Ep 0135 – Deer Time!

Laurie in profile on the hiking trail gazing uphill at something.
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I spy an unexpected fellow traveler on the trail.

Podcast Recap

I tell my heart-pounding deer tale. I let go of time pressure and discover how time can be a guidepost instead. I share a few paragraphs from my latest blog post about overcoming fear and Dawny’s courageous response. We say hello to new BCs Taylor and Amanda who posted on the Compulsive Overeating Diary page on FB. Comments from last week’s show from BCs Dawny and Rabbit. A touching and brave call from new BC Kevin who last called the bravery hotline on day 130. I ponder grief, connection and how we grow into new identities.

A deer in the trail.

The unexpected deer shares its gaze before bounding up the hill.


Laurie holds a Roland recorder under a tree

Just me and my trusty Roland05 setting in to record Day 135

Mentioned

My blog post about fear and Dawny’s comment.

Last show and comments from Dawny and Rabbit

FB Page and Comments by new BCs Taylor and Amanda

The episode featuring the first call from BC Kevin from NY

Bravery Report with Kevin from NY’s story and comments by Dawny and Sue from the UK

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Guest Caller: BC Kevin from NY

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

Sunny day on the hiking trail through the foothills.

Another beautiful day on the trail down the mountain. No deer shared this part of the journey.

Comments box:

5 thoughts on “Ep 0135 – Deer Time!

  1. Dawny

    Yaaaaaaay for friends!!!! Welcome Amanda & taylor. Kudos Kevin for making the brave call & sharing.
    I appreciate your kind caring Laurie. Yay for I’m getting to feel better. Never a specific diagnosis or answer but what really matters is that I’m feeling better.
    Truly awesome your closeness to the deer. Where we live they tend to run the other way in range of human. Lol.
    I can appreciate your capture of the time factor. I’m bad in my rigid compulsive ways around time and dagnabbit EVERYTHING better go my way. The way I planned and the time I planned it or all is indeed lost lol.
    Always such a treat hearing from you friend.

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    1. Kevin

      Thank you so much Dawny! I will be sending prayers for your good health and victory in all your endeavors! Getting to know you and sharing in your struggles and victories the last year have made such a tremendous impact on me. And I do just love your foolish fun calls!

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  2. Dave

    Welcome Kevin, I am so sorry for your loss, please know that your pain, sorrow and grief are real and valid and you are allowed to feel them as long as you need. In fact it is best if you choose to feel them and cry your eyes out if that is what you need.

    Dawny, It is so good to hear from you again. I did not realize how much I missed the BCs, I’m sending you good karma and prayers for you, your Dr’s and your family. I hope with all my being you are able to heal quickly. You should also know your fear and frustration are very real and understandable.

    I too am a mindful binge eater. There are times I choose not to experience negative emotions, usually when I’m not in a safe place mentally, and I will overeat to be numb.

    I have learned that it is not ok to want to numb all the time. I have learned to experience my negative emotions and analyze what is triggering them and then letting them float away.

    Treat yourself, first, with ALL the love and respect you show others, you are worthy and deserving of it.
    DaveG

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    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Isn’t this a BIG key to moving past the allure of food (or TV or spending or whatever else we use)?

      I have learned that it is not ok to want to numb all the time. I have learned to experience my negative emotions and analyze what is triggering them and then letting them float away.

      I’m so proud and excited for you. You are so creative and kind and talented. I can’t wait to see where your confidence and bravery will take you. xoxoxoxoxo

      Treat yourself, first, with ALL the love and respect you show others, you are worthy and deserving of it.

      Thanks Dave, a worthy thought for us all I think 🙂

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