hip tranquil chick podcast #19: self-love baby!

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HTC: February 12, 2006

Greetings: Welcome to the 19th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a girl’s guide for living a luxe lifestyle on and off the yoga mat. Back in snow-covered DC at the Pink Palace (painted in pink gardenia by Duron).

Today’s podcast is on self-love in honor of the upcoming holiday, along with a pose of the podcast, book suggestions, hip tranquil chick chat, and more festive podsafe music! View our shownotes at hiptranquilchick.blogspot.com.

To love yourself is the beginning of a lifelong romance — Oscar Wilde

Read a fabulous poem Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself by Patricia Lynn Reilly.

Fave Self-love Strategies:

Nourish your mind: read, write, take classes, learn something new
Nourish your body: eat well, exercise, dance, yoga, run, walk, hot baths, tea, massage
Nourish your spirit: yoga, meditation, community
Create a true love relationship with yourself: notice self-talk, cultivate self-care, get to know yourself, set boundaries, trust your instincts, say “yes!” only when you mean it, appreciate your body, follow your creative urges

Read the inspiring The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

Pose of the Podcast: Seal Pose

Book Suggestions: Woman’s Comfort Book by Jennifer Louden, Imagine a Woman In Love with Herself by Patricia Lynn Reilly, A God Who Looks Like Me: Discovering a Woman-Affirming Spirituality by Patricia Lynn Reilly, Girl’s Night In by Jennifer Worick, The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley

Hip Tranquil Chick Chat:
a newly added feature to weekly podcasts. Share your stories with me at kimberly@tranquilspace.com or leave them in the comments section for fellow hip tranquil chicks to read.

  • you had talked before about how to try and do things differently and today “to do things differently” i went to the gym. i work on campus every friday from 9-11 in the Campus Ministry Office and normally when i get off work, i go back to my room and take a nap. but today (even though i was pretty sleepy), i decided to go to the gym. so i grabbed my lovely mini-green iPod and went on the elliptical for 30 minutes and while running, i listened to your podcast.
  • another thing that i’ve been doing differently for about the past month is eating vegetarian. it’s helped me to try new foods (i highly recommend a salad of romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, crunchy chinese noodles, black beans, and corn-yummy!). but more importantly, i see it as an opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of the principle of non-violence and allow me to incorporate that principle more fully in my life.

Closing: Share your thoughts, needs, and suggestions from your hip tranquil chick path with me at Kimberly@tranquilspace.com or in the comments section of hiptranquilchick.blogspot.com. Visit hiptranquilchick.com for online sources of inspiration.

Sign up for the tranquiliT times at hiptranquilchick.com. Spring issue coming out on Valentine’s Day with tranquiliT collection discounts, yummy yin poses, and 5 tips for blossoming into Spring!

Tobago discount to listeners: 10% off.

To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music that is by new and independent artists who are sharing their music through podcasting from garageband.com. Today’s selection is Razor Sharp by Collide. You can learn more this week’s featured artist, including how to get more of their music, at Collide’s artisit profile page on garageband.com.

Thanks for joining me for the 19th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste!

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