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Ep 0145 – Is it Life Affirming or Draining?

Laurie contemplates life from the Next to Top Zen Space
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I take a few minutes to feel gratitude that we’ve survived the fire, the heat, and the challenges we’ve had – and that I was able to once again hike up the mountain to speak with you.

Podcast Recap

Yay! Finally live from the Next to Top Zen Place on the mountain where temps are down and my optimism is up as I ponder a new way to look at choices. We greet 4 new BCs: Cynthia from the Netherlands, Carolyn from Oklahoma, BC Kat from South Jersey and BC North from Illinois. Shout out to BC Josephine for stepping right in to welcome new BC North! I share what I learn about myself from BC Kat’s brave and truthful call. Jo from the UK gives her colorful take on Foolish Fun – which triggers a happy memory about my time as an exchange student in Germany. Dawny and Stéfanie from Quebec comment on last show. Mark and I discuss some reasons to exercise given by Stéfanie from Quebec, Jo from the UK, Sue from the UK and Mary S. in the return of our feature, the BC Bravery Sports Report. Mark reveals his surprising new exercise plan.

View from the mountain - overcast clouds, dried grass, down the valley

Glad it’s a bit overcast – this is the view from the Next to Top Zen Spot on Day 145


Smoke and fire in the foothills

They smoke and ash from our front yard. The mountains you see are where the La Tuna Fire was burning. The mountains I usually hike in for the show are behind our house. Still scary time. The 210 freeway that was closed is between us and the mountains you see.


Flames in the nearby mountains at night

Same fire, same view at night. Scary.

New BCs

Mentioned

Last show and comments (Including Dawny and Stéfanie from Quebec)

The La Tuna Wildfire

The Instagram Video I recorded in Ventura that was used in the BC Bravery Sports Report

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Foolish Fun Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Funner: Jo from the UK
BC Bravery Sports Report Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Reporter: Laurie and Mark
Bravery Hotline comments: Kat from South Jersey

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 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/

Sounds Used in BC Bravery Sports Report

    Sports music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/club%20sound/sounds/107330/

    Fanfare
    http://www.freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/156516/

    Sports crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/kellieskitchen/sounds/209991/

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 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.

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Ep 0111 – Embracing the Slog!

Laurie smiles in a red hiking scarf against the green hills and a very cloudy day
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I’m happy to be back on the mountain – even if a storm IS brewing!

Podcast Recap

Risking some stormy weather I’m back up the mountain letting go of assuming things need to come easily to be part of my path, i.e., I learn to embrace the slog! Welcome new BC Rosemary from New York. Fionna’s Brave Companion Song is now available as a standalone. A brand new feature where you call in with tips and tricks about food, fun or life. I start this feature with a tip I’ve learned recently from Michelle, a great blogger, who writes as the ‘Fat Nutritionist’. BC Dave goes on the Bravery Report twice. Once for calling the bravery hotline and again for sharing his story on the Who Are the Brave Companions? page. A comment conversation with Happy, Carol from Detroit, Dawny and me about the list of areas where we deal with our perceived eating issues. Audio comments from Dawny celebrating María from Spain’s bravery last show and Nola makes my day by sending in HER version of Foolish Fun.

Storm clouds over the mountain from the stairs at the bottom of the trail

The storm clouds are gathering as I start my climb.


Storm clouds over the valley seen from the top of the mountain

The stormy view I faced recording ALL of day 111.

Mentioned

The show where I was SO happy about iHeart Radio

My Blog post about jury duty and freedom

Coffee Tip from Michelle, aka the Fat Nutritionist

The Brave Companion Standalone Song featured on Show 100 by Fionna Lane

Who are the Brave Companions? Where you can congratulate Dave and/or post your own story.

Day 110 Where we had the comment conversation about the 4 parts of dealing with eating issues. Join in!

How to send audio page – send your story, your Foolish Fun and/or your tricks and tips!

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Foolish Funner: Nola
Laurie’s Tips and Tricks Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Tips and Tricks Content: Laurie
Bravery Hotline Call: Dave
Bravery Hotline Support for María from Spain: 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

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/

Other Sounds

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

Tips and Tricks Sounds

  • Tips Music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/M-RED/sounds/91033/
  • Harp
    http://www.freesound.org/people/adriann/sounds/149187/
  • Guitar
    http://www.freesound.org/people/guitarguy1985/sounds/52080/
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Ep 0099 – Don’t Define Yourself by One Thing – Get Ready to Celebrate!

Laurie in a colorful jacket looking up on a sunny day
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I watch the birds overhead at the next to top Zen place and feel some much needed peace.

Podcast Recap

Letting go of defining ourselves by outside attributes. I’m a person with a podcast vs. I’m a podcaster and why the change in perspective helps. Next show is day 100 and will be recorded exactly one year since Compulsive Overeating Diary was launched. Please lend your voice to the celebration! How to be part of the Brave Companion song. Go ahead and post your general thoughts and issues on the status pages. A fun trialog from voice acting class with scene partners, Rhonda Clarke and Tom Smith. Welcome to new BC, Adam from Seattle. Mark is so moved by Suz’s brave words last show, he posts his first comment on the blog. Amy from Wisconsin is on the bravery report for her call to the bravery hotline about how facing the Dr.’s scale can be an emotional trigger.

Laurie in her colorful jacket and podcaster shirt.

It’s funny that I’m wearing my podcaster shirt on the day where I forgo defining myself that way.


Path on the mountains on a blue sky sunny day.

A beautiful view on a sunny day. It makes me appreciate how lucky I am to make this physical and emotional journey.


Laurie's lunch plate

What I was hungry for after hiking on day 99. It’s Punjab choley with greens and guac on brown rice tortilla with pink lady apples. I’m not on a diet, nor am I a vegan. But when I listen to my body, this kind of food is often what it wants

Mentioned

My first show, Daily Adventure Tales

Dr. Nina’s blog

Link to Alen’s show with Dr. Walen about men and eating disorders

Comments from BCs

Adam’s comments on my 1/22/15 status page.

Suz’s welcome to Adam

Mark’s support of Suz on Day 98

COD pages and posts

Day 98 with Suz’s brave audio about distrust

Day 16, with the FIRST bravery hotline call from Janet

Want to be part of the Brave Companion Song?

How to Send your audio for the Brave Companion Song or Foolish Fun or To tell your Story

    Note: For the Brave Companion Song

  1. please say your name
  2. where you are from in general
  3. why you are brave or like being a BC

Note: For Foolish Fun
Tell us a joke, riddle, a silly story, limerick, sing a song, play a kazoo, ANYTHING but talk about compulsive eating. This is the feature where messing up is just part of the act! No names required and Silly Aliases are AOK! Need ideas? See Day 54’s Resource of the Day for my page of ToonaCat Jokes

Intuitive Eating Book on Amazon – please use the links below

Intuitive Eating

Ways to support the show financially

Catch up with Laurie

My Spreaker page. Please follow me there if you are on Spreaker.

My Instagram page at LaurieDreamWeaver

FaceBook Page if you want to sign up for our email list by clicking Tiger the Cat’s Sign-up button

My Second Twitter Account JUST for bravery sayings @TheBraveryCoach

Laurie on Tumblr

My page with instructions for all of the ways (so far) that you can send audio and lend your voice to this podcast.

New free way to leave voicemail http://speakpipe.com/laurieweaver You can also click the blue button on this page that says ‘send a voice message.’

Bravery Hotline

Leave your comments, questions, feelings and stories on Laurie’s podcast voicemail hotline – 206-350-6445.

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Voice Acting Director: Marc Cashman
Voice Acting Scene Partner: Rhonda Clarke
Voice Acting Scene Partner: Tom Smith

Main Theme:I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1

I’m Letting Go (Josh Woodward) / CC BY 3.0

Resource of the day

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Ep 0093 – New Beginnings and a Stormy Music Day with Fionna

Laurie in purple leaning on her hand under the covered picnic table at the park where she hikes
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I run up to the covered picnic area of the mountain where I usually hike the MINUTE Mark and I pull into our driveway ahead of the storm coming back from Ventura. I’m ready to give recording day 93 my best shot in the face of growing wind.

Podcast Recap

I record just ahead of a storm and in the spirit of new beginnings I let go of the weird idea I can control the past. Thank you to new supporters of the show with cups of coffee and Amazon. If you are in the USA, Canada or the UK, please support the show by doing your holiday shopping via the show’s Amazon links. Want a daily dose of bravery? Follow my dedicated bravery saying Twitter account, TheBraveryCoach. We celebrate Stéfanie from Quebec, Amy from WI and Dawny’s warm welcomes to our NEW Brave Companions from last show, Vena from Texas, Fernando from Brazil and Shell from Wales. Welcome to Cassie, our newest brave companion, who goes on the bravery report for posting her first public comment on one of my blog posts. There’s a brand new feature on Compulsive Overeating Diary, the blog and show inspired by Dawny’s very brave request. Even MORE touching and exciting bravery as Marquita overcomes her fear to tell us via Speakpipe her own experiences with legalizing trigger food. We feature a wonderful song called Brave and Free written and sung by our very own Brave Companion, Fionna Lane, who will also share in her own words, the brave steps she took in order to write it. We announce an upcoming song we are going to co-write and ask for your help.

Covered picnic table

This is where I actually recorded day 93.

Laurie in front of a small winery

Here’s a quick view of the little winery in Deukmejian Wilderness Park where I usually hike.

Tiger on Laurie's lap with a view of the rainy patio behind.

Tiger is disturbed by hearing the wind and pounding rain as we edit. This is what I escaped by minutes while recording.

Mentioned

The episode about current past lives

The Blog Post about ‘What do you really want?’

Blog post about Selfies, aging, and self-acceptance

My Bravery account on Twitter, TheBraveryCoach

Shell’s successful comment on day 92

Stéfanie’s welcome to new BCs on day 92

Amy from WI’s welcome to Shell

Dawny’s welcome to new BCs

Cassie’s first public post and our comment conversation on my Selfie blog post

The new feature called ‘Advice Wanted’

Dawny’s brave letter and request on Advice Wanted

If you need professional help, here is a link to the NEDA find treatment page

The episode about legalizing chips that inspired Marquita’s brave speakpipe segment

February Album Writing Month – Fionna’s Album

Fionna’s Blog, Fionna Sings

Alen Standish’s blog and show, Progress, Not Perfection

Want to have Fun Being Foolish too?

Participate in our feature called “Foolish Fun“. Just call the bravery hotline 206-350-6445 or check out the send audio page on http://www.compulsiveovereatingdiary.com/how-to-send-audio/
And tell us a joke, riddle, a silly story, limerick, sing a song, play a kazoo, ANYTHING but talk about compulsive eating. This is the feature where messing up is just part of the act! No names required and Silly Aliases are AOK! Need ideas? See Day 54’s Resource of the Day for my page of ToonaCat Jokes
Intuitive Eating Book on Amazon – please use the links below

Intuitive Eating

Ways to support the show financially

Catch up with Laurie

My Spreaker page. Please follow me there if you are on Spreaker.

My Instagram page at LaurieDreamWeaver

FaceBook Page if you want to sign up for our email list by clicking Tiger the Cat’s Sign-up button

My Second Twitter Account JUST for bravery sayings @TheBraveryCoach

Laurie on Tumblr

My page with instructions for all of the ways (so far) that you can send audio and lend your voice to this podcast.

New free way to leave voicemail http://speakpipe.com/laurieweaver You can also click the blue button on this page that says ‘send a voice message.’

Bravery Hotline

Leave your comments, questions, feelings and stories on Laurie’s podcast voicemail hotline – 206-350-6445.

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Featured Song: The Brave and Free written and performed by Fionna Lane

Main Theme:I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1

I’m Letting Go (Josh Woodward) / CC BY 3.0

Resource of the day

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