tranquility du jour #302: gardening

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Welcome to the 302nd edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today’s show features Melinda Parkhurst on Gardening.

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 to whet your palate.

Tranquil Space Lifestyle E-course

* Mindfulness + Yoga Mini Retreat at Tranquil Space in DC December 31

* New Year, New You Seasonal Podcast January 6
* 24 Days o’ Tranquility E-course begins January 7
* Urban Retreat at Tranquil Space in DC January 11
Art + Yoga in West Virgina April 25-27
* Art + Asana in Costa Rica with Mary Catherine Starr May 24-31
* Art, Yoga + Writing in Paris July 1-5 {a few spots left}
* Tranquility Summer Camp in West Virginia August 29-September 1
* Art + Yoga in West Virginia November 7-9

Recent Releases:
Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility: A hardcover 200-page full-color artsy limited edition book to serve up even more inspiration. Only 1000 copies printed and each will be signed and numbered with love (and a pink pen).

This do-it-yourself field guide takes you from January through December with doses of inspiration covering eight topics–mindfulness, self-care, nesting, do-gooding, work, style, creativity, dreams–in a nouveau way each month. Browse now.

Also, now available in PDF format for your e-reader.

“This delightful guide is the recipe book for your best year ever, repeatable annually to give you a just about perfect life. It’s a treat to read and a glorious adventure to put into practice.”–Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life

“What a tranquil reminder of how to create a beautiful life that is true to your soul. Kimberly covers it all with panache and deep love.” –Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

 “Kimberly Wilson is like a seriously stylish good fairy who not only encourages you to live your best life but more importantly shows you how. Her enthusiasm for all facets of self-care is utterly infectious and every page of this book holds beautifully simple ideas every woman can incorporate into her daily life. I’m already planning my next Bed Day!” –Susannah Conway, author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart

Tranquility du Jour Daybook: Long for a colorful, inspiring, art-filled planner focused on staying in touch with your week’s most important tasks and your life’s most important dreams? I’m over the moon to announce the enhanced version of your customized Tranquility du Jour Daybook.

Now this 1-inch larger {8.5 x 8.5} hardcover beauty has double wire metal spiral binding plus journal prompts, checklists on aligned pages, 20 inspiration pages for your creative efforts, dates and data to remember spreads, a mindfulness practice log, and more.  

Ooh la la, it’s a pink planner, lifestyle organizer, and wellness guide all in one. Use in collaboration with Tranquilologie while sipping tea and listening to French café tunes. Browse now

Also, available in PDF form for printing and binding DIY style.

Featured Tranquilista: Melinda Parkhurst, aka The Suburban Hippie, revels in all things creative while trying to be kind to the earth.

You will find her dabbling in all manner of creative endeavors surrounded by fabrics, paper, paint and glue, shopping thrift and vintage stores, digging in the dirt in the garden, stirring a pot on the stove or exploring where ever she finds herself.

She believes that everyone who desires to be creative can find their artistic voice even with limited resources.  It takes letting go of expectations and enjoying the process of creative play.  She hopes that by sharing her adventures, you’ll, too, be inspired to create.

Savvy Sources:
Websites: The Suburban Hippie and Zen Gypsies

Seasonal online book club pick: Real Happiness at Work

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TranquiliT is a line of layers in rayon made from organic bamboo and designed by moi with input by YOU. We sew locally and plant 150 trees monthly while also donating a portion of proceeds to Tranquil Space Foundation and Farm Sanctuary. We also offer vintage and reclaimed goodies because it doesn’t get more eco than reusing. Peruse our fall collection lookbook

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