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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 0138 – Gratitude Day

Laurie in a big straw hat sits under the trees and the sun light cascades down through the leaves.
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It’s a day to contemplate gratitude at the Next to Top Zen Place.

Podcast Recap

I ponder the sacrifices of our service men and women on Memorial Day. BC Rabbit’s comments from last show inspire me to think about letting go of my Racing Morning Mind and talk about how guided meditation has been working for me. Dawny presents a niece-approved round of Foolish Fun. Thank you Amazon shoppers for using the COD links to buy your products to support the show. Greetings to new BC Laura R (soon to be Laura S). My struggles with some aspects of social media and a new hashtag for us to connect – #CODBCs. Sue from the U.K. stops by to comfort me on My Motherless Day blog post. Comments from Dawny who shares a BIG milestone and BC Dave, who goes on the bravery report along with his wife, BC Kathy, for trying something new. Mark and my brave bike plans for next year’s birthday.

Sun shines brightly on the hiking path with foothills in the background. Bright blue skies and wispy clouds.

A spectacular view hiking on Memorial Day. The majesty of nature never fails to bring me some peace and sense of belonging.

Prayer rocks along the trail stacked in a loose pyramid configuration supporting a top rock

Here’s the stack of prayer rocks I built on Memorial Day 2017 to honor my dad and all of the service people who sacrificed to protect our country and our freedom.

Laurie wearing a blue t-shirt with a hand-painted bike on it

Posing in my fav bike themed tee.

Mentioned

Last show and comments

Insight Timer, the app I use for guided meditation

New BC Laura R’s (soon to be Laura S’s) blog “Creating Sparks” And if YOU can figure out SnapChat (unlike me), you can follow Laura as createsparkblog.

I’m on Instagram as LaurieDreamWeaver

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

BC Dave’s comment with the link to learn about Christ Barnes the bowler.

About Solvang

Learn about and register for the 2018 Solvang Century (or half or metric)

Ways to send audio to the show for Foolish Fun, Laurie’s Stories etc.

Ways to support the show financially

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 0136 – Many Shades of Unsexy Grey!

Laurie in her straw hat and sunglasses grins along the trail
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Following a day of rain, it’s all smiles and sunshine on the mountain for Day 136.

Podcast Recap

The unexpected rain causes me to change the day of my hike. I ponder the effects of rigidity and over-flexibility in my life. Dawny greets our new BCs from last show and updates us on her health. Kevin replies to Sue from the U.K. and Dawny who both supported him on the Bravery Report. The importance of BCs supporting each other and 6 tips to help do that. Welcome to new BC Mar. Dawny has special Foolish Fun for bird watchers! Special guest Mark and I reminisce about the many different shades we’ve experienced in our 23 years of marriage.

Purple wildflowers bloom amongst sage brush

Wild flowers blooming along the trail. Always reminds me to ‘Bloom where you are planted!’

Smiling - Laurie and Mark under the twinkle lights of the ballroom

Mark and I celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary in style by ballroom dancing under the twinkle lights in Pasadena.

Mentioned

Last show and comments

BC Kevin’s Story on the Bravery Report

New BC Mar’s comment on Day 5

Ways to send audio to the show for Foolish Fun, Laurie’s Stories etc.

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Foolish Fun Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Funner: Dawny
Special Guest Interview: 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 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 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.

Mentioned

Last show and comments

My DIScouragement Blog

My Rant Blog

Happy Days news and episodes on TV Guide

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

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 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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