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Laura Thomas

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Episode #4: Their Still Beating Heart with Legendary Laura Thomas on Ghostwriting, Grief, and the Power of Connection


Welcome to another Storybeast LEGENDARY episode! Our Legendaries are special guests that are an expert within their area of storytelling. Laura Thomas is a writer, TEDx speaker, and the founder of Next Level Story, where she is a professional editor and ghostwriter. Her first book, The Magic of Well-Being: A Modern Guide to Lasting Happiness, distills masterful advice for living a better life, and her upcoming memoir explores her journey through loss, love, and coming home to herself. You can find her on Instagram @laurathomaswrites. In this episode you'll hear about: What writing a book like The Magic of Well-Being: A Modern Guide to Lasting Happiness is like now for Laura. Story midwifing as a ghostwriter and Laura's perspective on helping others bring their stories into the world. What supports some of us might need to finish a book. Yes, if you're writing, revising, querying, dreaming--this episode will feel like a warm hug. The enduring power of community and connection. You can find us at www.storybeastpodcast.com or on Instagram at @storybeastpodcast.  Special thanks to Deore for our musical number. You can find her on Instagram @deore.music or find more of her creative work on Spotify. As ever, thank you dear listeners. Please consider leaving a review to support this podcast.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storybeastpodcast/message


10 Nov 2022

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Episode 2 - Hench Ants, Social Spiders and Unexpected Visitors with Laura Thomas

Nature Positivitea

Welcome to the second episode of Nature Positivitea! Laura Thomas, a self confessed nature nerd, joins us for this exciting episode to talk about the wonderful world of insects... ...from bee flies, to caterpillars, to hench ants. We asked Laura about some of her favourite invertebrate species, what she gets up to as a volunteer at Bristol Zoo, and we were even (pleasantly) interrupted by some unexpected visitors!


11 Oct 2022

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Ep.8 - Why You Shouldn't Box Yourself in as a Writer with Laura Thomas

Ink and Impact

DO YOU DREAM OF BECOMING AN AUTHOR ... but you're afraid to tell anyone because you think it's just too big of a dream?Today's guest, Laura Thomas, can relate. In fact, she harbored her dream of becoming an author for 25 years. In this episode, Laura relates: why she kept it a secret, how she was able to finally share her dream, what steps she took to make authorship a reality, andwhat God has taught her throughout her author journey.Whether you're battling fear as you dream of writing your first book or are looking for some new ways to market your fifth title, you'll benefit from Laura's encouragement and insights.In addition, this episode:alerts you to an Amazon KDP e-book policy that affects authors of every genreoffers several free resources to help you write and publish your book.Listen in and SUBSCRIBE!#inkandimpact #inkandimpactpodcast #dontboxyourselfin #christianwriters #christianwritingcommunity #christianauthors #writeyourbook #howtowriteabook #writinglife #aspiringauthors #faithoverfear #dreamofwriting #turnyourdreamintoareality


21 Jul 2022

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Gracewriters Podcast #47: Laura Thomas, Writing Coach and Author, on Tackling Rejection and Finding Your Path

Gracewriters Podcast

In this episode, Belinda Pollard, Alison Young and Donita Bundy interview writing coach and author Laura Thomas, who describes herself as a late bloomer in her writing career. Laura speaks about facing rejection and finding support on the path to publishing 9 books across non-fiction, romantic suspense and teen and children’s fiction. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to the podcast! And go to gracewriters.com for show notes, transcript, useful links and factsheets, and to connect with our online community.


20 May 2022

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Ep 122 A Legacy of Storytelling with Laura Thomas

WELCOME HEART: Living a Legacy Life

You will love hearing Laura Thomas's story today, not only because she's from the UK and sounds like she lives at Downton Abby, but because her love for God and others shines through everything she says. Laura is an author, speaker, and mentor and blogs at laurathomasauthor.com. She dreamed of becoming a writer as a child and kept it a secret dream for 20 years, and now is a published writer of mostly Christian fiction.  Laura will be giving away a signed, personalized copy of The Glass Bottom Boat - first in her Flight to Freedom Series. Leave comment to be entered! Her legacy is storytelling not just because she writes stories but because she has seen the value of how our stories can touch and encourage others. We don't have to have a grand story of success or a painful story of crisis to have our story be used of God. He's created us uniquely and all stories are of value. A published Christian author, Laura writes heartwarming encouragement for your soul. She has three Christian romantic suspense novels published as well as a Christian teen fiction trilogy, marriage book, middle-grade novel, several anthology books, devotionals, articles, and stories in magazines and online. Laura is a chocoholic mom of three, married to her high school sweetheart—originally from the UK, they live in Kelowna, British Columbia as audacious empty-nesters.Find more on her website: https://www.laurathomasauthor.com INSTAGRAM: @lauracthomas  FACEBOOK PAGE: @LauraThomasAuthor TWITTER: @Laura_Thomas_ PINTEREST: lauracthomas GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5837074.Laura_Thomas BOOKBUB: https://bit.ly/2Uj4gyRYOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAIg1LlXedxtfqmEAssdgnQ “A storytellers’ job is to find the common threads in this tattered world and hold them out so that a reader will grab and pull until the veil is torn in two and they behold the heart of God.” --Robin Jones Gunn “After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” --Philip Pullman And here’s Laura's recipe for her go-to chocolate cake, the perfect accompaniment to a good story! "PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE" Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cups cocoa 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup boiling water (Frosting) 1/4 cup butter or marg (melted) 2 cups icing sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 tsp vanilla 1-3 tsp milk as needed Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees Combine dry ingredients in a bowl Add eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla— mix well Carefully stir in boiling water (batter will be thin) Pour into greased baking cake pan Bake for 50-70 mins depending on oven (check after 50 mins) Cool and frost FROSTING: Melt butter in microwave Add to icing sugar and cocoa— mix well Add vanilla and milk a little at a time, until desired consistency *Optional: top cake with grated chocolate/ berries ____________ When asked, "What's the greatest commandment?" Jesus replied simply: "Love God, love your neighbor." I imagine He was thinking,"It's not rocket science" or "What's not to like?" or  "It's not complicated." He was right, it's not complicated. I make it complicated. I need to pray daily to uncomplicate what He says is best for me and best for others. So I wrote 31 Days of Uncomplicated Prayers, and once I pray them through, I start over again.  You can too. Sign up HERE to receive 31 Days of Uncomplicated Prayers to take the "complicated" out of the simple commands of Jesus. Love God. Love your neighbor. It's not complicated.


20 Feb 2022

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83: Intuitive Eating and Children + Live Audience Q&A with Laura Thomas

Train Happy Podcast

This week I am sharing our recent LIVE virtual podcast recording with the wonderful Laura Thomas as we discuss motherhood, raising intuitive eaters and answer some listener questions. ⁣⁣Please support Laura Thomas here: ⁣Instagram: @laurathomasphd @bub.appetit @intuitiveeatingldn⁣⁣http://www.laurathomasphd.co.uk/about/⁣⁣https://londoncentreforintuitiveeating.co.uk/⁣⁣Get The Train Happy Journal: ⁣UK 🇬🇧 https://tinyurl.com/kw65s63c⁣US 🇺🇸 https://tinyurl.com/rje4vcwd⁣International: https://tinyurl.com/2a3dsvhb⁣⁣Join The Train Happy Journal Facebook Group: ⁣⁣https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetrainhappyjournal/⁣⁣TRAIN HAPPY GREECE 2022 RETREAT:⁣https://tallyrye.co.uk/events/the-train-happy-retreat-greece-2022/⁣⁣Train Happy Trouper of the Week: ⁣DM @trainhappypodcast ⁣📧 trainhappypodcast@gmail.com ⁣⁣Buy Train Happy: ⁣https://bitlink.me/AaZZg Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 5mins

7 Feb 2022

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Why Taking A Risk-Based Approach to Workplace Mental Health is Crucial with Laura Thomas

The UK Psych Health and Safety Podcast Show

Today we are talking to Laura Thomas, Barrister, Safety Strategist and Risk Leader about the legal obligations for employers when it comes to health and safety and why taking a risk-based approach to workplace mental health is crucial.


1 Feb 2022

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MUSKOKA DRAWDOWN - Hidden Habitat (Laura Thomas) JAN 22 2022

Hunters Bay Radio

MUSKOKA DRAWDOWN - Hidden Habitat (Laura Thomas) JAN 22 2022 by Hunters Bay Radio


21 Jan 2022

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[Repost] #181: How to "Just Eat It" and Break Free from Diet Culture with Laura Thomas, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Intuitive eating counselor and author Laura Thomas joins us to discuss her new book, Just Eat It; the problems with The Wellness Diet; why subtle levels of weight stigma are so hard to pinpoint and eradicate; why "emotional eating" and turning to food for comfort are falsely demonized in diet culture; why people in the nutrition field often struggle in their own relationships with food; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether the 12-step model works for food issues. (This episode originally aired on January 14, 2019.) Laura Thomas, PhD is an AfN Registered Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor specialising in Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, weight inclusive and non-diet nutrition. She has a BSc in Health Sciences from the University of Aberdeen, a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, and completed her Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University in behaviour change. She is the host of Don’t Salt My Game podcast and was the Nutritionist for the 2017 BBC1 documentary Mind Over Marathon. She established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating in 2017 to help clients and train clinicians in Intuitive Eating. Her first book, Just Eat It: How to get your shit together around food was published this month by Bluebird Books. Find her online at LauraThomasPhD.co.uk. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, to keep getting new weekly Q&As and other new content while the podcast is on hiatus! If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. You'll get all your questions answered in an exclusive monthly podcast, plus ongoing support in our private community forum and dozens of hours of other great content. Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

1hr 31mins

17 Jan 2022

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32. BONUS: All About Intuitive Eating with Dr. Laura Thomas

The Lovely Becoming

In this episode, Dr. Laura Thomas and Mimi talk about some of the biggest intuitive eating questions! Laura established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating (LCIE) in 2017 to help support clients who have a difficult relationship with food and their body. She has a passion for delivering inclusive, trauma informed, and person-centred care for all bodies. She draws upon different therapeutic and counseling skills to support her clients in their recovery from disordered eating, chronic dieting, and body dissatisfaction. She also incorporates different health care frameworks into her work, such as Health and Every Size Ⓡ, Intuitive Eating, and Body Image Healing. Much of her work focusses on advocacy and reducing weight-based discrimination within the nutrition profession. Laura takes a collaborative approach to working with clients, recognising that they are the experts of their own bodies and experiences. Her advice and recommendations are not didactic, rather she helps guide and support clients to reconnect with their bodies. In January 2019, Laura published her first book with Bluebird Books: Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food.


7 Jan 2022