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Author: Pleasance Lowengard Silicki

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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.
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106 Episodes
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 Support this podcast:
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! --- Support this podcast:
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. --- Support this podcast:
Word of the Summer: Intense

Word of the Summer: Intense


Summer 2019 recap!--- Support this podcast:
BOY CRAZY with Josh Courage

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! --- Support this podcast:
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!--- Support this 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 with your questions, concerns and insights. I deeply appreciate your listening and sharing this. You can learn more about Rachel, here. --- Support this podcast:
Sacred Sabbatical

Sacred Sabbatical


In this short episode, Pleasance shares from her own Sacred Sabbatical about the importance of time alone to rest and digest. --- Support this podcast:
Summer Pause

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 --- Support this podcast:
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 can join our community with the self-compassion course or THRIVE at --- Support this podcast:
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