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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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Groundhog Day and Doing Teshuvah

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  https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep211-Groundhog-Day-Teshuvah.m4a   Today is Groundhog Day, and I immediately think of the Andie McDowell and Bill Murray film in which Murray plays a weatherman [meteorologist] who repeatedly wakes up on the same day only to relive it. He returns to the same sequence of events, but in doing so, is invited to alter his…

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Mindfulness and Depression

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep209-Mindfulness-and-Depression.m4a Mindfulness and Depression Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations have come and gone, and we now find ourselves in the second week of January. After two weeks of being nearly housebound because of the extreme cold it is currently 55 degrees and drizzling. The little snow cover from this past week is completely gone,…

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Apathy – the Enemy of Justice

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After the preparation and partaking of Thanksgiving’s feast, I might be forgiven a bit of indolence. Yet, as we shared a veritable bounty in the more-than-sufficient space of our home, the reality that there exists countless others with no home and insufficient nourishment persists. It is an immeasurable gift that I enjoy an overwhelmingly gracious…

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Awe And Wonder

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep202-awe-and-wonder.m4a The art of observation: Awe and Wonder.  At the dinner table last night, my son told us about popping a piece of candy into his mouth earlier that day and being surprised by the flavor. It was a candy he has had before, and mindlessly eaten. Yesterday, though, he noticed the distinct flavor and…

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Nourishing Language

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep201-Language.m4a The language of emotion, and mindfully using our words. One thing that I can know for certain is that what I feel is undeniably true. You might feel something different, but the feeling that each of us have is what it is – true. Right? You might agree that even if your feelings change,…

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Episode 7: Taste

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-7-Taste.m4a Since taste is highly dependent on a sense of smell, some of the experiences of smell are also associated with taste. I am allergic to dairy, but before I knew dairy was a major cause for my chronic bronchitis and pleurisy, ice cream was my go-to treat. So when a soy-based frozen dessert company…

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