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Fire & Water with Pleasance

Fire & Water with Pleasance

By Pleasance Silicki
Fire & Water is a show hosted by Mama, Guide & Community Leader, Pleasance Silicki. Together, we'll explore the art of living & dying, with a deep reverence for science AND spirit in integrated & embodied ways. Weaving in wisdom traditions, ancestor guidance, sacred activism, rituals, seasons, cycles & elemental healing we find paradoxes & multiple truths that arise. Pleasance has been teaching & living in the questions for over 20 years. You can find out more at You can watch episodes on:
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# 17 BONUS Episode! RTT with Michele Molitor

Fire & Water with Pleasance

This is REAL and You are Completely Unprepared
In this episode, I read quotes and contemplations from Rabbi Alan Lew. I think this type of soulful inquiry is great for all of us ( not just Jews!) and invite you to dive in over the next few weeks / months to some of these questions. Let me know how it goes. and the book is "This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared" by Rabbi Alan Lew. 
August 28, 2022
#206 End of Summer 2022 Part 1
It's been a while... here's the latest! As always, you can reach me at or visit us at 
August 26, 2022
#205 Summer Check In
Short summer check in with some reflections from the past few weeks. 
June 28, 2022
#204 For When Life is Challenging
In this short episode, I invite us to use "The Work that Reconnects" Model for healing, wholeness, and being with the challenges of life. You can see the visuals on the YouTube channel, here and listen to the playlist for embodied practice, here.  Reach out to or visit us at 
May 06, 2022
#203 Stabilization Meditation
This short meditation is for anytime you need to stabilize. Feel free to return again and again, and may it help soothe and support your system. 
May 02, 2022
#202 3-2-1 Rehab and Repair for your Energy System
You can watch the video version, here. This is a 3-2-1 chakra energy rehab and repair teaching and practice! You can schedule a private alchemical alignment somatic healing session at  Please send any questions or comments to
April 28, 2022
#201 Shabbat For All Guide
In this episode, I share personal guidance on the Shabbat for All Guide to Sacred Rest & Renewal that I created. You can get the guide, complimentary, at And to get coaching on how to start your own Sabbath practice, email me to schedule!  Enjoy! 
April 26, 2022
#200 Me & You ( Seeds / Retreat Ritual)
This week I share a short teaching and poem on the practice of a simple day long retreat and how it's essential to finding harmony and balance. Thank you to Rabbi Shefa Gold and Rabbi Yael Levy for your teachings on this.
April 13, 2022
#199 The Liminal With Sande Hart
In this episode, I chat with Sande Hart, founder of SARAH and author of, The Liminal Odyssey: The Alchemical Power of the Spaces in-Between.  You can learn more about Sande here. Enjoy! 
April 08, 2022
#198 Dying as Living Practice
In this episode, I share my own personal practice on how I work and continue to work with The 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bonnie Ware as a life plan and priority in my own days . I'm curious what shows up for you and how this lands. Blessings on your journey. 
April 05, 2022
#197 Heart Practices & Grief
This week I share a bit on some Rabbi Yael teachings and my own personal heart and grief practices.
April 02, 2022
#196 Me & You ( tend the fire)
An intimate reflection on some wisdom teachings for this week about our inner fire.  Enjoy!
March 19, 2022
#195 Elemental Healing 101
Quick review of some basic elemental healing practices for any season. 
March 14, 2022
#194 What is a Healing Pod?
In this episode, I talk about healing pods and why I created them and what they are for. You can sign up for a future pod, here.  Questions?  Pleasance Silicki, M.S. ED. Rising Kohenet, Shamirah Bat Kol Healing & Sacred Arts Integrative, Holistic & Trauma-  Informed Coaching, Community & Circles LOLA Community  Dancing Death Doula Linktree “Without community, there is no liberation.”  ― Audre Lorde
February 24, 2022
#193 Legacy Trip Series: Kelly Matlock
This is a post Legacy Trip conversation with Kelly Matlock. You can learn more about legacy trips, here. You can learn more about Kelly's church, here. 
February 11, 2022
#192 Legacy Trip Series: Nicki Pappas
In this Legacy Trip Series Episode, Nicki Pappas shares her reflections and integrations on the trip to Alabama we shared in December 2021.  You can learn more about Legacy Trips, here. 
February 11, 2022
# 191 Legacy Trip Series: Nandi Kayyy
In this Legacy Trip Series Episode, Nandi Kayyy shares thoughtful reflections and integrations on the trip to Alabama we shared in December 2021. You can learn more about Legacy Trips, here and Nandi's work, here.
February 11, 2022
#190 Legacy Trip Series: Tina Strawn
Meet Tina Strawn, Legacy Trip founder and hear the history of the trips and her vision of what's to come for future trips.  You can learn more, here. 
February 11, 2022
#189 Moving Forward ( Mini Episode)
This is a tiny teaching for your day on how to move forward during this great turning. Sending care to us all. Join our Village, here. or  
January 27, 2022
#188 Closing out 2021
Here's the annual year in review! Please reach out with any of your own insights and shares,
December 29, 2021
# 187 Emotions with Karla McLaren
This episode was so interesting and meaningful to record ( also super vulnerable for me at the end, where I share my own breakthrough) This is a conversation with emotions and empathy expert, Karla McLaren. Here website is and I highly recommend checking out her books and resources. Enjoy! Questions, Reflections to 
December 17, 2021
# 186 Quick Update on Changes
Hi Ya'll today I share a little quick update on the new podcast name:) You can find the song here, And thank you to the rupi kaur for the amazing closing words.
November 15, 2021
# 185 Author Laura Davis
Laura Davis is the author of seven books, including The Courage to Heal and I Thought We‘d Never Speak Again. Her groundbreaking books have been translated into 11 languages and sold two million copies. In addition to writing books that inspire and change people’s lives, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach. For more than twenty years, she’s helped people find their voices, tell their stories, and hone their craft. Laura loves creating supportive, intimate writing communities online, in person, and internationally. Laura has posted the first five chapters of her book for free on her website. Laura’s new memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story is the riveting story of her embattled relationship with her mother Temme, their determination to love one another, and the dramatic and surprising collision course they ended up on at the end of Temme’s life. For the millions of readers of Laura’s first book, The Courage to Heal, The Burning Light of Two Stars is both prequel and sequel, revealing in page-turning, intimate detail how Laura reconciled with the mother who betrayed her, and came to care for her in her final days. You can also read the opening chapters here: If you’re a writer or want to use writing as a tool for healing or self-discovery, you can learn about Laura’s online writing workshops and in-person domestic and international retreats here: And if you want to go to Tuscany with Laura in June of 2022, check it out here!
November 12, 2021
# 184 I Changed My Mind!
In this personal episode, I share some phrases, teachings and experiences over the past few weeks and months. As always, reach out- with any of your own reflections. 
November 10, 2021
#183 Alchemical Alignment with Brigit Viksnins
Thank you, Brigit, for this powerful conversation about Alchemical Alignment and sharing your wisdom with us.  You can learn more, here. 
November 03, 2021
#182 Ancestral Healing & Reverence
Bring your candle for this practice. You can watch this practice, here.  Thank you Sarah Salem for the LEAN BACK song.
November 02, 2021
#181 Poet, Rachel Kann
Ohh this was so fun and we'll have to have Rachel back on the show for MORE conversation.  And the video for Mermaid Esther.  Here's how to find Rachel and all her amazing offerings;
October 14, 2021
#180 Emotions Read Aloud Part 2
In this episode, I go a bit deeper into The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren and the relationship to the elements. If you want part 3, let me know! You can learn more at
October 11, 2021
#179 Emotions Part 1
In this episode, I read aloud from The Language of Emotion book, to give a foundation for ways we can work with emotions more skillfully. Enjoy! Thank you Karla Maclaren for this text, The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You. 
October 06, 2021
#178 A History Lesson ( YOGA)
This is a personal reflection about Yoga and Ayurveda in modern times, where we have been, the troubles that have arisen and where we go from here. 
September 12, 2021
#177 Elemental Healing & Regeneration
Thanks Aly Halpert for your beautiful, Loosen Loosen & adrienne mares brown for the Radical Gratitude Spell that were used in this episode.  You can learn more at or Thanks for listening and sharing. 
September 02, 2021
#176 Grace & Forgiveness* Activation Alert*
* Activation Alert* This reading is from God of Love By Mirabai Starr and is an essay on trauma and forgiveness. This is an invitation into healing, grace and forgiveness for anyone who is a survivor of  any form of abuse from childhood. May it be a support on your journey to healing and wholeness. May it be a prayer / blessing for ALL those who need grace and forgiveness, including ourselves. May it be a meditation for all children who suffer and help us all move into the world we dream and vision into, where all humans are cared for and respected. 
August 19, 2021
#175 Time for Integration
This reflection is about taking time to rest the land, and ourselves. It's about being a creator in service over a consumer of information. It's about alignment and coherence in how we speak and communicate our power. You can integrate more deeply with us at or 
August 17, 2021
#174 Dropping Into Enlightenment
This is a practice by Martha Beck from the Way of Integrity.  May it provide you access to the Compassionate Witness. 
August 17, 2021
#173 ( S.O.L.) Healing Meditation
Sacred Ordinary Life Embodied Practices are here to support your daily life. You can learn more at or contact 
August 06, 2021
#172 S.O.L Practice & Sacred Storytelling Read Aloud
This week on S.O.L. Practices. ( Sacred Ordinary Life) we have mantras to work with for our days and money alignment practices.  There's also a reading from My Body, My Earth by Ruby Gibson. You can reach out with comments, questions, reflections at OR find us at 
August 06, 2021
#171 Meet Rabbi Dr. Simcha Raphael
"Between this world and the one beyond, it's a window and not a wall."  This conversation was about life and death from an astounding teacher, author, counselor, speaker, Rabbi Dr. Simcha Raphael, founder of Da'at.  You can find his books and resources, here. 
August 04, 2021
#170 S.O.L. Practice: Elemental Meditation
Sacred Ordinary Life ( S.O.L.) practices are embodied integrations and practices for your SOUL. Enjoy! Learn more at, 
July 28, 2021
#169 I'm back!
After a few months off, Pleasance is back to share some readings from one of her favorite books, " Present over Perfect" by Shauna Niequist.  She also shares a life update on her own work and future themes for episodes. Enjoy!   You can learn more at or email her directly at
July 20, 2021
#168 Wild Ride & Sacred Pause
This will be the last episode for a while.  I share a few teachings that can be helpful during the pause and a few reflections from my own life. or to connect. 
April 30, 2021
#167 8, 8, 8
 Here's a quick teaching on a way to think about your days and your life.  Please reach out with your questions, comments and feedback, 
April 18, 2021
#166 TODAY
SHORT poem/ meditation/ inspiration for you- TODAY!
April 09, 2021
#165 Updates & Spring Invitations
It's been a minute since I last recorded. Today I share behind the scenes of my own life and offer some suggestions for your own Spring Pause Retreat. Thanks to Rebekah Erev for this chant that I start and close with. You can join our conversations, here.
April 07, 2021
#164 Playing the Game of Life....
In this episode, I talk about how I see the ebbs and flows of life as a game and how this perspective has helped me navigate all the challenges and all the celebrations. If you want a copy of the Grief Ritual we hosted in our community, please reach out for a link, 
March 15, 2021
#163 Welcoming the Queen ( Sabbath practices part 2)
Today I share with you some deeper teachings around Welcoming the Sabbath Queen and ways you can sit with, hold and cherish your own Sabbath practice as a way to honor life and death and take a breath and a pause for your soul. I share Batya Levine's beautiful, Lecha Dodi, about the Welcoming of the Sabbath Bride and Queen into our hearts and homes,  I recommend a " Sabbath practice" in the same time/ day of the week each week - no matter what your beliefs are. It's really about the soul pause, the time to listen to your inner self and to sit with the compassionate one.. try it, relax and enjoy. If you want more books recommendations that I mention, 
March 12, 2021
#162 History of LOLA: Conversation with Robert
This episode is a little different than others. Today, LOLA friend, Robert, asks Pleasance questions on the history of LOLA and the transitions and practices that have led to the ever evolving community. As always, for questions or comments and you can join our community and get the PLAN TO THRIVE and LOLA Workbook, and online courses, here. Thanks Robert!
March 11, 2021
#161 Sacred Ordinary Life
Today I share a bit about my Sacred Ordinary Life and how that intersects with the sacred marriage of the masculine and feminine. The song I am humming/ chanting is by Aly Halpert. Blessings to us all! You can join us at or reach out at and remember: YOU ARE THE ONE YOU ARE WAITING FOR!
March 08, 2021
#160 Pep Talk for Strength
This is a short and sweet episode for building and cultivating strength in tough times. You can read about our life, here. Thanks to Kohenet Liviah for this Version of the Guardian's Chant/ Song. This is a short episode just about holding on to life when things are hard and to surrounding yourself with love and community to move through tough times.
February 28, 2021
#159 Personal Check In
This episode is a personal check in from Pleasance with updates on future offerings and an invitation for your own deepest reflections on life, death, initiations, seasons and cycles. or for questions, comments or enrollments.
February 15, 2021
#158 Old Soul's & Past Lives with Ainslie Macleod
What an honor it was to talk with Ainslie. His books have been so transformative and helpful for me during this past year. I hope this will inspire and encourage you to learn more, ask questions and be open to your own soul's journey and explorations of the past.  I open the episode reading the introduction to his latest book, The Old Soul's Guidebook and take his soul quiz, here.  You can watch us on the Youtube Channel, here. You can learn more about Ainslie, here. Let me know what you think! 
February 07, 2021
#157 Elemental Meditation: Integrating into our Wholeness
This is a meditation on the elements and how they appear in our life. In this invitation, we use affirmations and questions to invite wholeness.  This was recorded during our Pause Winter Retreat.
February 06, 2021
#156 How to Build A Community of Care Advisors
Today I talk about how to build aligning, supportive relationships in your life with new ways of thinking about friendships, giving and receiving support.  This mini- lesson is about how do we create dynamic relationships that are nourishing and energizing. Enjoy!
February 02, 2021
#155 Conversation with Lana Reed ( Shakta)
This was such a lovely conversation hearing the story of one of the most influential yoga teachers of our time. Lana ( Shakta) created Radiant Child Yoga and has a deep and rich path of transformation that she shares so wisely and beautifully on the podcast today. This is a great episode for learning about the ebbs and flows of life and working with changes and shifts on the path.
February 01, 2021
#154 My Beautiful Terrible Pandemic Life by Amy Suardi
Today I chat with author, Amy Suardi, about her incredible documentary style memoir, My Beautiful Terrible Pandemic Life.  We talk about creativity, writing, and what this past year has been like for Amy and for so many of us. Enjoy.  You can read more from Amy, here. Just a side note: the connection falls off a bit in the middle, but then we are able to reconnect. 
January 26, 2021
#153 Wise Ageing with Deb Allen
Meet one of my mentors, Deb Allen, talking about development, milestones, initiations and aging. You can join her retreats and gatherings, here.
January 20, 2021
#152 Short Inner Voice Practice for Integration
This is a short practice of integration for working with your emotions, inner voice and deep care. I end this with " The Invitation" by Oriah. Peace and Blessings to us all, with any questions or your own reflections.
January 15, 2021
#151 2020 Closing & Personal Themes
In this intimate episode, I share the themes of this year. This closing 2020 episode starts  and ends with this ritual circle song, THIS FIRE, which is just a perfect melody for this year!  Blessings to us all as we turn towards 2021. As always, to connect  or join our community. Lyrics: Part One: This fire is the power of love and forgiveness, This fire is the power of kindness and gratitude! Part Two: Burning away everything That stands in the way of love! Part Three: This fire brings purification, This fire is healing the nations, This fire, this fire, is Love!
December 24, 2020
#150 Body as Sanctuary Practice
Thank you Dr. Rabbi Tirzah Firestone for this beautiful practice that I share today. We use a stone/rock, cup of water and some oil. Grab your items, sit back and relax into this incredible potent and powerful practice of re-dedication and blessings to our body as sanctuary and the Tree of Life. 
December 18, 2020
#149 An Invitation to the Sacred ( COZY) Playground
You are invited to the Winter ( Cozy) Sacred Playground, 2021. You can learn more here and join us, here. with any questions. I hope you'll join us! 
December 09, 2020
#148 How to Love Winter
My favorite season has arrived... reach out if you want to share your Winter care plan or schedule a private session to craft and create your own unique Winter Rituals.  Music from this episode: Slow Down Resources mentioned:  LOLA Community on Mighty, recording of our Conversation on " The Body is Not An Apology"  And to join THE SACRED PLAYGROUND, January 2021  Songs of the Season Unravel Your Year The Way of the Happy Woman by Sara Avant Stover  Kabbalah Month by Month by Melinda Ribner
December 02, 2020
#147 Integrated Ayurveda ( The Ayurvedic Clock)
In this episode, I outline the Ayurvedic clock and daily routine that is aligned with the doshas in our day.  You can watch the video recording if you prefer, here. Feel free to reach out with any questions or to schedule a private session, 
November 29, 2020
#146 Kohenet Ketzirah on Yirah ( Fear/ Awe)
Today I welcome Kohenet Ketzirah on the podcast to chat about a topic I love to explore; fear. We discuss expansive fear, also translated as awe, according to Musar, the study of ethics. I loved chatting with Ketzirah and learning from this wise woman. You can learn more about her, here.
November 29, 2020
#145 Winter Care & Repair
This episode touches on a few care practices for winter inspired by the prayer " Honoring Experience" by Pixie Lighthorse. Enjoy! And please share any insights with or join our circles, here. 
November 23, 2020
#144 Meghan Leahy on Family Meetings, Her New Book & More
She's back! Everyone's favorite parent coach, Meghan Leahy, chats with me about all things parenting, covid,  family meetings, best practices, her new book, and of course, her love of make-up. ENJOY!  Thanks for listening. Questions/ comments/ reflections?  You can learn more about our community at  
November 18, 2020
#143 The 4 H Practice and a Prayer of Acceptance
The prayer, Honoring Acceptance, by Pixie Lighthorse can be found in the book, Prayers for Honoring Grief.  And the 4 H practice that follows integrates awareness of our head, heart, hara and hands.  May this be a source of strength for the days ahead. to connect. 
November 06, 2020
#142 Emotional Integration & Digestion in Real Time
This episode starts with the incredible, Loosen Loosen by Aly Halpert and then I share some personal experiences with how to integrate emotional trauma, residue and challenges that came up in my own life this week. As always, you can reach me at to schedule a connection session or join our community of care  @ LOLA COMMUNITY.  
November 06, 2020
#141 Grief, Death & Our Ancestors
Here's a short introduction to invite you to start thinking about your own rituals for grief, death and connecting to your ancestors.  To go deeper with this work, please reach out, . May you be well, during the season ahead. 
October 27, 2020
#140 New Moon & Seasonal Intentions
Today's episode is about intentions for this new moon cycle, integrating Kabbalah and Ayurveda. You can find Aly's music, here. You can find more about self-compassion, here.  I used the book,  Kabbalah Month by Month by Melinda Ribner to inspire this episode.
October 20, 2020
#139 State of Our Union
This is a behind the scenes of our community update and an invitation for you to join our collaborative! You can watch the video, here.  Today, I talk about some of the changes we have made over the past few years and where we area heading, hope you'll join us!  You can read the whole email to the community, here. 
October 19, 2020
#138 Calling in Our Archetypes
This practice/ meditation from our FALL PAUSE RETREAT is inspired by the archetypes from the Kohenet Priestess model. You can find out more about the archetypes here.  Enjoy this practice whenever you long for connection to all your amazing parts and roles and identities. 
October 01, 2020
#137 Elemental Meditation/ Practice from Pause Retreat
This practice comes from our Fall Pause Retreat. This is a great practice to return to when you feel anxious or overwhelmed. You can do this in any space, seated or standing or walking in the woods. ENJOY! Thank you to the Kohenet Prayer Book for the inspirations, words that I build on here in this practice.  It's great to have something that represents each of the elements to interact with for this practice, water, fire, air, earth. 
October 01, 2020
#136 Rita's Fall LOLA Check In
Rita shares with us how the past few months have been for her, lessons learned and what's she is being reminded of in this season. 
September 24, 2020
#135 Solitude and Loneliness
“For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other." Rainer Maria Rilke  
September 22, 2020
#134 Radiant Beings
Reflections on the past week and turning towards the Days of Awe, Beautiful Chorus lyrics from Hym of Healing are featured.  Enjoy and please reach out anytime, 
September 17, 2020
#133 How to Sing Your Soul's Song
This  episode is  about  listening to your inner voice, waiting, trusting and Divine Timing. The questions we can ask ourselves and others as we are moving through life are, " How can I support you? And What do you think?" Enjoy! 
September 10, 2020
#132 Quick Check In
This is a quick episode sharing a bit about what to focus on these days, how to stay grounded and present in our lives and how to use the inner voice to keep us flowing through our days. 
September 09, 2020
#131 How are our kids doing? Saylor & COVID
Saylor is back today to talk about COVID and what the past few months have been like from her perspective. We hope this gives some insight into the minds of our youth and how we can all help each other by listening and sharing our stories. Enjoy!
August 24, 2020
#130 Dreaming & Closing the Loop
Dreaming can be a wonderful way to connect to your deeper desires, soul purpose and help you see more clearly what may be congested in your waking life. This episode weaves a few concepts together to help you become more skillful in your own radical responsibility  as you start to close the loops on any conversations or relationships where you need to circle back for clarification. This is a practice that can help free up your mental space to have access to your own loving presence.  You can do this follow up as ritual and ceremony as well, if you are not in a place to actually communicate with the other party. for support and follow up.  Please note, if you are in an abusive relationship this is not a practice that is appropriate. Please find a mental health professional who can help you with this process.
August 21, 2020
#129 Kohenet: Hebrew Priestess
Here's a quick overview of how Kohenet came into my life and my heart. Happy to share any of the readings with you, with love, gratitude and deep appreciation for the Kohenet Community, You can learn more here.
August 20, 2020
#128 The Freedom Community School
Meet Lindsay & Jamal, some of the collaborators and community of the Freedom Community School, in Washington, DC. Today's episode talks about racial injustice in education and how one community is taking action to educate our youth in innovative and powerful  ways. We also talk about how this  type of school can be directly linked to reparations and the actions we need to move the needle for educational equity and justice in this country.  I hope you will consider donating to this amazing community.  
August 13, 2020
#127 Emotions and Weather
This episode specifically talks about how to view our emotions like the weather and how to become more skillful at working with our emotions in daily life. This episode highlights a number of questions for inquiry and curiosity that can help you transition to the season ahead. Enjoy! You can learn more about us at or
August 09, 2020
#126 Ayurveda Basics in LOLA Workbook
This episode is to support you with some basics of Ayurveda as we approach changing seasons.  You can use the workbook to help you!  We start on Page 95. to schedule a private or family Ayurveda session.
August 05, 2020
#125 Masculine & Feminine Deep Dive
This is a response to a community question around some thoughts of what are masculine and feminine energy.  I share some of the ways I look at it and work with it from a variety of traditions and as always hope this helps you learn more, question more and be present with what feels aligned for you and what you want to learn more about. Also, as with many of the teachings and understanding, we give room and grace to grow and evolve our understanding.  You can watch the video, here. 
July 27, 2020
#124 Why I love Big Magic
A few months ago, one of our community members asked why I loved the book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. This is my response or you can watch the video, here. Have you read Big Magic? Do you love it? You can reach me at 
July 21, 2020
#123 Changing Adult Friendships
This is a short talk on adult friendship and shifts that occur as we grow, you can watch the video, here.
July 21, 2020
#122 Waiting, Readings from Sue Monk Kidd
This short reading is from the book, When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd. This was a short mini lesson from one of our latest circles, The Sacred Playground, which was a month long intensive on connecting with our inner voice and guidance. This book and it's teachings are deeply aligned with our practices and the connection to our deep quiet within. You can connect with me, 
July 21, 2020
#121 New/ Old Paradigm & Integration
This episode is about shifting how we operate in daily life. I invite you to try living from Inner Voice Into Aligned Actions rather than from the Mind/ Ego. I also dive into internal and external rewards and what " sacred ordinary life" really means.  Feel free to send any comments to 
July 13, 2020
#120 Mid Year Review
Here is our annual mid year review invitation to pause, reflect and contemplate all that has happened ( the good, the bad, the ugly & the beautiful!) in 2020 thus far... As we know with all of the shifts and changes in the world, the rest of 2020 looks like it will have a lot of unknowns. This is a powerful time to pause and re align your internal practice, awareness, habits and rituals to be able to move through the next part of the year with the clarity, action and strength that we are calling us. As always, with your thoughts and reflections.  ENJOY! The workbook is available on the LOLA Mighty Network, or by emailing for a copy. 
July 11, 2020
#119 Family System & Energetics Part 2
This episode is a deeper dive to this document, by Tema Okun ( and a lot of others!) on Dismantling Racism and what some characteristics of white supremacy culture are and how they show up in our homes and our relationships.  This was created for organizations but I'm making connections to our relationships in other areas of our life. 
July 02, 2020
#118 Basic Family Systems & Energetics Part 1
This episode is about basic family systems & energetics, using a few different models to help us navigate relationships. There are also some journaling questions for you to ponder at the end. As always, for questions and for more love.
June 30, 2020
#117 Sacred Playground Power & Insights!
This is a recap of the past few weeks and some of the things I learned while facilitating the Sacred Playground Inner Voice Intensive. Enjoy! You can join our online book circles, here or sign up for an Inner Voice Session, here.
June 29, 2020
#116 Integrated & Embodied Ayurveda
This episode is an invitation on how to start working with the basic teachings of the 5 elements and the 3 Doshas for how to feel EMPOWERED of your own mind, body, soul health.  This episode includes a more evolved understanding of modern Ayurveda for your life and a meditation/ invitation for how to use the Doshas in daily life with affirmations and remedies for imbalances.  As always, for questions and to come play with us. 
June 10, 2020
#115 Book Talk: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
This is a love fest for the book, Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. This episode shares some of her beautiful words, ideas and powerful concepts for organizing and creating change in the world. ENJOY, and buy the book (wherever you buy books) it's truly phenomenal! Thank you Ms. Brown for all your contributions to the world. 
June 04, 2020
#114 Full Moon Rising Meditation
You can use this meditation guidance/ practice monthly to invite a deep connection to Mama Moon as she rises in our own hearts and bodies and presence every moon cycle. ENJOY!
June 04, 2020
#113 Earth & Sun Integration Meditation
Listen to this short meditation when you are longing to feel embodied, supported, grounded and integrated.
May 22, 2020
#112 Ayurveda& The Inner Voice
In this episode, I talk about the connections with Ayurveda & The connection to your inner voice. Enjoy! And if you want the Lifestyle Ayurveda cheat sheet, just email me and I'll send you a copy. Our Inner Voice Intensive called, The Sacred Playground starts in June 2020, if you feel called to join the circle, apply, here. Join our next book circle, The Power of Now, here.
May 21, 2020
#111 My #1 Most Potent Ritual
This episode is so very special to me, and I hope to you all!  It's about the #1 thing I do each week that brings joy and rest and deep peace. Please listen and all the links can be found, here. And as always, I love to hear from you! Thanks for listening.
May 15, 2020
#110 What's all this about Inner Voice? Storytelling with the Inner Being
This episode is a mix of Pleasance's own journey with the inner being and how/ why to use in your own life.  She recently finished an Inner Voice Facilitator training with Jess Lively, so this helps give you some context with why this is all coming up now.  This episode is a shift from many of our past conversations and teachings and is a very personal and intimate way. We hope it is of service to your life and your essence at this time. As usual, feel free to send any questions, comments, reflections to
May 12, 2020
#109 Aza Nedhari, Mamatoto Village
In this episode, you can here Aza talk about Mamatoto Village, an organization that is close to our heart, here in DC. To learn more or donate visit:  Mamatoto Village. Aza, mother of 3, shares wisdom for us all here, and I love her guidance and knowledge. ENJOY. 
May 08, 2020
#108 I & We
This is a short reflection on how the I and the We integrate into our lives with wellness and wholeness. Of course, send any comments to, enjoy.
May 08, 2020
#107 Ri & P Check in
Rita & Pleasance record their weekly check in during COVID to talk about all things life, death, and LOLA living.  Feel free to contact us anytime, & 
April 26, 2020
#106 A Time of Integration
This episode gives a little overview of the shifts and changes in the LOLA Community.  Pleasance shares openly about the expanding ideas and directions we are moving in and how  this is a time of deep integration and listening for our own inner being. She also talks about what it means to trust and be effortless.  Pleasance guides us through a short and sweet visualization to lean back and feel totally supported.  “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl As always, you can reach her at
April 21, 2020
#105 Food & Body Image during COVID with Allison Tepper
Allison Tepper is back on the podcast talking about food and body images issues that are arising during COVID, 2020. You can learn more and contact Allison at 
April 13, 2020
#104 Parenting during COVID with Meghan Leahy
Meghan Leahy, Parent Coach is back on the podcast for some tips and wisdom around parenting & "homeschooling" during this time of shelter in place with our families. You can find Meghan at and her new book is for pre-order now, released in August. 
April 13, 2020
#103 Master of You with Cate Stillman
Cate Stillman, founder of is on the podcast today talking about her new book, Master of You. This book integrates the Vedic teachings  of the 5 elements with modern behavioral science for habits and life design. Cate's powerful coaching tips and tools are weaved all through the book. I hope you enjoy this conversation with an amazing teacher and leader. You can get her new book,  here. 
April 08, 2020
Spring 2020 Update
We are back! This is a quick update on the direction of the LOLA COMMUNITY in the future.  Pleasance describes how the past few weeks have been going and what to look for down the road. Thanks for listening! 
April 07, 2020
#102 Middle School Matters: Phyllis Fagell
Phyllis Fagell, author and therapist, wrote a wonderful book about Middle School for parents and educators.  Parents with younger and older children will also benefit from some of the strategies and tips that are in the book. We hope you enjoy this important conversation about the "dreaded" Middle School Years. You can contact Phyllis, here and buy the book, here. 
October 25, 2019
#101 Pause the Podcast
I am putting the podcast on Pause in order to focus my attention on our new membership program, which is enrolling October 2019. You can learn more at
October 14, 2019
#100 Boy Crazy: Dr. James Gordon, The Center for Mind- Body Medicine
James S. Gordon, MD, author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, is a clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University and the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind- Body Medicine (CMBM). Dr. Gordon has created the first comprehensive, evidence-based program for reversing the biological and psychological damage of trauma. He and his 160 international faculty at CMBM have brought this program to communities across the world. In Dr. Gordon’s new book, The Transformation, he creates a healing partnership with readers and shares practical and accessible mind-body techniques for discovering and growing through the challenges of trauma to become who they're meant to be. We hope that you enjoy learning more about Dr. Gordon and CMBM. For more information on The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, please visit If you are interested in Pleasance running a Mind-Body Skills group in your DC-based organization, contact For community-wide or international program inquiries, contact Rosemary Murrain, Managing Director of CMBM at
September 27, 2019
#99 Boy Crazy: Chris Grosso, The Indie Spiritualist
Chris Grosso is an author, musician and speaker who I got to know online in the past few years. I asked to come speak with the LOLA community about his work, his writing and his life. I think you will love hearing Chris's perspective and insights about his life. You can learn more about Chris at Enjoy! 
September 20, 2019
#98 Raising Anti-Racist White Kids: A Conversation for ALL of Us
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. 
September 13, 2019
#97 Word of the Summer: Intense
Summer 2019 recap!
September 03, 2019
#96 BOY CRAZY with Josh Courage
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! 
August 27, 2019
#96 The Artist's Way with Sharon
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 for more information. Thanks for sharing and supporting the podcast!
August 16, 2019
#95 The Most Important LOLA Conversation: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder
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 with your questions, concerns and insights. I deeply appreciate your listening and sharing this. You can learn more about Rachel, here. 
August 01, 2019
#94 Sacred Sabbatical
In this short episode, Pleasance shares from her own Sacred Sabbatical about the importance of time alone to rest and digest.
July 24, 2019
#93 Summer Pause
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 or
July 17, 2019
#92 Engaged Parenting & Buddhism with Pleasance.
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 You can join our community with the self-compassion course or THRIVE at 
July 09, 2019
#91 Couple/ Family Goals and Planning Retreats with Mel Silicki
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,, where you can download the Retreat planing guide  right at the website. To do planning in real life with the LOLA Community, OR learn more about THRIVE planning  in our online course AND get our PLAN TO THRIVE GUIDE at ENJOY! 
July 05, 2019
#90 Self- Care with Rita
In this episode, Rita talks about what self- care is for her and her life, what she has learned about it and gives some great tips for your real life! Enjoy! Contact Rita at 
July 03, 2019
#89 Conversations with Ri & P: NAMA Ayurveda Conference Recap
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!) And about THRIVE and our other offers at Feel free to reach out to us with your questions, concerns, reflections and insights!,
June 28, 2019
#88 EMDR with Therapist, Stacy Notaras Murphy
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, or Please excuse the little tech interruption in the middle, stick with us! You can join Thrive and being your LOLA journey at 
June 26, 2019
#87 Internal Family Systems with Jen O'Sullivan
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 or . Thank you ! 
June 21, 2019
#86 Conversations with Ri & P," What Does it Mean to Do The Work?"
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,, and find the Self-Compassion Challenge at Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast.
June 18, 2019
#85 Kitchen Conversations with Ri & P: Emotions, Holding Space, and Moving Through Tough Times
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-,  You can also joint self- compassion course, here
June 11, 2019
Season 3 is here! Rita's 1 year living the lil omm life..
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
June 06, 2019
Holistic Life Foundation with Ali Smith
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 And write to me at 
June 06, 2019
# 84 Karen Brody: Daring to Rest
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 or email me, I love to hear from you! 
June 05, 2019
In Real Life & Our 1 Year Anniversary
In this episode, I give you an update on my life and my summer plans. Email me , to connect or check out for updates and offerings.
May 31, 2019
#83 Journaling and Writing with Licia Moreilli
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 or email me at Thanks for listening! 
May 29, 2019
#82 Ayurveda for Women's Health with Amadea Morningstar
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  You can learn about our offerings at or email me for private consults and mentorships. 
May 22, 2019
Summer School
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 with any questions Or visit and click on offerings.
May 20, 2019
#81 Saylor Short Beach Meditation
This is inspired by a meditation that Saylor gave to our families at our Mother's Day Retreat. This is a great meditation to listen to with your children. Enjoy. 
May 16, 2019
#80 Trauma Resolution with Rachael Maddox
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. 
May 15, 2019
#79 The Complicated and Dynamic Relationship of Mothers and Daughters with My Mom, Cathy Darling Muir
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, 
May 10, 2019
#78 Modern Medicine with Dr. Lindiwe Greenwood
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.
May 08, 2019
#77 Ancestral Healing with Dr. Sabrina N'Diaye
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 
May 01, 2019
#76 Anxiety in Children and Adults with Jennifer Cohen Harper
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. 
April 24, 2019
#75 EFT and Past Life Regression with Jenny Johnston
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. 
April 17, 2019
#74 Courage Reborn with Roberta Halpern
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 
April 10, 2019
# 73 What's the Good News About Bad Behavior with Katherine Reynolds Lewis
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. 
April 03, 2019
Self- Healing Meditation
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! 
March 27, 2019
#72 In Real Life: What is People Pleasing and Why Do We Do It?
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. 
March 27, 2019
#71 Should I Quit Over Drinking ? This Naked Mind with Annie Grace
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,
March 20, 2019
# 70 What is Reiki? Conversation with Yael Flusberg
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 ENJOY! 
March 13, 2019
# 69 What does it feel like to be 11?
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. Mary Oliver
March 10, 2019
#68 Fat Shaming and Diet Culture With Paula Atkinson
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 
March 06, 2019
#67 What is Breathwork and Why is it Important?
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 Enjoy the conversation. I kick off the episode with the poem, Womankind by Danna Faulds.
February 27, 2019
#66 How to Rewire Your Brain to Boost Confidence with Michele Molitor
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 
February 20, 2019
#65 In Real Life: Parenting & Yoga
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. 
February 06, 2019
#64 How to Talk Like a Buddhist with Cynthia Kane
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 
February 06, 2019
#63 How to Live with Anxiety with Meghan Leahy
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 
January 29, 2019
#62 How to Follow the Soul's Call with Amy Babish
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, Enjoy! 
January 29, 2019
#61 What is Yoga? A Conversation with J. Brown
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. 
January 23, 2019
#60 What is the Enneagram? Why would we study it?
Finally a podcast on the Enneagram! My favorite tool for relationships and self- growth. You can learn more about my friend and leadership coach, Catherine Hayes, here.  
January 16, 2019
#59 Snow Meditation with Saylor
Saylor is back for another short meditation, this time on snow and fun.  Sit back, relax and Enjoy! 
January 16, 2019
#58 In Real Life: Solo Episode with Pleasance
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. 
January 11, 2019
#57 What does Law of Attraction have to do with Racism?
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, with your feedback, questions and comments. 
January 09, 2019
#56 Short Love Meditation by Saylor
This is a short meditation on love given by Saylor.  You can listen and then sit for a few minutes in silence.  Feel free to journal after about anything that comes up in your meditation. 
January 05, 2019
#55 How Can I Plan for 2019? How can I make time for Joy Practices? A Planning Workshop
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  PlanAFesto We honor seasons and cycles. We relax into abundance of time and energy. We choose experiements and explorations over rigid structures or "the one way." We are skillful and strategic with the big picture and the sacred ordinary day. We practice awareness, creative problem solving, and consistency with love and compassion.
January 02, 2019
#54 2018 Year In Review
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.
December 16, 2018
#53 December: Just Me And You
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! if you need me. ❤️
December 04, 2018
#52 How to Organize Your Life with Rachel Rosenthal
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
December 02, 2018
#51 Imposter Syndrome, Mental Health and more with Kalyn Coghill
Meet the Beyonce of Academia, the wise and beautiful, Kalyn Coghill, from 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.
November 26, 2018
#50 Mastermind Parenting with Randi Rubenstein
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. and grab our seasonal self-care guide at lil
November 18, 2018
# 49 The Big 4: Perfectionism
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.
November 15, 2018
# 48 November: Just Me And You
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 or send me an email, . Download our Seasonal Self- Care Guide at www.
November 10, 2018
#47 Are You Crazy? An experiment for you....
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
November 08, 2018
# 46 Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto
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:
November 04, 2018
#45 Food and Diet Culture with Allison Tepper
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:
October 30, 2018
#44 Chat with Sarah Waxman: Founder of At The Well
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!
October 28, 2018
#43 Grief, Loss & Healing with Therapist Sarah Boone
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.
October 27, 2018
#42 Journaling
I answer Thriver questions about the basics of journaling and daily prompts. Enjoy!
October 23, 2018
#41 Healthy Boundaries for Kind People with Randi Buckley
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 ENJOY!
October 21, 2018
#40 October Just You and Me
Here is my monthly update on teachings, life and practice. This one is live from the Center for Mind- Body Medicine Training in Ellicott City, MD. learn more at Enjoy!
October 15, 2018
#39 BOUNDARIES: with Sharon Pope
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 The boundaries guidelines we discuss can be found at
October 15, 2018
#38 Meet Mel!!! My super private husband is my guest today.
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!
October 08, 2018
#37 Meet the ladies behind Lady Farmer
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 for more info.
October 04, 2018
#36 Conversations about Change and Evolution with with Jodi Komitor, Innovator, Creator.
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. Enjoy!
October 01, 2018
#35 September Just You and Me!
Each month, I open up about what's going in my world of study, awareness and reflection. I'm walking up a hill in this one and you can hear the cars pass by! Enjoy.
September 29, 2018
#34 Super Woo & Science Too: Marketing & Coaching
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,
September 25, 2018
#33 Vata Season with Susan Weis- Bohlen
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!
September 23, 2018
#32 Inspiring Filmmaker, Jeremy Frindel. Creator of the film, Doctor From India.
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. for more information. Enjoy!
September 20, 2018
#31 Creative Visual Mapping for Decisions, Dreams and Desires!
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
September 17, 2018
#30 The Energy Centers: Chakra Basics
This episode is also available on our Vimeo Teaching Page, I recorded this mini class for our Thrive Squared Year long class to accompany their study materials. Enjoy!
September 14, 2018
#29 An Interview with Saylor: Growing up with LD
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!
September 10, 2018
# 28 What is Healthy Anger?
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 to learn more!
September 06, 2018
#27 Book Talk: The Last Best Cure
Today I share readings and connections from the book, The Last Best Cure by Donna Jackson Kawakanza. I share why this book was validating and so potent.
August 30, 2018
# 26 Adventure Living with Jen Byer
My friend Jen is living the dream with her 3 girls, husband and their new RV BUS! You can check out their lives on Enjoy!
August 27, 2018
#25 Conversations with Rita: Being Sober, Self-care & Seasons.
Our Thrive community manager & I jam on seasonal self-care and my exploration with being sober. Join us LIVE in DC with other Thrivers for Plan to Thrive.
August 20, 2018
#24 The Tarot Lady: Theresa Reed
You guys!!! I get to chat with the world famous TAROT Lady today. The amazing Theresa Reed. You can learn more about her at Super excited for you to hear this interview!
August 20, 2018
#23 Back to School with Meghan Leahy Parent Coach
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 ENJOY!
August 16, 2018
#22 August: Just You and Me
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, or for connecting.
August 13, 2018
#21 Self- Care with my Biz Mentor: Racheal Cook.
Meet one of the smartest women in biz I know! Racheal Cook.
August 10, 2018
# 20 Work Life Balance with Jen Folsom
In this session, Jen and I jam on work life balance, raising kids and building biz. Jen is writing a book on this topic and I love her honesty. Enjoy!
August 06, 2018
#19 Book Club: Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
Enjoy this Book Chat from one of my all time favorite Buddhist teaching books by Pema Chrodron.
July 30, 2018
#18 Ayurveda for Beginner's with Susan Weis-Bohlen
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.
July 30, 2018
# 17 BONUS Episode! RTT with Michele Molitor
This is a recording from a Spring conversation I had with my RTT therapist, Michele Molitor, Enjoy. Reach out if you have any questions,
July 25, 2018
#16 Meet Katie from Biz Women Rock and Meditation for Women Podcast
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!
July 23, 2018
#15 Summer Review
Take some time to dive into summer practice and reflection.
July 17, 2018
# 14 Conversations to Thrive: Self- Compassion with Katie
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.
July 09, 2018
#13 Just You & Me, July
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
July 02, 2018
#12 Conversations with Rita! Money and Yoga
In this episode, Rita and I jam on MONEY and service. Join Rita and I for a writing retreat this July. Enjoy!
June 25, 2018
#11 Cass McCrory: The Subtraction Project & Living the Dream
Ohh meet my new friend, Cass. She is a mama, a biz owner, an LOA practitioner and a thoughtful, deliberate human. She is the founder of the Subtraction project. Enjoy!
June 18, 2018
# 10 Positive Psychology with Carol Meyers
Carol and I jam on why we love Positive Psychology, how it integrates with our love of wisdom traditions and how it is such a helpful field for all humans. Enjoy!
June 11, 2018
# 9 Should - do & Soul- do
Here I explore the topics of things we should do and things our soul calls for. I talk about finding & following flow and how Ayurveda can help us with all of this.
June 04, 2018
#8 Conversations in Thriving: Law of Attraction
Thriver, Cristina & I chat about Law of Attraction, self-acceptance and how Ayurveda practices help us Thrive!
May 29, 2018
#7 ShapeShifting
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.
May 17, 2018
#6 Conversations in Race and Rising Up.
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." 
May 13, 2018
#5 Plan To Thrive
Here is an intro to Plan To Thrive- a workbook about Joyful, Sustainable Planning. You can grab your copy at or Thanks as always to Amber Dutton, for the lovely So Glad music that starts and ends our sessions. XO
May 11, 2018
#4 How to Thrive!
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.
May 03, 2018
#3 Good is Good Enough
Today I'm exploring the phrase " good is good enough." What do you think about boundaries, perfectionism, creativity and FEAR?
May 03, 2018
#2 Here we go...
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
April 30, 2018
#1 Birthdays, Whys & Intro to the Podcast!
Welcome to our intro episode.. where I share WHY I created it, what to expect in upcoming episodes and More! Thanks for listening.
April 30, 2018