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Welcome to the 250th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Happy quarter-millennial! Today’s show features an interview of Kimberly by Le Beau.

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi for a tranquilologie experience. Immerse yourself in the study of tranquility with scents of lavender, lots of love, and dollops of sparkles thrown in. Below are a few options.

Ongoing

1:1 Mentoring 
* Creative + Conscious Business E-course
* Tranquilologie: A DIY Sprinkling of Everyday Tranquility E-course+ 
(+new issue releases 1st of each month)
* Tranquil Space Lifestyle E-course

2012

* 4-week Living Your Yoga Series in DC 
* PIGS 20th Anniversary Fete in DC September 19
* 7-week Fall Creativity Circle in DC October 2
* Art + Yoga Cabin Retreat in West Virginia October 12-14 (4 spots left)
* Tranquil Space Foundation Celebration in DC October 24
* Art Journaling Playshop in DC November 3
* Yoga Retreat in India November 16-25

2013
* Art + Yoga in Provence May 25-June 1
* Art, Shopping + Yoga in Paris June 5-9


Featured Tranquilista: Moi. Kimberly Wilson is an author, artist, and activist currently obsessed with Paris, pink pigs, and all things sparkly. She is the founder of Tranquil Space – named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure, author of Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista, and holds a Master’s in Women’s Studies.

When not bookstore browsing, you’ll find her sipping heaps of tea, crafting new designs for TranquiliT, or leading retreats globally. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart Living Radio, in Daily CandyYoga Journal, US News and various books. With a passion for do-gooding, Kimberly co-launched Tranquil Space Foundation to bring yoga, creativity, and leadership to women and girls and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work. 

She lives in a cozy raspberry-colored flat in Washington, D.C. with two fancy felines named after French impressionists, a supportive beau, and a sassy black pug. Indulge in musings on tranquilologie through her blog and podcast, Tranquility du Jour.

Savvy Sources: 

Tranquility du Jour iPhone and Android app
Tranquility du Jour FAQs: Start here
Latest Tranquility du Jour Museletter  

Questions (in no particular order):
What are some of the important changes since we recorded the 200th episode?

What is it about France and French culture that’s so compelling to you?
Sometime in the next 6 months or so, your podcast will have been downloaded 2 million times. Reaction?
We recently attended Word Domination Summit, which is a gathering of entrepreneurial types led by Chris Gullibeau. I’m currently surrounded by stacks of books on similar subjects, but his message seems to resonate more. What are your thoughts on that and what did you take away from WDS?
You’ve become more involved in animal rights and welfare in the last few years… if you could change one thing in society on the subject, what would it be?
A lot of people would be surprised to hear you are a self-described introvert… how does that impact your life and how you function when you put yourself out there as much as you do?
Listener questions:
From Heather:
How do you engage in spiritual practice? 
From one of our favorite Aussies, Arienne:
Did you go through/how did you cope with doubts and fears when you were starting out your business vision?
From Rachel:
When you opened Tranquil Space in your front room if you had any idea where it would go? 
Combo from Lizi and Rebecca:
How do you manage to focus on each without getting distracted? Do you ever suffer from procrastination and lack of willpower/enthusiasm? 
Rapid fire:
Yoga
Sugar
Oklahoma
Style
Pigs
India
Vegan
MSW Graduation
Louis the Pug

Signature Style: TranquiliT is a line of layers in rayon made from organic bamboo. We are locally sewn and plant 150 trees each month while also donating a portion of proceeds to Tranquil Space Foundation and Pigs Animal Sanctuary. In addition, we offer vintage and reclaimed goodies because it doesn’t get more eco than reusing.

 Stay Au Courant:
Connect on Facebook.
Read along with our online book club choice.
Follow moi on Twitter for daily sprinkles of tranquility.
Watch Tranquility du JourTV and tranquilspace.tv.
Browse Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista.
Join the Tranquility du Jour museletter.
Pin along with moi on Pinterest.
Peruse my Etsy shoppe.
Read about my passion for pigs.
Follow moi on Instagram @tranquilitydujour.

 Techy stuff:

– You don’t need an iPod to listen to the podcast! Click on the  player at the top of the post or click here to listen to older episodes. 

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