Soulful Self-Care Sessions

Vata Season with Susan Weis- Bohlen

An episode of Soulful Self-Care Sessions

By Pleasance Lowengard Silicki
Welcome to Soulful Self -Care Sessions.
An exploration in Well -Being, Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, and SOUL CARE.
Practical tips for living, breathing and THRIVING in our communities, our lives and our world.
Available on 11 platforms
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 4, 2018
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 2, 2018
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
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
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
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
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 8, 2018
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 4, 2018
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
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
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
I answer Thriver questions about the basics of journaling and daily prompts. Enjoy!
October 23, 2018
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
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
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
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 8, 2018
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 4, 2018
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 1, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Episode 35: 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 6, 2018
Episode 34: Book Talk
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
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
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
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
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
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
Self- Care with my Biz Mentor: Racheal Cook.
Meet one of the smartest women in biz I know! Racheal Cook.
August 10, 2018
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 6, 2018
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
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
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
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
Summer Review
Take some time to dive into summer practice and reflection.
July 17, 2018
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 9, 2018
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 2, 2018
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
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
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
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 4, 2018
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
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
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
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
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 3, 2018
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 3, 2018
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
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
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