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Ep 0147 – Celebrate Who We Are Now

Very happy Laurie in her big straw hat grinning life a fiend on the podcast rock.
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Things are looking up as I’m back on the podcast rock, feeling great and ready to step back into my life after recovering from a skin cancer procedure.

Podcast Recap

Back on the podcast rock after recovery from my skin cancer procedure, I ponder the value of an aging body and what it has to teach us. Dawny checks in with a life update and some much needed support for me after my last emotionally draining show. Thanks to BCs Mary S and Cynthia from the Netherlands for their support via Instagram. Dawny’s latest Foolish Fun in honor of the Fall season.

Laurie smiles in front of the Disney Animation Building

Another fun night at a preview of the new season of Star Wars Rebels at the Disney Animation building. Such a cool part of belonging to Women in Animation. I was Sooooo glad to get out of my house finally.


Laurie smiles in front of a mural inside Disney Animation's lobby

You can see my bandage on my temple, but I was a happy camper at Disney Animation.

Mentioned

Last show and comments, including Dawny’s kind support.

About the MOHS surgery – the type I had for my basal cell carcinoma

Follow me on Instagram at LaurieDreamWeaver

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
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

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
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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.

Mentioned

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

Credits

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
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
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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.

Mentioned

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

http://intuitiveeating.org

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

Credits

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
    http://www.freesound.org/people/plingativator/sounds/188873/
  • Background Tune/Beat
    http://www.freesound.org/people/siakitty/sounds/38478/
  • Girl’s Laughter
    http://www.freesound.org/people/choplin/sounds/109759/
  • Phone Ring
    http://www.freesound.org/people/winsx87/sounds/152028/
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Ep 0126.s6 – Bonus – A Valentine for BCs

Laurie holding a bouquet of roses, tulips, mums and other flowers in pink, purple and yellow.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! I love my bouquet from Mark. He said none of the arrangements at the store were what he thought I would like, so he bought individual flowers that he knew I’d love and arranged them himself. Love that! Making effort shows you care, so I decided to show how much I care for you BCs by making a Valentine’s Day show. xoxoxoxox

Podcast Recap

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’.

Mentioned

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.

Read the Poem, An Experience, by Thomas Hardy

Day 1

Day 120

Episode Index so you can find all of the shows in between!

The Blog post I read about acting bravery and my new show

The Holiday Show

Resources I mentioned to Heba

1. Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin’s Win the Diet War

http://winthedietwar.com

Dr. Nina is an actual psychoanalyst, author and speaker specializing in weight, body image and disordered eating. (I am just a regular person, so I’m not an authority)

Dr. Nina also has a free group on FB where people support each other. I am there from time to time as a group member.

2. http://intuitiveeating.org

Is another 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

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Story: An Experience
An Experience by: Thomas Hardy
Laurie’s Stories Reader: Laurie 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

Sounds Used in Laurie’s Stories

  • Music Theme
    http://www.freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/262259/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/
  • British Welcome
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Intimidated/sounds/61571/
  • Pages Turning
    http://www.freesound.org/people/zzzemon/sounds/176623/
  • Cello Loop
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Thirsk/sounds/121018/

The Dreamers by Josh Woodward is licensed under a Attribution License.
Based on a work at http://www.joshwoodward.com/

The Dreamers

by Josh Woodward

Lyrics

Here’s one for dreamers, who took that step
Here’s one for every time they jumped without a net

Here’s one for misfits, who broke the rules
Who feared the boredom more than scorn or ridicule

You’re scared to fly, in the endless sky
When the voices say that there’s no way you’ll ever make the grade

Let’s say you try, and you fall from high
When the sun has set, will you regret the fall?
Or the times you did nothing at all?

Here’s one for magic, that lives within
For seeing beauty in the commonest of things

Here’s one for passion, without restraint
To those who stumble to the ground and feel no shame

[Chorus]

Failure’s always is an option
But doubt’s the fatal toxin
That leaves your dreams to wither on the vine

Why is your brain refusing?
What are you scared of losing?
If you don’t try, you’ll fail every time

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Ep 0125.s5 – Bonus – Holiday Update 2015

Laurie in the sound booth
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I’m bravely in the sound booth getting ready to sing O Christmas Tree.

Podcast Recap

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.

Mentioned

Read – Little Piccola

Hear Laurie Read Little Piccola again as a stand alone story on Sound Cloud

Hear Laurie’s Current Voice Over demos on LaurieWeaverVO.com

Mark and My Christmas Adventure blog post

Last Year’s COD Holiday Extravaganza – check it out for the first time, or revisit the awesome holiday magic of many of the BCs

Listen to the Christmas Adventures of Laurie and Mark (And their fake son, Steve) from years past, with Daily Adventure Tale’s Holiday Episode

Day 1

Day 120

Episode Index so you can find all of the shows in between!

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
O Christmas Tree Singer: Laurie Weaver
Christmas Morning Song Singers: Fionna and Matt
Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Foolish Funner: Dawny
The Forgotten Gift Author: Mark Weaver
The Forgotten Gift Reader: Mark Weaver
Little Piccola Author: Nora A. Smith
Little Piccola Reader: Laurie Weaver
Guest Caller: Sue from the U.K.

Music

Christmas Morning Song by Fionna Lane

My Christmas List by Josh Woodward

Ukulele version O Christmas Tree by Ukukele Hunt

Other original background holiday music 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
    http://www.freesound.org/people/plingativator/sounds/188873/
  • Background Tune/Beat
    http://www.freesound.org/people/siakitty/sounds/38478/
  • Girl’s Laughter
    http://www.freesound.org/people/choplin/sounds/109759/
  • Phone Ring
    http://www.freesound.org/people/winsx87/sounds/152028/
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