Ep 0150 – The Bravery of Dave and a New Magic Word

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I’m proud of myself for hiking even though I would prefer to have had a cooler day for it!

Podcast Recap

Learn the power of a new magic word Mark and I have been using lately. We welcome our newest BC Jeanette M and give a special shout-out to the ladies of Jenn Hand’s ‘The Normal Eaters Club’. BC Dave wins the BIG HEART award for encouragement and ultimate bravery as he shares his personal ghost story from day 148. BC Jo shares encouragement. Dawny updates us about her house and life. Our old friend, Sue from the U.K. shares fantastic news as well as some challenges with her grief. BC Josephine adds her thoughts about how BCs are alike. Send your holiday cheer and creativity if you’d like to be part of our traditional show.

Old Green Ford Ranger

Our old workhorse. This truck has seen us through so many adventures, it is really tough to let it go.

Silver Honda Ridgeline

Mark’s new baby! It’s a great truck, just need some time to bond with it I guess. Sometimes even good change is hard to process.

New BCs


Last show

BC Dave’s astonishingly brave story on Day 148

Sue from the UK’s comments on Day 146

About Jenn Hand

How to send audio – Send in your holiday greetings to be part of our traditional holiday fun!

Ways to support the show financially


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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5 thoughts on “Ep 0150 – The Bravery of Dave and a New Magic Word

  1. Dawny

    Wowow. What a beautiful truck miss Laurie. Congrats. Uh. I think. The price. Payment. Not so much. I truly feel your pains there. Ugh. Hopefully the rewards you reap help off set that.
    I ‘prefer’ to like you make the most of what I have.

    Laurie it seems your not alone in that eating more than exercising less club. Ugh. Reeling it in. Or trying.

    Yahoooo I also welcome our newest BC Jeanette!! We looooooove new friends!!!!

    I want to be one of Jenn Hand’s ‘The Normal Eaters Club’ members. Yes please. !!!!!!

    I contracted a cold a week ago. The cough is hanging on hanging on. Oh my. Grrrrrrr

    I’ll consider it ironic that I’ve NEVER gotten a flu shot before but did in October and have been sick twice since. Not that sort of sick but none the less. Grrrrrrr.

    I hope everyone is doing grand.

    I struggle with tracking. Idk why. Maybe I was too rigid over the top with it for too long. I’m on this path of eating when I’m only truly hungry. And just enough. I’m not perfect nor do I think I ever will be. Ive taken to journaling when I’m overly compelled to eat but I’m truly not hungry. I’ve learned a bit about myself. A bit about my habits. And a lot about things I seem to want to distract from. Interesting thinklings for sure!! I’m hoping to get something from this and find a peaceful place if nothing else?!?

    I love you gal and am so thankful for you and this special place.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Dawny! Yes, I was just pondering on the topic of ‘how the HECK do you make getting a brand new friggin’ truck into a downside?” LOL. Fear my dear, fear of change. Hmmm, maybe when I get back from my bike ride, I’ll try a blog post on that one. Journalling is a great way to connect with your inner self. Just like sometimes when I edit the show, I think, ‘Whoa, where did THAT come from?’ I’ve found journalling, especially longhand, will release some subconscious info. I’m super looking forard to hearing more about what you discover. I missed out on my flu shot this year, and so far, I’ve been good. LOL. Sending you healthy, happy vibes for the holidays. Always fits – never needs cleaning! I’m so happy you’ve stuck with me though all of these episodes and shared all of your self with me and the other BCs. You will always be welcome and always be heard. xoxoxox

  2. Jo

    Hello there gorgeous Laurie and fabulous Bcs

    What a beautiful shiny big ol’ truck!!! Enjoy your new purchase as it was required and not a crazy indulgence

    Love that you are still doing your podcasts, my life has a hole in it when you had your gap… Even though my gap was less than others as I was still catching up!!!

    What is happening with your voice over coaching/jobs?

    Dawny – I have heard flu jab can cause sniffles and bugs. Though if you are in the at risk group better than full blown flu

    Take care everyone and big hugs and smoothes from chilly UK

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Jo, thanks for the holiday greeting for Thanksgiving and for helping me deal with my fear of new shiny trucks. 😉 As to my voice career, I’m still working with coaches and my agents to audition and to improve my craft in the voice acting world. Still haven’t cracked that tricky first paid gig though. Fingers crossed that I will some day, as I yet, again, get to experience patience. xoxoxox


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