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The Souloist Podcast

69 EpisodesProduced by Zohara Zofia RotemWebsite

Zohara Zofia Rotem is a Pianist, Educator, Suzuki Talent Education Teacher Trainer, Speaker, Mentor and Soul Purpose Guide™.The Souloist podcast brings you uplifting conversations about music, soul, education, life and many things in between. Inspired by years of studying music and soul, shamanism a… read more

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#68.On Conscious Leadership - with Rupda Ji

May 28th, 2023


Rupda is a councillor, therapist and corporate coach.

She works with people around the globe in areas of conscious leading, self-leading and self-development. 

Rupda has spent over 45 years dedicated to a conscious …

#67. Whispers of Weather

May 16th, 2023


Weather affects our being…our mood.

The changes of seasons, seasonal fruits, seasonal clothes, seasonal colours.

The weather whispers.

Weather brings …

#66. Pearls and Lemons

May 9th, 2023


Life gives us lemons, and sometimes life gives us pearls.  

Things in life go in pairs: love and grief, light and dark, gain and loss etc.

It's only  natural that  we prefer the “good” side.

When we go through …

#65. Love is not enough...

March 24th, 2023


Since I remember myself, I wanted to be a mother and a teacher.

These two topics are very close to my heart – motherhood and education.

I was asked a question : “ How can we help our children today?”.

To raise children …

#64. And then came the crow

March 18th, 2023


Reflecting on life, big words, the universe within us and us within the universe.

On slowing down and the gift of our being.

And ending with John O'Donohue words:

"May we learn to return

And rest in the beauty

Of …

#63. Too Many Activities

January 17th, 2023


Many children suffer from having too many activities.

“Keeping children busy” has become a norm.

Children have their own pace and need to have time for thinking, for day dreaming, for wonder.

Helping children develop …

#62. Time Weaving Together -with Dr Marcus Bussey

January 6th, 2023


Today I am in conversation with Dr Marcus Bussey.

Marcus is a futurist and educator with a keen interest in intercultural encounters. He has taught …

#61. Where Are the Elders

December 30th, 2022


Introducing “Soul moments”- short episodes that will come to you between the longer ones.

And today we bring the question:  where are the elders?

#60. Grief is Universal

December 22nd, 2022


Everyone has been or will be visited by death and grief at some point.

We go through this experience in different ways.

We ignore, we deny, we avoid.

We might even not do it  deliberately.

We grieve differently and at …

#59. Expectations VS Trust

December 3rd, 2022


When children are seen and trusted in their ability, they  learn with joy and ease


If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your …

#58. Educating Heart and Soul

November 8th, 2022


Changes in the world and life will continue to occur and accelerate.

Since it is difficult to keep up with the pace of change, it might be a good …

#57. It's OK to be sad

September 12th, 2022


All feeling are welcome. 
There's a place for all of them. 
Some realisations at the end of my trip. 
And some things i'm grateful for. 

#56. TRAVEL and TIME

July 14th, 2022


Today i'm talking with you while travelling, about:

  • Time and Travel
  • Unpredictability 
  • The core of being / the place that Soul resides
  • Finding …

#55. Important Questions in Life

May 29th, 2022

  • What's the point of life?
  •  What sustains life?
  • What nurtures life?
  • How do we find meaning in life?

I was invited to school to discuss these …

#54. Never Too Early to Become an Elder

May 4th, 2022


In this episode we talk about:

Age- ageing- ageism

To “look young”

We need to change the way we look at age

To become old is a privilege

We get …

#53. Tone Has a Living Soul - with Braxton Neate

April 11th, 2022


Today I'm in conversation with Braxton Neate, a Suzuki Talent Education Cello teacher. 

We speak about:

· Tone and Soul

· Suzuki’s  Vision

· Changing …

#52. Children Do Not Start a War

February 27th, 2022


Reflecting on children in wars, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Trying  to foster hope in my heart and inquire what I can do in times like these.

Sparks of hopes for me are reading wisdom words:

§ Our …

#51. A Seed is Planted in the Earth

February 10th, 2022


"Every child has an unlimited potential", Dr Shinichi Suzuki

So, how do we motivate children to do their work - practice their instrument, do their homework, help in the house etc.

Do we need to motivate them?

Anything …

#50. We Don't Know the Whole Story Yet

January 29th, 2022


When we stop and slow down the minutes become thicker and longer. 

When we slow down we have more time ; time becomes more spacious.. more precious.

When we empty the mind  the heart fills up.

Grief contains wisdom. And …

#49. Let Soul Speak

January 13th, 2022


How can we go beyond division

Sweet intimacy and/or Self love

The place we could meet beyond our divide.

Let Soul speak and wait for the wonder.

“Out …

#48. Wonder. Hope .Change

December 28th, 2021


Everything in life changes, if we like it or not.

As 2021 is coming to an end i reflect on language, hope and wonder. 

Wishing you a year of wonder. 

If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your …

#47. "How are you? "

October 31st, 2021


"How are you ? "

A very common question that is asked and answered almost automatically.

Here's another perspective on this loaded , encompassing and important question. 

If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with …

#46.Living in a Circle -with Moana Pearl

October 26th, 2021


Today I’m in conversation with Moana Pearl.

Moana is a culture activist, ritual maker, mother and dreamer of a new paradigm.  She supports women to …

#45.Knowing your own darkness

September 22nd, 2021


" Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people" - C.J Jung

Shadow Work is the way of becoming aware of what we are unaware of.

Exploring our hidden parts.

Getting to know in …

#44.Healing, Howling, 'Wholling'

August 27th, 2021

  • The need to express feelings, emotions and meaningful transitions
  • Personal and collective grief
  • Delayed grief
  • Grief work - what to do / not do

#43. Are You Afraid? - with Dr Paul Cadzow

August 21st, 2021


Paul is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and an artist.

He holds a  medical degree and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of …

#42. An Era of Confusion

August 7th, 2021


“Inspired” by  the current  lockdown here...

Reflecting on the frustration I hear  children expressing  about drifting in and out of schooling in …

#41. The Hidden Power of Words

July 30th, 2021


How many times have you  heard:

  • "I don't want to offend you but..."
  • "I don't want to undermine you but..."
  • "I don't want to put pressure on you …

#40. She - Grief

July 21st, 2021


We are back after more than 2 months away. 

This has been time of walking in the valley of death with my beloved man. 

I'm sharing here little snippets of the journey of loosing loved ones, the new relationships with …

#39. From Chaos & Frustration to Boundaries & Validation

May 15th, 2021


“I’ve been reflecting on your lecture which I appreciated so much. Thank you. Especially the part about how families /society have changed. It was a relief for me as a young teacher to hear that what happens now is not …

#38. Motherhood

May 7th, 2021


On Sunday we'll be celebrating Mother's Day here. 

This is a perfect time  to reflect, celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate on the role of …

#37. I am enough, We are enough, There is enough - with Veta Goler & Barbara Rapaport

April 29th, 2021


Today I'm in conversation with Veta and Barbara, two of my soul sisters.
The three of us are passionate, curious and concerned about the topic of …

#36.Transformation - Planting seeds for the future

April 21st, 2021


In these fast changing times we reflect on the role of educators and adults in the future of the world. 

The enormity of the  changes that are going …

#35. Good, Bad and Change

April 15th, 2021


Life comes in packages, or so it seems.

Love comes with hate. Light with dark. Joy with sorrow. Gain with loss.

Friendship with animosity. Connection with disconnection. Expansion with contraction. Success with failure. …

#34. Art, Soul, Life - with Ewa Henner

April 6th, 2021


Today I’m in conversation with  my dearest friend  Ewa Henner.
Ewa is an artist, medical doctor, psychotherapist, Qigong teacher, among many things she studied. She is a Wise Woman who embodies the traits of a shaman in …

#33. Joy & Motivation

March 31st, 2021


We want our children to become self motivated.

We wish for them to have the will and desire to acquire ability, talent and knowledge; things  we need in order to grow, survive and thrive.

How can we pass on to them the …

#32. When things go 'wrong'

March 22nd, 2021


Life is experienced in beats. Each beat has its Taste...Essence...Story.

And there’s a gap between the beats.

We plan. We expect. We dream. We wish. We prepare.

But things don’t always turn up the way we wanted.

How can …

#31. Gravity, Love , Life, Gratitude & Music - with Koen Rens

March 15th, 2021


Today we are doing something new. instead of a solo (or 'soulo')  conversation, where I have my conversations with you, we are having a conversation …

#30. Experiments in Beauty

March 7th, 2021


“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” (Confucius)

What makes us see beauty?

· What is the driving force that makes one person see beauty while another cannot see it?


· what makes us see it one day …

#29. SuzukiCast, Back to the Groove, week 4 - On TIME

February 21st, 2021


By now we've established : 1. pleasant practice (episode 23). 2. Turning up (episode 25) and 3. Practice content (episode 27). 

This week we  talk about  time - this rare commodity in today's world. 

We want to help our …

#28. Love is in the Air

February 14th, 2021


Today is St Valentine day.

Did you know that the ancient story behind Valentine's Day is more brutal than romantic?

It all goes back to a mysterious, third century saint who suffered a brutal fate.

Listen here to some …

#27. SuzukiCast- Back to the Groove, Week 3- Practice what?

February 11th, 2021


Week 3 of Back to the Groove - the series of establishing practice routine after the long holiday break.

This week we plan the content of the …

#26.Language - Environment - Soul (Takes 2)

February 8th, 2021


Language and environment are connected.Language is embedded in the world we live in.And the world we live in is embedded in the language we speak.Language welcomes the new born. And it starts before birth. The language …

#25.SuzukiCast-Back to the Groove, week 2 - Turning Up

February 4th, 2021


Week 2 of Back to the Groove-  the series of establishing practice routine after the long holiday break. This week we TURN UP. If you could get …

#24. Let's Talk about Soul - Take 1

February 3rd, 2021

  • What if you like doing many things and you find it difficult to "manage your time" between them?
  • Do you need to make a priority list?

Reflecting …

#23. SuzukiCast - Back to the Groove - Week 1 - Practice Pleasant

January 28th, 2021


In the southern hemisphere academic year starts now.

Students are going back to school after a long holiday of 6 -7 weeks.

How do we go back to …

Special episode - (The Soul of Elderhood - Hebrew translation) - נפש הזיקנה

January 26th, 2021


?מאיפה הגיע הרעיון הזה

... הוא בא מאותו מקום שמגיעים ממנו תינוקות... ורעיונות

מה זה אומר? זה אומר שמהיום תוכלו למצוא חלק מהפרקים - גם בעברית

שאלתם.... ביקשתם...ושמחה לספק

בחרתי להתחיל עם נושא שבוער היום כתמיד (וקצת …

#22. The Crone and Corona

January 25th, 2021


Two themes appear in this episode. 

One is a myth about a "witch"  and the other a reflection about Corona times. 

They are bound by a name - the …

#21. SuzukiCast - Stop - Prepare -Go

January 20th, 2021


One of the greatest ways to practice  "tricky" bits is to stop JUST BEFORE them. 

When you learn /practice  a  piece , Instead of playing the  whole …

#20. "Where to get a little luck..."

January 18th, 2021


My Grandfather Leo was a very gracious man.

In this podcast I'm sharing with you some of the thoughts that came up  today, on his birthday.

How he affected my life, and how he lives in me long after he's died. 

"So long …

#19. SuzukiCast - 2020, A Learning - Teaching Curve

January 11th, 2021


What a year this has been for the teachers among us !

We were called go much beyond the comfort zones of the teaching we had known.

It held so MANY challenges to all of us: Suzuki Teachers,Instrumental teachers AND …

#18. The Soul of Elderhood

January 4th, 2021


In the last month of 2020 we gathered around in circles ( online) to send off 2020 .

These were circles of women, elders, teachers and parents. 

In …

#17. SuzukiCast- Changing Gears

November 28th, 2020


Parents and teachers often ask about the process of moving from childhood to adolescence in learning a musical instrument.

The Suzuki program follows …

#16. Prima Materia - New Matter

November 21st, 2020


A raw, unprepared, unfiltered conversation about experiences that create newness of being, every day of our life.

"Dot Dot Dot"

In the presence of mystery, we experience authenticity.

Living in the present moment can …

# 15. SuzukiCast: In Praise of Praise

November 14th, 2020


"We need to feel like we are on the right track, especially when we step into unfamiliar territories."

I use the word "praise" here as:

  • an …

# 14. Why we are here

November 7th, 2020

  • Why are we here at this time , at this place?
  • What are these times calling us for?

*.  *.   *.

I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more …

# 13. Announcing the addition of new stream of the Souloist podcast

October 17th, 2020


Announcing a new stream of the Souloist podcast -The SuzukiCast.

This podcast will cover Suzuki Talent Education Topics. 

For teachers, parents and …

#12. Zkenim, Nashim Vataf - On Old People, Women and Children

September 23rd, 2020


On old people, Women and Children. When will we embrace who we are? We are coming in myriads of colours. A rainbow of us. We are different BUT equal. …

# 11. on Imagination

July 27th, 2020


Imagination is needed now more than ever, to birth a new world. 

Welcome your children’s imagination.

 Allow your own imagination. 

The domain of imagination is free for all and has no expiry date. 

"Imagination is more …

#10. on Competition

June 23rd, 2020


What is competition
Why we compete
What part of us it serves
How are we conditioned to compete
Reflecting on competing , comparing, inspiration and sharing.
I invited you to reflect with me on all of these.
Upcoming …

#9.Art and intimacy - the inner experience of creativity

May 24th, 2020


Music can become an intimate experience for the player when she knows how to listen with different ears.
We can be so far from the image that
Piano skill is life skill. What we put in acquiring a musical skill is what we …

#8. A special episode for Mother’s Day

May 10th, 2020


A special episode for Mother's Day today, to honour, respect and celebrate the role of mothers in the world.
The seen and unseen in motherhood.

#7. the 'Something' that wants to be born now

May 9th, 2020


In times of lock down , 'something' is pushing its way out.
In amidst the pain, sorrow and grief, 'something' wants to be born.
Everyone is born with a gift.
When the world is a labour pain we are called to look for the …

#6. Investments in times of uncertainty

May 1st, 2020


* What can we invest in these times of financial uncertainty?
*The thought process in uncertainty
* This too shall pass?
* Control or illusion?


Send …

#5. How to survive moving to online music lessons ?

April 22nd, 2020


Teaching & learning piano (among other musical instruments) online in Corona times.
Counting the loses and (surprise surprise ) the gains.
Keeping the big picture in mind.
What can we learn, how can we grow so we …

#4. Allowing the more of us

April 17th, 2020


The place of Authenticity, honesty and spontaneity in today's life.
Allowing everything to BE
Waves of feelings, thoughts and inner voices - how to handle them
Cherishing memories.
When are we enough.
Allowing for more than …

#3. the 7 pillars of Sanity

April 14th, 2020


Lockdown becomes a new reality. 

The things i miss.. the ones i took for granted... In my conversation with soul  received the 7 pillars of sanity. …

#2. Suzuki teaching in Corona times

March 22nd, 2020


Time to unite in circles around the world
Announcing Zoom with Zohara for Suzuki Teachers, Suzuki Parents and Soul Seekers.
In this episode we talk …

# 1 .Why podcast... Why music.... Why soul...

March 22nd, 2020


Why podcast... why me.... why now ... Sharing with you what brought me here, to talking to you.
We will be sitting in circle together, exploring ideas …

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