Satire, Sarcasm, and All That Jazz (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” My name is Carl Vreeland.   This is episode #31, entitled, Satire, Sarcasm, and All That Jazz.   Merriam Webster defines satire as:   A literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn. trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose […]

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International Day Of Yoga, Part II

{Below is an article written by Sarah Sowards which was published June 21, 2021 on the Club Fit website. Original article can be read here.} On December 11th, 2014, the United Nations recognized June 21st as International Day of Yoga. The idea, proposed by India and introduced by their Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was supported by […]

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International Yoga Day

{Below is an article written by Sarah Sowards which was published June 11, 2021 on the Club Fit website. Original article can be read here.}  While primary research is not a bad place to gather advice and knowledge, sometimes hearing the same thing from someone else’s experience makes the data more believable. This can be the […]

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Depression (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland, your host.   This is episode #28, entitled, Depression   I listened to a radio program on depression about week or two ago, and the guest was talking about himself and a few others he interviewed who overcame depression. They spoke about […]

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The Truth About Alcohol and Drugs

Countless lives are destroyed every day due to alcoholism and drug addiction. The emotional damage and heartbreak brought about by addiction is beyond measure. Families are torn apart and broken, and careers are ruined over alcohol and drug abuse. Moreover, statistics have shown a strong correlation between alcohol and crime. The percentages of violent crimes […]

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Nostalgia and Sentimentality (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland. This is episode #25, entitled, Nostalgia and Sentimentality.   Life is in the now, nostalgia is not. Before I continue, let me read three definitions of nostalgia provided by Merriam-Webster:   pleasure or sadness that is caused by remembering something from the […]

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I Am Right and You Are Wrong (Podcast Transcript)

{Note: This podcast episode was published June 18, 2020. It’s still being listened to and has turned into the most downloaded episode to date. I thought I’d post the transcript. Thanks for listening} Hello Everyone, welcome to “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland.   This is episode #6, entitled, I Am Right and You […]

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I Don’t Give a F*ck (Podcast Transcript) {Explicit}

Hello Everyone, this is the podcast, Close to the Bone. I’m your host, Carl Vreeland.   One quick warning before I begin. I will be using, although sparingly, profanity in this episode. After some thought, I decided it was necessary and honest for me to do so. OK. . . .   This is episode […]

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Business is Business (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland, your host.   If you enjoy listening to this podcast, a great way to support it is to leave a review. It helps to support the podcast greatly.   This is episode #22, entitled, Business is Business.   I worked for over […]

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Tough Love and Holding Space

Tough love and holding space are terms and methods that are two sides of the same coin. They are distinctly different approaches to aiding others that require two entirely different skill sets. If we desire to help those who are suffering, they both need to be explored and practiced. To begin, let’s define tough love. […]

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