Welcome to the LOLA Community Podcast. An exploration in Well -Being, Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, and SOUL CARE. Practical tips for living, breathing and THRIVING in our communities, our lives and our world. We use the principles of LOLA. The lil omm life academy ( LOLA) teachings are based on Ayurveda, Attraction, Alignment and Authentic living. Your life. By Design.
Jenny Johnston is an EFT ( tapping) and Past Life Regression Practitioner. I met Jenny a year ago when she did a session with Saylor and then she also helped my husband this Fall. Jenny specializes in integrating EFT and Past Life Regression in order to understand our past challenges and to release them so that we can live a healthy and fulfilled life. You can learn about all of Jenny's online classes and watch her videos here.
This is a very special episode with my friend Roberta Halpern, author of Courage Reborn: Finding Peace and Purpose after losing my children. Roberta is a writer, healer and mother who shares her story of loss and how her writing has helped her through processing and healing. She has transformed her experience into writing this book and leading grief circles for other parents who have lost children and loved ones.
You can learn more about Roberta's work at http://www.dragonflyhealingarts.net/.
In this conversation, Katherine Reynolds Lewis and I discuss her amazing book, The Good News About Bad Behavior.. She talks about why she wrote the book, some of the research that she found along the way and some tips that you can use in your own family. You can learn more about Katherine and her work, here.
In LOLA, our Semester 1 students are learning about self- healing. I recorded this meditation for our community, based on this information from Ancient Chinese Wisdom. It's a great refresh meditation and healing/nourishing meditation for all. Enjoy!
This episode is a little different than normal b/c it starts with my just digging into my own experiences with people pleasing and my shifts and changes over the years and in friendships with over caring for others lives AND wanting people to like me. Then, I invite therapist, Francine Ronis, to join in and go deeper with some of the information I learned when I posted about this on Facebook and felt like we needed to have a deeper dive into what the layers of people pleasing are. Enjoy. You can find Francine here.
In this conversation with Annie Grace, the author of This Naked Mind, and I have a conversation about the decision to quit over drinking, why someone would do this and what the real life ripples can be. I read Annie's book over the summer and found it to be the only book I needed to help me stop over drinking and to educate me on the spectrum of drinking habits that we don't really talk about. I'm beyond grateful for Annie's work and clarity on those of us who don't identify as "alcoholics", where do we fit into society? You can learn more about Annie, here. And of course, email me your comments, questions and feedback. I love to hear from you, email@example.com
In this conversation with Yael Flusberg, we talk about Energy Healing, Reiki, Yoga. I think you will appreciate Yael's spirit and wisdom.
You can find out more about Yael and her writing, yoga nidre and mindfulness classes and retreats at https://yaelflusberg.com.
Happy Birthday Saylor! In this conversation Saylor and I chat about turning 11 and what that feels like.
I start the podcast with a brief intro and this poem by Mary Oliver that I think you will enjoy.
West Wind #2
You are young. So you know everything. You leap into the boat and begin rowing. But listen to me.
Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without any doubt, I talk directly to your soul.
Listen to me. Lift the oars from the water, let your arms rest, and your heart, and hearts little intelligence, and listen to me.
There is life without love
It is not worth a bent penny , or a scuffed shoe…
When you hear, a mile away and still out of sight, the churn of the water as it begins to swirl and roil,
fretting around the sharp rocks- when you hear that unmistakable pounding-
when you feel the mist on your mouth and sense ahead the embattlements,
the long falls plunging and streaming- then row, row for your life toward it.
Today I chat with Paula Atkinson, psychotherapist and Body Justice Advocate about the history of diet culture and the rise of the Health At Every Size movement. We hope this conversation is helpful to women ( and men) who have had any challenges with food and body image.
You can learn more about Paula at http://pauladatkinson.com/.
Today I share a wonderful conversation with Erin Telford about yoga, breathing, spirit and emotions. She's a Breathwork facilitator who left her acupuncture practice in NYC to explore traveling, spirit, writing and nature. You can practice with her, at https://erintelford.com/resources. Enjoy the conversation. I kick off the episode with the poem, Womankind by Danna Faulds.
Michele is back on the podcast today to talk about confidence and the brain. We dig into 5 confidence killers and we talk about how and why to build confidence. What happens in your life when you don't have confidence? What's the root? We dig into tips for building the confidence muscle in your own life, noticing and working with negative thought loops, feeling the feelings and emotions as they arise. You can learn more about the brain with Michele at https://www.nectarconsulting.com.
In this episode, I talk about my own discomfort in some areas with parenting and how others project my value and worth based on my children. This is a casual episode that just brings to light some of the realities I am experiencing that might be helpful to you.
Loved this conversation on talking like a Buddhist with Cynthia Kane.
We hope this gives you some tangible tools and resources for your own relationships and communication. Enjoy! As always, write to me your questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
My darling, hilarious, brilliant friend, Meghan Leahy, is back on the podcast. This conversations digs deeps into anxiety in our lives, where it comes from, how we work with it and perhaps some new ways of looking and living with it. You can learn more about Meg here. Please send your comments and questions to email@example.com
Today I talk with therapist, retreat guide and friend, Amy Babish. Amy shares intimately about her divorce, parenting, tantra and following her guides in her career and in her life. You can learn more about Amy here, http://www.amytatsumi.com. Enjoy!
J. Brown hosts the Yoga Talks podcast which I have listened to for many years. I am excited about having this conversation with a fellow former studio owner, yoga enthusiast and the teacher who created the slogan "Gentle is the New Advanced" which is one of my favorite themes in yoga. I loved talking with J about fatherhood and integrating a yogic lifestyle into daily life. I opened our conversation with this quote, "Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are." - Erich Schiffmann.
In Real Life episodes are monthly check ins about real life issues, topics and thoughts. These are the most intimate and real time episodes that will give you something to chew on, journal about and reflect on in your own life. This month, Pleasance reads a poem called " And Then It was Quiet" and reflects on education system, parenting, changing relationships and moving through the "floods" of our lives.
Today, Rita and I dive into an intense conversation around why Law of Attraction is sometimes called racist. We dig into questions and insights around triggers in spirituality that are layered with privilege and where they come from. In LOLA online, we are studying LOA for the month of January. It is valuable to discuss some of the shadows of these teachings and to bring to light a variety of perspectives, questions and voices. We would love to hear from you, firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback, questions and comments.
Happy 2019 to you all! Today dive into scheduling, planning and making space with Katie, a member of our community. She opens up her life, thoughts and patterns to help you create the life you desire in 2019.
This episode/workshop is great for anyone thinking about planning for 2019, wanting to make shifts and changes to their daily life and mindset practices. Also, for anyone wanting to live more in alignment.
Email me for a copy at email@example.com
We honor seasons and cycles.
We relax into abundance of time
We choose experiements and
explorations over rigid structures
or "the one way."
We are skillful and strategic with
the big picture and the sacred
We practice awareness, creative
problem solving, and consistency
with love and compassion.
After 50+ episodes, it's time to sign off 2018 and close out the Soulful Self- Care Sessions. Thank you friends who recorded messages. Thank you to all the guests who chatted with me this year, I love you! Thank you listeners. This has been so fun. May you be happy. May you be safe. May you live with ease. Stay tuned for the LOLA Community Podcast in 2019.
This is packed! I talk about the 4 Desires related to my own life. Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. I tell you what they are, don’t worry if you don’t know! Here is what is going on behind the scenes with my family and my work. Also, I want to hear from you! Leave me a voice message on the Anchor App that I can can include in my Year in Review Episode! Pleasance@lilomm.com if you need me. ❤️
Today I chat with my friend and organizer, Rachel Rosenthal. We talk about organizing and decluttering our OUTER ( and INNER!!!!) life. This is a great episode for people who have a lot of clutter, chaos in their home, living, office space or for people who want to learn more about emotions and organizing.
You can find her online class, speaking and private client work at https://www.rachelrosenthal.co
Meet the Beyonce of Academia, the wise and beautiful, Kalyn Coghill, from https://www.instagram.com/youarealight/ and a person I am honored to call my friend. I always learn so much from our conversations and I hope you will too. If you, or anyone you know is suffering from mental illness, please reach out to a professional or to us, and we can send you some resources. firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode, Parent Coach, Randi Rubenstein and I talk about meeting the physical and energetic needs of our children and ourselves, conscious parenting, self-care as a parenting tool and building a biz while raising our kids. You can find Randi at. http://www.randirubenstein.com and grab our seasonal self-care guide at lil omm.com.
Welcome to our mini series on The Big 4. The tendencies and habits I see over and over that prevent us from deep joy and freedom in our lives. Let me know what you think and how it resonates with your real life. Pleasance@lilomm.com
This month, I talk in depth about choosing creativity over productivity and how I see this in relation to experimenting with feminine energy over masculine. I explore the shifts and change as I navigate a messy time transitioning from THRIVE to LOLA and how I'm moving through all the fears and unknowns with a commitment to my intuition, self-trust and inner being. Learn more at lilomm.com/thrive or send me an email, email@example.com .
Download our Seasonal Self- Care Guide at www. lilomm.com.
In this special episode, I invite you to experiment with sobriety in November and December this year RATHER than waiting until January. This practice may give you some profound insights and confidence for living with less alcohol in the future. This is a special episode based on emails and messages you sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have LOVED Elizabeth's podcast for years. So fun and rewarding to have my own chance to talk to her live on the Soulful Self- Care Sessions. You want want to miss her laugh, charm and truth! To learn more about Elizabeth visit: https://wildsoulmovement.com
Meet my girl, Allison Tepper! We co- host the Nourish Your Year, Nourish Your Life Retreat together and on this episode learn more about Allison and current trends in nutrition and diet culture. OF course, we talk about body shaming, health at every size and our love for bio-individuality AND bread.
You can join us in January and learn more here: https://www.teppernutrition.com/workshops-and-retreats/mindful-eating-yoga-retreat
Sarah Waxman is one of my beloved soul friends. Meet Sarah and hear about her desire to create a community and a movement based on ancient Jewish wisdom and how she found the strength and courage to follow her dreams and passions! https://www.atthewellproject.com
I think this is one of my favorite conversations on the podcast. Sarah Boone is a mom, wife, therapist and engaged human who deeply cares about helping people through transformation, grief and loss. She leads group therapy for people who have lost parents/ siblings and spouses/partners as well as other life stages. You won't want to miss her beautiful spirit.
I have heard about and followed Randi's work for a while now and am honored that she took the time to chat with me. I love the idea of Healthy Boundaries for Kind People and hope you will too! You can learn more about Randi at https://www.randibuckley.com. ENJOY!
Today Sharon and I dive into boundaries. What they are, why they are important and how to have them in our relationships. You can learn more about Sharon at sharonpope.com. The boundaries guidelines we discuss can be found at lilomm.com/blog
Today we have on my husband, Mel Silicki. Mel and I have been together for over 20 years and today we talk about HIS self- care practices, podcasts and books, and he answers questions from Thrivers! Enjoy!
Mary and Emma Kingsley talk about building a biz together as a mama daughter team, working, living and breathing the Lady Farmer Life! Join us all at the Slow Living Retreat and Conference. Visit ladyfarmer.com for more info.
This is a conversation with the incredible CEO of Next Generation Yoga.
Jodi and I jam on changes, evolution and letting go. This is a great episode for anyone facing change or tough decisions in their life.
This episode is a behind the scenes discussion of marketing and coaching strategies and how some are perpetuating the "NOT ENOUGH" mentality. Meghan Leahy, Parent Coach, and I talk about our experiences in biz and sharing tactics that a lot of our industry use to get people to enroll in courses. We want you to be aware of this when you are finding support for your life. We would love your comments and questions, email@example.com
Susan comes back on the podcast, this time to talk specifically about the shift to Vata Season. We also dive into basic teachings of Ayurveda, digestion, the gunas and lifestyle practices for the season ahead. Enjoy!
I am OVER THE MOON to talk to Jeremy Frindel. He is the filmmaker and Director of two of my favorite movies, One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das and The Doctor From India, about Dr. Vasant Lad and Ayurveda. You can see this film in DC on Thursday, September 27 at Landmark. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Enjoy!
This episode is packed with teachings and tidbits from many years of studying mindset, law of attraction and energy. I will teach you how to map out your desires and help you problem solve and make decisions for your life. Grab your journals and enjoy! This is also available as a video at https://vimeo.com/lilommyoga.
In this episode, I interview my daughter, Saylor. We talk in depth about her dyslexia and learning challenges at school, superpowers for kids, stress for 10 year olds and her insights about how to take care of yourself and your emotions. Enjoy!
Today I am going all in with a talk about ANGER. What is it? What's happening to us when we get angry? What are some ways to express healthy anger? You can join our community at lilomm.com/thrive to learn more!
This one is for all the parents out there! My best friend, Meghan Leahy Parent Coach shares her wisdom, humor and honesty with you all. Warning: ADULT LANGUAGE! You can learn more about Meg at https://www.mlparentcoach.com- ENJOY!
Every month, I take some time to download to you all about teachings, life and what I'm integrating. These are the most intimate episodes where I just speak to you from my heart. Thanks for listening. And as always, email@example.com or soulfulselfcare.com for connecting.
Join Susan and I for a conversation about our favorite topic, Ayurveda. What is it, how did she become a student and a teacher of it, why it's relevant to YOUR LIFE and how to start using it today. Susan is the author of Ayurveda Beginners' Guide, which is available everywhere books are sold.
Dear ones, Today I share with you my dear friend Katie from Biz Women Rock. We talk about soul sisters, real life stress and challenges with motherhood and careers and evolving again!
I think you will LOVE her new podcast, Meditation for Women. Enjoy! http://meditationforwomen.libsyn.com/website
Today, Katie and I dive into self-compassion as a life long practice of self-kindness, mindfulness and common humanity. Join us in this intimate conversation around developing self - compassion in our real lives.
In this episode we dive into some personal stories about manifesting, money, service and LOA. I also share the outline of R.A.D.I.A.T.E. ( Rhythm, Allow, Digest, Intuition, Appreciate, Truth, Embody) My current method for working with our lives. Enjoy! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode, I reflect on a variety of ways that creatives shapeshift, transform and evolve. I go in depth about some of the reasons WHY it's important, what the outcomes and results have been in my life and how it all links/ connects together.
Meet my dear friend, Rita Stevens. Rita is a soul sister and a powerful woman who represents everything I admire. Resilience. Beauty. Clarity and Truth. Rita says, " we have to keep it real, in order to heal."
Here is an intro to Plan To Thrive- a workbook about Joyful, Sustainable Planning. You can grab your copy at soulfulselfcare.com or lilomm.com.
Thanks as always to Amber Dutton, for the lovely So Glad music that starts and ends our sessions. XO
In this episode, I talk about our Thrive program and all the lifestyle practices that compliment and integrate with one another. Hope this helps inspire and uplift you on your own THRIVE journey.
I talk about Mindset by Carol Dweck, books by Dr. Joe Dispenza, the Enneagram daily notes and Abraham Hicks daily thoughts as well.
Our first episode is a conversation with my biz bestie.. Anna Guest Jelly from Curvy Yoga. You can hear us jam on why I'm creating this, about our friendship and what my intention is for this exploration in creativity and SOUL CARE. I hope this nourishes and nurtures you...XO