15 episodes

The Science & Magic podcast, hosted by Amanda Leaveck, explores topics related to the nervous system, spirit, and working more deliciously. I believe that there is a more nourishing way to approach our careers than what is currently demonstrated by hustle culture... and that we can use wisdom from both science and magic to discover it.

Science & Magic with Amanda Leaveck Amanda Leaveck

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The Science & Magic podcast, hosted by Amanda Leaveck, explores topics related to the nervous system, spirit, and working more deliciously. I believe that there is a more nourishing way to approach our careers than what is currently demonstrated by hustle culture... and that we can use wisdom from both science and magic to discover it.

    Autumn & Winter Self Care: Ayurvedic Wisdom w/ Vanashree Belgamwar

    Autumn & Winter Self Care: Ayurvedic Wisdom w/ Vanashree Belgamwar

    The colder, darker months of the year can be difficult for many people.  In this episode, Ayurvedic doctor Vanashree Belgamwar shares a plethora of information that might help create more ease during the seasons of Autumn and Winter.  She offers nutritional advice, self care rituals, behavioral shifts, and mindset changes to help soothe the nervous system in the coming months.  Grab a pen and paper - this conversation is rich with valuable information!

    DISCOVER YOUR DOSHA:
    https://chopra.com/dosha-quiz

    CONNECT WITH VANASHREE:⁣
    Website:  https://www.vanashreeayurveda.com/book-online
    Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UClp2H275oVs0WQsZ1SUbCzg

    WORK WITH AMANDA: https://amandaleaveck.com/⁣

    JOIN THE SCIENCE & MAGIC FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2328616680742710  ⁣

    BECOME A SCIENCE & MAGIC MEMBER: https://amandaleaveck.com/offerings/science-magic-membership/

    Our conversation…

    5:45 - intro
    13:16 - what is Ayurveda
    16:21- elemental theory in Ayurveda
    17:45 - Fall elemental themes  
    23:03 - body constitutions/doshas
    25:22 - chaos & lethargy in Fall
    28:25 -the importance of routine in Fall
    33:20 - dietary tips for Fall
    36:15 - self oil massage (Abhyanga) & using oil in the Fall
    43:05 - approaching the transition to Early Winter through building heat, increasing life force, & strengthening solar energy
    50:12 - elemental themes & self care during Late Winter
    52:42 - approaching Seasonal Affective Disorder & winter blues from the lens of Ayurveda (hint: community & connection!)
    56:32 - using candles & herbs to enhance vitality in Winter
    1:01:34 - intaking positive, life giving mental content during Winter
    1:03:07 - Early Winter vs. Late Winter and seasonal impact in different locations
    1:05:22- self care rituals that Vanashree prioritizes in her life (meditation & home cooked meals)
    1:11:18 - how to connect and work with Vanashree

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Love Yourself by Loving Your Shadows (solocast)

    Love Yourself by Loving Your Shadows (solocast)

    I believe that self love means full acceptance of ALL parts of us... not just the spaces that are desirable or 'easy.'  In this episode, I explore how the practice of this radical self love can have a positive influence on our relationships... and thus the collective at large.  Self love isn't selfish - it's essential to our planetary healing.  After I offer my personal sharing and thoughts on this topic, I've included love letters written and recorded by several of my clients who were willing to share their voices with us.  I hope you are touched as deeply as I was by what they have to say 3 

    WORK WITH AMANDA: https://amandaleaveck.com/⁣

    JOIN THE SCIENCE & MAGIC FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2328616680742710  ⁣

    • 27 min
    Rest & Manifest - Work Deliciously w/ Lucy Liang

    Rest & Manifest - Work Deliciously w/ Lucy Liang

    When Lucy & I started working together six months ago, she was a self identified workaholic.  Her sense of worth was determined by the external success of her business and she sacrificed her mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing to force the results she wanted.   She embodied the essence of a helicopter parent - she was smothering the natural growth of her business with her obsessive thoughts, controlled actions, and rigid expectations.⁣
    ⁣Fast forward 6 months later, and Lucy has jumped into a whole new reality.  Her business has quadrupled in revenue, celebrated its first six figure month, and is in the process of expanding a support team. 
    The most amazing part?  Lucy has never rested more in her life.  She takes guilt free naps, midday baths, and prioritizes her wellbeing above all else.  She is quite literally working deliciously.  ⁣
    CONNECT WITH LUCY:
    Website: https://www.lucyliang.com/
    Coach Viva Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachViva

    Conversation # 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o62tNeJt0s&t=649s
    Conversation # 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueRT9hzkqtE&t=897s
    Conversation # 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwCCNrQF1Tk&t=1095s
    COACHING WITH AMANDA: https://amandaleaveck.com/offerings/work-with-amanda/ 
    JOIN THE SCIENCE & MAGIC FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2328616680742710%20%20%E2%81%A3
    BECOME A SCIENCE & MAGIC MEMBER: https://amandaleaveck.com/offerings/science-magic-membership/
    Our conversation…
    7:30 -  welcome & Lucy’s upbringing
    15:16 - softening as a high performer
    17:10 - shifting beliefs around success, resting, & productivity
    23:05 - external effects of shifting beliefs
    29:20 - embodiment first then growth
    30:40 - conception through being open
    33:30 - creation as its own consciousness
    39:42 - establishing & navigating from deep purpose
    47:35 - manifesting through the quantum field
    55:20 Lucy’s miracle log (lots of good ones!)
    1:07:57 - surrender to the universe
    1:12:55 - connect with Lucy

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Surrender, Nervous System Safety, and Dancing with Life (solocast)

    Surrender, Nervous System Safety, and Dancing with Life (solocast)

    Surrender means letting go, yielding and giving up control.  It is the opposite embodiment of activating, leading, strategizing, and pushing through.  For many of us (especially high achievers), surrender can feel incredibly uncomfortable.  In addition to going against the societal value of 'taking charge of our own lives,' loosening our grip on our careers, desires, and plans can be threatening to the survival aspect of our nervous system.  In this solocast, I offer my thoughts on a few aspects of surrender -  nervous system safety, masculine vs. feminine energy, surrender as a response, and the ability to feel our way into what we desire.  
    WORK WITH AMANDA: https://amandaleaveck.com/⁣

    JOIN THE SCIENCE & MAGIC FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2328616680742710  ⁣

    • 30 min
    Let The Body Lead - Neuroscience, Heart Resonance, and Creativity w/ Nkechi Njaka

    Let The Body Lead - Neuroscience, Heart Resonance, and Creativity w/ Nkechi Njaka

    Nkechi Njaka & I dive into the brain body connection, the mystery of the heart brain, stress & the nervous system, mindfulness through the five senses,  evoking creativity through broadening perception, and embodiment as a necessity for global wellbeing.  Nkechi is a neuroscientist, dancer, creator, and mindfulness expert.  She navigates through her life with courageous curiosity, letting the wisdom of her body guide her through instinct and intuition.  I hope that you enjoy this conversation of science, magic, and all of the in between spaces.

    CONNECT WITH NKECHI:⁣
    Website: http://www.ndnlifestylestudio.com/about-1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ndnlifestylist/

    WORK WITH AMANDA: https://amandaleaveck.com/⁣
    3 PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS: sign up here!

    JOIN THE SCIENCE & MAGIC FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2328616680742710  ⁣

    BECOME A SCIENCE & MAGIC MEMBER: https://amandaleaveck.com/offerings/science-magic-membership/

    Our conversation…
    6:10 - intro & background
    9:30 - studying  neuroscience & dance
    16:20 - the brain body connection
    20:36 - the heart brain
    27.00 - stress & the nervous system
    32:14 - the practice of mindfulness
    37.20  - overcoming burnout through the lens energetic nourishment
    45:03 - evoking creativity by doing what you love
    49:01 - dimming creativity through narrow thinking
    52.49 - the importance of embodiment
    56:10 - mindfulness, creativity  & global wellbeing
    58:44 - how to connect with Nkechi 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Working Deliciously as a High Performer w/ Dr. Bryan Laskin

    Working Deliciously as a High Performer w/ Dr. Bryan Laskin

    Dr. Bryan Laskin is a dentist, entrepreneur, innovator in the tech industry, and best selling author.  As a high performing, high energy individual, Bryan’s mind and energy operates at a million miles per minute - and in many ways, this is what creates his unique genius.  But where does this leave his nervous system and physical wellbeing?  In this conversation, Bryan & I talk about all things related to productivity and nervous system care: work/life balance, developing instinct & compassion through heart connection, inner visioning, collapsing linear time, flow state, surrender, and working with emotions.  This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to optimize rest in order to increase productivity, presence, and overall satisfaction in life.

    CONNECT WITH BRYAN:⁣
    Website: https://bryanlaskin.com/
    Book: The Patient First Manifesto

    WORK WITH AMANDA: https://amandaleaveck.com/⁣

    JOIN THE SCIENCE & MAGIC FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2328616680742710  ⁣

    Our conversation...⁣

    6:24: intro & background
    10:51: how Bryan & I started working together
    13:30: stress resilience as high performer
    16:50: working with ease as a high performer
    23:11: bringing our bodies to work with us
    30:40: developing instinct & compassion through heart connection
    34:39: inner visioning by stimulating the third eye
    40:00: accessing flow state through nervous system care
    48:20: releasing desire & attachment to outcomes
    51:21: working with our emotions
    53:16: the essence of surrender
    55:43: how to work deliciously through presence
    59:50: how our work together has created more positivity
    1:02:30: get in touch with Bryan

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

shfrx ,

The Most Soothing

This podcast is one of my favorite podcast of all time. I love listening to this when I am at work because Amanda always gives us loving gentle reminders on how to live a more slow, soft and delicious life while still being high achievers!
I always look forward to listening to new episodes, as I always take something away.
Whether its inspiration on how to approach my career, how to avoid burnout, how to live in feminine flow, how to live in sync with the seasons or how to manifest the life of your dreams in the most easeful way, I can always count on Amanda’s voice to soothe my energy and put my nervous system in a more relaxed state.
It really is a mental energetic massage in the most delicious way!
Amanda is such a natural and I am so excited to keep learning more from her and the guests she brings along!
She somehow loves all of the topics I love (like neuroscience and magical based topics) so every time she posts something I am so grateful and so excited because I learn soooo much from her, specially on the aspect of embodying.

Highly highly recommend!
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(Ps if you can’t get enough, I also highly recommend her Science

Stina.Om ,

Mental Massage in a Podcast

I’ve been listening to the Science and Magic podcast and needed to express to share how amazing it is. What a joy it is to hear Amanda’s beautiful voice. Over the moon bliss and enjoyment - thank you for presenting this information in a way everyone can access.

aWish4thee ,

Embracing the rhythms of the Earth

On this podcast, Amanda does an excellent job of bringing the Science & Magic portal experience to the podcast listener. Amanda has collaborated with other dedicated healing practitioners to provide her portal community a integrative bridge between neuroscience principles and the rhythms of the Earth. I am currently a Science & Magic portal member. It has helped me develop my own spiritual essence through deeper awareness of seasonal shifts and practices to embrace the ebb and flow of natural cycles. 🌞🌱🌳🍁🌎☯️

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