tranquility du jour #208: artful living

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Welcome to the 208th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today’s show features upcOMing happenings and Artful Living with Bronwyn Simons.

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Workshops + Retreats: Consider joining moi for:
* a Living Your Yoga workshop in DC on February 25
* Tranquility Project e-course starts March 9 

* our seasonal Tranquilology Teleclass on Monday, March 21 at 9pm ET
* 2 workshops at Montreal’s Centre Luna Yoga on April 30
* Yoga in Costa Rica Retreat July 2-9
* a “Yoga, Creativity + Tranquility Lifestyle” Retreat at a Farmhouse in NY October 14-16
* Yoga + Art Retreat in Paris + Provence May 2012 (details to come).

Featured Tranquilista: Bronwyn Simons is an artist, entrepreneur, blogger, and dancer living on beautiful Denman Island in British Columbia, Canada. Her many and various life-{ad}ventures include a ceramics production studio, a web development and marketing business serving artists and women solopreneurs, and The Artful Life, featuring a blog, e-courses, and retreats designed to help women access their innate beauty, creativity, sensuality, and joy in life. {Oh! And she teaches bellydance and burlesque in her spare time!}

The unifying force behind these various ventures is Bronwyn’s belief in the power of beauty and creativity to heal our lives and awaken our sense of grace.

Bronwyn believes in blurring the lines between work and play, and between the sensual and the sacred. She is nurtured by the natural beauty of her island world, by her art, by her relationships with her husband and her daughter, by the rich communities of women which encircle her on and off line, and by the constant companionship of her pug-dog Chloe.

Savvy Sources:

Explore her creative worlds at

I love the wise and pithy writing of Pema Chodron

Anne Ortelee does amazing in depth astrology, wonderful if you are interested in the BIG cycles of nature. Love her podcast and “weekly weather” blog
The poetry of Hafiz feeds my soul

TED talks are always an inspiration for mind & spirit

Great art & artful living blogs:
Gennine’s Art Blog
Fine Little Day
Christine Mason Miller
Love these magazines:
cloth paper scissors
somerset studios
artful blogging

The best savvy source is your own wise self. Seriously.
1. How can I live artfully this week?

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