Ep 0040 – Why do ‘aha’ moments overwhelm us? Therapy Stories and Tips

Laurie in a red t-shirt under a tree.
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It’s a super hot day, so I head out to the back trail of Descanso Gardens to find some shade.

Podcast Recap

How can we expect to process all of these heavy ‘Aha’ moments? Also, stories and thoughts about therapy from Sue, Cheryl and me. Shout-outs to new brave companion, Sharon and our third companion named Michelle, Michelle Mckinney. Steven and Abby are recognized on our new bravery report and I thank Jodi for being supportive on Facebook during my massive cleaning project. I read our original Michelle’s entire comment about her experience with a therapist who specializes in eating issues.
A Canopy of trees marble the path below with lacy shade patterns.

Ah, a wonderful shady view that I see from the rock perch where I record episode 40.


New listener and brave companion, Sharon’s comment on the about page.

New commenter, but experienced listener, Michelle McKinny’s comment on day 39

Sue’s story and recommendations about therapy on day 39

Cheryl’s story and response to Sue on day 39

Michelle’s brave comment about therapy on day 38.

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Host: Laurie Weaver

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Resource of the day

Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal – Getting the Most out of Therapy and Counseling
A really good, thorough, objective article and list of tips and facts all about finding a therapist, what to expect, different types of therapists etc. by helpguide.org. Highly recommended.
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4 thoughts on “Ep 0040 – Why do ‘aha’ moments overwhelm us? Therapy Stories and Tips

  1. Sandy Seufert

    What a great episode, Laurie. It seems there is a critical mass of healing that is underway. Welcome to all of the new Brave Companions. We are more alike than you know and we all share a deep desire to be okay and to be loved. We are all of those and more. And Laurie, while I have not yet tackled my closet and my proverbial closet, I am proudto be part of such a loving group of Brave Companions. I think we all need to be compassionate and forgiving of ourselves.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      I agree, it is wonderful to be part of such a warm and caring group! I’m amazed every single day by the wisdom, compassion and sharing that the brave companions bring. BTW, I STILL have yet to tackle the big closet in the spare room, but I’m working up to it. 😉

  2. Cheryl

    I am always amazed at your organizational skills when I listen to you knowing that you feel you lost some of your edge after your bike accident. Knowing you just go off in the hills and ramble in such a methodical way is truly awesome. I’d say you are STILL at the top of your game! That was a great podcast!

    And thanks, Laurie, for dealing with that whole being overwhelmed thing. That was very good advice. I appreciated your posting it to the thread over on Spark People. I really took it to heart. Hugs!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks Cheryl! I’m encouraged that I’m able to dredge up some of my old speaking and teaching skills. To be honest, I do write out notes for the shout-outs and the transisions before I go off to record. But the segments that are just me yakking are off the cuff 🙂 Also, the ones I label bonus episodes are more like the first episodes where I just go off to walk and talk. You’re very welcome and I thank YOU for your comment on SP that gave me the idea. Without you, and the other brave companions giving me feedback to consider, I wouldn’t have such a wealth of topics to think on.


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