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.


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


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


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
  • Background Tune/Beat
  • Girl’s Laughter
  • Phone Ring
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5 thoughts on “Ep 0127.s7 – Bonus – Easter on the Mountain

  1. Dawny

    Ohhhh how I’ve missed you & BC’s & the show. Such a grand treat Laurie.
    I admire you soooooo much!!!! You are the BRAVEST gal ever!!! Posting here so honestly about latest adventures in life with weight. And yet AGAIN you’ve inspired my thinker and helped me realize and reaffirm my latest adventure is the right path!!!
    I’ve given up ‘dieting/tracking/counting’.
    It was a very scary decision. I’m in week 2!! It was time. It felt/feels right.

    I sure enjoyed the singings. Fionna has a lovely voice!!! But sure not to be out done by mark =~}

    Such fun Laurie!!!!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks GF! I told Mark his singing would add a great element to his interview and story. No it wasn’t fun falling backwards, but hiking up the mountain to get it off my chest helped me refocus. And I’ve felt better ever since. Sending you bravery vibes as you move away from your diet habits. It is really scary, but you will be able to get a feel for whether this is right, or if WW is still the support for you. And if I truly believed another diet would be good for me, I never say never, but this past experience kind of showed me the likelihood of that for me is not too great. Thanks again for your support of this tag along show. We are seeing listeners, but not too many still in the conversation. So I really appreciate you letting me know I’m not alone, talking to myself again. xoxoxoxox

  2. Tracey

    Hi I just found your podcast today and have just listened to the first one, THANK YOU for being so honest and real I’ve gotten so much reassurance and hope just from this one can’t wait to listen to them all xxx

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Welcome Tracey, and thanks so much for taking the time to post this encouraging comment! I hope you enjoy the company and wisdom of the other brave companions (as we all became during the course of the show). I learned so much by sharing my experiences and hearing from others and was SO comforted by discovering I wasn’t alone in my struggles (or what I perceived at my crazy, compulsive mind). It freed me to be brave and to go for my dreams no matter what my size, and to slowly let food be food and friends be friends if that makes sense. I’m so happy to ‘meet you’ and please feel free to comment anytime you like. xoxoxoxox


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