Displaying episodes 31 - 57 of 57 in total
In this episode: I discuss our uniqueness and get personal about my own uniqueness. I also discuss rejection and the feelings associated of feeling broken and inadequate. In the question of today, I answer about whether or not I am a "real" Taoist.
In this episode: I discuss the concept of moderation. In the question of today, I answer about my impression of a popular book which interprets and comments on the Tao Te Ching (Wayne Dyer's Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life).
In this episode: I challenge you with some philosophical questions to get your mind to do some exploring. In the question of today, I answer a "grab bag" of questions that have been posed to me, in which I provide my interpretive responses.
In this episode: I discuss the benefits of riding a bike. Not Taoism related you say - oh yes it is, biking is a way of living in harmony with the Tao by improving your health, doing something about climate change, and practicing Wu Wei. In the question of today, I answer a related question about doing our part as Taoist to take action on climate change.
In this episode: I discuss a probably Taoist master, my pitbull dog Coco - I will explain. In the question of today, I answer "What do you love most about being a Taoist?"
In this episode: I discuss assertive styles of communication, which fits with the Taoism approach of moderation and staying in the middle - as opposed to being too passive or too aggressive. For the question of today, I answer a question that deals with this theme and provide 5 steps for effective communication.
In this episode: I discuss what you eat. I talk about my new keto diet in order to improve my health.
In this episode: I interview Bill Douglas, who is a Tai Chi instructor, as well as the founder of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day!
In this episode: I discuss a fun technique to explain mindfulness. In the question of today, I answer, "How do explain Taoism to kids?"
In this episode: I discuss depression. I have two messages about it, both equally important in my opinion. In the question of today, I answer about over-esteeming people and tie in idolizing, or putting people on a pedastal, as well as the concept of "groupthink".
In this episode: I discuss doing the right thing - living a life of virtue in accordance with the Tao. I comment on how many people and businesses seem to have forgoten to do the right thing. In the question of today, I answer the question "What is your opinion on achieving an ego death through meditation?"
In this episode: I discuss whether it is better to try to change specific thoughts, including replacing them, or instead, is it better to change our relationship to our thoughts? Not give our thoughts as much credibility and power over us. For the question of today, I answer about improving self-esteem.
In this episode: I discuss Lao Tzu's reminder to us, to be like water - which is powerful, essential, and yet humble. In the question of today, I give my take on the concept of karma.
In this episode: I discuss the things that really matter most in our lives, what can we do to make our priorities a priority? In the question of today, I answer "Do I believe in the Law of Attraction?" - that we attract things based on our thoughts.
In this episode: I discuss the risk of holding on to things and the need to let go of prolonged anger, resentments, and holding on to anything destructive or nonproductive in our mind. In the question of today, I answer about how and why I first became interested in Taoism.
In this episode: I discuss attachments to our beliefs and other aspects of our lives. In the question of today, I answer about my favorite translations or versions of the Tao Te Ching.
In this episode: I discuss the empty cup and how we all have a "not good enough". We try to fill our empty cup, but that is what makes our "cup" useful and our life meaningful. In the question of today, I answer the question "Do Taoists believe in an afterlife?"
In this episode: I discuss how it is often important to make sure the path you are on is true to your nature. In the question of today, I answer about the importance of the human body from a Taoist perspective.
In this episode: I discuss ways to make your life easier in order to reduce stress. In the question of today, I answer a question about tips for a married couple who find themselves arguing frequently.
In this episode: I discuss how your brain has a hard time processing "not" doing things. I provide a fun experiment which demonstrates this. In the question of today, I answer about why I decided to do this podcast and in this format.
In this episode: I talk about acceptance and letting go during times of adverse circumstances. I provide 5 tips on things to be aware of during times when the cosmic 2x4 strikes you out of the blue on the head. For the question of today, I provide feedback on handling a short 3 day bereavement period following the loss of a man's father.
In this episode: I talk a little bit about monkeys, well sort of- but mostly about meditation. It does not have to be boring! Also, I answer the question of today about family members who try to push their views, religious or political, off onto you.
In this episode: I talk about change, how difficult it is. I open with the Taoist parable of the Out of Control Horse and describe how it is often neccessary for us to not only value spontaneous action, but yet also to take over the reins when needed. In the question of today, I answer a question about procrastination, and fit the answer in to our discussion about change.
In this episode: I talk about the importance of both spontaneity and being fully present in the moment. We spend too much time focused on the future or being too busy and let precious moments pass by. I also answer the question of today: "How do you feel about medications?".
In this episode: I talk about people who are rude and some downright mean. I talk about an example where I could have been rude, but I am glad I wasn't and about bees - because some people are like bees and they will sting you. The Question of Today also is around the same theme and deals with a listener who is working in a toxic work environment.
In this episode: I discuss self-limiting factors that keep us stuck from being fully present and enjoying meaningful moments in life. I do a recap of mindfulness made simple through using the 4 L's. I also tackle the question of the day: "Is there a concept of the 'self' in Taoism".
In this episode: I introduce this podcast about Taoist philosophy combined with contextual psychology for today's uncertain times. I ask: Should we try to get rid of our stress? What about anxiety?
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