Resentment (Podcast Transcript)

Greetings All, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland.   This is episode #42, and it’s titled, “Resentment.”   So, what is a resentment? Well, Merriam Webster defines it as: a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury. And according to […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Psychological and Emotional Trauma

What Buddhism has given me is boundless and priceless. It has awakened me to reality, true reality. I know that nothing is permanent and that everything changes. I know that everyone in my life will experience illness, aging, loneliness, and death. I reckon that life likely has no cosmic meaning, that once we die, it’s […]

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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 Gifts of COVID-19 (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland.   At last, I’m back. Months in the making, I’m finally settling into my newly renovated home. I’ve really missed having a home and an office/studio space. But such is life, things crop up, and we must roll with the changes, and […]

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Are You Awake? 5 Traits of Awake-ness

I thought I was awake. I thought I was wise. But I was wrong. I was ignorant (in the sense of being blind to reality/truth), only I didn’t know it. Sure, I was an honest person, open-minded and intelligent, but nevertheless I wasn’t awake. How did I not know this? I suppose that question is […]

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