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.


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


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
  • Applause
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2 thoughts on “Ep 0146 – Our Bodies Aren’t Who We Are – Memories One Year Later

  1. Dawny

    Thank you dear Laurie for this today. For one, it’s really touched me in an emotional way in regards to my relationship with my mother, her ailing health, and the time I don’t spend with her but I need to. My heart wrenches for the pain you endure Even though I know it’s just life an in evitable. I still have great compassion for you and your heart ache and pain.

    I appreciate the snippets regarding body/weight from you and other bc’s. At a time where my brain has revolted back to stressing about my size, what I eat, the impact it can have on my life, burning calories etc. the lack of significant importance this will have when I’m laying on my deathbed, as well as the happiness that it stops for me. I want to live a happy fulfilling life constantly stressing obsessing about what to eat what not to eat and how it will impact me blah blah blah is definitely not creating that for me. Thru my adventures I’ve become far more mindful n aware in my eating practices and I feel like I’ve made great habit changes that will take me far in this journey. And I appreciate the constant reminders and as well knowing I’m not in this alone

    As I mentioned in a previous post I’ve made it through and landed on my feet. Work is back to normal, although I’ll miss the overtime paychecks, I won’t miss the chaos. I feel quite settled in my new home, I’ve checked off all but one thing off the to do list To feel complete and moved in. I truly love my new space, although small, and several reservations at first it’s worked out quite nicely. I’m so very thankful I look forward to this new part of my life and creating new memories.

    I almost feel boring. After so much stress and chaos for the last two months fronting preparing moving family, adding in the work bs now that things are calm I almost don’t know what to do with myself LOL. I feel good about life. I feel happy and I feel like I’m in a good place. I expressed thanks for this part of my life daily.

    I appreciate you my friend. Knowing you’re always there, I have someone who understands and gets it and as you said just doing a friends.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Dawny, It was really great to read your thoughts on these topics too, and I’m very sorry your Mom’s health is still in question. I’m sending you and your mom love and hugs.

      Yesterday was long with my skin cancer procedure and I found myself bouncing between feelings of gratitude and lethargy. It is hard at times to deal with life’s ups and downs, and much easier to deal with the scale’s ups and downs! I know you will get me on this. The downside of feeling feelings is how those negative feelings feel. The upside, is by feeling them, they move on.

      This last year has been so full of unexpected moments of grief and joy and memories that come from nowhere. Good and bad. It has been hard to step into my new identity as an orphan lady of a ‘certain’ age. I think that was one of the reasons I stepped back on the mountain with you all. Because I still feel like me on the mountain. Talking to you is a bridge and a help and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there. xoxoxoxo

      PS, I Sooooo get the feeling of boredom after stress. It’s like the stress was normal and Zen just don’t quite sit right. But give it time and enjoy the chance to create exciting things in your new life that you love! You deserve it. xoxoxo


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