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Author: Kimberly Wilson

HTC Turned 13

Thank you SO much for joining me last night to celebrate Hip Tranquil Chick‘s 13th birthday. Whew, what a journey we’ve been on and there’s no one I’d rather have with me!

Above are some photos from last night’s gathering. The hour flew by as we reviewed the HTC definition of hip, tranquil, and chick (p. 2) and the manifesto (p. 7).

The replay is now available on the Tranquility du Jour book club Facebook group and will be on YouTube tomorrow.

Based on the survey feedback of where you need support, I shared a variety of highlights from the book:

Clarifying dreams pp. 62-65
Self-care practices pp. 76-77
Contemplating career shifts p. 109
Managing finances p. 120
Signature style p. 138
Home environment p. 143

When HTC released in 2006, I was a 33-year-old, self-employed yoga studio owner, in love with a non-profit attorney (Tim), and a pet parent. I dreamed of taking our newly formed non-profit, Tranquil Space Foundation, globally. HTC was my coming out as an author, lover of pink and leopard-print, and a proponent of kitten heels (now I love Swedish clogs). My vision was to spread the message that yoga wasn’t just poses on a sticky mat, but what I don’t know what that my life would become much more than yoga.

SO much change in the past 13 years: First black president, major party nominates a female candidate, marriage equality and growing awareness of non-binary people, plant-based meats everywhere (hello, Impossible Whopper), signed a two million dollar lease to grow Tranquil Space, biggest economic crash since Great Depression, had two surgeries to repair injuries, fed street dogs and cows in India, lost Louis the pug, lost Gramma, sold Tranquil Space, stopped teaching regular yoga classes, transitioned non-profit to Pigs & Pugs Project, launched my psychotherapy private practice, adopted three rescue pugs. Now my mission is to help women find more tranquility within their full (ahem, busy) lives.

Topics that I would add or go deeper into now (based on your survey response and my passions) are:

time management
entrepreneurship
minimalism
social media management
climate change
mental health
animal rights

The main lessons I’ve learned and continue to learn since HTC:

let go (goodbyes are necessary and when you can no longer show up as your best self, release), reinvention is key (transitions are hard and powerful), less is more (except when it comes to books and clogs), compassion is the new black (animals), appreciate simple pleasures, manage energy (HSP/INFJ), thoughts are not reality (positive = Teflon, negative = Velcro, and aging with ease.

I’m grateful for the ongoing evolution and especially grateful to you for being here with me. Merci and bisous. x

Pssst, the Daybook giveaway winner is @silvertoez. Congrats, Carrie and thank you for your ongoing support!

Helllooooo November

Welcome to a brand new month! I always love a fresh start, don’t you?

Over the weekend, I encourage you to pull out your journal, sketchbook, planner, Year of Tranquility, or Daybook to reflect and dream.

Consider . . . 1. What did you experience, accomplish, start, or ponder in October? 2. What would you like to experience, accomplish, start, or ponder in November?

Using ephemera (bits of paper), washi tape, a Sharpie, and your preferred book, put those November dreams on paper.

We have two months left in 2019 which is 1/6 of the year! There’s still plenty of time to review your year’s dreams and keep (or start) making progress toward what matters most. It’s one foot in front of the other, one tiny step at a time.

While reviewing my October dreams, I was only able to check three of my nine boxes. Some of the unchecked boxes involve other people (ex. new website), one goal I didn’t meet (ex. sell 50 tickets to Pugs & Pints), one I simply didn’t do (ex. donate five bags of stuff and two Tea with Kimberly videos—although I DO have a 20-minute Tea with K coming next week), and one is happening on Monday (open Provence retreat registration).

Rather than beating myself up (it IS a specialty), I’ll take the unchecked items into November, mark through what didn’t happen and was specific to October, and consider ways to get back on track (ex. set the Tea with K video ideas and schedule the recording).

Voilà, this process allows me to start the new month with reflection and intention setting PLUS a little celebration of what DID happen. Whew! You’ve got this and welcome to November, ladies! Bisous. x

Provence Retreat Opens Monday

Tranquility in Provence: May 30-June 5

Picture yourself enveloped in a charming, luxurious demeure dating back to the 17th century. Surrounded by vineyards, olive trees, centuries old oaks, lavender, and rosemary, the villa is nestled in the south of France between Nice and Marseille.

Savor the perfect mix of practice, play, and relaxation with space to lounge about the pool, wander in the countryside, and enjoy excursions to breathtaking vistas. Bistro tables are set up around the property to entice you to sit, breathe, journal, and bask in the tranquil setting. All spacious bedrooms (double and two single available) include an en suite bathroom and luxe linens.

Our experience begins with intention setting in our Sunday morning opening circle and ends with a heart-centered closing circle on Friday morning. Days include an all-level yoga and meditation practice overlooking the Provençal landscape and a creativity session that entices your artistic side out to play. Evenings culminate with an exquisite three-course vegetarian meal served under the stars.

This retreat nourishes your creative side, exposes you to the stunning Côte d’Azur, and beckons you to slow down and listen deep within. Give yourself the gift of time and space.

Registration opens Monday. Limited spots available. Get early registration access by signing up for the list at kimberlywilson.com/provence.