Welcome to Tranquility du Jour
Because you’re here, I know you’re looking for ways to live with more meaning and intention in your busy life.
The good news is, you’re in the right place. Tranquility du Jour started as a yoga studio in 1999 and has grown into a like-hearted global community on a path to live and spread tranquility.
Think of Tranquility du Jour as your guide to infusing balance and beauty into your every day. Everything I do here builds on the five TDJ Tenets—compassion, creativity, mindfulness, style, and wellness. Through the content, courses, and community, I hope you’ll feel nourished every step of the way.
To get started, sign up for my Love Notes newsletter and enjoy a free micro-course with tips on each of the five TDJ Tenets. Also, please explore the various offerings here.
Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I’m delighted to connect!
Where do I start?
The journey toward a more tranquil and creative way of living takes practice and support. To get started, sign up for my Love Notes newsletter and enjoy a free micro-course with tips on each of the five TDJ Tenets. Grab a cuppa tea, pull out your journal and pen, and I’ll show you around.
What is the Tranquility du Jour Daybook?
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.
All Books by Kimberly
It began in 2006 with a pink and leopard-print book about living yoga beyond the mat with Hip Tranquil Chick. A variety of lifestyle books have followed in its footsteps sharing tools, tips, recipes, checklists, how-tos, and inspiration. You’ll also find a pink planner that captures your dreams, days, and deepest thoughts. Read along for insights and support to savor the tranquility lifestyle.
For creativity: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #442: Creativity
For business: The E-Myth
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #396: Start Right Where You Are
For lifestyle: The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #181: Living the Not so Big Life
For yoga: Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #425: The Magic Ten with Sharon Gannon
For mindfulness: Wherever You Go, There You Are
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #356: Uncovering Happiness
For style: Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #414: Parisian Charm School
For time management: 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #199: 168 hours
For activism: Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #258: Most Good, Least Harm
For homemaking: The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #254: Hip Homemaking
For animals: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #365: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life with Gene Baur
For writing: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #472:Wild Words
For diet: The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion
Podcast: Tranquility du Jour #354: The Good Karma Diet with Victoria Moran
Webster’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.
I describe myself as a tranquility seeker and do my best to infuse beauty and balance into my every day.
You’ll often find me reading and writing non-fiction books, practicing dégagés at the ballet barre, dreaming up a new offering, sipping tea, sitting with clients, and podcasting or blogging about what’s most on my mind.
Also, I’m a self-care devotee: regular massage, tons of water, ballet, journaling, and rescue pug snuggles.
Congrats, ideas are so exciting! For advice on launching a new business, please peruse my book Tranquilista. I share many 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.
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!
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