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Best Stopdrinking podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Stopdrinking podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs? If so, then check out this podcast! In this meeting, a chapter of the Tao Te Ching is discussed every week as to how it relates to recovery. Taoist Philosop ...
 
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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Discussion of how wu wei, effortless effort, is a process and what it means to live life in more ease each day. We also related this story to Chapter 48 of the Tao Te Ching and how the prince learned from the experience of the butcher – not from any effort on the part of the butcher. Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! He…
 
Great to have Zach E. back after the birth of his third child – a little boy! In this episode, Zach E. and Buddy C. have an unscripted conversation about the origins of change. Do we change because of outward circumstances or do we change from within? Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.faceb…
 
All opposites cause the inverse. The way to the middle is through impartiality - being open to another's ideas and considering their opinion. When we honor others in this way, we can see both sides in light of the Tao. Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or sea…
 
An excellent discussion of moving past judgment and opinions so we can learn from others and leave room for our HP to guide us. Lots of useful, practical application! 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 durin…
 
One of the biggest obstacles out there on our paths to wholeness is judgmentalism. Why is it an obstacle? When we are unaware of our judgmental tendencies, we become angry, hateful, defensive, anxious, and isolated. As you can imagine, such a trait not only alienates us from others, but also from our very own soulful selves.…
 
In this episode, Sensei Elliston shares his experiences with Zen, beginner meditation, and much more! Lots of useful information! For more information about Sensei Elliston, go to www.ASZC.org. Here is the direct link to Sensei’s free Zen Home Training; https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei. Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direc…
 
Learn strategies for overcoming them! Resentment is closely related to anger. Resentments are negative feelings, basically ill will, toward someone or something that emanates from the past. Resentment is the re-experiencing of past injustices — real or perceived — and the old feelings of anger connected to them. Resentments form when people get ang…
 
In this episode, Zach E. and Buddy C. discuss Chapter 56 of the Tao Te Ching. In Chapter 56, Lao Tzu not only gives a description of what enlightenment looks like in our actions and attitudes but also what action to take to get there. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/displa…
 
In this episode, we discuss how fear divides and controls our lives. Instead of being in the moment, we allow our fear to keep us in the past or the future – both keep us from experiencing the solution, which is love! Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct L…
 
In this episode, we discuss this beautiful poem attributed to Chuang Tzu. We discuss breathe and wind and analogies related to spirituality and letting go. Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log into a free zoom.us …
 
In this episode, Zach E. and Buddy C. discuss Chapter 55 of the Tao Te Ching. A good discussion of how “the need to know” permeates all areas of life. Also discussed are the similarities between Christianity and Buddhist Zen and the need to know in both approaches to spirituality. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use …
 
A research professor at the University of Houston, Brown has spent much of her career studying shame, guilt, empathy, vulnerability, courage and how they affect the way we show up in our daily lives, and most recently, how they affect leadership. According to Brené Brown, a researcher at the University of Houston, shame is an “intensely painful fee…
 
In this episode, we study, A Hat Salesman and A Capable Ruler, a writing of Chuang Tzu. Great discussion of how empty our life can be if we place too much value on achieving our goals. Meetings during the pandemic; 1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com 9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You …
 
This is a bonus episode of a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. In this conversation, we talk about how we cultivate the Tao in our lives. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:54 Link to article and the effective…
 
In this episode, our discussion starts with Chuang Tzu’s, The Useless Tree, and moves to Shel Silverstein's, The Giving Tree. Great discussion of how perceived uselessness can be an asset rather than a liability. We discuss labels, judgment, acceptance, expectations, and other aspects of how recovery related to the useless tree. Meetings during the…
 
This is a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. with a guest appearance from Craig M. In this conversation, much is discussed, including the 53rd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching. We concluded, in our experience, that meditation was the way to staying centered and not getting sidetracked with pride and ego. Here is a link to an onl…
 
In this episode, we start our study of Chuang Tzu. We discuss the first chapter of the book entitled, “The Way of Chuang Tzu” by Thomas Merton. A good discussion of the potential of love in everyone, when we fulfill the commands of our true nature, rather than those of our ego-self. Download the book we are studying here; https://terebess.hu/zen/me…
 
This is a bonus episode of a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. In this conversation, much is discussed, including the 52nd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, and how COVID has brought a realization that Buddy’s level of surrender was much less than he thought - still a lot of yielding to do! We end the conversation with child re…
 
This is the first of hopefully many bonus episodes of a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. In this conversation, much is discussed, including the 51st Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, being the observer, stopping resistance, making space, acceptance, and much more! Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we…
 
I’ve fought too often for relationships to last. For one more time together to get it right. I’ve fought with, I’ve fought for and, mainly, I’ve fought against myself. My intuitive side. Growing distant from my relationship to me. I was continuously robbing myself of my own needs and evolution. Learn how to build, not erode your best self relations…
 
In the 81st Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes how a life filled with giving is the most fulfilling. How do I learn to give? By being Empty – empty of our rules, the desire to know, the need to control, ambition, and forcing our needs on others are just a few ways of being empty. We also hear lots of ways of giving other than monetary. …
 
People with GAD and Substance Use Disorders are thought to have higher intolerance of uncertainty than those with other anxiety disorders. They have a belief system in which uncertainty is viewed as stressful, unfair, upsetting, and to be avoided. Learn a great coping skill to deal with this common mental health issue.…
 
In the 80th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes a life of contentment – where our bucket list is made of things we can find within. Turning the light within – not only for disturbances but for our contentment and satisfaction too! What we read here is definitely the result of practice, and many of the gifts recovery brings to our lives. …
 
When you grow up in a household that has healthy boundaries, you naturally have them yourself as an adult. But unfortunately, many of us don’t start out with that advantage. The hallmark of a healthy boundary is strong but flexible. As adults, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to understand boundaries and work on building them for o…
 
In the 79th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes how the Tao is on the side of those that seek a way to give rather than to get. A good discussion on dealing with lingering resentments that plague anyone that does not take the action of “returning injury with kindness” in any altercation, especially the small ones with those we are the cl…
 
Not everyone finds expressing their feelings easy or having it come naturally. While the stereotype is that men have the hardest time expressing their emotions, everyone at one time or another in their life may find it difficult to say how they feel. Learning why you have trouble expressing your feelings can go a long way into changing that behavio…
 
In the 78th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu gives another analogy demonstrating the paradoxical strength of water. We see so much more peace in our lives as we learn to respond like water in our everyday life - an excellent discussion of the similar characteristics of water, love, and recovery. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te…
 
In the 77th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, we think Lao Tzu is giving another description of wu wei but who really knows. There is a place of use and ease when using a bow. A bow is useless if it is not in balance. We discuss how we see a bow relating to recovery and life itself. Can we lower expectations and humbly approach life so we can be more us…
 
Getting sober and maintaining sobriety or recovery is hard enough, much less during a global or personal crisis! In this episode, Lynn shares useable tips and skills for reducing substance use, choosing a time of abstinence and how to refocus your recovery during this a difficult and isolating time.
 
In the 76th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu explains flexibility. Anything alive is flexible, pliable, and meek. Death brings rigidity, stiffness, and weakness. Learning to be flexible in everyday life is essential for living undisturbed - an excellent discussion of the application of being flexible. The tender, soft, compliant, yielding, gent…
 
You probably know Rosalee Mayeux from the cult classic The Lawnmower Man with Pierce Brosnan. A high-fashion Ford model in New York and Paris the 80’s, Rosalee moved to Los Angeles and played the quintessential mom in over 300 movies, commercials, and TV shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, Nickelodeon. Rosalee won The Columbine Writers Award for non-violent co…
 
In the 75th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes the ways that our attachment, resistance, and other demands keep us from enjoying life. Good discussion on the things we are clinging to and how to let go. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,199…
 
Lao Tzu said much about our response to fear. Our real problem is not the pandemic or any other issue. Instead, our problem is the fear of that issue or problem. Good discussion on the difference between fear and danger. We also discussed how to move from fear to love with the application of the tools of recovery. Books referenced; Letting Go the P…
 
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