new book availble for pre-order

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I’m delighted to announce the pre-sale of Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility. At over 60,000 words {previous books were 40,000}, this tome is chock-full with inspiration and sprinkled with love.

Tranquilologie is the study of living tranquility with joie de vivre. This formerly released e-course has been enhanced, revised, and turned into a hardcover full-color artsy limited edition book to serve up even more inspiration. Only 1000 copies will be printed and each will be signed and numbered with love (and a pink pen).

This do-it-yourself field guide takes you from January through December with doses of inspiration covering eight topics–mindfulness, self-care, nesting, do-gooding, work, style, creativity, dreams–in a nouveau way each month. Learn to create homemade gifts, get grounded in an instant, practice restorative, yin and vinyasa yoga, accessorize, craft your bucket list, start a women’s group, art journal, clear clutter, shop mindfully, and more. Tranquilologie involves being mindful in the moment, relishing simple pleasures, embracing minimalism, getting crafty, and creating extraordinary everyday experiences. It’s about living with exuberance, passion, and tranquility–every day of the year.

Inside each month’s feature you’ll find eight insightful essays including how-tos, “Savvy Sources” to inspire further exploration, signature “OMwork” to tie a bow around the month’s journey, inspiring quotes peppered throughout, and checklists to help you stay on the tranquility track. To enhance your visual journey, inside you’ll find full-color watercolors of my favorite things–flowers, tea cups, lavender, animals, pink bikes, yoga, cupcakes, books, and more–created by artist Mary Catherine Starr.

Keep this art-filled book on your bedside table next to a scented candle and a cup of tea (or flute of bubbly). Use it in collaboration with your personalized Tranquility du Jour Daybook to truly live tranquility each and every day. Read each chapter as the month begins or pick it up as the need for inspiration hits anywhere in between, ideally with jazz serenading in the background. 
Preorder your limited edition signed and numbered hardcover copy. Releases and ships September 2013. $48 plus shipping + handling.

Also, s’il vous plaît save the date for the release of Tranquilologie plus our Tranquility Tour Bon Voyage soirée on Tuesday, September 10 in Washington, DC. I would truly be honored to have my beloved blog readers at this special event. Bisous.