Welcome to the 231st edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today’s show features upcOMing happenings and Creativity Coaching with Dr. Eric Maisel. Happy hollydaze!

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi  for a tranquilologie experience.

* 1:1 Mentoring 
* DIY Creative + Conscious Business E-course


* Tranquilologie: A DIY Sprinkling of Everyday Tranquility E-course releases January 1

* Women’s Urban Retreat in DC January 8 
* New Year, New You Teleclass January 11
* Art Journal Playshop in DC February 12 
* Costa Rica March 3-10 
* Art + Yoga Cozy Cabin Retreat in West Virginia April 13-15 
* Doga in the Park in DC May 12
* Yoga + Art Retreat in Paris + Provence May 24 – June 2 SOLD OUT + June 7-16 (6 spots left)
* Art + Yoga Cozy Cabin Retreat in West Virginia October 12-14
* Yoga Retreat in India November 2012
** Details and sign up here **

Featured Guest:  Dr. Eric Maisel is the author of more than thirty-five books. His inter­ests include cre­ativ­ity and the cre­ative life, men­tal and emo­tional health, and phi­los­o­phy and the art of mak­ing meaning.

Dr. Maisel’s recent books include Rethink­ing Depres­sion (New World Library, 2012), Mas­ter­ing Cre­ative Anx­i­ety (New World Library, 2011), and (with his wife Ann Maisel) Brain­storm: Har­ness­ing the Power of Pro­duc­tive Obses­sions (New World Library, 2010).

His books for cre­ative and per­form­ing artists include Fear­less Cre­at­ing, Coach­ing the Artist Within, The Van Gogh Blues, The Cre­ativ­ity Book, and Cre­ativ­ity for Life.

A Writer’s Paris Giveaway:
Today I picked up one of my favorite books of Eric’s at a secondhand bookstore, A Writer’s Paris. I’m planning on sending it to one lucky podcast listener. Might it be you? To enter, leave a comment section below noting one takeaway from this special podcast. A luck winner will be chosen at random and announced on December 31 in the comment section below, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Savvy Sources:
Twitter: @ericmaisel

Website: ericmaisel.com
Books: ericmaisel.com/books/

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