Welcome to the LOLA Community Podcast. An exploration in Well -Being, Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, and SOULful SELF- 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. You can find our more about us atwww.lolacommunity.com You can watch the episodes and guests at:www.youtube.com/channel/UCoUjJOkeI3aBSscfj6R2LmA
Meet Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids : Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America. We talk about parenting and race, identity and practical ways to bring her work into your home. We hope that you buy the book and download the guide to have these conversations in your own communities. You can get the conversation guide, here.
This is the first in a series of conversations with phenomenal men who teach, write, speak, lead and love with their whole heart. They will share their perspectives, ideas and thoughts about what it means to be a man in this world we live in.
Today, I chat with Josh Courage from Courage Performance, a training gym in California. Josh is an old friend, who co- created TOUGH/ LOVE with me at lululemon DC when we were both ambassadors. In this conversation, Josh talks about his depression and parenting, his views on the miracle of pregnancy, marriage and raising a daughter. The audio isn't awesome, but stick with it- b/c Josh is a true spiritual warrior- promoting peace, common sense, wisdom and encouragement!
Follow him @badassdads on Instagram!
Today, The Artist's Way Community Leader, Sharon, and I talk about why we are co- leading this powerful circle together this Fall. Our Artist's Way group is about cultivating creativity, spirituality and inner reflection. You can learn more here and ask email@example.com for more information. Thanks for sharing and supporting the podcast!
Today, I speak with my friend and author, Rachel Louise Snyder about her new book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. This is a must read book for all humans. Seriously. Get the book now. There is so much to learn. No, it's not easy, but essential at this moment in history. In this chat, we jump right in and discuss many of the things I learned from reading this book and the statistics that shocked me. Here is the article we talked about in the podcast. Please share with people and feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, concerns and insights. I deeply appreciate your listening and sharing this. You can learn more about Rachel, here.
We are taking a break for the rest of the summer. This gives you a chance to go back to previous episodes or just have peace and quiet as we flow through the intensity of summer. Keep in touch email@example.com or lolacommunity.com
In this episode, I talk about the basics of Buddhism for my parenting journey and how to start working with some of the concepts that are relevant and helpful for our daily life. This is the article I mention and the book. Also, I talk about the LOLA Model for Living in Love which is the 4 rays of Forgiveness + the 4 rays of compassion which = A Loving Spirit that Arises Within. To see my hand drawn version of this, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can join our community with the self-compassion course or THRIVE at lolacommunity.com.
In this episode, My husband, Mel, and I talk about how we do planning retreats to set goals for the family and ourselves. Here's a link to the podcast and biz community Mel was referring to in this episode, https://www.the1thing.com/blog/family-health-happiness/improve-your-relationship-with-a-couples-goal-setting-retreat/, where you can download the Retreat planing guide right at the website. To do planning in real life with the LOLA Community, lolacommunity.com. OR learn more about THRIVE planning in our online course AND get our PLAN TO THRIVE GUIDE at lolacommunity.com/offerings. ENJOY!
This episode gives you a great overview of our biggest take aways and learnings from the National Ayurveda Medical Association Conference that we both attended in April, 2019. This was such a treat to go back and discuss what we learned. You can learn more about NAMA and the 2020 conference ( COME WITH US!) https://www.ayurvedanama.org And about THRIVE and our other offers at lolacommunity.com.
Feel free to reach out to us with your questions, concerns, reflections and insights! email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode I chat with my therapist friend, Stacy Notaras Murphy, about EMDR. EMDR is a technique she uses in her DC based therapy practice that has been very helpful to her clients. I'm personally thrilled to learn more about this and to make the connections between the wisdom traditions, self- care and daily practices for all humans. We are thrilled to have this tool for the toolbox! You can learn more about Stacy and EMDR here, www.DistrictEMDR.com or www.StacyMurphyLPC.com.
Please excuse the little tech interruption in the middle, stick with us!
You can join Thrive and being your LOLA journey at lilomm.com/offerings.
In this episode, I learn a lot about the framework for Internal Family Systems! My friend and yoga teacher, Jen shares with us the general framework and why it has been so powerful in her own life and sharing with others. You can learn more about Jen, here. And as usual, reach me at lolacommunity.com or email@example.com . Thank you !
In this episode, Rita and I jam on what it means to "do the work." Rita shares her own experiences with growth and development and her big A- HA on changing her life. I bring in some quotes from Radical Dharma by Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Lama rod Owens. Email us with your reflections, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and find the Self-Compassion Challenge at lolacommunity.com. Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast.
In this episode, Rita and I talk about how we are both processing and moving through difficulties in our own lives. We share some of the learning we are doing from the book Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski and how interrelated everything is. The pillars and practices that seem to be helping us right now are having meaningful work/ contributing to society outside of our own micro worlds, as well as working with community care and what it means to be in authentic relationships. Lastly, we talk about the stress cycle, sensations in the body, and feeling the feels. Reach out to us with questions or comments- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. You can also joint self- compassion course, here lolacommunity.com.
Loves, It has been 1 year since Rita joined the LOLA, lil omm family- and this episode shares all the behind the scenes of shifts and changes with a year of intentional study and commitment.
YIPPEE the. Self- Compassion Challenge is now available. You can sign up for it, here.
ENJOY! Thanks for listening and sharing. XO, pleasance
Today we talk about this amazing organization and the work they have been doing in Baltimore and now across the world.
Ali shares the creation story for Holistic Life Foundation and practical tips for those who want to share these teachings and serve humanity. Enjoy!
You can learn more about HLF at https://hlfinc.org. And write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all women who are exhausted!!! This episode is for you. I loved chatting with Karen Brody about Yoga Nidra, REST AND RELAXATION. Karen is an advocate for deep rest and teaches women in her fabulous book, Daring to Rest, how to take control of their own stress and care with Yoga Nidra. She has gifted us with a 5 minutes guided meditation, which you can find, here. And you can learn more about Karen, her groups and community, here.
As always, if you want to learn more about LOLA and the online and in person offerings that we have, you can find us at lolacommunity.com or email me, I love to hear from you! email@example.com.
Here's one of my favorite things to talk about! Today, Licia and I jam about writing and writing practices. Licia is an author, you can find her book here. I love meeting new friends online and digging into our commonalities and then sharing with our community the ways in which we can deepen our writing practices. Licia is a delight and I hope you enjoy this conversation. You can find all of our offerings at lolacommunity.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
Goddess Amadea is here with us today! Amadea has been teaching Ayurveda for many years not to mention Polarity Therapy and Nutrition.
She is an incredible teacher, guide and woman who I have loved learning from. In this episode, we dive into the cycles of women's health and recommendations for each stage. Enjoy! You can learn more about Amadea and get her books and trainings at https://amadeamorningstar.net.
You can learn about our offerings at lolacommunity.com or email me email@example.com for private consults and mentorships.
Here is a quick overview of Summer School! Learn what we are studying and why we are studying it. I also talk about what FLOW is to us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions Or visit lolacommunity.com- and click on offerings.
In this episode, Trauma Resolution educator and coach, Rachael Maddox, and I jam on sexuality, pleasure, healing and trauma. Rachael brings a grounded presence and strength that I really appreciated. You can learn more about her work, here.
This is a very special episode with my mother, Cathy Darling Muir. My mom and I talk openly and honestly about our very complicated relationship and the healing and rebuilding we have done over the years. We wanted to share this with you in honor of Mother's Day and in honor of all the complicated and challenging relationships in our life and the unique identity of Motherhood. Thank you for listening. Email me with questions, responses or reflections, email@example.com
In this episode, Dr. Lindiwe and I chat about health, career changes and shifts, as well as eastern and western medicine. We met at the Center for Mind- Body Medicine Training and love to talk and share ideas around healing and wellness, advocacy and raising children. ENJOY!
You can learn more about Dr. Greenwood here.
This woman is incredible! Dr. Sabrina is a teacher, storyteller, therapist and peace builder. She is one of my favorite humans, and I'm thrilled to have her on the podcast today talking about Ancestral Healing. You can find out more about her at http://www.drsabrinandiaye.com.
I've known Jennifer a number of years from the Kids Yoga and Mindfulness world and it's my pleasure to chat with her specifically about anxiety. We hope this conversation helps listeners learn some new perspectives and tools for managing anxiety in daily life. Jennifer is also the author of some great books and resources for classrooms and families, which you can find here. You can learn more about upcoming trainings and online classes at Little Flower Yoga.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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