August in Review

I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.―Anaïs Nin

Month in Review

I’m staring at my computer while listening to a French cafe playlist and the synchronized snoring of pugs. This Month in Review is a bit late. Okay, quite late. I almost decided to skip it, but instead thought spending my Friday night on it would feel better. So here I am, pondering August mid-September.

Last month’s highlights included a trip to NYC and the cherry on top was the meetup, taking lots of ballet, enjoying a weekend jaunt to West Virginia, releasing the self-care module of Year of Tranquility, brunch and tea dates with girlfriends, setting up my new office, hosting a childhood friend in DC for a night, snuggling with the pups, dreaming up TranquiliT’s fall designs (video from today’s shoot), and collaborating with therapy and mentoring clients.

While in NYC I hit Strand (of course) and picked up a 500-page biography on Anaïs Nin. When looking for a quote to embody my current mood, hers above felt like the perfect fit.

As mentioned in last month’s review, I’m craving a brief escape once I get through the events over the next six weeks. November and December are quiet other than the holidays, so I’ve got my eye on them for a getaway. Where? To be determined. The tugs at my hair are getting stronger and stronger.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend ahead with an opportunity to listen to those things that are calling. Bisous. x

September Wish List

Release two podcasts
Host fun TranquiliT Trunk Show
Savor Alanis concert
Enjoy Tim’s birthday weekend with family and friends
Host inspiring TDJ Live
Smooth TranquiliT fall photo shoot
Schedule Pugs & Pints event
Design new message tee graphic
Finalize fall TranquiliT designs
Outline TDJ Guide to Paris
Take 12 ballet classes
Collaborate with clients
Finish 1-2 books
Release another TDJ Eat Plants video

Savvy Sources

19 Powerful Nighttime Routines
I’m Addicted to My Devices, but When I Unplug . . .
Make Your Weekend Count
Summer to Autumn Transitional Outfits
Journal Therapy
Boosting Your Mental Health With Expressive Writing
10 Ways to Slow Down and Embrace Autumn
14 Vegan Fall Recipes

Seven Upcoming Events

Life begins again when it gets crisp in the fall.—Fitzgerald

The next six weeks are filled with multiple events ranging from 15-minute online events to weekend retreats and I’m writing to invite you join for any or ALL of them!

TranquiliT Fall Sneak Peek via Facebook Live TOMORROW at 3pm ET {FREE}

Tranquility Salon (waitlist)


Brunch at TranquiliT: A Trunk Show to Benefit Pigs & Pugs Project {FREE}

Pugs & Pints: A Fundraiser for Pigs & Pugs Project {$10 in-spirit, $20 in-person}

Virtual Retreat {$49}

Writing in the Woods {$575—four spots left}

As we prepare for the unfurling of the fall season, I find myself moving into a space of deep reflection, slowing down, and softening.

Oh, and gearing up for fall fashion—faux fur, layers, tall boots—of course!

I’ll be launching Tranquility Salon, the TranquiliT fall collection, and holding the first trunk show in a few years, hosting the last TDJ Live, Virtual Retreat, and in-person retreat of 2018, and co-hosting the third Pigs & Pugs Project of the year.

All these events happen within the next six weeks and I look forward to connecting in-person, online, and in-spirit. I’m oh-so-grateful for our community!

These are the last few offerings of 2018 as I transition into a place of creative hibernation to work on a few projects, tie a bow around Year of Tranquility, and mindfully drop into the holiday season. Can you believe we’re getting close to that time of the year?!

Grab your spot in these gatherings and let’s make these last few months of 2018 as festive and reflective as possible.

If you have any questions about these offerings, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for reading, listening, and joining me on this tranquility journey! Bisous. x

Tranquility du Jour #429: Feminism and More

Feminism and more with Jamia Wilson. In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, we discuss feminism, writing, and her storytelling secrets.

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Feminism and More


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Upcoming Events

Year of Tranquility: Join anytime

Tranquility Salon: Starts September 17 (apply for the waitlist)

Tranquility du Jour Live: September 23

TranquiliT Fall Trunk Show: September 29 (RSVP here)

Pugs & Pints: October 7

Softening into Fall Virtual Retreat: October 20

Writing in the Woods: October 26-28 in West Virginia {4 spots left}

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

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

Featured Guest:

Jamia Wilson is the director of the Feminist Press. Wilson has contributed to The New York Times, Glamour, Elle, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, and more. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and wrote the oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World.

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