Category: creativity

A Peek Inside TDJ Soirée 💗

It’s hard to believe a week has passed since we were all together exploring the six TDJ Tenets, noshing on warm vegan beignets, sipping green juice, making connections, creating action steps, watching TranquiliT come to life on six gorgeous models, and reflecting while surrounded by art, chandeliers, peonies, and the sounds of piano.

Earlier today I posted some of these photos on the TDJ Soirée private Facebook group and asked about any ripple effects from our time together. By focusing on a Tenet or area that needs attention from our Seasonal Life Reviews (in Year of Tranquility and the Daybook), we can take micromovements or small shifts toward growth.

Here’s what I shared about my own:

For me, I’ve been more cognizant of CREATIVITY. For example, I scheduled creative adventures for Mom all week and even pulled pages from my Daybook to outline her schedule with a highlighter. I met up with friends for hand lettering practice. Mom and I spent Friday night practicing our drawing “skills” with Flow’s 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life. (Why are teapots so hard to draw?!) We wandered the three floors of Bethesda’s Anthropologie store and were flooded with inspiration. I shared a few new photos on Instagram (an ongoing creative outlet that helps me see ordinary moments with a fresh eye).”

Earlier today I came across this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote, “For what’s it’s worth, it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be . . . I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

Although the Soirée has passed, I hope to continue challenging myself to live these Tenets and to infuse my days with beautiful moments through creative play, mindfulness practices, self-care, and more. Who’s with me?! Bisous. x

She’s Here!

Happy June!

As I spend my Saturday morning tying a bow around the PDF bonuses for the Daybook (includes an art journal tutorial, SMART goals scoop, how to host a ChariTea, weekly budget, and more), I’m delighted to announce that the latest 272-page version of the Daybook is now available on Amazon.

Once you orders, head here to grab your bonuses:

1. TWO workshops: Save the date for our live virtual book launch party on 6/28 at 8pm ET. Also, I’ll walk you through creative ways to set up your Daybook in a video workshop. Coming 6/30.

2. Enjoy a Spotify playlist filled with French-inspired tunes designed to fuel your creative spark as you move through the planning process.

3. Download an assortment of  PDFs to print and use with your new Daybook. Coming 6/5.

For ongoing community, please join the Tranquility du Jour Daybook Facebook group and share photos of your personalized planner using #tdjdaybook. As soon as my copy arrives mid-week, I promise to do the same.

We spent FIVE months writing, editing, designing, and redesigning to make it as beautiful and useful as possible and I truly believe it’s our best one yet. I can’t thank you enough for your support and enthusiasm around this project.

Please reach out when you have yours in hand and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you and am honored to create for you! Bisous. x

The Sound of Music

I’m delighted to announce that pianist and composer Heather McAuliffe will be sharing her talent at our TDJ Soirée on Sunday, June 9. We’ve worked together over the years and you’ll hear her beautiful music on my first yoga CDs.

As we continue build on this detailed description of the event and add more sensory surprises, you’ll now be greeted with the sound of jazzy piano tunes by this gifted musician.

Last weekend I headed to Pittsburgh to hear my boy Garth play in his stadium tour (and fell in love with the opening act, Midland). Whew, I’m still on a high from the experience!

I love how it taps into emotional parts that can only be touched through lyrics, rhythm, melody, harmony, and overall texture. I’m sure you, too, have found the sound of music to be transformative.

Of course, I had to explore further and, yes, there’s a whole music therapy program. Clearly we’re not alone in our connection to its effect on our overall well-being. Now, please excuse me while I put Midland’s album on repeat. Again. Bisous. x