VERY PASADENA BY LIAN DOLAN

Pasadena SoulCycle Instructor Builds International Following With Inspirational Weekly Podcast

SoulCycle instructor Danielle McCleerey has built a cult following in Pasadena—even though the Los Angeles suburb is not somewhere she imagined ending up. Growing up in L.A., Pasadena felt like another planet. Now, in her 30s, engaged and raising her son, it’s home. The local SoulCycle community she’s built over the past eight years has become “her people,” and now she’s known internationally after a year of clipping in virtually and recording On the Daily, her inspirational, biweekly podcast....

“Mind the Droplets” and Motivational Phrases For 2021

I’ll know for sure the joy has returned when I’m in my box at the Bowl in my acid-washed jeans and John and Daryl tear into “Maneater.”

Letting it Shine This Season With Unbridled Holiday Décor

We’re all home for the holidays this year, whether we like it or not, so let’s make them shine.

“Top Take-Away: colonoscopies save lives. Like mine.” -Lian Dolan

My first order of business is to change the messaging. Get over the prep and get the procedure. Please speak to your Top Doc about making an appointment.

With the Community Coming Together, Pasadena Meets the Moment.

If the country was run like the Vons on West California Boulevard in Pasadena, there would be toilet paper for all. 

Lian Dolan

Lian Dolan is a writer and podcaster. Besides her regular column for Pasadena Magazine, she’s the author of two LA Times best-selling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife. Her next novel, The Sweeney Sisters, will be published by Harper Collins in April 2020. She also hosts Satellite Sisters, a long-running podcast. She graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California with a degree in Classics. She lives in Pasadena with her husband, two sons, and one big German shepherd.