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Be Present to Joy

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Date night with my partner-in-life to see Cabaret at the Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL. On being present to Joy, Sister Wendy Beckett says: “It is inadequate, even misleading, to speak of ‘experiencing joy’, though it is impossible to find another phrase that can suggest what is meant. Joy is too great to be experienced. It is…

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A Nose For This

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My dad comes from a proud line of prominent nosed peoples. I take after my father in many ways, and the nose is quite obviously one of those. My parents were always generous with their love toward their children and I grew to develop a fairly good sense of self. But my nose was always…

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The Black Panther’s True Power

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep402-The-Black-Panthers-True-Power.m4a The Black Panther’s True Power “True power exists when you can’t tell where it comes from,” Chadwick Boseman, actor, the Black Panther. In sociological terms, this kind of power is referred to as “soft” power. It does not seek to dominate or crush; nor does it require obeisance or affirmations of its power. It…

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Photography: Mindful Memory Making

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  https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep401-photography-mindful-memory-making.m4a Photography: Mindful Memory Making When our first daughter was a baby we accumulated a few child-oriented cassette tapes (do you remember those?), one of which is a collection of Disney tunes that includes the song, “Makin’ Memories.” “Long before the old model T, ‘round about the turn of the century (the last one,…

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Brain-Mind and Holy Indifference

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep310-brain-mind.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. You might think that a podcast about mindfulness might begin…

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Meditation in Traffic

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep309-traffic.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. Traffic: We live in the Chicago area. Driving is not…

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Body Scan

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep308-body-scan.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. Our bodies are complicated terrain. Most of us have a…

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Taste

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep307-taste.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. Since taste is highly dependent on a sense of smell,…

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Smell and Memory

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep306-smell.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. Smell is a powerful sense. In fact, psychologists and neuroscientists…

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Touch

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep305-touch.m4a I began this podcast with a 10-day mindfulness challenge. I thought the start of Lent a fitting time to return to it. I encourage you consider using these 10 episodes to begin or renew a habit of mindfulness practice for your Lenten season intention. As Flesh and Blood beings, we feel through a variety…

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