tranquility du jour #167: musings on leaving your day job

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Bonjour. Welcome to the 167th edition of Tranquility du Jour: A Guide to Bringing Tranquility to your Every Day. Today’s show menu features happenings and musings on “Leaving your Day Job” with Laura Zam.

Tranquilology Teleclass: Join moi for our next Tranquilology Teleclass “New Year, New You” on Monday, January 4 at 9pm ET. $10. View petals from summer’s teleclass.
Workshops + Retreats: Consider the New Year’s Celebration on January 9 in DC, Online Creativity Circle in January, Hip Tranquil Chick Retreat March 26-28 in NY, a week long Yoga Lifestyle Retreat in lush Costa Rica May 29-June 5, and a Tranquilista Retreat at Kripalu July 5-9. All the scoop is on my workshops page.
Featured Tranquilista:
Laura Zam is a writer, performer, filmmaker, and educator.  She has created five one-person shows, which she has presented Off-Broadway, internationally, and across the US, including Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, The Kennedy Center, and The National Theatre. Through her award-winning play Collaterally Damaged, Laura raises money for genocide survivors throughout the world. This project is currently being made into a film. Laura’s forthcoming book Sex and the Messed Up Girl is based on one of her one-person plays. Laura teaches workshops in solo performance, which she adapts for post-war populations who are rebuilding their lives. Laura has also begun teaching artists how to make a living by finding their unique contribution.  This work is informed by her twenty-year journey studying the financial struggles of creative people.

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Challenge: Send moi photos of you getting your artist date on and I’ll share them with our readers. The most creative artist date photo/write up received by December 21 (the winter solstice) will receive a complimentary mentoring session plus my newest Tranquility-to-Go yoga CD. Create away + do share!

Omwork: Explore ways to think outside the box and design your creative dreams.

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing In a Dream by Gretchen Parlato from promonet. You can learn more about Gretchen at

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