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Updated August 2020
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Omar Pinto, the host of the SHAIR Podcast, is a world-renowned Life Coach, Recovery Coach and Speaker. He helps people break free from unhealthy habits and heal the areas of their lives that are preventing them from living a life of happiness, fulfilment, and joy. Each week Omar interviews individuals who SHAIR their incredible journey of recovery as well as coaching people one on one live on the call. If you are interested in exploring an Alcohol-Free Lifestyle, becoming the best version of ...
 
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 ...
 
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In this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, we helped Chris navigate the uncomfortable world of boundaries. At home during the COVID-19 quarantine with his two adult sons, Chris has found himself engaging in maladaptive coping mechanisms to handle his frustrations. Even after nine years of sobriety from addiction, he's fearful that his kids still …
 
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…
 
"I felt nothing and it was such a glorious experience. I didn’t feel anxiety, depression, or out of place." That was Comedian Tiffany Jenkins first experience with alcohol. Years later, her addiction brought her to a desperate place where she prayed for death. Later, diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depression, Mild Schizophrenia,…
 
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…
 
How do we combat the inner critic that tells us we’re no good? Negative self-talk is something we all have, and it’s one thing that prevents us from fulfilling our full potential. It’s in the moments of self-doubt, fear, and being uncomfortable with ourselves that we created self-soothing in the first place, and it’s in these moments we crave relie…
 
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…
 
With no higher power or 12-step work, Meredith Atwood white-knuckled sobriety. After substance abuse, suicide attempts, and binge eating issues, she had realization that she would be dead within a year, and made the decision to stop drinking cold turkey. Growing up in a religious cult, Meredith couldn’t subscribe to the thought of surrendering. Aft…
 
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…
 
Setting effective boundaries is hard. In this week’s SHAIR recovery coaching call, we helped Brandi navigate boundaries with her Mother. It’s completely normal for all of us to expect our parents or loved ones to be loving people. However, when addiction, trauma, and other issues come into play, we can begin to feel responsible for our loved one's …
 
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…
 
At 38, Amberly Lago was a personal trainer, avid runner, and sponsored by Nike. However, she never expected her life to turn upside down. Hit by an SUV, she underwent 34 surgeries to save her leg from amputation. Diagnosed with an incurable disease dubbed the “suicide disease” she lost her business, self-confidence, and dealing with chronic-pain in…
 
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…
 
On this week’s Recovery Coaching call we helped Barbara, Jill, and Frank. Barbara feels like she’s running on low-energy. Wanting to sleep a lot, she is having trouble finding motivation to participate in activities that are conducive to her recovery. However, when she partakes in her favorite craft, she feels more energized. The group helped Barba…
 
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 …
 
This week on the SHAIR Podcast, we’re joined by author and advocate, Erica C. Barnett. Erica had tried everything to stop drinking. Detox after detox, and treatment center after treatment center, she continued to find herself in a state of relapse. Stating that rock bottom is a lie, Erica believes that it is always possible to go lower than your lo…
 
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…
 
There are multiple pathways to recovery, including recovery coaching. In our first Recovery Coaching call, Omar Pinto introduced us to his style of recovery coaching and the concepts behind it. By holding space for others, and using our intuition to guide us, we can help others address struggles, find accountability, and process uncomfortable feeli…
 
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…
 
After a tumultuous relationship, a five year heroin addiction, and three overdoses, Jeanae White had all but given up. Trying 12-step support groups, multiple treatment centers, and therapy, Jeanae still struggled, felt sad, unhappy, and unfulfilled. However, that all changed when Jeanae found plant medicine. This week on the SHAIR Podcast, we’re j…
 
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…
 
Is there a past hurt or toxic trauma that’s keeping you from being your best self? Whether it be a person, ex, principle, or a belief system, many of us are used to sitting across from doctors, therapists, and psychiatrists only to hear them tell us that there’s something wrong with us or we have a chemical imbalance. However, what if the only chem…
 
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…
 
Meditation should be easy, effortless, and joyous. In today's world, people are practicing meditation more than ever. Though, there are still many that aren't reaching the positive, uplifting, and spiritual effects that they desire. Dr. Susan Shumsky has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful,…
 
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. …
 
Is it possible to quit drinking cold turkey without rehab and stay sober without AA? There are many different pathways to recovery and today’s guest is living proof that it’s possible to quit drinking and get sober on your own. The one and only Mishka Shubaly is back on The SHAIR Podcast! He’s here to talk about his new book Cold Turkey: How to Qui…
 
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. …
 
Today we have Mark Gagarin on The SHAIR Podcast. He is the host of the Battle Tested, a podcast about triumph over adversity. It’s not only about the war with addiction. It’s about showing up as our best selves to every challenge we face in our lives. Mark believes that everything we’re experiencing can be used to benefit people. When we’re faced w…
 
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…
 
Today we are excited to have Holly Whitaker on The SHAIR Podcast. She was the co-host of the HOME podcast, the bestselling author of Quit Like a Woman, and the founder of Tempest, a holistic, evidence-based digital recovery platform It’s not just people in addiction recovery who hit a bottom. We all will have that point of reckoning in our lives th…
 
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…
 
We are thrilled to have Stefanos Sifandos on The SHAIR Podcast. He is a relational alchemist whose mission is to assist individuals in actualizing the fullness of their potentiality, to relate to each other with authentic love, to be conscious stewards of Earth, and to continue to evolve and expand the entirety of their being. He is also husband to…
 
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…
 
A few months ago, life was normal and predictable. But the coronavirus has drastically changed our lives, seemingly overnight, and we are all reeling from the mental, emotional, and spiritual fallout. It is a challenge for those fighting addiction, but today's guest says it's a special opportunity for those in recovery. Today, we have Rabbi Simon J…
 
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…
 
Our guest today is a bone cancer, heroin addiction, and coronavirus survivor. Matt Moremello is also an ayahuasquero at New Life Ayahuasca. Today he talks about what it was like to live through the coronavirus, his agonizing battle with opioids, and how ayahuasca saved his life. He also talks about how ayahuasca for recovery from addiction works, w…
 
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…
 
Many people develop an addiction to soothe sexual abuse or childhood trauma. Our guest today is Lisa Erickson. She is a chakra-based energy worker and the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women. Lisa tells us how self-guided techniques using energy healing can be the first step in moving on from trauma. She talks about the tools and techniques she …
 
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…
 
When we talk about addiction, we have to talk about overcoming odds. The idea of getting clean and sober seems impossible and the thought of living the rest of our lives in recovery can be paralyzing. But the world is bigger than us and our addictions, and people have to overcome all sorts of odds. Oleg Lougheed is our guest today. He knows the ann…
 
Dan Peres looked like he had a glamorous life. He was working in New York City in a great career as an elite journalist. No one knew that on the inside he was broken, alone, and terrified. Dan Peres always sought relief from a cripplingly low self-esteem. He became instantly addicted to opioid painkillers when he was given them after a surgery, sen…
 
In the 74th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes what happens when we try to control the future out of fear. Death is not the issue. Death is coming in all things. Our fear based control in trying to prevent death is the issue and always leads to harm. Good discussion, not only about the fear of death of our natural life but also fear of …
 
Today we have Rebecca Daigle on The SHAIR Podcast. She’s been a member of the SRC since 2017 and has one unconventional story. At first, alcohol was a fun compliment to Rebecca’s exotic life. But her addiction unconsciously evolved, turning into a Jekyll and Hyde division that brought her such despair, she felt like it would kill her. Then Rebecca …
 
In the 73rd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes how the Tao is at ease at all times, accomplishes all, and nothing escapes its plan. Great discussion of how to live in ease and the manifestations of ego and fear in the journey of sobriety. Don’t forget to check out the resources that are listed at the bottom of this description! Here is …
 
In our society, we are taught to hide our emotions and feelings. Most of us feel isolated even when we’re among people. We pretend everything’s okay, using our accomplishments and material possessions to hide the suffering and inadequacy that plagues us. We become addicted to substances, objects, and behaviors, when the key to our happiness is insi…
 
In the 72nd Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes clear cut guidelines to be happy in this world. These guidelines include respect and acceptance. Acceptance, not only of our circumstances but acceptance of ourselves. Good discussion too! Don’t forget to check out the resources that are listed at the bottom of this description! Here is a l…
 
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