all things tranquility

Welcome! If you’re here, I know you’re looking for ways to live with more meaning, intention, and tranquility in your busy life.

The good news is, you’re in the right place!

Through Tranquility du Jour I offer a wide variety of tools to support your journey.

To get started, sign up for my weekly newsletter Love Notes and gain access to tips exploring each of the five TDJ Tenets — compassion, creativity, mindfulness, style, wellness, to support you in creating your tranquil life.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. Say hello, I love hearing from you.

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Tranquility du Jour is your guide to infusing tranquility, mindfulness, and beauty into your every day. The journey toward a more tranquil and creative way of living takes practice and support.

To help you find more tranquility, I offer a variety of tools: Read the blog with posts dating back to 2004. Listen to the podcast show filled with nourishing conversations. Sign up for Love Notes. Dive into a book. Join our TDJ Insider’s Facebook group. Watch Tea with Kimberly videos. Join an e-course. Tune into our seasonal TDJ Live gathering. Retreat TDJ style.

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For creativity: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
For business: The E-Myth: Why Most Small Business Don’t Work and What To Do About It
For lifestyle: The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters
For yoga: Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
For mindfulness: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
For style: Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl
For time management: 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think
For activism: Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life
For homemaking: The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency–On a Budget
For animals: Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live and How We Can Make Their Lives Better
For writing: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For diet: The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion

Inspiring Podcasts: 

Tranquility du Jour #442: Creativity
Tranquility du Jour #396: Start Right Where You Are
Tranquility du Jour #181: living the not so big life
Tranquility du Jour #425: The Magic Ten with Sharon Gannon
Tranquility du Jour #414: Parisian Charm School
Tranquility du Jour #199: 168 hours
Tranquility du Jour #258: most good, least harm
Tranquility du Jour #254: hip homemaking
Tranquility du Jour #365: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life with Gene Baur
Tranquility du Jour #472: Wild Words
Tranquility du Jour #354: The Good Karma Diet with Victoria Moran

kimberly_portrait_2015-15-XLWebster’s Dictionary defines tranquility as the quality or state of being tranquil. Tranquil is then defined as free from agitation of mind or spirit. I define tranquility as “the quality of calm within a full and meaningful life.”

To me, full means active by using my time and energy on what brings me alive, while meaningful means I’m contributing to the bigger picture and making a difference in some small way. Yes, self-care is important to find tranquility and so is getting out there and using our voices.

The word tranquility is woven throughout my work dating back to 1999 with my yoga studio, Tranquil Space. Tranquility is easier to find meditating on a mountaintop or while on vacation, but what about when the dog is barking, kid is crying, or deadline is looming?

That’s where it gets juicy. Together let’s explore the calm among the chaos that contributes to a full and meaningful life.

Since starting the blog in 2004, I’ve focused on five themes: mindfulness, creativity, compassion, style, and wellness.

TDJ Tenets

Here’s a PDF explaining them further and you’ll find these principles sprinkled throughout my offerings.

I find the line to be blurry between work and play. During down time you’ll find me reading non-fiction books, practicing yoga, or thumbing through creativity magazines—all of which are applicable to my professional life and fuel my passion.

During work I’m sipping tea, sitting with clients, and blogging about what’s most on my mind. My work and play commingle in a coherent, holistic way. Also, I’m a sucker for self-care: regular massage, lots of sleep, yoga, and journal writing.

Here are some other ways to find tranquility

🖼 New Year’s Virtual Retreat 1/1 🖼

👩🏼‍💻 1/10 TDJ Live 👩🏼‍💻

💌 Download the TDJ Sampler + Get Love Notes 💌

🎧 Listen to the TDJ Podcast 🎧

👩🏼‍💻 Let’s Connect: blog, videos and more! 👩🏼‍💻

📖 Read along with our online book club 📖

👗 Shop Parfum, Yoga, TDJ Eco-Fashion 👗

🐷🐶 Support Pigs & Pugs Project 🐷🐶

⚜️ Join the TDJ Insider’s FB Group ⚜️

Congrats, ideas are so exciting! For advice on launching a new business, please peruse my book Tranquilista. I share all my lessons learned plus tons of resources.

If you want feedback catered directly to your situation, consider a coaching session. I work with a few select clients per year. Due to time constraints, I am unable to meet for tea or chat via email regarding business or non-profit ventures beyond these offerings.

My vision for this dateless planner was to serve as a catch-all for dreams, days’ events, and deepest thoughts. A chance to pause and find pockets of tranquility within the busyness of daily life.

Chock-full of tips, tools, and checklists, inside you’ll find four seasonal layouts, 12 monthly layouts and 60 weekly layouts, invitations to pause, lists to complete, plant-based recipes, journal prompts, yoga and meditation how-tos, and more.

Personalize it with ephemera, colored markers, washi tape, and your heart’s longings.

In 2006 I recorded a podcast that outlines my experience from concept to publication. Listen to it here and learn all my tips and tricks. In addition, on pp. 26-27 of Tranquilista I share a timeline of my writing journey. Good luck!