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Ep 0134 – No More Status Quo

Laurie in her big straw hat at the base of the hiking trail
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Starting up the mountain earlier than usual to take advantage of the early morning temperature and quiet.

Podcast Recap

Throw the Status Quo out the window and embrace change. Good-bye Erin Moran, an iconic actress from my middle and high school years. Extra love for BC Rabbit and Dawny. BC comments about Day 133 from Dawny, Mary S and Susie. Sue from the U.K lets us know how she’s coping with a difficult loss. I read snippets from my latest blog post about DIScouragement. BC Mary S. goes on the bravery report for her voice mail message about bravery and the challenges she’s been having since a foot injury. We ponder tracking food. Does it always lead to diet mentality?
Blue skies, golden waving grass, winding hiking path down the foothills

I enjoy the stunning blue skies and golden light during the trek down the mountain.


Last show and comments

My DIScouragement Blog

My Rant Blog

Happy Days news and episodes on TV Guide

Ways to support the show financially


Host: Laurie Weaver
Guest Caller: BC Mary S.

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 0117 – Lists Aint No Boss of Me!

Laurie on the trail holding her straw hat brim down with one hand
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I’m impressed with myself that I got up the mountain so early!

Podcast Recap

It’s been more weeks then usual since I hiked up the mountain to my next to upper Zen spot and recorded a show for you. It’s partly because I’m learning to let things go a little more, partly my busy life and partly the dang heat that’s been knocking me for a loop here in Southern CA. A BIG thank you to all of the active Amazon shoppers in all three countries where I have links that support the show. I ask for prayers and positive thoughts for Mark’s special relative. I let go of mindless, automatic eating. We hear from a couple of BCs we haven’t heard from in a while, Helen from the UK and Jo, who is originally from the UK, but who now lives and works in Asia. I read a blog post I wrote about letting things go called ‘Baby Steps out of a List Slump’. We hear Dawny’s reaction to our last show in her own words via Speakpipe. More comment reactions from Fionna, our talented songwriter, Stéfanie from Quebec and Dave, who asks Mark a question. We initiate a brand new feature called the BC Bravery Sports Report. Dawny tells what wogging her half marathon felt like. Mark answers BC Dave’s question. A sound sample from my new big girl mic in my newly completed recording space. It’s a poem I wrote titled, ‘I thought I was hungry’. I list ways I know if I’m hungry or not.

Blue sky beyond the trail going down the hills

Few clouds in this sky! It’s only 8 a.m.

stack of prayer rocks with white flowers on top

Prayer rocks for Mark’s special relative


Fionna’s blog post about her album

The How to Send Audio page where you can see a list of all of our special features and directions to send YOUR VOICE to the show.

Day 116 where you can read responses from Dave, Dawny, Stéfanie from Quebec and Fionna

The List Rant blog post

My surprising poem about being hungry

Ways to support the show financially


Host: Laurie Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Report Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Reporter: Dawny
Speakpipe comments: 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 BC Bravery Sports Report

    Sports music


    Sports crowd

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
  • Applause
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Ep 0114 – Joy and My Inner Fat Chick

Laurie wearing her P.J.s by the mic in front of a quilt hung over the window
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HaHaHa, I AM literally recording my story for Laurie’s Stories in my pajamas. Got to love voice work!

Podcast Recap

I meet some brand new friends, Jessie and Nicole, along with their cute dogs on top of the mountain. I let go of my Inner Fat Chick Identity as I ponder creativity and its place in our world. Thank you to Dawny for posting a 5 star review on USA iTunes. Thanks also to Amazon shoppers and to coffee klatchers who subscribe and donate to the show monthly. Stéfanie from Quebec weighs in with her thoughts on day 113. Two wonderful and touching stories from two new brave BCs – Shea and eM. Mark and I launch another new feature – Laurie’s Stories. I read a story of my own from last week’s wild and wooly writing group that was inspired by the current fad, Cards Against Humanity. Triggered by a comment conversation with BC Dave on one of my status reports, I explore the idea of what it means to find joy.

Laurie's face in foreground with Jessie and Nicole and puppies behind her on the hiking trail

I noticed when I got home, that I accidentally took a selfie that features Nicole and Jessie who I interview in this episode. How’s THAT for lucky? I’d been regretting not asking for a photo.

People on the hiking trail

This shows the unusually crowded trail conditions as I recorded on Memorial Day and people were out enjoying their day off.

Focusrite Solo Audio Interface box with headphones on it next to a pile of books with Laurie's mic perched on top

This little red box is my newest audio equipment. It’s a Focusrite Solo Audio Interface. It turns the signal from the mic into digital files better than going directly to the computer. I used it for recording my story and I think you will hear how it improves my sound. Now, I’m getting a mic stand next week as I hate recording with my mic balanced on stacks of books!


My blog post that I mention, How to Go with the Friggin’ Flow Without Flowing Over

The Show with BC Sandy

Day 113 where you can see Stéfanie from Quebec’s comments

My Voice Acting Coach, David Babich’s site

Day 99 – where I ponder about attributes

Check out Cards Against Humanity for yourself

Our fun writing group, Write it Up!

My status report on May 15 where you can see Gracie the cat and read Dave’s comment

Ways to support the show financially


Host: Laurie Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Story written by: Laurie Weaver
Laurie’s Stories Reader: Laurie
Speakpipe Audio: Shea

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
  • Applause
  • British Welcome
  • Pages Turning
  • Cello Loop

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
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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.


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.


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

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