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Daybook Sneak Peek

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

She’s:

  • 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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Daybook Update

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. —Annie Dillard

Beloved Tranquility du Jour Daybook aficionados, despite the best of intentions to have the new version ready for prime time by spring, it’s still baking, so to speak.

My goal was to have it in your hands by now (as noted here), but I can’t stop tweaking. It’s one of my more, ahem, challenging traits (just ask my poor graphic designer). Since there isn’t an impending deadline like a new year around the corner, I’ve been tinkering longer than I’d planned.

Never fear, version 7.0 is coming and I’ve got a 250-page draft in Dropbox awaiting my attention. Inside this new edition, you’ll find a journaling how-to with prompts, a mediation how-to, 60 weekly layouts, all your favorite staples from past Daybooks and Year of Tranquility, an updated welcome that offers tips on setting up your year, and more.

I think you’ll love it! To be safe, I’m pushing back the launch date until May June (UPDATE: the release party happens on June 9  at TDJ Soirée) so that it can rise with a consistency that feels yummy, nourishing, and just right. Stay tuned and thanks for your support and interest in this passion project. Bisous. x

Book Launch Fête [A Gift]

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much. —Helen Keller

Last night we gathered for the Year of Tranquility Book Launch Fete to celebrate community, International Women’s Day, and the release of the book. Our group spanned from France, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and across the US. The above photos were snapped and shared during the event.

To begin, I read a favorite Marianne Williamson poem called “Our Deepest Fear,” led a few seated yoga poses, and encouraged a mindful check-in.

In honor of International Women’s Day, I shared a selection of my favorite feminist texts such as The Feminine Mystique, Backlash, and The Second Sex, and offered suggestions on living this holiday every day.

We read through an assortment of reflection questions and I highlighted parts from each of chapter such as how to art journal, tips on cleaning out the closet, ideas for Artist Dates, how to do a body scan, yogic principles for daily life, setting SMART goals, how to develop and express your personal brand, and more.

Next, I read pieces from Year of Tranquility such as the Manifesto, TDJ Tenets, Everyday Creativity, and Everyday Mindfulness along with a snippet from 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women and The Artist’s Way.

To close we shared takeaways from the time together and ideas on next steps such as writing one’s own manifesto, making Artist Dates, remembering “progress not perfection,” and incorporating sweet details into everyday activities.

If you’d like to partake in the 75-minute gathering, here’s the replay as a gift. In exchange, I ask that you pay it forward by supporting a female friend’s new handmade bath product business [or equivalent], watching RBG, reading something by Gloria Steinem, sending a love note to a girlfriend who’s struggling, or smiling at a stranger.

The world needs more kindness and, as Maya Angelou said, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” Bisous. x