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Tranquility du Jour #458: Career Transitions

In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, returning guest Lara Blair and I talk career transitions and how to listen to that voice inside nudging you in new directions.

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Tranquility du Jour #458: Career Transitions


Upcoming Events

TDJ Live: June 23 at 8pm [Free, online]

Tranquility du Jour Daybook Virtual Launch: June 28 at 8pm [Free, online]

Tranquility in Tuscany: July 13-20 in Italy [2 spots left]

Luna Yoga Advanced Teacher Training: September 20 and 22 in Montreal, Canada

Featured Guest


In constant pursuit of inspiration and creativity, portrait photographer Lara Blair has worn many hats. Photographer, artist, published author, teacher, retreat facilitator, designer—it’s all been in there at some point. She is especially enamored with connecting with women, empowering them with their own beauty in images and igniting a spark for their own life pursuits. Lara’s studio sits in a beautiful forest, ripe for portrait-making magic. She also hosts photography retreats and destination photo shoots in the Oregon high desert, the Southwest and Hawaii. Lara is excited to embark on an empty nest adventure this year with her husband and Golden retriever just north of Portland, Oregon.

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Mentioned in the Podcast

Blog post Lara shared
Destination portrait experience
First Tranquility du Jour podcast with Lara: Photography 101
10 Days with Mama Wilson
TDJ Live THIS Sunday
Six TDJ Tenets
Six places in Europe offering shelter from the crowds: Lucca

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Daybook Sneak Peek

Drumroll please . . . meet the brand new Tranquility du Jour Daybook.


  • 272 pages (yes, 72 pages more than former editions)
  • filled with 60 dateless weekly layouts so you can start at any time
  • contains mindfulness, yoga, and journaling how-tos
  • offers 32 Tranquility Tools for days, weeks, months, and seasons
  • has monthly habit trackers
  • serves up six plant-based recipes
  • and so much more.

The PDF is now available for purchase and the print version will be available on Amazon in the next 24ish hours is NOW available on Amazon!*

Learn more about her here and be sure to grab your three bonuses: a workshop (coming 6/30), a Spotify playlist, an assortment of PDFs (coming 6/5).

Also, learn about the Daybook “herstory” here. We’ve been at this since 2012!

All TDJ Soirée attendees will receive a PDF (general admission) or print version (VIPs) and we’ll celebrate with a launch party at our June 9 event.

A BIG thank you to my beta readers Kirsten, Sara, Robin, Hilary, Darca, Carol, Linda, Akhila, and Barbara, my incredibly talented designer, Christy, to Tim for putting up with the days of writing and editing, and to YOU for your support.

As you know, I wasn’t sure if I’d produce a new version after we sold out of all former editions, but I heard you and am delighted to introduce you to this latest passion project.

I hope you’re in love with her, too! May we all have more tranquility, gentle productivity, and creativity in our lives. Bisous. x


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Year of Tranquility Sneak Peek

My new baby, Year of Tranquility: A Lifestyle Planner, is releasing THIS week on Amazon! Below is a sneak peek.

Year of Tranquility will be a portable softcover with perfect binding and size 8×10 with over 200 pages. Inside you’ll find lifestyle lists, pink dotted space to muse, time and money trackers, monthly moon phase prompts, 32 Tranquility Tools, 12 topics, 48 suggested practices, six plant-based recipes, full-color photography, an abundance of Savvy Sources that include books, apps, and Tranquility du Jour podcasts, and more.

And the cherry on top, everyone who orders a copy will receive fun bonuses: an online workshop, downloadable PDFs, and a playlist.

More details coming this week. Thanks for your support. I hope you’re as excited as I am to meet her! Bisous. x