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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. Become a supporter of this podcast:

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. Become a supporter of this podcast:
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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. Become a supporter of this podcast:




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:


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...


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...


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 --- Support this podcast:


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!...


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...


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 ! --- Support this podcast:


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. --- Support this podcast:...


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...


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 --- Support this podcast:


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 --- Support this podcast:


# 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...


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. --- Support this podcast:


#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! ---...


#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...


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. --- Support this podcast:


#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. --- Support this podcast:


#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. --- Support this podcast:


#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, --- Support this...


#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. --- Support this podcast: