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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 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

New Month, New Dreams {+ Daybook}

💗It’s that time of the month! We’re closing out January (already?!) in prep for a brand new 2019 month.

Grab your pens, Year of Tranquility or planner, and consider your intentions and dreams for February. Circle back to those January dreams to celebrate and carry over those dreams that still resonate and may fit better in this February’s scheduling.

What’s on your February dreams list? A few of mine are to host an inspiring Costa Rica retreat, to dedicate an entire day to decluttering (Marie Kondo would be proud), to finish up the Tranquility du Jour Daybook, and to enjoy tea time with four friends.

Speaking of the Daybook, since Year of Tranquility is a BIG picture lifestyle planner (not day-to-day), I’m currently redesigning an evergreen, dateless Tranquility du Jour Daybook with all your favorites including 60 weekly layouts. While I know everyone has their 2019 planners, these won’t sell out (like the limited runs done with former versions over the years), can be started at anytime, and help us infuse our days with tranquility.

Plus it’s pretty and pink and will be available on Amazon. Although Amazon doesn’t offer a spiral-bound option, if you love spiral, it’s easy peasy to take any book to Kinkos or a similar store and have the perfect binding chopped off and a spiral inserted. Voilà!

Watch for its release before spring. In the interim, if there’s anything you’d LOVE added or edited, please do share.

Wishing you joyful dreams for February and a mindful wrap up (and celebratory—honor those wins) of January! Bisous. x

Video + Gratitude

After a full day of seeing clients, I arrived home late Wednesday night to my copies of Year of Tranquility and it felt so yummy to hold it in my hands. It’s a great size to work in (8×10) and my designer did an amazing job bringing it to life.

Here’s one email comment I received that made me smile:

I just got my copy of Year of Tranquility in the mail! WOW – it is really beautiful. It is even more packed with ideas than I realized it would be — and all presented so well — between your writing and your graphic designer’s talents — well, obviously I am blown away!

To give you a peek inside and share the book’s story, I recorded this video. I’ll also be releasing a private podcast for Tranquility du Jour app subscribers where I share more about the process. Stay tuned!

A BIG thanks to everyone who helped make this book happen: Tim Mooney (helpful input and was okay with me working through the holidays), Christy Jenkins (designer extraordinaire), Carol Meyers (creative input and eagle eyes), AMAZING beta readers (you were invaluable), early reviewers (Flora Bowley, Gail McMeekin, Beth M. Howard, Sharon Gannon, Jamie Cat Callan, Christine Mason Miller), 2018 YOT participants, and YOU. It takes a village!

Once you get your copy from Amazon, head over HERE to grab your three bonus treats.

Please share your book photos online using #yearoftranquility and if you have a moment to pen a review on Amazon, I’d so appreciate it. I’m SO grateful for YOUR support! Bisous. x