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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 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 0141 – Mommy Would You Love Me?

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It’s emotional as I ponder the complex and tender relationship between my mom and me.

Podcast Recap

I’m back down to my local park recording from the trusty old podcast rock. Mark and I are busy getting ready to go back home to Washington to lay my mother’s ashes to rest. It’s emotional letting go as I remember my complex feelings around my relationship with Mom. Comments from Petra, Dawny and Mark. Dawny brings some fresh summer-time Foolish Fun. We greet New BCs Rebecca and Kelly from Michigan. The Coffee Klatch is reopened for show supporters. How to switch the country of the iTunes store. BC Jo from the UK’s kind review on iTunes UK. A poem I wrote many years ago – originally, called, ‘Daddy would you love me?’, changed to honor my Mother.

Cute little girl from 1935

My mom at two years old.

Laurie at two in pony tails with red ribbons in a sailer dress

Me as a two-year-old rockin’ my sailor dress that Mom, a talented seamstress, made for me.

Young lady Laurie with a braid over one shoulder and Mom in a formal looking over at a lit birthday cake

Mom wishes me happy 22nd birthday in my apartment with a cake she’d made me. Mom was also a talented baker.

New BCs

Mentioned

Last show and comments (Including Dawny and Mark

Day 139 and comments – where Petra responds to Dawny and me.

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

Ways to support the show financially

Mommy Would you Love Me?
by Laurie Weaver
Link to the original version on ToonaCat.com

Carla colored in her great big book
And took it to Mommy for a look.

Mommy would you love me if I colored rainbows in the sky?
Oh Carla dear, I’d miss you if you went away so high.

Carla pulled her shoes on,
The new ones nice and white

And Mommy tied them up,
Not too loose, or tight.

Mommy would you love me if I marched a Zillion miles?

Carla Dear, if you marched ALL that way, how could I see your pretty smiles?

Carla dug the dirt, with her little hoe.
While Mommy planted flowers in a nice, neat, pretty row.

Mommy would you love me if I dug the biggest hole of all?
Oh Carla Dear, it would scare me silly to think that you might fall!

Carla splashed while Mommy Scrubbed, Giggling silly in the tub.

Mommy would you love me if I blew bubbles across the sea?

Oh Carla dear, how could I get your ears all squeaky clean if you were so far from me?

Carla snuggled onto Mommy’s lap, eye still sleepy from her nap.

Mommy, won’t you love me for ANYTHING I do?

No Carla Dear, my Dearest Dear,
I’ll only ever love you just because you’re you.

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

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 0140 – Mark The Meditator and ‘Jo’ Many BCs!

Laurie wearing a white shirt and sunhat smiles under a tree
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It’s hot as blazes but I’m pretty comfy in Mark’s old T-shirt sitting under a shady tree on the podcast rock down at my local park.

Podcast Recap

Inspired by the morning meditation Mark and I have been doing, I let go of all the conditions I place on loving myself. An update from Brave Petra about her Instagram post with comment support from Dawny. Dawny shares her mixed feelings about her new job. Lots of BCs named Jo! Our newest BC, Jo from the UK, asks if Any other UK BCs are still listening. Sue from the UK answers along with many friends old and new including BC Jo, formerly from the UK and now from Thailand. Josephine from last show officially becomes a new BC by posting on the bravery report. Welcome new BC, Jane from Suffolk. Sophie from Scotland also pops in on FB and a quick hello from Stéfanie from Quebec. Thanks for supporting the show via Amazon, Virtual Coffee, reviews, FB likes and gifts. I finally work up the courage to put some ink in the beautiful handmade journal Mary S. made me. Mark shares his experience with trying Meditation.

Hot dry grass and bright blue sky with trees in the background

You can almost see the heat shimmer looking out from the podcast rock.


Close up of Laurie's notes in Mary's handmade journal

Proof I actually used BC Mary S.’s wonderful gift in the way she intended.

New BCs

BCs with UK roots who say Hello to new BC Jo from the UK

On my personal FB page
My real life pal from the UK, Juliette, says Hello via FB
My real life pal Eddie, who is NOT from the UK says Hello via FB
BC Jo from Thailand, whom we met on day 108, originally comes from the UK, but now lives and works in Thailand says hello via FB
BC Sophie from Scotland posts her hello to Jo on FB.
On the Show FB page
Sue from the UK greets Jo on the COD page of FB and here on the blog
New BC Jane from Suffolk says hello on the COD page of FB

Mentioned

Last show and comments

Dawny’s comments of support for Brave Petra and her thoughts about her new job

My Bad Binge episode on Day 20

Stéfanie from Quebec’s hello

My meditation recommendations to Dawny

Insight Timer, the app I use for guided meditation

The Morning Mediation Mark Likes – on youtube (on the Insight App it also has music)

Our Social Media TAG is #CODBCS

The blog post where I show you the journal BC Mary S. made for me.

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Special Guest: Mark ‘The Meditator’ 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 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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