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Thanksgiving Forest Bathing

Thanksgiving Forest Bathing 2049 2560 Nicole

https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep203-thanksgiving-forest-bathing.m4a Thanksgiving Tree bathing: We have been bombarded with a wave of mindfulness apps and agendas, myriad techniques and promises. From Indian yoga and Ayurvedic prescriptions to Japanese tea making to Scandinavian simple-cozy homemaking, we embrace these new (to Statesiders) methods – learning from other cultures, always a beautiful thing – while at the same…

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Electric Sheep and Freaks

Electric Sheep and Freaks 150 150 Nicole

I’ve just been listening to Janelle Monáe—her new album, The Electric Lady, just released on iTunes. Her voice is amazing, but it is her creative, thoughtful use of a variety of genres while commenting on self-hood and social norms that hooks me. One of my favorites right now is Q.U.E.E.N. It is in this song…

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Sitting Shiva at the Tomb

Sitting Shiva at the Tomb 150 150 Nicole

English: Christ washing the feet of the Apostles. Icon of Pskov school. Русский: Омовение ног (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   The corporate world, medical sciences, even the health care industry, have research that suggest those engaged in mindfulness (e.g., meditation, yoga, spiritual practices) have significantly better physical and mental health, are more productive and vastly more…

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Unbrokenness Amid the Broken

Unbrokenness Amid the Broken 150 150 Nicole

The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned the order of the soul. ~Leonard Cohen  Parker Palmer is stunningly honest—both with regard to himself and the human condition. He exposes one such feature that he judges at the heart of our fears: “Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished…

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