Episode Index

  • Ep 0137 – Expect the Best! http://media.blubrry.com/compulsiveovereatingdiary/p/traffic.libsyn.com/compulsiveovereatingdiary/137_COD_ExpectBest.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI love how my smile looks in this one. I took it immediately following the silly tongue selfie (you can see it below). Sometimes we need to be our own comedians! Podcast Recap House cleaning bites me in the knee, so hiking is out and the ...
  • Ep 0136 – Many Shades of Unsexy Grey! The unexpected rain causes me to change the day of my hike. I ponder the effects of rigidity and over-flexibility in my life. Dawny greets our new BCs from last show and updates us on her health. Kevin replies to Sue from the U.K. and Dawny who both supported him on the Bravery Report. The importance of BCs supporting each other and 6 tips to help do that. Welcome to new BC Mar. Dawny has special Foolish Fun for bird watchers! Special guest Mark and I reminisce about the many different shades we've experienced in our 23 years of marriage.
  • Ep 0135 – Deer Time! 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.
  • Ep 0134 – No More Status Quo Throw the Status Quo out the window and embrace change. Good-bye Erin Moran, an iconic actress from my middle and high school years. Extra love for BC Rabbit and Dawny. BC comments about Day 133 from Dawny, Mary S and Susie. Sue from the U.K lets us know how she's coping with a difficult loss. I read snippets from my latest blog post about DIScouragement. BC Mary S. goes on the bravery report for her voice mail message about bravery and the challenges she's been having since a foot injury. We ponder tracking food. Does it always lead to diet mentality?
  • Ep 0133 – I Won’t Let That Discourage Me Defeating negative self-talk where we spiral down the hopeless rabbit hole by wishing things away. I come clean about conflicted feelings about day 130. Gratitude to BC Karen for her encouraging note and to BC Susie for her kind phone call. Reading recommendations from Rabbit, Mary S. and me. Hello to new BC Lucie. Dawny makes me laugh with her reaction to my cooking story from the last show. Mary S. surprises me by restarting up the Coffee Klatch! How to send me cards, letters or other physical items. A walk down memory lane about the cool items I've received from BCs in the past. A deep and heartfelt comment conversation between Mary S. and me that triggers my bravery and I share the truth about my eating behavior of late and my feelings about it.
  • Ep 0132 – Learning to Be Grateful to Ourselves It's a happy hike back up to the next to upper Zen Space where I let go of ingratitude to my own self! An exercise to increase gratitude. I play my Pig Whistle to wish BC Sandy a very happy birthday. Dawny does a whole set of awesome Springtime Foolish Fun. Comments by Dawny, Sandy, and Rabbit (love that name) about the last show. A comment of Rabbit's sparks an idea. Should we have a BC reading list? BC Mary S. saves the day by letting me know about a comments glitch, which I was able to fix. Mary S also wants to know if we BCs are more prone to having a creative side. What do you think? I have a surprising reaction to a couple of compliments. Are we internalizing ageism and sizeism?
  • Ep 0131 – How to Remove Power from Negative Thinking and How IS Voice Acting Like Dieting? Back on the mountain I ponder the amount of power I give to negative thinking and brainstorm ways to let that go. I read a recent blog post asking if you, the BCs, would like COD to continue on as a weekly show, and if you would participate. Some comments about that from Sue from the U.K., BC Petra, Dawny, New BC Rabbit (Love that name!), BC Sharlene, BC Jackie and Stéfanie from Quebec. My pursuit of voice acting triggers some familiar feelings and I give a shout out to the special people in Richard Horvitz' voice acting B class.
  • Ep 0130.s10 – Bonus – My Big Fat Update Show! Today is about voices - voices we share, voices we miss, voices that bring our stories to life. And sometimes, Life forces you to let go and face up to how fear of failure can rob you of opportunities. I ponder my own lifelong fear of failure through an emotional tale about my mom's passing and how that impacted my progress with voice-acting. You will hear a story my mom wrote when I was a kid that I voiced right after she passed to help with my grief and an interview we did together for an episode of Daily Adventure Tales - just so I could hear her voice once more. I'll share how my voice-acting journey is at present and a snippet from my first professional commercial demo. We will also hear the voices and stories of five BCs, Mary, Susie, Kevin from NY, Jodi from the South, and a BC who is anonymous, who used Speakpipe or called the Bravery Hotline. We'll wrap up with exciting news from our singer-songwriter in residence Fionna Lane and hear the title track from her new alum, Like a Babe.
  • Ep 0129.s9 – Bonus – Being Ourselves Walking around the park again! I ask BCs to stop by and post hellos. I let go the idea that I need to be different than myself. Thanks to Dawny for being such a supportive BC. Lessons from voice acting and my latest commercial clip. Appreciating Amy from Wisconsin and Sue from UK and their quilting talents. Why it's good not to eat our feelings - thoughts after watching TLC's My 600 lb. Life.
  • Ep 0128.s8 – Bonus – All You Need is Love Love is all around at the very Top Zen place and I enjoy taking a breather after working so hard on my new show, Stories and Voice. I let go of seeing all of the world from only my POV and making assumptions based on that. We send out love and positive energy to BC Jo and we welcome new BC, Kathy. Big shout outs to BC Pat for encouraging me on Facebook and to BC Fionna for writing and singing the theme song for Stories and Voice. I'm on the bravery report for asking for help.
  • Ep 0127.s7 – Bonus – Easter on the Mountain 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.
  • Ep 0126.s6 – Bonus – A Valentine for BCs 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'.
  • Ep 0125.s5 – Bonus – Holiday Update 2015 This special holiday update features creative work by Mark, me, Fionna and her hubby Matt. Dawny calls in some fun holiday jokes for foolish fun and Sue from the UK gets a new phone for Christmas and uses it to send us her holiday greetings and an update about her home town. Music, stories, and a new holiday song by Josh Woodward.
  • Ep 0124.s4 – Bonus – Hooray for New BCs and My Comedy Bravery! Send in your holiday audio for the next show. Greetings to and stories from our two newest BCs, Sian from West Australia and Ginelle. The audio of my first ever live comedy routine at a real live comedy club! For Laurie's Stories I record a Depressing Foreign Drama I wrote at writing group at the request of my writing friend Arliss.
  • Ep 0123.s3 – Bonus – Be Brave and Laugh! My hopes and fears around my first try at stand-up comedy. Hear a snippet from my first open mic. Comments from new BC Vickie, Sue from the UK, Amy from WI and Cheryl. My latest medical report. How Thanksgiving was different for me without my constant focus on food. Thanks Coffee Klatchers who still contribute and to US and UK Amazon shoppers. Why the Canadian Amazon shopping link is no more. Send in hellos or comments for the Holiday Update show. How I learned to feel good enough just as I am.
  • Ep 0122.s2 – Bonus – Halloween Hijinx – Don’t Fear the Foolish! It's tricks and treats - from Mark's spooky campfire story, Ghost wood, to my experiences learning to be a better actor. Hear from new BCs Emma from Spain and Souad from France. A special thank you to BC Rafael. Get an update on my medical issues and find out what CRAZY new thing I'm up to now! Celebrate with a new Halloween tune called Rednecks with White Faces by Caühaüs from FreeMusic.org.
  • Ep 0121.s1 – Bonus – Celebrate Amy, The Wisdom of Bailey, Congrats Dawny and Other Stories See episodes 1-120 for the main show. Presenting our first 'COD the Sequel' bonus episode Ta Da! Totally off the cuff I explain why I'm recording from my studio instead of from the mountain. New BC Bailey shares some great wisdom about knowing your own true worth on the Bravery Hotline. Thanks to BC Patt and to Amazon shoppers. Congrats to Dawny for her new job. Welcome BC Lexie. My horrifying scale tale that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Mark and I throw a virtual party to celebrate Amy from WI's awesome news!
  • Ep 0120 – The Grand Finale The epic end of the series. I visit all three of my regular podcast spots and walk down memory lane as well as look toward the future. Features include - a new song by BC Fionna Lane titled A Light in the Dark. A live radio play written by BC David Glowen, directed by David Babich and starring professional and student voice actors. Good-bye audio messages from Cheryl, Sue from the UK, BC Dave, Stéfanie from Quebec, María from Spain and Fionna. Foolish Fun with Dawny Taylor. Stéfanie's Secret Topic. Stories read by members of the writing group. Good-bye comments from BCs. We welcome the last new BC, Petra. An interview with Alen Standish. Hear my work in the sound booth with voice acting director David Babich as we work on my professional demo. Mark stands in one last time for my scale, and much much more!
  • Ep 0119 – The Last Call! Today is the 'The Last Call' because our next episode, Day 120, will be the final produced episode in the series. My reasons, the details and early reactions. The benefits of self awareness vs. self control. Update on how I'm doing letting go of eating before eating. Comment conversations from Dawny, eM, Dave and me from day 118. 'Food Speaks', a poetic blog post I wrote for Laurie's Stories. Then the real time blog post where I decided midway through writing it to let go of the show and some early reaction comments from Dawny, eM, Cheryl, Amy from WI and Suz. A lovely new 5 star iTunes review from vivid_sketches.
  • Ep 0118 – Results are Just Temporary Stops Along the Way I let go of being controlled by results after discovering a new podcast rock and battling flies. An update on how I'm doing letting go of eating before eating from last show. The show's monthly iTunes worldwide review report. A special thank you to an Amazon shopper from the US. Shows from my old podcast, Daily Adventure Tales, are recommended. Welcome to new BC Karen. Guy BCs are encouraged to participate. Comment reactions from last show by Dawny, Dave and eM. What do you do when starting or restarting a fitness program? I read BC eM's poem, Whole Being Eating, for Laurie's Stories. My painful, yet wonderfully lesson filled blog post called The Three Cs of My Identity Crisis followed up by mindful and thoughtful comments by Fionna, Amy from Wisconsin and Sue from the UK.