Ep 0171 – Dreams, Birthdays and Meditation

Laurie and Tiger the orange cat in front of the computer, but the photo has been turned into a bunch of brush swirls.
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Tiger and I edit the show in a dreamlike haze….. just kidding, having fun with PhotoShop.

Podcast Recap

It’s now been over 5 years since I began this experiment…Happy Birthday to Jo from Thailand! Supportive comments from Jo from the UK. Louise from the UK goes on the bravery report for leaving a brave review on iTunes UK. I share a very strange dream I had and what the dream dictionary says about its imagery. Mark the Meditator shares his take on the benefits of meditation. Today’s featured music is an early Valentine from me to you called We Go Together.
Laurie and Mark in their seats waiting for the show. Mark is smiling at Laurie and both appear happy.

Mark the Meditator and I enjoy our latest outing to see Betty Buckley in Hello Dolly at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

Mentioned

The Last Show including BC Jo from the UK’s comments.

The Bravery Report – where BC Louise belongs – and where you can find a certificate to print out to mark YOUR bravery

Dream Moods – the Dream Dictionary Laurie used

Insight Timer, the Meditation App Laurie and Mark the Meditator both use.

How to Send Audio

Listen to We Go Together

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Mark the Meditator Announcer: Laurie Weaver
Mark the Meditator: Mark Weaver

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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Ep 0170 – Let the Sun Shine Through

Laurie smiling in profile against a cloudy sky at sea with blue skies peeking through.
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I love this selfie taken on the ship’s balcony. It shows my spirit at peace and I am filled with awe at the view and gratitude for this opportunity.

Podcast Recap

It’s a dark and stormy night as I get back from a wonderful voice acting cruise and end up in continuous down pouring rain and develop a terrible case of bronchitis. Through musical advice I learn to focus on the sun as I ponder my blessings. I come up with a new description for the show. Updates from Jo from the U.K. BC Dave supports via kind comments and shares his latest struggles. We greet our newest BC, Louise from the U.K. We can learn to listen to our inner voices via taste journaling. You and I can Do Anything by Yoo Soo Kim is the episode’s featured music.

Sun peeks through clouds over the water and reflects in the ocean's ripples.

One of the inspiring views from the ship’s balcony.

Balcony deck chairs and table.

Here is the balcony where we had so much fun and I was inspired by the many views to ponder about my life.

New BCs

Mentioned

The Last Show including BC Dave’s comments.

Yoo Soo Kim’s Music

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How to Send Audio

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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Ep 0169 – Our Brave New Year

Laurie and Mark waiting for the train at Disneyland during the holiday season. Mark is wearing his Hawaiian surfing Santa shirt.
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Mark and I perfect our social media smiley look during our Christmas trip to Disneyland.

Podcast Recap

Social Media doesn’t reflect my reality. Big thanks to Amazon shoppers. Why I closed down Stories and Voice. BC Kat from S.Jersey calls the bravery hotline to share her thoughts about acceptance and getting older. Dawny posts her tale. BC Kaydence, who used to be known as BC Kevin, is on the bravery report for sharing her authentic journey of change. Kaydence also shares a meaningful quote and support for Dawny. We greet new BCs Melinda and Jen. Can feeling too good cause a binge? Holiday Foolish Fun from Dawny. Mark and I reveal our focus words for 2019 and let you in on one of our secrets for getting along.
Satsumas on a botanical print plate

One of my favorite blessings living in Southern California – we have Satsuma trees in our yard. I call them my Christmas Oranges.

New BCs

Mentioned

The Last Show

Dawny’s Post on Thanksgiving

Kaydence’s Poem, The Invitation from Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The book Kaydence mentioned, Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston

How to Send Audio

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Announcer: Mark Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Kat from S. Jersey
After Thoughts Commentator: Kaydence from NY
Participation Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Fun Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Fun: Dawny

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/

Main Theme:
Circle by Hartley used with permission by agreement with SHUTTERSTOCK MUSIC CANADA ULC

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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Happy Turkey Birthday Dad

Dad in his knot cap and me
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I love this photo of my dad and me in the backyard of Mom and Dad’s House

My Dad’s Turkey Birthday

My dad had the fun, or challenge, of having Thanksgiving fall on his birthday every once in a while. His birthday is Nov. 22 and it would take its turn as the 4th Thursday of the year. Dad’s been gone for almost 10 years now. He passed just a few months after my 50th birthday at the ripe old age of 87. So it is wild to think that he would be almost 100! (Almost as wild as coming to terms that I am almost 60 yikes!)

Dad loved Thanksgiving no matter if it hijacked his birthday or not, because of all things in his life, Dad loved having his family around. Not only us kids, but ALL of his family – cousins, 2nd cousins, 2nd cousins twice removed (and being a genealogist he even knew what that means). We often went to Grandma’s (his mother) and ate with a passel of shirt-tail relatives and friends who I didn’t know all the rest of the year.

There was pie and turkey and all of the trimmings and running around Grandma’s blueberry farm and fishing out minnows in coffee cans and tossing walnut pods plucked from unmowed grassland that has fallen from monster trees. There was me, the youngest, and only girl, tagging along with my “boy cousins” who got progressively cooler and more “out of my league” but who let me hang with them anyway.

Almost every year of my life I sat around Grandma’s mahogany table for Thanksgiving. And I took possession of it in college after she entered a retirement community due to a broken hip. I cried. That table was beautiful and I loved it. But my student affordable apartment was not the place for Thanksgiving. So that table became the place for books and bills and hats and coats and hopeful dates and crazy all nighters.

It graces my dining room today. It almost ended up in the dump as it had fallen to pieces over the years. But when Mark and I remodeled our kitchen and bathroom a few years ago, the wonderful cabinet artisan who came to measure my bathroom, saw it and said, “We cannot let this beautiful wood go”. So he took all of the pieces with him and totally rebuilt the table and chairs and I cried with happiness that this part of my history still lived – even though my dad did not.

Mahogany dining table

Here is Grandma’s table in all of its restored glory. Another cool thing I love is the matching china hutch is actually my mother’s mother’s – so I have a matching “Grandma” dinning suite.

Today both of my parents are gone, as are Mark’s. We will share our table with a new friend. A new shirt-tail relative. I think Dad would love that on his Turkey Birthday.

xoxoxox

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Ep 0168 – What We Do For Love and Please Support Dawny

Laurie looking up under trees wearing no hat and smiling.
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I enjoy watching the birds here from my newest podcast rock find.

Podcast Recap

I update you about the California wildfires, a new health issue and why I’m grateful. I share a wonderful tip for creating a kinder, gentler life when dieting or working on any other goal. Please support our friend, Dawny. New BC Shelby gives a 5-Star review on iTunes. Thanks to all who send, or have sent, virtual coffee. Send holiday greetings in by Dec. 15, 2018. Holiday Dance Partay!
Foothills past the trees and a white house across the street.

The view from this new podcast space. Skies are still a bit hazy from the fires and you can see how near the road this is. Still, a nice shady and restful spot for pondering.

New BCs

  • Shelby – who posted a 5-star review on USA iTunes

Mentioned

The Last Show including Dawny’s comments.

How to Send Audio

Help out by donating to the Red Cross. You can specify CA Wildfires, Disaster Relief, or Where it’s most needed.

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Announcer: Mark Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Laurie
Participation Announcer: Mark Weaver

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/

Main Theme:
Circle by Hartley used with permission by agreement with SHUTTERSTOCK MUSIC CANADA ULC

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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