Tranquility du JourAuthor: Kimberly Wilson
18 Dec 2018

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 #437: The Power of Pie

    In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, author Beth Howard and I discuss moving abroad for love, the challenges of a new country, living in the American Gothic House, the practice of writing, and the power of pie.

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    New Year's Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    New Year's Salon in DC: January 1 {4 spots left}

    TDJ Live online: January 6

    Writing Salon in DC: January 12 {5 spots left}

    4-Week Tranquility Salon in DC: Starts January 13 {2 spots left}

    Tranquility in the Topics: February 16-23, 2019 in Costa Rica {3 spots left}

    Tranquility in Tuscany: July 13-20, 2019 {8 spots left}

    Guest: Beth Howard

    Beth M. Howard is an author, blogger, and radio commentator. She is also known for being the (former) resident of the American Gothic House, where from 2010 to 2014 she ran the Pitchfork Pie Stand. Her books include Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie; Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House; and the forthcoming memoir, Hausfrau Honeymoon: Love, Language, and Other Misadventures in Germany. She has written for the New York Times, Real Simple, Country Living, and many other publications; she’s been featured on CNN, CBS This Morning, BBC, and NPR; and she has given a TEDx talk about the healing powers of pie. She blogs at The World Needs More Pie. (View full bio.)

     

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    Website: bethmhoward.com
    Books: bethmhoward.com/books
    Facebook: facebook.com/TheWorldNeedsMorePie
    Instagram: instagram.com/theworldneedsmorepie

    Mentioned in the Podcast:

    Ted Talk: The Healing Power of Pie

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  • Posted on 17 Dec 2018

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    Tranquility du Jour #436: Resilience

    In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, I discuss resilience with Linda Graham. Learn about neuroplasticity, the five different intelligences, how to strengthen your resilience, and care for your brain.

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    New Year's Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    New Year's Salon in DC: January 1 {5 spots left}

    TDJ Live online: January 6

    Writing Salon in DC: January 12

    4-Week Tranquility Salon in DC: Starts January 13 {2 spots left}

    Tranquility in the Topics: February 16-23, 2019 in Costa Rica

    Tranquility in Tuscany: July 13-20, 2019 {8 spots left}

    Guest: Linda Graham

    Linda Graham, MFT, is an experienced psychotherapist who integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her international trainings on resilience and well-being. She is the author of Resilience and also Bouncing Back, the winner of a 2013 Books for a Better Life Award. Visit her online at lindagraham-mft.net.

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    Website: lindagraham-mft.net
    Book: Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster
    Facebook:  facebook.com/BouncingBackLindaGraham/
    Twitter:  twitter.com/LindaGrahamMFT

    Mentioned in the Podcast:

    Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being
    Paris + DC Resources {NYC to come}

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  • Posted on 11 Dec 2018

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    Tranquility du Jour #435: Calligraphy

    In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, I discuss the gift of calligraphy with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. Learn how to get started with calligraphy, what tools are helpful, and various projects that would make wonderful holiday gifts!

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    Upcoming Events

    New Year's Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    New Year's Salon in DC: January 1 {5 spots left}

    TDJ Live online: January 6

    Writing Salon in DC: January 12

    4-Week Tranquility Salon in DC: Starts January 13 {2 spots left}

    Tranquility in the Topics: February 16-23, 2019 in Costa Rica

    Tranquility in Tuscany: July 13-20, 2019 {8 spots left}

     

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    Artist and calligrapher Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls finds beauty in imperfection, a widely acclaimed and distinctly modern approach to calligraphy. With over 10 years of experience, Maybelle has been commissioned for bespoke wedding invitations, letterpress stationery, and editorial features, exhibiting her elegant and playful signature style for a range of clients. Her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings, Sunset Magazine, Victoria, Better Homes and Gardens, and Brides, and has been featured on Design*Sponge, Besotted, Brooklyn Bride, Oh Happy Day, Snippet & Ink, Sunday Suppers, and Style Me Pretty.

    Drawing inspiration from botanical engravings, vintage alphabet specimens, and her numerous travels abroad, Maybelle has been known to journey to Paris for just the right calligraphy nib. Her love of ephemera and faraway places inspired a collaboration with Chronicle Books: Belle Calligraphy Kit, Materials and Inspiration for Modern Script.

    She developed Calligraphy in the 21st Century, a popular San Francisco workshop booked months in advance, as a way to share her passion with the creative community. This year, Maybelle offers the course in some of her favorite cities: New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Santa Barbara, and Sydney, Australia.

    Raised in Hawaii, Maybelle lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twins.

    Mentioned in the Podcast:

    Website: may-belle.com
    Book: The Gift of Calligraphy
    Instagram: instagram.com/maybelleimasa

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  • Posted on 03 Dec 2018

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    Tranquility du Jour #434: My Trip to Paris

    In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, I discuss my solo trip to Paris—takeaways, delights, and challenges.

    Takeaways:

    1. Add beauty. The other night I stopped by a flower shop to pick up a pink hyacinth for 3 euros. The shopkeeper wrapped it in Kraft paper for my walk home. This little gem is deliciously fragrant and sitting next to me as I type.

    2. Saunter. Each day I've explored various parts of the city for at least 15,000 steps (about six miles). The lack of rushing and the chance to take in Paris by foot with stops at sidewalk cafes to warm up or rest has been a treat.

    3. Greet. It's customary to say "bonjour" upon entering shops or even purchasing a train ticket from an agent. There's a formality that feels quaint and civilized.

    4. Sip. When I first arrived, I went straight to a cafe and sat for nearly an hour sipping two pots of thé vert à la menthe (green mint tea). There's no rush to turn over a table for another client, you can linger and sip as long as you'd like.

    5. Read. I love seeing people with books in hand on the metro, at cafes, and, of course, in the many book shops. It's a great reminder to put the phone down and sink into a good read.

    6. Express. Men in red pants, women in leopard-print, kids on scooters. There's a sense of style that's wrapped in self-expression.

    7. Savor. A baguette here is a heavenly experience. Pizza sans cheese doused in a spicy oil is divine. The dark chocolates melt in your mouth. And there's an abundant amount of green juice.

    8. Appreciate. Finding gifts to bring home is a treasure hunt. Today I picked up olive oil in a square bottle modeled after Chanel No. 5, a pink rose candle, gold (yes, gold!) peppercorns, and chocolates wrapped in pastel paper.

    New discoveries
    Petite Palais
    Hemingway Bar
    Wild & the Moon —la vie en rose
    Rue Cremieux
    La Maison Rose
    The Abbey Bookshop
    Weekly salon

    Favorite stops
    WH Smith (rose garden tea)
    Merci
    Shakespeare & Co
    Le Greneier de Notre Dame
    Monoprix
    Wander Le Marais
    Tuileries
    Angelina's
    Eiffel Tower view

    Challenges
    Directions
    Lost jacket
    Jet lag
    Alone in restos

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    Upcoming Events

    Year of Tranquility online: Join anytime

    New Year's Mini Retreat in DC: December 31

    New Year's Salon in DC: January 1

    TDJ Live online: January 6

    Writing Salon in DC: January 12

    4-Week Tranquility Salon in DC: Starts January 13

    Tranquility in the Topics: February 16-23, 2019 in Costa Rica

    Tranquility in Tuscany: July 13-20, 2019 {8 spots left}

    Mentioned in the Podcast:

    Don't be a Tourist in Paris by Vanessa Grall
    Waking Up in Paris by Sonia Choquette
    In Paris by Jeanne Damas and Lauren Bastide
    A Paris All Your Own edited by Eleanor Brown
    Packing for Paris
    A Peek into Paris
    TranquiliT in Paris
    Weekly Sunday dinner parties: Jim-Haynes.com

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  • Posted on 27 Nov 2018

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    Tranquility du Jour #433: Positive Psychology

    In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, I discuss the getting a certificate in applied positive psychology with three classmates: Alisha, Alexis, and Carol. Learn our takeaways from the program and how we're incorporating them into our daily lives.

    According to Psychology Today, positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. It is a call for psychological science and practice to be as concerned with strength as with weakness; as interested in building the best things in life as in repairing the worst; and as concerned with making the lives of people fulfilling as with healing pathology.

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    Year of Tranquility: Join anytime

    New Year's Mini Retreat: December 31, 2-5pm

    New Year's Salon: January 1 {stay tuned}

    TDJ Live: January 6

    Writing Salon: January 12, 2-4:30pm

    4-Week Tranquility Salon: Starts January 13

    Tranquility in the Topics: February 16-23, 2019 in Costa Rica

    Tranquility in Tuscany: July 13-20, 2019 {8 spots left}

    Guests:

    Carol Meyers is a Washington, DC-based life coach + mentor, positive psychology practitioner, and strategic communications consultant. She blends the science of well-being and the art of mindfulness to help clients create a joyful life in alignment with their values and purpose. Her top five VIA character strengths are gratitude, love of learning, perspective, kindness, and hope (with appreciation of beauty, creativity, and curiosity rounding out the top eight). Learn more at carolmeyers.com.

    Alexis Buckles is a Health and Wellness Coach working in both private and corporate settings. In addition to being a certified health coach, she also holds a BA in Global Affairs and is certified in Applied Positive Psychology. Outside of coaching, Alexis shares her passion for holistic well-being through her Living Well + Wild community and her upcoming journal, The Book of Extraordinary Things. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Chris Mooney and a precocious border collie mix named Ripley. Alexis enjoys eating vegan food, fencing, and reading epic fantasy stories. Learn more at livingwellandwild.com.

    Alisha Wielfaert is a leadership, life and creativity coach who specializes in working with women, walking as a guide with fellow women seekers on their path towards clarity of purpose. Alisha is a positive psychology practitioner and weaves positive psychology, yoga and creativity together while working with clients to ensure them a journey to flourishing. Alisha coaches individuals and groups, leads workshops and retreats that inspire you to move north of neutral.  She is the host of The Yoke and Abundance Wise Women Podcast. Alisha believes that when we as women realize and step into our own power we make the whole world a brighter place. Learn more at yokeandabundance.com.

    Mentioned in the Podcast

    Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology
    The concept of flow with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    Positive Psychology + the Study of Happiness
    Via Character Strengths Assessment
    10 Positive Psychology Studies to Change Your View of Happiness
    A Compilation of Positive Psychology Articles
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  • Posted on 05 Nov 2018

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