hip tranquil chick podcast #113: fleeing the cube

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Welcome to the 113th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s menu features a must-have pose in On the Mat, fleeing the cube with Michelle Goodman in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at hiptranquilchick.com/blog.

On the Mat: eagle arms

Off the Mat: Today’s podcast is an interview with Michelle Goodman. Michelle Goodman fled the cube in 1992 to become a freelance writer and has yet to look back. Her reported pieces about alternative careers, human mating rituals, and popular culture have appeared in Salon, Bust, Bitch, Bark, the Seattle Times, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Her essays have been anthologized in Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness and The Moment of Truth: Women’s Funniest Romantic Catastrophes. In 2006 she was a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook, a prominent women’s writing retreat in Washington that receives hundreds of applications from around the globe each year.

Michelle’s freelance writing career has allowed her to work with everyone from book publishers to high-tech empires to peddlers of new-age products, wrangling text on pet accessories, video games, voice recognition software, marital aids, home colonics, and just about anything else that can be sold. A frequent speaker on the freelance writing life, Michelle has participated in panel discussions at Northwest Bookfest, Richard Hugo House, and the University of Washington. She also teaches classes through Media Bistro and the Editorial Freelancers Association in an effort to help aspiring cubicle expats avoid the same mistakes she made early in her own solo career.

Born and raised in the Garden State, Michelle received her B.A. in journalism from George Washington University. In her former 9-to-5 existence, she worked as a newspaper reporter, book editor, publicist, and web community editor. Michelle lives in Seattle with her eighty-pound lap dog, Buddy. The Anti 9-to-5 Guide is her first book.

Omwork: To encourage a sense of diving deeper into today’s podcast, I will post Omwork relating to this segment on our HTC forum. Please connect with fellow HTCs there and play with the following:

1. What are your passions?
2. Can these fit into a profession?
3. Can you create your own grassroots gig? That’s how Tranquil Space began!

Savvy Sources
The Anti 9-5 Guide

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Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Come our next 1-day retreat in DC on Saturday, January 12 and a weekend of all things hip and tranquil in the Catskills of NY in March, plus a WHOLE week in Costa Rica August 30-September 6. I’ll be leading workshops and hosting book signings in Charleston, WV, Charlotte and Asheville NC in February; back to Denver in April. Details for all special events at kimberlywilson.com. I hope our paths will cross.

Join us for our next le chic teleclass chat focused on “New Year, New You” on Monday, January 7 at 8:30ET. Details here.

Mentoring: Interested in diving deeper into hip and tranquil topics 1:1 with moi? If so, view all the scoop here.

Chic Community: Mingle with fellow HTCs on our forums. We’re on MySpace and Facebook, so please connect with the community virtually there, too! If you have a product you’d like reviewed on the blog – send a sample to me at 2024 p street, nw dc, 20036. sending a sample does not guarantee placement but I’d love to support our growing community! Make sure you’re getting the hip tranquil times by signing up at the bottom of any page on hiptranquilchick.com.

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing fabulous podsafe tunes. Today’s selection is Jingle Bells by Dean Martin and remixed by Dan the Automator. You can learn more this week’s featured artist, including how to get more of their music in the shownotes.

Thanks for joining me for the 113th edition of the HTC podcast. Namaste.

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