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OMG! That Monkey’s Back

My cat, Tiger climbs aboard my back while I'm draped over an easy chair. Exposing my weight gain of late.
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The cute monkey on my back is my cat, Tiger. The damned monkey on my back is compulsive overeating. I’ve struggled my whole life, yada yada, with eating and binge issues. Yada Yada, because I don’t really feel like writing about it AGAIN. But last year I lost, or should I say, misplaced, 20 pounds […]

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OMG! That Monkey’s Back

Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

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Mom and I have fun picnicking. Learn the history of the Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy from my friend, Jane Neff Rollins. Mark tells of his wild and woolly adventures there as a child. Enjoy a cheerful and bouncy Song of the Week , Big Blue Day by Uncle Neptune.

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Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

Ep 0006 – Home – part 3 of 3 – My fake son, New & Noteworthy, Thanks Renee, and How do you stop ruminating?

Laurie and Steve at Steve's birthday party
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Part 3 of the Going Home series, all episodes of the series also stand alone. Ever have problems with your negative mind grabbing onto something that it won’t let go? I ponder how I overcome rumination while on the dock at Ruston Way in Tacoma, WA. Back in California, meet my fake son, Steve, and learn how he achieved that honorable title. We celebrate getting New and Noteworthy on iTunes. We give an enthusiastic a shout out to fan, Renee, for her stellar iTunes review. Song of the week, Trouba by Steve Gunn,

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Ep 0006 – Home – part 3 of 3 – My fake son, New & Noteworthy, Thanks Renee, and How do you stop ruminating?

Ep 0005 – Home – part 2 of 3 – Solace, Twitter and Bo Bice!

Bo Bice Tweets to Adventure Laurie
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Part 2 of the Going Home series, all episodes of the series also stand alone. I explain during my morning walk along the shore of Puget Sound how I find solace when the sad parts about coming home surface in my heart. As a Twitter newbie, I’m thrilled when my all-time, favorite singer, Bo Bice, tweets me back! Song of the week Banana Bike by Dot Wiggin Band

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Ep 0005 – Home – part 2 of 3 – Solace, Twitter and Bo Bice!

Ep 0004 – Going Home – part 1 of 3 – What memories do you feature?

Sunrise silhouettes Mount Rainier above Puget Sound
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Part 1 of the Going Home series; all episodes of the series also stand alone. I take an early morning walk down memory lane along a path by Commencement Bay in my hometown of Tacoma, WA. I podcast in the field from a dock and I ponder which memories do we all choose to keep? I retell a great story from Jillian Michael’s podcast about discovering and going with your natural talents. Song of the week Bitter Heart by Zee Avi

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Ep 0004 – Going Home – part 1 of 3 – What memories do you feature?

Ep 0001 – Intro to Daily Adventure Tales and the Couch Potato Challenge

Laurie gazes out at the sky while hiking in the mountains at dawn
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I launch the Daily Adventure Tales podcast. I share how and why Daily Adventure Tales came to be and why I am qualified to write about adventure. I decide to challenge myself to go hiking at dawn “yikes” instead of sitting on the sofa and planning a TV day.

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Ep 0001 – Intro to Daily Adventure Tales and the Couch Potato Challenge

Meeting up with the co-adventurers in our lives. Do you greet or pass by?

Stanna and Arianna hiking in the distance on a mountain path
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Adventure Question: Are you typically a greeter or a passer? What types of co-adventurers have you crossed paths with lately? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. Stana and Adrianna are co-workers who get together to have adventures! Stana originally encouraged Adrianna to join her in hiking, and while […]

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Meeting up with the co-adventurers in our lives. Do you greet or pass by?

Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari

green lizard sunning on a grey boulder
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Adventure Question: Can you decide to be lucky? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure to test it out and come back to tell the tale. Can one decide to be lucky and from that point of view, will lucky things happen? I tested out this question yesterday. I did my usual hike – lucky. But […]

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Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari

What’s it like to be in the water?

fish gliding through rippling water
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Adventure Question: What types of things truly make you feel alive and exactly who you are? Whatever your answer, try to have a mini-adventure doing some of that and come back to tell the tale. Fish out of water vs. fish in the water? Which sounds more exciting and which more affirming? I’ve always been […]

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What’s it like to be in the water?

Hail No!

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Adventure Question: What kinds of things have given you comfort after a storm? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure to do or find some of those things and come back to tell the tale. A few days ago my usual ramble through Descanso Gardens where I explore and find different writing nooks was spectacularly different. […]

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Hail No!