Alcohol, Drugs, and Transcendence (Podcast Transcript)

Greetings All, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland.   This is episode #41, it’s titled, “Alcohol, Drugs, and Transcendence.”   As some of you may know, I currently purchased a new home that I had renovated. I was fortunate enough to have good friends who let me stay at their […]

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On the Outside Looking In (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, I’m Carl Vreeland and this is the podcast “Close to the Bone.”   This is episode #40, it’s called, “On the Outside Looking In.”   As a young boy in elementary school, I watched my school mates studying at their desks, raising their hands in class, receiving good grades, smiling, joking, and laughing. […]

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The Empath (Podcast Transcript)

Hello All, I’m Carl Vreeland and this is the podcast “Close to the Bone.”   This is episode #39, it’s called, “The Empath.”   What is an empath? The Merriam-Webster definition is: one who experiences the emotions of others : a person who has empathy for others.   Sounds like a good quality. Let’s look further. . […]

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The Story of Scrooge (Podcast Transcript)

Note: {I originally published this podcast episode on December, 27, 2020 as Episode 18. I recently published it again (as Episode 37) with the hope that it might lift your spirits during this holiday season}. Here is the transcript. . . .   Greetings All, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl […]

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Life and Death

Imagine walking alone in the park on a quiet Fall day, the sun mildly warming your skin, the crisp air reminding you of your aliveness. Suddenly you get sense of time standing still. You pause, noticing a silence, a hush, a peacefulness. An ease envelopes your body, a knowing, a feeling of having been in […]

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Stop Waiting

We’re always waiting . . . waiting for that job promotion and pay raise, waiting for that big break, waiting for the weekend to come, waiting for the summer weather to arrive, waiting for the test results from doctor, waiting for our divorce to go through, waiting in line at the supermarket, patiently waiting to […]

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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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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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