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Ep 0148 – Busting Your Own Ghosts and Mark Comes Clean

Laurie at the podcast rock wearing bee antennas and holding a package of lemon Kook-Aid
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Halloween Hijinks on the podcast rock! Hint-this Kool-Aid features in today’s show.

Podcast Recap

Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of the day I wrestle with letting go of some of my personal ghosts and turn my most dreaded body part into my new super power. We meet our three newest brave companions, Maria S, Sunny from Taiwan and new BC Kathy C. BC Dave shares his and his wife, BC Kathleen’s experiences with Disc Golf on the BC Bravery Sports report. Dave also weighs in via comments on his thoughts about body image, after my Oprah reaction on day 144. BC Jo sends Dawny and me her comment support after last show. Mark shares a very unique, cheap and effective way to clean your toilet ring on a brand new feature – The BC Cleaning Hacks Report.

Laurie with hair up contemplates the hotel pool.

Just before my Halloween morning swim. The cool weather gives me the pool to myself.


BC Dave holds a blue disc by some woods - ready to shoot

Great shot of BC Dave out Disc Golfing!


Golf Disc

Here’s a close up of BC Dave’s official Golf Disc.


A Close up of the glow in the dark disc used at night for Disc Golf

A Close up of the glow in the dark disc used at night for Disc Golf


BCs Dave and Kathleen hug before the waves at the ocean on a typical grey Washington day

Love this photo of BCs Dave and Kathleen at a beach in Washington. Love to see the love and the reminder of home.

New BCs

Mentioned

Last show

BC Dave and My comment conversation about body acceptance

BC Jo from the UK’s kind comment for Dawny and me

Send in your tips and tricks for the BC Cleaning Hacks Report

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Report Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Reporter: BC Dave
BC Cleaning Hack Report Intro Announcer: Mark and Laurie Weaver
BC Cleaning Hack Reporter: 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

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 0122.s2 – Bonus – Halloween Hijinx – Don’t Fear the Foolish!

Laurie making a scary face in her sound studio and holding her hand like a claw!
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Happy Halloween! I have fun turning scary into art in my studio.

Podcast Recap

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.

Mentioned

My Voice Acting Demo and Contact Site, LaurieWeaverVO.com

Laurie’s Blog post about overcoming fear of body acceptance (with the warrior haircut pix!)

Last Year’s COD Halloween Extravaganza!

Daily Adventure Tale’s Halloween 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
Laurie’s Stories Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Story: Ghost Wood
Ghost Wood written by: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Reader: 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

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/
  • Mark’s Halloween Tale
    Spooky Theme Music
    Spooky Theme by Mystified
  • Fire
    http://www.freesound.org/people/kingsrow/sounds/181563/
  • Owls in the forest
    http://www.freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/151241/
  • Wolf Howl
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/81904/
  • Fearful moment music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Setuniman/sounds/169148/
  • Maniacal Laugh
    http://www.freesound.org/people/scotcampbell/sounds/263708/
  • Drum
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Veiler/sounds/209879/
  • Stampede
    http://www.freesound.org/people/vincentmalstaf/sounds/266366/
  • Firework
    http://www.freesound.org/people/MrAuralization/sounds/212677/

Other Sounds

  • Opening Halloween Organ Loop
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Soughtaftersounds/sounds/145422/
  • Featured Halloween Tune
    Rednecks with White Faces by Caühaüs from the Spooky compilation album Calling All Fiends available on Free Music Archive. org
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Ep 0085 – Bonus – COD Halloween Hijinks!

Laurie and Steve stand in front of the Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns sign
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My fake son, Steve, is part of the Halloween celebration when a group of us went to see the Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns at Descanso Gardens.

Podcast Recap

We celebrate Halloween with scary tales, tricks, special music and other surprises. Mark returns as our annual Ghost Host to intro all of the fun. Cheryl and Suz’s comment conversation on day 79 about how it feels when people comment on our weight loss, inspires me to ponder how I feel about that scary topic and to ask all of the BCs to post their feelings too. Halloween special segments include an opening Halloween greeting by Dawny, a true-life ghost story written by Cheryl, Music from Suz and my voice acting friend, Max, reads the Legend of Stingy Jack, a story Cheryl sent in about how the tradition to carve Jack O’ Lanterns began. Mark writes and narrates this year’s spooky campfire tale. Halloween songs by Apache Tomcat and TinyFolk.

Dominique, Sandy and Laurie arm in arm

Brave Companions Dominique and Sandy are also part of the group that went with me to see the Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

Skeletons and gravestones carved from pumpkins

Here’s an example of the cool art we saw. Everything was carved from pumpkins!

Laurie in her hat under a tree

Just to keep my selfie tradition alive, this is what I looked like on the podcast rock the day I recorded my part of the Halloween episode.

Mentioned

Cheryl and Suz’s comment conversation on Day 79

My Intuitive Solo Adventure Day blog post

Subscribe to be notified of blog posts and episodes via email

Compulsive Overeating Diary on Facebook

My Instagram account, LaurieDreamWeaver

Daily Adventure Tales – Halloween Episode

Want to have Fun Being Foolish (Or Ghoulish) too?

Participate in our new 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

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

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
Halloween Ghost Host Announcer: Mark Weaver
The Legend of Stingy Jack voiced by: Laurie’s Voice Actor Friend, Max
The Legend of Stingy Jack content sent in by: Cheryl
Ghoulish Fun piano played by: Suz
A Real Life Ghost Story written by: Cheryl
A Real Life Ghost Story voiced by: Laurie
The Cats in the Glass, a Campfire Tale, written and voiced by : Mark Weaver
Halloween Greetings voiced by: Dawny

Halloween Music: I am a Monster by TinyFolk from Black Bears

I am a Monster (Tinyfolk) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Halloween Music:Scariest Monster Competition by Apache Tomcat from Halloweenie EP

Scariest Monster Competition (Apache Tomcat) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Sounds used in The Legend of Stingy Jack

  • Halloween Organ
    http://www.freesound.org/people/mistersherlock/sounds/159508/
  • Demented man laugh
    http://www.audiomicro.com/demented-man-laugh-monster-animal-demented-man-laugh-free-sound-effects-45461
  • Graveyard Wind
    http://www.freesound.org/people/mistersherlock/sounds/159509/
  • You will burn
    http://www.freesound.org/people/daf024/sounds/84615/
  • What are you doing here?
    http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/125919/
  • Coin
    http://www.freesound.org/people/jmaimarc/sounds/19778/
  • Ghostly Transition
    http://www.freesound.org/people/pcruzn/sounds/204817/
  • Spooky Breeze
    http://www.freesound.org/people/SKPI/sounds/252797/
  • Zinger
    http://www.freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/215163/
  • Chains
    http://www.audiomicro.com/demented-man-dragging-chains-monster-animal-demented-man-dragging-chains-sound-effects-45454

Sounds used in The Glass and the Cats

  • Graveyard Wind
    http://www.freesound.org/people/mistersherlock/sounds/159509/
  • Mad Cat
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Taira%20Komori/sounds/211690/
  • Happy Cat
    http://www.freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/sounds/28305/
  • Breaking Glass
    http://www.freesound.org/people/justBrando/sounds/159197/
  • Fire
    http://www.freesound.org/people/plingativator/sounds/106988/
  • Demonic Laugh
    http://www.freesound.org/people/TreyHolton/sounds/244667/
  • Scary Woods Music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Aeonemi/sounds/232864/

Sounds used in Cheryl’s Ghost Tale

  • Eerie Music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/toiletrolltube/sounds/231518/

  • Chill Wind
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Prosser/sounds/233996/

  • Breaking Pot
    http://www.freesound.org/people/zerolagtime/sounds/214336/

  • Door open
    http://www.freesound.org/people/rivernile7/sounds/249573/

  • Rocking Chair
    http://www.freesound.org/people/stevelalonde/sounds/80474/

  • Graveyard Wind
    http://www.freesound.org/people/mistersherlock/sounds/159509/
  • Clatter
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Gingie/sounds/181678/

  • Woman Scream
    http://www.freesound.org/people/queen_westeros/sounds/222545/
  • Object fallhttp://www.freesound.org/people/MaxDemianAGL/sounds/183609/

Resource of the day


Free Sound
A wonderful resource to find and upload sounds for your projects.
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Ep 0084 – Letting Go of Holding On

Laurie leans her cheek in her hand. Light brown hair mid-length, smiling
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It feels great to get away from stress and snafus and sit under the podcast tree on my podcast rock.

Podcast Recap

Where does using personal effort and energy best serve your life? I decide it makes the most sense for my personal energy to let the live YMCA group and the Sparkpeople team go due to lack of likely participation. I muse about various social media outlets and which ones I actually use more often than others and why. Thanks to an Amazon shopper for using Compulsive Overeating Diary’s link prior to an amazing purchase! New Episode and Blog Post index pages take the place of the broken episode widget. Suz and Cheryl have submitted their Halloween fun. Send your audio or written Halloween items in! Welcome to Lauren from Down Under, a friend of Amy from Australia. Featured comments supporting Corinna from Dawny and Suz. Thanks to others who took the time to post. Cheryl is not only the first BC to put herself on our new Bravery Report page, she’s also on the bravery report for her brave and heartfelt writing dedicated to BCs on her blog, Wellsprings and Dragonfly Wings. Stéfanie from Quebec gives us words to ponder about how literal are we with what we say.
Rocks on the branch of a tree

Someone else has been leaving cool prayer rocks on the branch of the podcast tree.

Mentioned

New Episode Index page replacing the widget to select episodes

New Blog Post Index page

Last episode with Corinna’s voice

New BC, Lauren’s, story on her first post on Day 81

New Brave Companion, Lauren’s blog, Just Full Enough and Facebook page.

Dawny’s welcome to Corinna on Day 83

Suz’s wonderfully warm and thoughtful welcome to Corinna on Day 83

Cheryl’s Bravery Report Post

Cheryl’s Story, Who Says God Has A Dog Anyway?, on her blog, Wellsprings and Dragonfly Wings

Stéfanie from Quebec’s comment about literal language standing in for emotions on Day 82

NEW! Put yourself on the Bravery Report!

All bravery should be celebrated. Come say Hooray on the Bravery Report page by commenting and telling about your bravery and/or downloading your own Bravery Report certificate.

Ways to support the show financially

Want to have Fun Being Foolish too?

Participate in “Foolish Fun for Halloween!“. 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

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

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

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 0082 – Updates on Voice Acting, the Support Group and What’s New with Alen Standish?

Sun shining down on Laurie
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Wowser! That sun is shining hot today, but a beautiful hike nontheless.

Podcast Recap

Giving up too easily can be an automatic response and a terrible dream-destroying habit. A special shout-out to Heung, a lady I met hiking after recording last episode. Hear clips from my latest voice acting class with my scene partners Len and Matt and learn why I’m so glad I didn’t give up after last week’s snafu. Welcome to new brave companions Joe, who posted on day 1, and Kelly who shares her story and tells about her new healthy eating blog. Thanks to the latest Coffee Klatch subscriber and I share why it touches me so much, ala Sally Field’s famous best actress win quote. Alen Standish releases our second interview on his show, Progress Not Perfection, and thanks to Cheryl’s great idea, I interview him back for one of my future shows. Hear about my ongoing YMCA live support group and how the first meeting went. Amy from Wisconsin calls the bravery hotline about her stumbles with intuitive eating and how she refocuses. Featured comments from Suz, Cheryl and Stéfanie about negativity, bravery and creativity. Send in some fun Halloween audio or stories if you’d like a special Halloween episode.
Laurie's homemade sound solution

Check out my quick sound studio for my interview with Alen Standish. Blanket and mattress foam over ladder. All rugs piled on tile floor drapes pulled, fan off.

Mentioned

My voice acting teacher, Marc Cashman’s website

Laurie’s live support group at the YMCA

New Brave Companion Kelly’s Blog, Joie de vivre

My latest interview on Alen’s show at PNPDaily.com. It’s episode 49.

If you missed our first interview, you can go to PNPDaily.com’s episode 42

Episode 52 that Amy from WI mentions in her call

Suz’s comments about turning around negativity on Day 81

Cheryl’s brave comments about her writing on Day 81

Stéfanie’s thoughtful comments about brave companions and creativity on Day 81

Last year’s Halloween show on Daily Adventure Tales

Ways to support the show financially

Want to have Fun Being Foolish too?

Participate in our new 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

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

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 Director/Teacher: Marc Cashman
Voice Actor 1: Len Smith
Voice Actor 2: Matt

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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