Ep 0149 – Bonus – Mindful on the Mountain

Laurie looks up seated in front of a background of trees at the Upper Zen Spot
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I’m feeling great in this moment on the mountain. A last minute decision results in a bonus hike and a bonus episode.

Podcast Recap

I thank our Veterans for their service then muse about the unexpected benefits of mindfulness.

Valley view from the mountain framed by a canopy of oak trees

A lovely look at the view from the Top Zen Space.

Path winding down the high chaparral mountainside

Some of the path down the mountain

Mentioned

Last show

BC’s Dave’s comment about mindfulness that inspired me

Insight Timer – the Meditation App I use

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

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
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Ep 0148 – Busting Your Own Ghosts and Mark Comes Clean

Laurie at the podcast rock wearing bee antennas and holding a package of lemon Kook-Aid
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Halloween Hijinks on the podcast rock! Hint-this Kool-Aid features in today’s show.

Podcast Recap

Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of the day I wrestle with letting go of some of my personal ghosts and turn my most dreaded body part into my new super power. We meet our three newest brave companions, Maria S, Sunny from Taiwan and new BC Kathy C. BC Dave shares his and his wife, BC Kathleen’s experiences with Disc Golf on the BC Bravery Sports report. Dave also weighs in via comments on his thoughts about body image, after my Oprah reaction on day 144. BC Jo sends Dawny and me her comment support after last show. Mark shares a very unique, cheap and effective way to clean your toilet ring on a brand new feature – The BC Cleaning Hacks Report.

Laurie with hair up contemplates the hotel pool.

Just before my Halloween morning swim. The cool weather gives me the pool to myself.


BC Dave holds a blue disc by some woods - ready to shoot

Great shot of BC Dave out Disc Golfing!


Golf Disc

Here’s a close up of BC Dave’s official Golf Disc.


A Close up of the glow in the dark disc used at night for Disc Golf

A Close up of the glow in the dark disc used at night for Disc Golf


BCs Dave and Kathleen hug before the waves at the ocean on a typical grey Washington day

Love this photo of BCs Dave and Kathleen at a beach in Washington. Love to see the love and the reminder of home.

New BCs

Mentioned

Last show

BC Dave and My comment conversation about body acceptance

BC Jo from the UK’s kind comment for Dawny and me

Send in your tips and tricks for the BC Cleaning Hacks Report

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Report Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Reporter: BC Dave
BC Cleaning Hack Report Intro Announcer: Mark and Laurie Weaver
BC Cleaning Hack Reporter: Mark 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

Sounds Used in BC Bravery Sports Report

    Sports music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/club%20sound/sounds/107330/

    Fanfare
    http://www.freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/156516/

    Sports crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/kellieskitchen/sounds/209991/

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
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Ep 0147 – Celebrate Who We Are Now

Very happy Laurie in her big straw hat grinning life a fiend on the podcast rock.
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Things are looking up as I’m back on the podcast rock, feeling great and ready to step back into my life after recovering from a skin cancer procedure.

Podcast Recap

Back on the podcast rock after recovery from my skin cancer procedure, I ponder the value of an aging body and what it has to teach us. Dawny checks in with a life update and some much needed support for me after my last emotionally draining show. Thanks to BCs Mary S and Cynthia from the Netherlands for their support via Instagram. Dawny’s latest Foolish Fun in honor of the Fall season.

Laurie smiles in front of the Disney Animation Building

Another fun night at a preview of the new season of Star Wars Rebels at the Disney Animation building. Such a cool part of belonging to Women in Animation. I was Sooooo glad to get out of my house finally.


Laurie smiles in front of a mural inside Disney Animation's lobby

You can see my bandage on my temple, but I was a happy camper at Disney Animation.

Mentioned

Last show and comments, including Dawny’s kind support.

About the MOHS surgery – the type I had for my basal cell carcinoma

Follow me on Instagram at LaurieDreamWeaver

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
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

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
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Ep 0146 – Our Bodies Aren’t Who We Are – Memories One Year Later

Laurie blowing a kiss from the Next to Top Zen Place on the Mountain
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I blow a kiss to my Mom and to you as I remember the last year.

Podcast Recap

I face strong emotions one year after Mom died and ponder why we put so much emphasis on our bodies. Comment conversations about life being affirming or draining from BC Mary S., BC Jo from the UK, BC North, BC Kat and BC Josephine. BC Cynthia from the Netherland’s Instagram response after our last show. Snippets from Dawny and Brave Petra who left update comments on compulsiveovereatingdiary.com. Another visit with Mark the Meditator who gives his thoughts on mindfulness inspired by comments from Amy from WI and BC Kat. Mindful Mark also gives his ‘meditative’ take on successful relationships for BC Laura who is just days away from her wedding.

Laurie and her Mom outside a pink tea shop building on a sunny day

Mom and me outside of a tea shop from the last time I visited before she was in the hospital. Peas in a pod.


Laurie from overhead by the Zen bench dressed all in blue wearing her Mom's pants

I walked my mom’s pants up here! These are her jeans and they fit me since I also have her ‘genes’ LOL


A ring of stones with a wild flower on top

I’ve been placing Mom’s ashes in places that mean something to me. I also brought rocks from Washington, the center stone is one of these.


Laurie and Mark by the ocean smiling and hugging each other - Mark's hair is very wind blown

The ‘Cute’ photo of Mark and me at Ventura


Laurie in bike gear with the blue grey Pacific Ocean behind

Here’s s selfie from my solo bike ride in Ventura where I pondered mindfulness.

Mentioned

Last show and comments

Dawny’s update comment about how she’s dealing with new house ownership

Petra’s update comment about how she’s accepting herself and becoming a Beach Body coach

Petra’s Instagram page at PetraDoingPetra

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

Show where Petra’s bravery was featured

My Big Fat Update show where I first talk about Mom’s illness and passing

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Mark the Meditator Announcer: Laurie Weaver
Mark the Meditator: Mark 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

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
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Ep 0145 – Is it Life Affirming or Draining?

Laurie contemplates life from the Next to Top Zen Space
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I take a few minutes to feel gratitude that we’ve survived the fire, the heat, and the challenges we’ve had – and that I was able to once again hike up the mountain to speak with you.

Podcast Recap

Yay! Finally live from the Next to Top Zen Place on the mountain where temps are down and my optimism is up as I ponder a new way to look at choices. We greet 4 new BCs: Cynthia from the Netherlands, Carolyn from Oklahoma, BC Kat from South Jersey and BC North from Illinois. Shout out to BC Josephine for stepping right in to welcome new BC North! I share what I learn about myself from BC Kat’s brave and truthful call. Jo from the UK gives her colorful take on Foolish Fun – which triggers a happy memory about my time as an exchange student in Germany. Dawny and Stéfanie from Quebec comment on last show. Mark and I discuss some reasons to exercise given by Stéfanie from Quebec, Jo from the UK, Sue from the UK and Mary S. in the return of our feature, the BC Bravery Sports Report. Mark reveals his surprising new exercise plan.

View from the mountain - overcast clouds, dried grass, down the valley

Glad it’s a bit overcast – this is the view from the Next to Top Zen Spot on Day 145


Smoke and fire in the foothills

They smoke and ash from our front yard. The mountains you see are where the La Tuna Fire was burning. The mountains I usually hike in for the show are behind our house. Still scary time. The 210 freeway that was closed is between us and the mountains you see.


Flames in the nearby mountains at night

Same fire, same view at night. Scary.

New BCs

Mentioned

Last show and comments (Including Dawny and Stéfanie from Quebec)

The La Tuna Wildfire

The Instagram Video I recorded in Ventura that was used in the BC Bravery Sports Report

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Foolish Fun Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Funner: Jo from the UK
BC Bravery Sports Report Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Reporter: Laurie and Mark
Bravery Hotline comments: Kat from South Jersey

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

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/

Sounds Used in BC Bravery Sports Report

    Sports music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/club%20sound/sounds/107330/

    Fanfare
    http://www.freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/156516/

    Sports crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/kellieskitchen/sounds/209991/

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
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