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Cup of Tao

57 EpisodesProduced by Chris L McClishWebsite

Cup of Tao - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. This podcast incorporates Taoist philosophy and modern contextual psychology principles, which are presented as educational skills and guidelines for living in today's uncertain times. A podcast for those who have an interest in Taoism, Eastern-philosop… read more

57 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Be here now

March 26th, 2022

7:32

Cup of Tao Season 5 Episode 5 - Be here now

Hosted by Chris L McClish

 

In this episode: I talk about the importance of being present and soaking in …

Healthy Auto Pilot

February 26th, 2022

9:22

Cup of Tao Season 5 Episode 4 - Healthy Auto Pilot

Hosted by Chris L McClish

 

In this episode: I talk about the commitment and practice of doing healthy new behaviors until they become second nature (part of your routine …

Control and Expectation

December 18th, 2021

12:50

Cup of Tao Season 5 Episode 3 - Control and Expectation

Hosted by Chris L McClish

 

In this episode: I talk about how our expectations of a certain …

Healthy Delusions

November 27th, 2021

8:35

Cup of Tao Season 5 Episode 2 - Healthy Delusions

Hosted by Chris L McClish

 

In this episode: I talk about - what I call "Healthy Delusions", which are ways of seeing the world that help us function.  These are contrasted …

How to deal with hardship

October 16th, 2021

10:20

Cup of Tao Season 5 Episode 1 - How to deal with Hardship

Hosted by Chris L McClish

 

In this episode: I talk about a brief outline for dealing with hardship in life using three Taoist principles.

After discussing this, I …

A single step

May 22nd, 2021

8:36

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 11 - A Single Step

Hosted by Chris L McClish

 

In this episode: I talk about how one small decision can change your life - sometimes not for the better.  Many of us can trace some life …

Compassion

April 24th, 2021

10:05

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 10 - Compassion

Hosted by Chris L McClish

 

In this episode: I talk about compassion (love, mercy, empathy, compassion, kindness, etc.).

 

Cup of Tao is a production of CoachCMC LLC – and is on …

The answers

April 10th, 2021

15:03

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 9 - The Answers

Hosted by Chris L McClish


In this episode: I talk more about free-will, comparisons, determinism and purpose.

After discussing this, I take a short break and then talk on a more …

Daily Mindfulness

March 27th, 2021

10:48

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 8 - Daily Mindfulness

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I talk about the importance of mindfulness practice on a …

Addiction

March 13th, 2021

13:10

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 7 - Addiction

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss the difficult topic of addition. After discussing this, …

Luck and Misfortune

February 6th, 2021

17:26

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 6 - Luck and Misfortune

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss luck and misfortune. I describe a story of a man who is an example of both - Frane Selak.

After discussing this, I am …

Not a Taoist

October 17th, 2020

51:21

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 5 - Not a Taoist

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I interview a friend that I had met during a Taoist Meetup Group about two years ago, "Spek". Spek and I will discuss why he is "not …

Clinging to Absurdity

August 15th, 2020

12:46

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 4 Clinging to Absurdity

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss philosopher Alburt Camus' concept of Absurdity and then relate this to Taoism.

Cup of Tao is a production of CoachCMC …

Chaos Order Violence Injustice Disorder

June 6th, 2020

17:30

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 4 Chaos Order Violence Injustice Disorder

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss a little bit of some of the …

Imperfections

April 11th, 2020

11:27

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 2 Imperfections

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss imperfections - and I am leaving this episode unedited for mistakes - to keep the episode very imperfect. :) Stay safe! May …

Is this who I want to be

April 4th, 2020

14:42

Cup of Tao Season 4 Episode 1 Is this who I want to be?

Hosted by Chris L McClish

Season 4 starts with a theme to "expect the unexpected!" For this show, we are going to ask an important question to guide future behaviors …

Wrap up of Season III

January 20th, 2020

13:08

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 11 Wrap up of Season III

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 5 of the Tao Te Ching and then wrap up Season III with some good information. You can hear episodes at

Violence and war

January 20th, 2020

10:42

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 10 Violence and war

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss some chapters 30 and 31 of the Tao Te Ching. After …

The Tao is elusive

December 21st, 2019

11:44

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 9 The Tao is elusive

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss how the Tao seems to elude us just when we think …

Punishment and Crime

December 7th, 2019

11:14

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 8 Punishment and Crime

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss Ch 74 of the Tao Te Ching pertaining to capital punishment. After discussing this, I take a short break and then talk …

Give up control

November 23rd, 2019

7:21

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 7 Give up control

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss chapter 29 of the Tao Te Ching and talk some about …

Be humble

November 2nd, 2019

9:32

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 6 Be humble

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss some chapters of the Tao Te Ching regarding humility. After discussing this, I take a short break and then talk on a more …

The Tao is not what is spoken but what is lived

October 5th, 2019

8:51

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode # Title

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss some chapters - Chapters 5 and 6, of the Tao Te Ching. After discussing this, I take a short break and then talk on a more personal …

The Endless Cup

September 28th, 2019

6:39

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 4 The Endless Cup

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 4 of the Tao Te Ching. After discussing this, I take a short break and then talk about my current life …

Questioning what you think that you know

September 21st, 2019

11:07

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 3 Questioning what you think that you know

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 3 of the Tao Te Ching. After discussing this, I take a short break and then talk about my …

Yin and Yang

September 14th, 2019

11:28

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 2 Yin and Yang

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss Chapter 2 of the Tao Te Ching and the contrasting concepts of opposing or complementary forces - the ying and yang. After a …

The Tao that can be told

September 7th, 2019

10:11

Cup of Tao Season 3 Episode 1 The Tao that can be Told

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I read Chapter 1 of the Tao Te Ching and then provide …

Review of Season 2

May 18th, 2019

12:30

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 12 Review

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this final episode of season 2, I do a quick review of seasons 1 and 2 - providing some key points. For the question of today, I myself ask and answer …

Synchronicity

May 11th, 2019

16:55

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 11 Synchronicity

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss the Jungian concept of synchronicity and touch upon reincarnation. In the question of today, I answer about how to explain …

Organized religious institutions

April 27th, 2019

11:30

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 10 Organized religious institutions

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss some possible reasons why people are turning away from churches and some organized religions in general, …

Being different and facing rejection

April 20th, 2019

19:02

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 9 Being different and facing rejection

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss our uniqueness and get personal about my own uniqueness. I also discuss rejection and the feelings …

Moderation

April 13th, 2019

10:48

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 8 Moderation

Hosted by Chris L McClish

In this episode: I discuss the concept of moderation. In the question of today, I …

Some questions to ponder

March 30th, 2019

13:10

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 7 Some questions to ponder

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I challenge you with some philosophical questions to get your mind to do some exploring. In the question of today, I …

Ride a bike

March 23rd, 2019

12:50

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 6 Ride a bike

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

A Taoist Pitbull

March 16th, 2019

12:51

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 5 A Taoist Pitbull

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss a probably Taoist master, my pitbull dog Coco - I …

Be assertive

March 9th, 2019

22:09

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 4 Be Assertive

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss assertive styles of communication, which fits with the Taoism approach of moderation and staying in the middle - as opposed …

Diet and Taoism

March 2nd, 2019

16:06

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 3 Diet and Taoism

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss what you eat. I talk about my new keto diet in order to improve my health. In the question of today, I answer a question …

Chi, Ki, and Tai Chi

February 23rd, 2019

53:48

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 2 Chi, Ki, and Tai Chi

Hosted by Chris L McClish - with special guest - Bill Douglas

In this episode: I interview Bill Douglas, who is a Tai Chi instructor, as well as the founder of World Tai …

Fun with mindfulness

February 16th, 2019

14:22

Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 1 Fun with Mindfulness

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss a fun technique to explain mindfulness. In …

Depression

February 9th, 2019

24:22

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 18 - * _Depression*_

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss depression. I have two messages about it, both equally important in my opinion. (See disclaimer below) In the question of …

Do the right thing

February 2nd, 2019

14:17

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 17 Do the right thing

Hosted by Chris L McClish

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 …

Change our thoughts?

January 26th, 2019

12:15

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 16 Change our thoughts? - Or change our relationship to our thoughts?

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss whether it is better to try to change specific thoughts, including …

Be like water

January 19th, 2019

14:46

Cup of Tao Season1 Ep 15 Be like water

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss Lao Tzu's reminder to us, to be like water - which is …

The most important things

January 12th, 2019

9:46

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 14 The most important things

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

Got to let it go

January 5th, 2019

9:01

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 13 Got to let it go

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss the risk of holding on to things and the need to let …

Don't marry your beliefs

December 29th, 2018

10:01

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 12 Don't marry your beliefs

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

Lao Tzu and his empty cup

December 22nd, 2018

8:59

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 11 Lao Tzu and his empty cup

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

Be true to your nature

December 15th, 2018

12:52

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 10 Be true to your nature

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

Simplify your life

December 8th, 2018

8:50

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 9 Simplify your life

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

Ice cream and a yellow Jeep

December 2nd, 2018

8:50

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 8 Ice cream and a yellow Jeep

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss how your brain has a hard time processing "not" doing things. I provide a fun experiment which demonstrates this. …

Taoism and acceptance

November 25th, 2018

12:11

Cup of Tao Season 1 Episode 7 Taoism and acceptance

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

Meditation Monkeys

November 19th, 2018

12:50

Cup of Tao Season 1 Episode 6 Meditation Monkeys

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

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 …

How many Taoists does it take to change a light bulb?

November 12th, 2018

12:58

Cup of Tao Season 1 Ep 5 How many Taoists does it take to change a light bulb?

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I talk about change, how …

Now is the only time

November 5th, 2018

14:47

Cup of Tao Season 1 Episode 4 - Now is the only time

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I talk about the importance of both spontaneity and …

People can be mean

October 29th, 2018

18:12

Cup of Tao Season 1 Episode 3 Some people can be mean

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I talk about people who are rude and some downright …

Self Limiting Factors

October 24th, 2018

17:54

Episode Notes

Podcast: Cup of Tao Season 1 Episode 2 - Self Limiting Factors

Hosted by Chris L McClish - a man with "many roles, many journeys, and one …

Get rid of stress?

October 22nd, 2018

28:39

Episode Notes

Podcast: Cup of Tao

Season 1 Episode 1 - Get rid of stress?

Hosted by Chris L McClish - a man with "many roles, many journeys, and one …

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