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

End of summer reflections

On the day of the Eclipse, it’s a New Moon. A reflective day. According to tradition, we spend New Moons in quiet poses. We rest. We pause. We go inward. This particular New Moon also calls for us to look DEEP within our shadow side. The parts of ourselves that are...

39 books for 39 years

Here is a collection of some of the books that have shaped, formed, challenged and molded me. I love these authors. I love these words. If I was stranded on an island. . . these are the books I would bring for health, wealth, learning and life. Today, I'm celebrating...

List of Tools for Self Awareness

One of the paths to freedom, is by truly KNOWING who you are, how you are built, what your strengths and challenges are and then being able to skillfully navigate your life based on this information. What does that mean? You inquire and investigate your thoughts,...

Cool it now. . .

I was sitting down to write my tips out for you on how to chill out from an Ayruveda perspective when the 80’s song "Cool It Now" came into my head. I LOVE this song. But, this is the part that made me laugh out loud because it’s SO TRUE! "Cool it now You got to cool...

Mid-year Review

July is here and that means, mid year-review! Here are a few questions to journal or contemplate as we approach the 2nd half of 2017. So, grab your journal or a friend and write/map these out! 1. What is your Word of the Year? Did you reflect on it over the year so...

Morning routine

My current (Summer 2017) Morning Routine. This changes seasonally. I’ll post my Fall routine in September. Enjoy! 5-5:10 am Wake up and Ayurvedic rituals of Nasya, tongue scraping, and oil pulling. 5:15-5:30 am Meditate. 5:30 am Put water on for warm water tea or...

How’s that working for YOU?

This question guides us to go within and see what's happening around a specific topic, habit or part of our life. What we learn from this can give us insight into an area that we want to pay attention to OR an area we want to truly celebrate! We might say to...

How to start the day!

You all know I’m a BIG fan of the morning routine just because it really helps me feel alive, intentional and connected. I’ll be sharing more about this over the next few weeks. In the meantime. . . Here is a video on the coffee I make every morning. I recorded this...

Help! I need to get back on track!

I just got back from a week away in CT visiting family. And, one of the FIRST things I always do when I get back is re-align my life, my practices and my work with my ACTUAL daily life. I LOVE checklists and charts as a way to get back in the flow of habits and to...

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...

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