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Ep 0149 – Bonus – Mindful on the Mountain

Laurie looks up seated in front of a background of trees at the Upper Zen Spot
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I’m feeling great in this moment on the mountain. A last minute decision results in a bonus hike and a bonus episode.

Podcast Recap

I thank our Veterans for their service then muse about the unexpected benefits of mindfulness.

Valley view from the mountain framed by a canopy of oak trees

A lovely look at the view from the Top Zen Space.

Path winding down the high chaparral mountainside

Some of the path down the mountain

Mentioned

Last show

BC’s Dave’s comment about mindfulness that inspired me

Insight Timer – the Meditation App I use

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

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 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 0139 – Everything Is a Miracle

Laurie in red head scarf and blue long sleeved shirt at top of trail with bright cloudless sky behind - face in shadow
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I’m smiling because I appreciate the miracle of shade on such a bright and sunny day.

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I let go of life on autopilot and learn to see the miracles all around. We celebrate a HUGE bravery report moment for BC Petra. Welcome to New BCs Stephanie from West Virginia who reached out on FB and Theresa who posted on Day 9. We get a sample of comments from Mary S., BC Laura R (soon to be S), Dawny and Amy from WI. Thanks again to Amazon shoppers. Big thanks also to Kindred Spirit, Josephine who left a kind review on USA iTunes, and a big, big smooch to BC Mary S. who sent me a heart-touching gift in the mail. I read a snippet of the blog post I wrote about what Mary’s gift meant to me. We meet my friend and new BC JoJo from CA who stopped by the blog to comment.

Sturdy wooden bench under a tree - you can see the tall, waving grass surrounds it.

The famous Next To Top Zen Bench – where I record most of the shows from the mountain.


Pink blossoms on a skinny, low growing cactus along the rocks of the path

Caught these small delicate flowers growing up from a cactus-like plant in rocky dry conditions. This inspired me.

New BCs

BC Theresa who commented on Day 9
BC Stephanie from West Virginia who reached out on Facebook
BC JoJo from CA who commented on the blog post about Mary S.’s gift.

Mentioned

Last show and comments

My meditation recommendations to Dawny

Insight Timer, the app I use for guided meditation

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

Follow Petra on Instagram at PetraDoingPetra

The link to Petra’s bravery report-worthy post

I’m on Instagram as LaurieDreamWeaver

You can like the show on FaceBook at Facebook.com/compulsiveovereatingdiary.com

Link to the Bravery Report page – where you can download your own certificate of episode completion, get a printable bravery report certificate or post your bravery for all BCs to see!

The Blog post where you can see photos of Mary S.’s gift

New BC Theresa’s comment on Day 9

Direct Link to Episode Completion PDF

Day 136 – Where Mark and I talked about our marriage and BC Mary S. commented about it.

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 0051 – Bonus – The Danger of the Lull

Laurie by a rose trellis.
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I’m standing in front of my climbing rose at home before heading down to the park.

Podcast Recap

A total random, bonus episode as my compulsive brain tortures me during the lull between events. I take to the park to talk it out and think it through. How can I learn to consider NOT considering? Also, after emailing with Stefano and reading the news of today, I get mad about people feeling free to comment on other people’s size. Thanks to Cheryl, Sue and Stéfanie for their good wishes on episode 50.
Lilac bloom

Hurrah! The first bloom appears on our lilac tree!

Produce laid out on a table

Farmers’ market produce. Always cheerful to go wander around the stalls and talk with the vendors.

Mentioned

The National Eating Disorders Association Site

Alen Standish’s blog and podcast, Quit Binge 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

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


How to Meditate for Beginners
Good step by step article with a good FAQ section and answers to questions in the comments. From the blog, The Conscious Life.
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