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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 0131 – How to Remove Power from Negative Thinking and How IS Voice Acting Like Dieting?

Laurie holds up her Roland Recorder and smiles into the camera while hiking
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Back on the Mountain with my Trusty Roland05 – What will I let go of today?

Podcast Recap

Back on the mountain I ponder the amount of power I give to negative thinking and brainstorm ways to let that go. I read a recent blog post asking if you, the BCs, would like COD to continue on as a weekly show, and if you would participate. Some comments about that from Sue from the U.K., BC Petra, Dawny, New BC Rabbit (Love that name!), BC Sharlene, BC Jackie and Stéfanie from Quebec. My pursuit of voice acting triggers some familiar feelings and I give a shout out to the special people in Richard Horvitz’ voice acting B class.
Laurie's hiking poles and pack sitting on the shady bench under a tree

I am SO happy to have a shady bench at the next to upper Zen spot today.

Photo on the music stand by the mic

Here’s a peek into my studio. I often speak to photos when I read copy at home to help me feel connected. This one is of my Mom when she first got engaged to my dad.

Mentioned

Blog post where I ask if you want participate and hear more from Compulsive Overeating Diary – also comments

FB post where I ask the same, and those comments

About Richard Horvitz

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 0120 – The Grand Finale

Laurie and Mark in front of the mic
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So long, Adieu, Auf Wiedersehen, Adiós, Cheerio! From Mark and me in our new sound studio. We’ve had a great time making this show and we send you much love along with it.

Podcast Recap

The epic end of the series. I visit all three of my regular podcast spots and walk down memory lane as well as look toward the future. Features include – a new song by BC Fionna Lane titled A Light in the Dark. A live radio play written by BC David Glowen, directed by David Babich and starring professional and student voice actors. Good-bye audio messages from Cheryl, Sue from the UK, BC Dave, Stéfanie from Quebec, María from Spain and Fionna. Foolish Fun with Dawny Taylor. Stéfanie’s Secret Topic. Stories read by members of the writing group. Good-bye comments from BCs. We welcome the last new BC, Petra. An interview with Alen Standish. Hear my work in the sound booth with voice acting director David Babich as we work on my professional demo. Mark stands in one last time for my scale, and much much more!

At Descanso Gardens

Laurie blows a kiss near an oak tree

A kiss from Descanso Gardens


A wooden bench near an oak tree

The actual podcast bench by the dry river bed at Descanso Gardens


dry river bed

The view of the dry river bed from the podcast bench at Descanso Gardens

Mentioned at Descanso Gardens

Cheryl’s blog, Impromptu Promptlings
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin’s Win the Diet War

Ways to continue to support the show financially

At The Podcast Rock at My Local Park

Laurie in glasses smiling with hat brim turned up

I’m having fun recording Stéfanie’s Secret Topic on the podcast rock


Boulders in the woods under trees

The actual podcast rock from my local park.


trees and brush in the back of the park

The view from the podcast rock at my local park

Mentioned at the podcast rock

Alen Standish’s new show, Inner Effort
Write It Up! The Writing Group Mark and I attend
Stéfanie’s IG account, Weightloss_Stef

At The Next To Upper Zen Spot

Laurie holds her recorder near her face. Slightly sad look to her eyes.

That’s a wrap! I just got through recording how much I really, really, really, really, really care on day 120.


Wooden bench in some brush near a tree

The actual bench at the Next to Upper Zen Spot

Sunrise seen from the mountain

The early morning view from the Next to Upper Zen Spot the day I finished recording Day 120

Mentioned at the Next to Upper Zen Spot

Actor and Director, David Babich
Fionna’s Blog, Fionna Sings
My Bravery Twitter Account, TheBraveryCoach
My IG Account, LaurieDreamWeaver

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Special Guest interview: Alen Standish of Inner Effort
Special Guest interview and Laurie in the Sound Booth Voice Acting Direction: David Babich of David Babich Studio
Laurie’s Stories Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Dave vs.The Robot Aliens Written by: Dave Glowen
Dave vs.The Robot Aliens Directed by: David Babich
Dave vs.The Robot Aliens Cast:

  • Taylor Watkins as Dave
  • David Babich as Robot Alien #1
  • Ray Holdridge as Robot Alien #2
  • Valerie Schrementi (Alvarez) as Robot Alien #3
  • Laurie Weaver as herself

Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Laurie’s Foolish Funner: Dawny Taylor
Stéfanie’s Secret Topic Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Stéfanie’s Secret Topic concept, content and voice by: Stéfanie Lepage
Mark’s No-Diet Report Intro Announcer: Mark Weaver
Bravery Alert Announcer: Mark Weaver
Writing Group Member Stories
The Judge written and read by Peter (J.P.) Bumstead
The Birch Bat written and read by Jake Terrell
The Collector written and read by Samantha Marquis
The Beach written and read by 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

Featured Song

Light in the Dark
Music and Lyrics by Fionna Lane
Hear More of Fionna’s music on Soundcloud
Fionna’s Blog, Fionna Sings

Light in the Dark

Well the time has come
I must move on
We have come to journey’s end
So I’ll say “goodbye” and I’ll be on my way
I will carry memories with me
And I’ll always call you “friend”
I’ve a feeling we will meet again one day

Chorus:
Thank you for loving me selflessly
You gave me strength to find what I need
We’ll be apart, but you’re always in my heart
I hope you know
You were my light in the dark

What will I do in my new life?
Gonna travel ’round the world
I’ll be anywhere I want to be
The best part is I’m livin’
And I’m brave and feeling free
And I’ll proudly say “I’m happy to be me!”

(Chorus)

Bridge:
At last I’m not scared of my tears
I let them fall
Free as the wind
Your words helped me conquer my fears
And I love you all
I love you all

(Chorus)
(Repeat chorus

Laurie Sings Intro and Outro

America : My country ’tis of thee (Metropolitan Quartet)
Composer: Smith, Samuel Francis
Performer: Metropolitan Quartet
Date Issued: 1914

Sounds Used in Mark’s Bravery Alert

  • Alarm
    http://www.freesound.org/people/JarAxe/sounds/204424/
  • Bravery Alert Music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Tuben/sounds/272044/
  • News beeps
    http://www.freesound.org/people/johnnytal/sounds/88517/

Sounds Used in Laurie’s Stories Open and Close

  • 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/

Sounds Used in Dave Vs. Robot Aliens

  • Knock on Door
    http://www.freesound.org/people/HunteR4708/sounds/256513/
  • Space Music 2
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Xythe/sounds/100871/
  • Opening Space Music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/levelclearer/sounds/259324/
  • Creaking Door
    http://www.freesound.org/people/urupin/sounds/200988/
  • Door Slam
    http://www.freesound.org/people/chaosportal/sounds/137083/
  • Dun Dun Dun
    http://www.freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/20106/
  • Laurie Memory Music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/JimiMod/sounds/244663/
  • Space Choir
    http://www.freesound.org/people/syntheway/sounds/278903/
  • Evil Childish Laughter
    http://www.freesound.org/people/benjaminharveydesign/sounds/315940/
  • Ending Choir
    http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/210514/

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 Stéfanie’s Secret Topic Intro

  • Space background loop
    http://www.freesound.org/people/zagi2/sounds/178573/
  • Space Alien ray gun zap sound
    http://www.freesound.org/people/NoiseCollector/sounds/43041/
  • The Human Has been Neutralised
    http://www.freesound.org/people/cityrocker/sounds/128649/
  • Eating Chips
    http://www.freesound.org/people/fresco/sounds/48933/
  • Zen Cello
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Nightlife999/sounds/144971/

Sounds used in Mark’s No-Diet Report Intro

  • News Jingle
    http://www.freesound.org/people/mansardian/sounds/61322/
  • News Ting
    http://www.freesound.org/people/robni7/sounds/174027/

Sounds Used in the Writing Group Stories

The Judge

  • Epic music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/TheTunk/sounds/213275/
    Mike TheTunk Woloszyn” www.Senproductions.de
  • Courtroom crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/miastodzwiekow/sounds/110416/
  • gavel
    http://www.freesound.org/people/zerolagtime/sounds/70071/
  • laser gun
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bubaproducer/sounds/151022/
  • Fart
    http://www.freesound.org/people/junkfood2121/sounds/242004/

The Birch Bat

  • Ukulele background music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/259312/
  • Bat and crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/AmishRob/sounds/214989/
  • ballpark organ and crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/AshFox/sounds/191928/
  • birds
    http://www.freesound.org/people/derjuli/sounds/275961/
  • axe
    http://www.freesound.org/people/electrovoice664/sounds/75077/

The Collector

  • Metal Clink
    http://www.freesound.org/people/BMacZero/sounds/96134/
  • Soundtrack
    http://www.freesound.org/people/DigiZoo/sounds/273662/
  • Police are close
    http://www.freesound.org/people/thearxx08/sounds/262886/
  • Key fob chirp
    http://www.freesound.org/people/shakaharu/sounds/151359/

The Beach

  • Ocean
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xserra/sounds/161699/
  • Flute
    http://www.freesound.org/people/Thirsk/sounds/121088/
  • Seagull
    http://www.freesound.org/people/beejeeb1314/sounds/197743/

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Crowd awww
    http://www.freesound.org/people/phmiller42/sounds/124996/
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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

Mentioned

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

Credits

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
    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 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!

Mentioned

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

Credits

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
    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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