Ep 0126.s6 – Bonus – A Valentine for BCs

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I love my bouquet from Mark. He said none of the arrangements at the store were what he thought I would like, so he bought individual flowers that he knew I’d love and arranged them himself. Love that! Making effort shows you care, so I decided to show how much I care for you BCs by making a Valentine’s Day show. xoxoxoxox

Podcast Recap

Happy Valentine’s Day! This bonus show is my valentine to the BCs who have listened, learned, loved and supported me and one another throughout the run of Compulsive Overeating Diary. I’ll ponder letting go of my old self image and read you my latest blog post about acting bravery. You’ll hear about my newest show, Stories and Voice, and how you can be brave and participate too! Our newest brave BC Heba, calls via Speakpipe to ask for support and I’ll share some of the resources I sent her. I find a poem by Thomas Hardy called ‘An Experience’ that really speaks to me for today’s edition of Laurie’s Stories. And we’ll finish up our Valentine treat with another song by Josh Woodward that speaks to my creative wish for all of our hearts, called ‘The Dreamers’.


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.

Read the Poem, An Experience, by Thomas Hardy

Day 1

Day 120

Episode Index so you can find all of the shows in between!

The Blog post I read about acting bravery and my new show

The Holiday Show

Resources I mentioned to Heba

1. Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin’s Win the Diet War


Dr. Nina is an actual psychoanalyst, author and speaker specializing in weight, body image and disordered eating. (I am just a regular person, so I’m not an authority)

Dr. Nina also has a free group on FB where people support each other. I am there from time to time as a group member.

2. http://intuitiveeating.org

Is another 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

Ways to support the show financially


Host: Laurie Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Story: An Experience
An Experience by: Thomas Hardy
Laurie’s Stories Reader: 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

Sounds Used in Laurie’s Stories

  • Music Theme
  • Applause
  • British Welcome
  • Pages Turning
  • Cello Loop

The Dreamers by Josh Woodward is licensed under a Attribution License.
Based on a work at http://www.joshwoodward.com/

The Dreamers

by Josh Woodward


Here’s one for dreamers, who took that step
Here’s one for every time they jumped without a net

Here’s one for misfits, who broke the rules
Who feared the boredom more than scorn or ridicule

You’re scared to fly, in the endless sky
When the voices say that there’s no way you’ll ever make the grade

Let’s say you try, and you fall from high
When the sun has set, will you regret the fall?
Or the times you did nothing at all?

Here’s one for magic, that lives within
For seeing beauty in the commonest of things

Here’s one for passion, without restraint
To those who stumble to the ground and feel no shame


Failure’s always is an option
But doubt’s the fatal toxin
That leaves your dreams to wither on the vine

Why is your brain refusing?
What are you scared of losing?
If you don’t try, you’ll fail every time

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7 thoughts on “Ep 0126.s6 – Bonus – A Valentine for BCs

  1. Dawny

    so awesome!!

    Thanks Truly Laurie.. always a joyous pleasure to happen upon a podcast….

    Welcome Heba…. =-) listening to the shows is a sure pleasurable treat =-) hopefully you find the motivation/drive to help you succeed..

  2. Jennifer

    Hey-ya. Just found your podcast!! I’ve started from the beginning and am listening in order. I’m waiting to hear if I’m going to be able to go to a residential treatment program for EDs and listening and identifying with your story is really helping me not feel alone right now. Thank you.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Jen, I’m so happy you found the podcast and that it’s helping to show you how many of us there are who understand at least some of what you are going through. Fingers crossed that you will get into your treatment program. Please feel free to write and let us know how you are, or to post on the show pages as you go through the episodes if you have comments or questions. Even though I closed the regular show at episode 120, I’m still around and so are some of the BCs who you will discover as you go further in the show. I do care, and I thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts and encouragement to me.

    2. Dawny

      SOOO happy to see you here Jen.! Welcome to being BRAVE!!

      We all have our own ‘journey’ and have to find our own ‘way’ of getting thru it. SO awesome of you seeking treatment, I’ll think positive thoughts and hope the best for you on getting into the facility.. That’s a huge step in self-care!

      I love this pod-cast, and have listened to EVERY episode, some more than once, and found GREAT support and encouragement thru all the friends here

      Im so thankful to/for you as well Laurie, you taught me to learn about myself thru your own teachings =-)

  3. Karen daley

    Thank you Laurie for your pod cast.

    My heart goes out to Heba and I hope she knows she is treasured by God regardless of her shape. I am praying for her.


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