,a popular public speaker and nationally recognized expert on the science of recovery, is the author of 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, 12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone, 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends and Love Secrets Revealed: W…
 
What makes us happy? What is your definition of happiness? Does outward success bring happiness? Or, do I have to look within, regardless of my outward circumstances? Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Order Sensei Elliston’s new book; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Guide/dp/0764360884/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+ori…
 
In this episode, Lynn pulls from the work of Allen Berger Ph. D.,a popular public speaker and nationally recognized expert on the science of recovery, is the author of 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, 12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone, 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends and L…
 
Paul Costabile is a host, comedian, writer, producer and entertainment reporter. He is the newest face on Universal Kids as the host of the iconic revival of Beat The Clock. He also appears on daily segments on NBC's New York Live and is the host of Doodle Wars on NBC’s digital network Bluprint. Most recently, Paul interviewed the band One Republic…
 
We completed reviewing a transcript today of an episode of the podcast, The Alan Watts Audio Experience titled, “The Mind Will Do What It Wants”. A very good discussion about is “all as it should be” really true? And our perception of difficulties in life may be skewed more than we realize. Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Order Sensei Elliston’…
 
Sensei Michael Elliston shares his thoughts on the 8th verse of the Tao Te Ching from a Zen perspective. Much discussion around the water analogy and Zen. Order Sensei Elliston’s new book; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Guide/dp/0764360884/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+original+frontier&qid=1599168689&sr=8-1 Sensei Elli…
 
We started reviewing a transcript today of an episode of the podcast, The Alan Watts Audio Experience titled, “The Mind Will Do What It Wants”. We started an excellent discussion of intuitive knowing and making decisions without overthinking. Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Order Sensei Elliston’s new book; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Front…
 
“From Life in a Maze, to an Amazing Life” best describes De’Juan “DJ” Verrett. On February 6, 1990 DJ Verrett was arrested on drug charges at the age of 19, and was sentenced to 19 ½ years of imprisonment. After serving 16 years 10 months and 3 days in some of America’s most notorious federal prisons DJ Verrett was released on November 1, 2006. The…
 
Another description of learning to be the witness to life; allowing the Tao to work in our lives without obstruction. Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Order Sensei Elliston’s new book; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Guide/dp/0764360884/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+original+frontier&qid=1599168689&sr=8-1 Sensei Ellis…
 
JF Harris is a former NY now LA based stand up comic and writer. You may have seen his stand up on the Late Late Show with James Corden or Bill Burr presents The Ringers on Comedy Central. JF has written for big stars like Will Smith and shows like Netflix's Magic For Humans. He tours regularly in arenas with his good friends The Impractical Jokers…
 
Fantastic conversation! We see in this reading how we can approach compliments with humility and yet miss the mark with envy. Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast. Meetings during the…
 
Sensei Michael Elliston shares his thoughts on the 7th verse of the Tao Te Ching from a Zen perspective. Much discussion around the idea of fulfilling our needs through helping someone else. Order Sensei Elliston’s new book; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Guide/dp/0764360884/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+original+fronti…
 
This story not only shows the need for humility but how humility is found. The story then shows us a description of enlightenment and not to take ourselves so seriously (Rule 62). Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search…
 
Kyle Joachim is a third-generation Presbyterian pastor, a recovering alcoholic, and a compulsive people-pleasing do-gooder. After working with Middle Eastern refugee youth in Berlin, Kyle moved to Los Angeles to study theology at Fuller Seminary. He served at churches in Hollywood and The Valley, but then took a break from church work to get some s…
 
What makes words valuable? Is it the words themselves or the experience being conveyed within the words? How important is it to view text with open-mindedness? From a place of not-knowing rather than a place of thinking we already understand. Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is …
 
Relapse can bring on some of the most difficult feelings to deal with for both the individual who is addicted – and their loved ones. It may feel as though you did everything right: You completed and graduated from a treatment center, regained control of your life and even put some time under your belt. But is relapse truly a failure Absolutely not…
 
Gregg Adams’s life was forever changed in 2015 with the death of his wife, Leslie, from a long-time battle with Lupus. He became a single parent to his teenage son Tyler, who during this same time was also diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. How he successfully dealt with these hardships and challenges eventually led to Gregg becoming an empowering and…
 
What is stillness? How do we really apply wu wei in everyday life? Contact us at Wisdom56321@gmail.com Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast. Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecover…
 
Sensei Elliston shares his thoughts on the 6th verse of the Tao Te Ching from a Zen perspective. Much discussion about the feminine verse the masculine parts of our nature. Pre-order Sensei Elliston’s new book for February release; https://www.amazon.com/Original-Frontier-Serious-Seekers-Guide/dp/0764360884/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+original…
 
Jennifer Gimenez is an American model, actress, reality television personality, and addiction recovery advocate. She has appeared in music videos for Tupac Shakur, Babyface and Mick Jagger, in films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and on TV shows such as The Bold and the Beautiful and Karen Sisco. She ranked 77 on Ma…
 
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