Tranquility du JourAuthor: Kimberly Wilson
19 Oct 2017

Tranquility du Jour

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Your guide to living a full and meaningful life: creativity, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, travel, style, yoga, making a difference and all things tranquility. Hosted by author, therapist and creative entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson, who lives in DC and dreams of Paris.

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    Tranquility du Jour #407: The Writing Process

    The Writing Process with Kim Manganelli. In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, we chat about her journey to becoming a lit professor, her work with the Amherst Writers & Artists method, the creation of Wisteria (formerly Wildflower) writing workshops, plus writing struggles and advice.

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    Upcoming Events

    Daybook + Playbook Pre-sale: through October 20

    Shape Soirée Talk in Richmond: October 20

    Writing in the Woods in West Virginia: October 27-29 {1 spot left}

    Yoga + Mindfulness Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity in Costa Rica: February 17-24

    Yoga + Art in West Virginia: May, 2018 TBA

    Featured Guest: Kim Manganelli

    Kim Manganelli is an Associate Professor of nineteenth-century literature at Clemson University and a novelist in progress. She is a Certified Leader of the Amherst Writers and Artists method whose Wisteria Writing Workshops give writers of all levels of education and experience a safe and playful space to get their words out of their heads and onto the page. She currently lives in Greenville, SC but is always dreaming of Paris. Visit her online at wisteriawriters.com.

     

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    Tranquility du Jour #406: The Story Behind Shape Soiree

    The Story Behind Shape Soiree with Kelly Kostecki and AnnMarie Grohs. In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, we chat about their inspiration to pull together a 3-day event in Richmond to shape lives, the importance of self-care, helpful tips and resources for finding balance.

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    Featured Guest: Kelly Kosteki + AnnMarie Grohs

     

    Born and raised in the Heartland, Kelly grew up an Indiana Hoosier with a love for all things sports, travel, and school.  The thrill of adventure and lure of new cultures soon led Kelly away from her Midwestern roots to soak up the sun and Southern hospitality of the South Carolina Low Country.  It was there, while competing as an Athlete at the College of Charleston that her drive for peak physical performance led to injury and she first found herself on a yoga mat.  Admittedly, at first, yoga was simply a way to ease and loosen her overworked and burned out muscles.  However, soon she was overtaken by the stillness awakened in her mind and the spiritual connection encountered by her heart, which ultimately hooked her for life.

    Since those early years Kelly has kept her passion for the practice as a focal point in her life, allowing it to shape the very essence of who she is, what she loves, and how she gives back to her community.  Her continued deep devotion and belief in the transformational power yoga provides, eventually led Kelly to receive her 500 hour RYT from Tranquil Space in Washington, DC, the home of all things goddess and glitter.  She then went onto open her own yoga studio, Om On Yoga, in Richmond, VA in 2010.  Through this venture, Kelly is deeply honored to share her experience and provide a nurturing space that offers a warm and inviting community to those who yearn for the beauty of yoga in their lives.  Kelly is also the creator of Shop Om On, a hip online boutique offering consciously curated fashion and goods for the active and holistic lifestyle.

    When she’s not on her mat, a Raspberry colored Manduka to be exact, Kelly can be found globetrotting to far off and sometimes exotic but mostly laid back destinations, burrowing deep in a good book, relishing in the quiet solace of the outdoors, or savoring the pure goodness of a great acoustic guitarist.  Richmond, Virginia is where Kelly calls home.  She lives there with her incredible husband, and fellow yogi, Ken, and her sassy Schnauzer, Miss Gracie Mae.

    AnnMaire Grohs ran her first 10k in college. And she came in dead last – behind a team of 8 people carrying a Santa sleigh.

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    Ever since then, AnnMarie has challenged herself to do better - to do more – always striving for one goal: wellness. And to never again be bested by a gaggle of people carrying a large prop.

    AnnMaire’s journey to wellness has taken her many places – to Chicago where she learned to appreciate the outdoors when she could; to D.C. where she learned the limits of – and ways – to challenge her body; and to Richmond where she learned the effect that food could have on her overall.

    It all ultimately drove her to open Boho Cycle studio, a Richmond, Va.-based indoor cycling studio focusing on fitness, nutrition, and health.

    Today, AnnMarie continues to explore her commitment to wellness, keenly aware that wellness isn’t a fraction of life: it’s the whole of it.

     “The most important thing is fun,” she says. “You’ve got to have fun - and know what does your body good: whether that’s a run, a salad, yoga, reading a book, or knowing what clothes look good on your body.”

    And AnnMarie continues her wellness journey. She still partakes of all the foods she loves – in moderation – and is aware that she’s constantly evolving. What worked for her 10 years ago may not work for her today – or 10 years from now. But she’s committed to sharing that journey and knowledge. And she hasn’t been beaten by a team of people carrying Santa’s sleigh again. Yet.

    Upcoming Events

    Daybook + Playbook Pre-sale: through October 20

    Shape Soirée Talk in Richmond: October 20

    Writing in the Woods in West Virginia: October 27-29 {2 spots left}

    Yoga + Mindfulness Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity in Costa Rica: February 17-24

    Yoga + Art in West Virginia: May, 2018 TBA

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  • Posted on 02 Oct 2017

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    Tranquility du Jour #405: Creating with Purpose and Saving the Elephants

    Creating with Purpose and Saving the Elephants with Diana Argueta. In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, Diana and I discuss her move to Nepal, work for the elephants, and activism through art. Learn how you, too, can help captive elephants in Asia and beyond.

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    Upcoming Events

    Shape Soirée Talk in Richmond: October 20

    Writing in the Woods in West Virginia: October 27-29 {3 spots left}

    Yoga + Mindfulness Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity in Costa Rica: February 17-24

    Yoga + Art in West Virginia: May, 2018 TBA

    Featured Guest: Diana Argueta Sinclair

     

    Born in 1979, Diana grew up in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She obtained a BA in Political Science from Universidad Rafael Landivar and a Master’s Degree in International Politics and Law from Universidad Francisco Marroquin.

    Diana worked for multinational companies and international cooperation agencies until 2012 when she married a career diplomat and moved to Nepal. As a teenager, she dreamed of joining an organization that saved wildlife.  That longing became real when she started volunteering for Nepali non-governmental organizations that help endangered wildlife and protect nature.

    With a passion for travelling and photography, Diana has visited over 30 countries throughout her life.  After surviving the Nepal earthquake of April 2015, an unexpected change took place and Diana found solace in creativity and art. She now dedicates her time to her small business project and animal welfare activism while sipping tea and listening to her favorite podcasts.

    You can check out her creative work on Instagram at Elephant Soul Crafts.

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  • Posted on 18 Sep 2017

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    Tranquility du Jour #404: Transitions

    Transitions with me and Tim.  In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, Tim and I discuss the transition of Tranquil Space to YogaWorks and what's next for both of us {hint, it involves pigs and pugs}.

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    Upcoming Events

    Writing in the Woods in West Virginia: October 27-29 {3 spots left}

    Yoga + Mindfulness Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity in Costa Rica: February 17-24

    Yoga + Art in West Virginia: May, 2018 TBA

    Featured Guests: Me and Tim

    Tim Mooney is a Washington, DC-based attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for technology and the law. In 2001, Tim relocated to Washington, DC and served as senior counsel at Alliance for Justice. There, he worked with nonprofits across the United States to strengthen their ability to influence public policy.

    Tim spent the next decade as General Counsel and Director of Operations for Tranquil SpaceHip Tranquil Ventures and TranquiliT, running operations, technology, marketing, management, communications, and whatever else came up day to day.

    He currently serves as a board member of Tranquil Space Foundation, a public charity focused on animal welfare through the Pigs and Pugs Project.

    Most recently, Tim has discovered the joys of bike touring and has launched an online community and podcast devoted to bike touring lifestyle, Pedalshift. He was also one half of the 2013 book tour -slash- 11,000 mile North American RV adventure that was Tranquility Tour.

    Tim received a B.S. from Syracuse University/SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He splits time between the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC and his cabin retreat in Berkeley County, West Virginia with his multi-talented girlfriend Kimberly Wilson and their pugs, Mookie and Belle Starr, and their cat Jackson.

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  • Posted on 04 Sep 2017

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    Tranquility du Jour #403: Creative Living

    Creative Living with Jennifer Schelter.  In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, we discuss Jennifer's inspiration behind a performance piece called Breaking Ground, how her writing practice is the underpinning of her creative life, and how life has evolved since she was on the show in 2015.

    Congrats to Katherine for winning a signed copy of A Paris Year in the recent giveaway!

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    Upcoming Events

    Writing in the Woods in West Virginia: October 27-29 {4 spots left}

    Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity in Costa Rica: February 17-24

    Yoga + Art in West Virginia: May, 2018 TBA

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    Jennifer Schelter has over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, motivational leader, and speaker, and has led over 80,000 people to become their better selves.  She understands that ultimately, change and self-discovery is about reaching inside your self. Through hourly sessions, workshops or a weeklong retreat, Jennifer supports and empowers change and growth through her unique offerings of leadership skills, one-on-one coaching, mindfulness, meditation, retreats, yoga and writing.  She was the expert life coach and yoga teacher on “Natural Reboot” TV show, called “One of the most inspiring Philadelphian’s” and “Best of Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine.  She facilitates mindful and creative workshops and retreats with University of Pennsylvania Wharton Leadership and Management Programs, Morris Arboretum, Woodmere Art Museum, Kripalu Center, and the Radiant Retreat in Tulum, Mexico. She is the Co-Founder of “Reach & Raise ” for Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Philadelphia, Kansas City, Denver) and annually leads 2,000 people in a public yoga and meditation class on the Philadelphia Art Museum steps.
     
    Jennifer’s mission is to inspire well-being and champion creativity in self-leadership.  She is the producer of “am awake” CD and “The Art of Vinyasa Yoga” DVD. Recently, she was selected for Our Bodies, Our Selves, Gallery 128 show at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and read her story Breaking Ground. Currently, she is a Post Bacc student at PAFA, writing and illustrating a memoir.
     
    Jennifer is available to for retreats, workshops, or one-on-one sessions.  www.jenniferschelter.com.

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  • Posted on 21 Aug 2017

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