Ep 0130.s10 – Bonus – My Big Fat Update Show!

Laurie with cheek in hand on the mountain looking quizzical
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I’m back up the mountain waxing philosophical.

Podcast Recap

Today is about voices – voices we share, voices we miss, voices that bring our stories to life. And sometimes, Life forces you to let go and face up to how fear of failure can rob you of opportunities. I ponder my own lifelong fear of failure through an emotional tale about my mom’s passing and how that impacted my progress with voice-acting. You will hear a story my mom wrote when I was a kid that I voiced right after she passed to help with my grief and an interview we did together for an episode of Daily Adventure Tales – just so I could hear her voice once more. I’ll share how my voice-acting journey is at present and a snippet from my first professional commercial demo. We will also hear the voices and stories of five BCs, Mary, Susie, Kevin from NY, Jodi from the South, and a BC who is anonymous, who used Speakpipe or called the Bravery Hotline. We’ll wrap up with exciting news from our singer-songwriter in residence Fionna Lane and hear the title track from her new alum, Like a Babe.
Beautiful bright blue sky filled with puffy white clouds above the foothills.

This is the stunning view from the next-to-top Zen place on the day I recorded 130.

Mentioned

Mom

Laurie next to a tree with a rainbow encircling her at the hatline

If you look at the top of my hat, you will see the rainbow circling me.


Laurie and her Mom wearing sunglasses and smiling

Photo of Mom and me the day we recorded the picnic interview for Daily Adventure Tales

Episode 12 of Daily Adventure Tales which had our interview at the picnic grounds

See and hear “We Were Tired of Eating at Home” by my mom, Margie Bunge, illustrated by me, Laurie Bunge (Weaver), and Voiced by me

My Voice-over Career

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My First Professional Voice-over Agent, The Atherton Group

My Voice-Over page where you can hear my demos – If you, or your company needs a voice for your phone system, internal or external video, eLearning or other project, this is the page you want to visit or refer.

My Voice Coaches

BC Calls

  • Mary

Tells how she’s progressing in her quest to live a life free of the scale and qualification. Recommends the book, Eating Less by Gillian Riley

  • Susie

Describes my voice in a flattering way. And being near the age I was when I started COD, feels our show resonates with her.

  • Kevin from NY

Young 24 year old man who relates to my story though I am more then twice his age, yikes! Read his brave story on the bravery report.

  • Jodi from the South

Called to celebrate our shared Bravery.

  • Anonymous BC

Self-proclaimed foodie who stumbled onto the show and enjoyed sharing our truths together about people pleasing and other topics.
Episode 5 that was in the background and inspired the call

Fionna

Copy of Fionna Lane's CD, Like a Babe

Fionna sent me an autographed copy of her CD, Like a Babe – and it’s awesome!

See Fionna’s Album on Amazon

Fionna’s FB page where you can catch more about her songwriting.

Usual Suspects

The Start of the main show – Day 1

The finale of the main show – Day 120

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Calls: BCs Mary, Susie, Kevin from NY, Jodi from the South and one more.

Featured Song

Like a Babe
Music and Lyrics by Fionna Lane. Used by permission of Fionna Lane with all rights reserved.
Hear More of Fionna’s music on Soundcloud or find out more on FB.

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1 Used by permission of Josh Woodward under a Creative Commons License

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We Were Tired of Eating at Home

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One of the last times I was with both of my parents. You can see Mom and I are peas in a pod. The opal necklace she’s wearing I gave her for her 60th birthday and she never took it off. Now I have it and can’t believe I’m almost to 60 myself.

We Were Tired of Eating at Home

Written by Margie Bunge
Illustrated by Laurie Bunge (Weaver)
Voiced by Laurie Weaver

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A special story written with my Mom when I was a kid.

My mom passed away recently. It was unexpected. Painful. Now rudderless, I was lost – a ghost orphan, my identity as a daughter stripped away. Then going through her things, I found a book we had written together when I was around 10. I’d forgotten it. But reading our creative work brought back the good times and reminded me just how lucky I was to have a mom like her. I decided to read the story aloud and show you the illustrations of my ten-year-old self as a tribute to my mom, Margie Bunge.

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Ep 0129.s9 – Bonus – Being Ourselves

Laurie in her straw hat in a ray of sunshine holding a bottle of water at the park.
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Back down to the park with my trusty Roland 05 recorder and a bottle of water where I’m actually chatting with you as I walk.

Podcast Recap

Walking around the park again! I ask BCs to stop by and post hellos. I let go the idea that I need to be different than myself. Thanks to Dawny for being such a supportive BC. Lessons from voice acting and my latest commercial clip. Appreciating Amy from Wisconsin and Sue from UK and their quilting talents. Why it’s good not to eat our feelings – thoughts after watching TLC’s My 600 lb. Life.

Mentioned

Blog With Amy’s Quilt

TLC’s My 600 Lb. Life

My new show’s web site, Stories and Voice.

The Start of the main show – Day 1

The finale of the main show – Day 120

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1 Used by permission of Josh Woodward under a Creative Commons License

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Ep 0128.s8 – Bonus – All You Need is Love

Laurie sitting under a tree. She looks tired but happy.
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It was a hard slog to the top of the mountain after all of these weeks, but I made it! Here I’m enjoying the top Zen Place and feeling proud of myself.

Podcast Recap

Love is all around at the very Top Zen place and I enjoy taking a breather after working so hard on my new show, Stories and Voice. I let go of seeing all of the world from only my POV and making assumptions based on that. We send out love and positive energy to BC Jo and we welcome new BC, Kathy. Big shout outs to BC Pat for encouraging me on Facebook and to BC Fionna for writing and singing the theme song for Stories and Voice. I’m on the bravery report for asking for help.

Field of purple wild flowers

I loved coming upon this field of bright purple wild flowers on this foggy morning hike.

Tiger the cat's big green eyes close up

What can I say? Tiger is my constant companion when I am editing the show and I love him. xoxox

Mentioned

My new show’s web site, Stories and Voice.

Subscribe or leave a review for Stories and Voice on iTunes

Voice Actor, Paul Strikwerda’s, excellent blog post that inspired today’s letting go segment

Last show with the snippet from Stories and Voice

The Start of the main show – Day 1

The finale of the main show – Day 120

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1 Used by permission of Josh Woodward under a Creative Commons License

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Ep 0127.s7 – Bonus – Easter on the Mountain

Laurie Smiling in her hiking hat
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I’m feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed at the next to top Zen Place early Easter.

Podcast Recap

Our Easter ‘EGG-stravaganza!’ First I ponder my latest tussle with diet mentality, then I share a short clip of Mark and my visit to a familiar spot. I play a snippet of my new podcast, Stories and Voice, featuring the show theme written and sung by BC Fionna, an excerpt of a cowboy story written by Mark and voiced by professional voice actor, Jacques Du Long, and part of the interesting interview I had with Jacques about his history and why he auditioned to voice Mark’s story. Dawny’s EGG-cellent Foolish fun wraps up our Easter visit to the Next to Top Zen place.

Mentioned

My new show, Stories and Voice. Be brave and submit some writing, songs or try your hand at voice acting! All are welcome from seasoned pro to newbie with a dream who is willing to work their piece.

Stories and Voice

The podcast artwork for Stories and Voice by my friend, Arliss

Women in Animation

Day 1

Day 120

http://intuitiveeating.org

Is a free online forum for people who focus on emotional healing and who want to learn to eat based on what their bodies’ need.

Based around this book and program:

Intuitive Eating

Descanso Gardens

Laurie and Mark smiling under a tree

Mark and me resting on the good old podcast bench by the dry river bed at Descanso Gardens.

Poppies and Daisies in a field on a sunny day

The new Native Californian Plant area at Descanso Gardens

Close up lilac bloom

Lilacs in bloom at Descanso Gardens

Laurie and Mark on a roller coaster

Mark and me screamin’ on my birthday trip

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Interview Guest: Writer, Mark Weaver
Interview Guest: Professional Voice Actor, Jacques Du Long
Foolish Fun Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Funner: Dawny

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1 Used by permission of Josh Woodward under a Creative Commons License

Stories and Voice Theme:
Music by Fionna Lane, Lyrics by Fionna Lane and Laurie Weaver.

Cowboy Story Music:
Wagons Ho, Licensed by the awesome folk at http://www.ibaudio.com
(I highly recommend them when you need quality royalty free music for your project).

Sounds used in Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro

  • Slide Whistle sounds
    http://www.freesound.org/people/plingativator/sounds/188873/
  • Background Tune/Beat
    http://www.freesound.org/people/siakitty/sounds/38478/
  • Girl’s Laughter
    http://www.freesound.org/people/choplin/sounds/109759/
  • Phone Ring
    http://www.freesound.org/people/winsx87/sounds/152028/
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