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Pleasance Silicki - yoga mama, creator, bness owner & student of life

Spam, KFC & SpaghettiOs

When I was a kid, my mother was a nurse and she worked 12 hour shifts that were exhausting. She worked at the beautiful campus of the Institute of Living, a very famous psychiatric hospital in a historic part of Hartford. Every other Friday, when she got paid, we...

Too much on your plate? A tool kit for the crazy busy.

We have all been there. We look at the to do list, it's too long. We look at our schedule for the day, it's too jammed. The next few days look the same and we are WIPED OUT from staying up late last night ( and the night before)... when will this end?  We look around...

Why essential oils? Come on, do they work?

Oh my goodness, the sweetness! The pictures above are of me and Eli Cohen - he is my dear friend Michelle's younger son and he came on my table to get an AromaTouch treatment. This was during one of our monthly playshops on how to apply and use oils with kiddos. What...

Why I Ride

I have been hearing about Team RockStar for YEARS! I have been a donor of army friend Jen and Jen and Meg and Meredith... I have had so many friends do this ride and now it's my turn! Hi all! I'm Pleasance Lowengard Silicki and here is why I am riding... Last summer,...

Time for a detox….

Nope, not food.  There will not be any green juice recipes here. It's time to step WAY back and detox, declutter your technology, your life to make space, to find calm and peace and to handle whatever stress is currently brewing. Many of you have reached out and said...

Quiet.

It started so fast and with such an intensity and then between the baby noise and the life noise and the studio noise... life just got to be too much. I held the weight of it all in my body. In my racing and running. SCARED to slow it all down. Years later, confidence...

Take Your Pulse

What does it mean to take your pulse? Seasonally, CHECK IN. Here is a SUPER Simple way to do it... Think of 1-10. 10 being AWESOME and 1 being YIKES Look over the topics and areas of life below and think about where you fall in that area, right now! In this season of...

Daily Intentions, Simplified.

Want to have more intentionality in your life every day? Okay, this will help . . . Grab your journal and give yourself 10-20 minutes. How do you want to feel in your life EVERY DAY?  Radiant? Energetic? Healthy? Beautiful? Thoughtful? Free? Creative? Productive?...

Freedom From Frenzy

In 2001, I was a first year, first grade DC public school teacher. I had 16 students in my class. No textbooks, no pencils, no makers, no paper. 5 days into my first year, 9/11 happened. Our school was down the street from The US Capital. Our school building shook all...

When I sit

And then I stopped. And there it is. Right under the surface- the throbbing, achy- pain of life. With the busy of playdates, lunches, phone calls and appointments, and even with the space of a long relaxing weekend...   when I finally stopped,  I felt...

But, Why Do I Need To Practice Yoga?

Recently, I was asked this question in the context of someone who is actively trying to pay attention to her habits and patterns that are not serving her. So, I jotted these down as a reminder for all of us. The How Yoga Transforms Your Body Image is great but here is...

Mindful Media

I know many of you are focused on things like losing weight and creating more space in your life for 2017 BUT I'm going to challenge you to step back and focus on your relationship to social media and screens. Ironic, right? You are reading this on a screen, you are...

Imagine This.

There are 2 kinds of women I mostly work with.... The over scheduled, way- too busy, doing everything for everyone woman...who barely takes time for herself- is always putting others first, stands up to eat her meals, feeds herself with the leftovers from the family...

Solstice

This year, I am hosting a mother daughter solstice class... at first I just wanted to gather with women- and then I realized I wanted Saylor to come and all the women who signed up had girls... Let's empower our daughters' to awaken in our cycles- to pay attention to...