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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 0133 – I Won’t Let That Discourage Me

Laurie in shades with the sunny hillside behind
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Feeling proud, brave and stoked that I made it up the mountain.

Podcast Recap

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.
Double Delight two-toned pink roses in the garden

Greeted by Mark’s beautiful roses when I returned home from recording day 133. He has such a green thumb!

Mentioned

Last show and comments
My Big Fat Update Show – where I speak about my Mom and my VO career
New BC Lucie’s comment

Reading Recommendations

The Chronicles of Prydain (5 Volumes)
Eating Less: Say Goodbye to Overeating

Contact page where you can get my PO BOX
Blog post and photos about the quilt from Amy in WI
Blog post and photo of the Brave Tiara from BC Suz
Show notes where you can view Fionna’s album
Ways to send audio to the show for Foolish Fun, Laurie’s Stories etc.

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: 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

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Ep 0116 – Gratitude Dang It!

Laurie in a straw hat in front of some tall pink flowers at the trail head. Cloudless blue skies behind
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I try a new selfie angle in order to capture the pretty pink flowers behind me at the start of the trail. 8:30 AM and ALREADY hot as blazes!

Podcast Recap

It’s early morning on the mountain and already HOT AS BLAZES. I let go of thinking about my body every 6 seconds and replace that with gratitude. This month’s iTunes 5-star review writers and some of their reviews. Smooches for each. Also thanks to Canadian and UK Amazon shoppers. We hear from Shea, Dave and Dawny with comments about day 115. Dawny goes on the bravery report for completing a half-marathon! Mark reads his favorite poem, If by Rudyard Kipling. Our resident BC Songwriter extraordinaire, Fionna Lane, shares one of her latest songs, Maybe, and the inspiration behind it. We catch up with Amy from WI and talk about posting statuses. Then we flip the format and welcome our newest BC Charm at the end of the show, because she teaches me something about gratitude. We send heartfelt well wishes to a person in Charm’s life.

Large prayer rocks on the mountain

I make use of stacked boulders and add various sized rocks to represent the different challenges Charm’s acquaintance is facing and the good wishes we’re sending.


Mark in front of the studio mic.

Mark records his favorite poem for Laurie’s Stories in our ever changing guest room/recording studio.

Mentioned

Day 115 where you can view Dave and Dawny’s comments

Public Domain Poetry of Rudyard Kipling

If, by Rudyard Kipling, the poem Mark read for Laurie’s Stories

Status report for 6-7-15 where you can read Amy from WI’s update

Poem Amy Mentions

Alen Standish’s show, Progress Not Perfection (which I sometimes beat in Canada – evil laugh)

Fionna’s Brave Companion Song for Show 100

Featured Song

Maybe*
Music and Lyrics by Fionna Lane
Hear More of Fionna’s music on Soundcloud

Refrain:

Maybe this is it
‘Cause it just feels right, right?
I’ve searched the sea
And combed the sands all night
Then I heard my heart
Thought I heard it cry, cry
Maybe this is what I’ve been
searching for all my life

I have searched my soul
I have trolled the lands
I have held each precious
gemstone in my hands
But I never found
What I thought I’d find
I am looking for a love to last
for all time

They say that you don’t get what you want
But what you need
It’s funny when you retrace your steps
You’re following your own lead.

(Refrain)

I have worn my pearls
Like the pretty girls
But they didn’t end up being
Pearls of wisdom
And I’ve tried and failed
In my fairy tales
Gotta bring my fairy tales
To life somehow

They say you’ve got to
Forget the past
So you can grow
But sometimes what you’re hoping to learn
Is something you already know.

Refrain

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Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Poem written by: Rudyard Kipling (Now in the public domain)
Laurie’s Stories Reader: Mark
Featured Song* written and performed by: Fionna Lane
*Copyright © 2015 by Fionna Lane. Song used in the episode and lyric reprinted by permission of Fionna Lane, all rights reserved.

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/

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
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Happy Thanksgiving from the California Coast

Laurie looking back via bike helmet mirror near the beach
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I reflect back on the path this Thanksgiving – pretty good metaphor, eh?

I’m Thankful for…

  • My hubby Mark. Sometimes I think we COULD NOT be more opposite in temperament, timing, wishes, life goals. But somehow we’ve made it work for more than 20 years together. I love you, Honey. Sometimes what you think you want isn’t what you actually need, and I guess we’ve proven that. xoxoxox

    Here’s a link to a short video of Mark riding to the sunset

  • My Cuddly co-editor and sweety cat-boy, Tiger. He came into our lives by accident, and now I can’t imagine a life without him. Sometimes good things happen when you least expect them. xoxoxoxox

    Tiger asleep on the table

    I’m so grateful that the culprit, Tiger the Cat came home. I was so scared I’d lost him, that I didn’t even have the heart to boot him off the table.

  • My gentle and sweet Gracie. She had such a hard time accepting love, but she did it. Sometimes we need to be patient with ourselves and others to let love into our lives. xoxoxoxox
    Close up Tabby face

    The beautiful, gentle Gracie, Tiger’s mama. She proves that life can get better if you are patient and persistent.

  • You, my Brave Companion. Without all of your thoughts, calls, fun, heartbreak, food for thought, robot aliens, laughter and all that we’ve shared in the 42 weeks, 3 Days since I began this experiment…I don’t think I could say today, I don’t even want to head for the chips. Sometimes you need authentic friends in your life to help you accept yourself and grow toward your dreams. Thank you. xoxoxox
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Here’s a word search puzzle I made for you. Yesterday’s disappeared, hope this one sticks! Have fun!

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Ep 0090 – Gratitude Beats Windy Blues and Missing Cats

Laurie under the podcast tree wearing a red shirt and straw hat
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All blue skies and no blues, because my cat came home!

Podcast Recap

Tiger’s disappearance and eventual reappearance teaches me to let go of making my body size the main focus of my life. Stéfanie from Quebec, Dawny and Mark all share their gratitude for the holiday. María from a Spanish speaking country takes a brave step by letting her voice be heard. I celebrate María’s act by speaking a little Spanish myself. Sue from the UK and I share comments about day 89’s letting go topic. I read my blog post about getting the blues on a windy day. Several BCs give great thoughts about that blog post, including Diane the champion, Amy from WI and Patt who are on the bravery report for their candor. My voice acting classmate Tye and I have a couple of great reads. Mark gives his take on Intuitive Eating and my progress.

Tiger the cat in Laurie's arms in front of the fireplace

The culprit returns home. Tiger gets a cuddle just before I leave to record day 90.

Mentioned

The Missing Tiger post

The Ventura episode on Day 89

Sue from the UK’s and my comments on Day 89

My Windy Day Blog post

Diane the champion’s comment on my windy day blog post

My reply to Diane the champion

Amy from WI’s thoughts about Intuitive Eating on my windy day blog post

My reply to Amy

Patt’s aha and lightbulb moment in her comments on my windy day blog post

Cheryl’s supportive comments on my windy day blog post

Dawny’s supportive comments on my windy day blog post

The Old Woman/Young Woman Illusion

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

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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: Tye Nielsen

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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