“Taking A Sip” is the video chat series of Earth And Cup, Inc. During Taking A Sip, people from all fields sit down and discuss every life. Topics discussed are: what movement modalities do they use; how are they making the world a better place; what does their everyday life look like; what do they do to ground themselves; and how do they empty and fill their “cups.” Subscribe to the Earth And Cup Inc. Youtube channel (search Earthandcup.com on YouTube) to receive the notifications when Taking A Sip is uploaded.


Amber is a long-time friend of Mike. Amber had both Mike and Tracy on separate episodes of her podcast “The Heart Leader Podcast”. In this episode of “Taking A Sip”, Mike and Amber chat about the weather, yoga, life transformation, Heart Math, global coherence, drama, and much more. Amber is a leader in the field of human transformation, receiving international recognition as a Master Life & Health Coach. Along with her private practice, she is the founder of Suivera, a nonprofit multi-faith organization whose mission is to create a global movement of love. As a coach and educator, Amber has traveled the world and supported over one million individuals and organizations in more than 80 countries. Her education includes in-depth studies in world religion, world cultures and social science. She holds multiple certifications in health and wellness including Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, multiple forms of Meditation, Kinesiology, Traditional Vedic Yoga, Holistic Nutrition, Plant-Based Nutrition, and many more. She has a Bachelors in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication and a Masters in Quantum Sciences. Suivera can be found at https://www.suivera.org/ The Heart Leader Podcast can be found at https://www.suivera.org/podcast.

To view Episode #3 click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_4SKiD6ToU&t=1s


Rick Baldwin is a former actor, stand-up comic and is a three-time winner of SPJ’s Golden Press Card Award of Excellence for Editorial Cartoons. He is currently the owner of The rek Gallery in Tucker, GA as well as a fine artist and illustrator with the Rick Baldwin Studio. He has been co-host of the Life In A Kilt Podcast and This Epic Disaster and currently host the solo podcast Apocaleptic. Rick says, “I’ve spent over half a century exploring the spiritual life. I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and spent my youth in a fairly conservative, Southern Baptist, Christian environment. Most of my early spiritual interests involved the writings of the Christian mystics: the Desert Fathers, Thomas Merton, and Meister Eckhart. Other teachers who greatly influenced me were Anthony deMello, Eknath Easwaran, Thich Nhat Hanh, Matthew Fox, and Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. It wasn’t until I discovered a book by Joel S. Goldsmith that my real spiritual experience began. The next major step in my spiritual journey came in the early 2000s when I came across the work of Eckhart Tolle. It was through Eckhart’s teachings, and upon the foundation I had built in my Goldsmith study, that I finally had a major breakthrough in my practice of meditation. Eckhart and the works of Rupert Spira, gave me a very clear path into nondual understanding. While my own history and background was in Christianity, I no longer have much use for labels or organizations in spiritual experience. I am a full-time artist, and operate a gallery outside of Atlanta. My podcast Apocaleptic began in 2022 and episodes are released twice a week. I can frequently be seen at the local dog park with my wife watching our dogs experience life off of the couch.” Rick was the inspiration for Mike to do his “Kilted 50 For Charity” year of wearing a kilt everyday. Rick is one of the inspirations for this “Taking A Sip” video chat! You can find Rick at: https://www.rickbaldwin.com/ https://www.rickbaldwinstudio.com/ https://rek.gallery/about/ https://scottywallace.com/ https://www.apocaleptic.com/

To View EPISODE #2 click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJB8CkFG6Kg


Jan Hansen is Mike’s original karate sensei (teacher). Jan holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate, as well as a 2nd degree Black Belt in Kobudo (ancient Okinawan weapons). She also studies tai chi and qigong. Jan is a foster / adoptive parent.

To view Episode #1, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMXecBu-BJw&t=1688s


Earth And Cup, Inc is starting a new venture called, “Taking A Sip ….. With Earth And Cup. This will be a series of video chats with people about daily life.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtZCkbWGSGk&list=PLtQa8lw2JH1lkgqtHdCiBTzvpRTWUknEg&index=1