Tranquility du Jour #441: The Meandering River of Unfathomable Joy

In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, Christine Mason Miller and I discuss her new book, The Meandering River of Unfathomable Joy. Hear about her adventures, travel takeaways, and how India brought her closer to God.

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Tranquility du Jour #441: The Meandering River of Unfathomable Joy


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Guest: Christine Mason Miller

Christine Mason Miller is an author and artist who has been guiding others toward a meaningful life for more than twenty years.  Her experience with writing, publishing, licensing, and teaching have established her as an experienced, compassionate authority on how to bring dreams to life, particularly those related to writing and publishing a book. Her online course, The Conscious Booksmith, has supported hundreds of aspiring authors on their book creation journey. Christine is the author, artist and illustrator of four books, each one distinctive and unique in its topic, scope, and design. Her latest book, The Meandering River of Unfathomable Joy: Finding God and Gratitude in India, was just released.

A graduate of Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia, Christine’s career began in 1995 with the creation of an independent greeting card line called Swirly. Over the course of a decade, Swirly evolved into an internationally known brand with more than 1200 retailers and clients that included Target, Barnes + Noble, JoAnn Fabrics, and the Girl Scouts of America. Swirly designs were licensed for a wide array of gift, stationery, and home decor items and an illustrated gift book translated into three languages. After shifting her creative efforts to original mixed media artwork, she organized and participated in over a dozen gallery shows and exhibits before launching her second gift and stationery line, The Christine Mason Miller Collection, in 2009.

In addition to The Meandering River of Unfathomable Joy, Christine is the author of Moving Water: A Memoir, Ordinary Sparkling Moments: The Art of Finding YourselfDesire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World, and Plant Your Dreams and the Miracles will Grow. She has been a regular contributor to numerous print publications such as Bella GraceSomerset Life, and Somerset Studio, and her essays have been featured in Skirt! magazine, Modern Creative Life, and Dharma Mamas. She has facilitated workshops and retreats at venues across the country, including Esalen Institute in Big Sur, was a speaker at the 2016 and 2018 Brave Girl Symposium, and was one of ten artists featured in Indie Kindred, a documentary film by Jen Lee about artistic collaboration.

Christine lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and their chocolate lab Tilda.

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Books: Shantaram and Holy Cow
Sikh temple with the hangar (free kitchen):
Movies: Slumdog Millionaire, Best Marigold Hotel, Darjeeling Limited

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  1. Kimberly Wilson says:

    And the winner of this giveaway is . . . Pamela. Please email me your snail maid addy and CONGRATS! A BIG thank you to everyone who responded and shared their takeaways! x

  2. Maureen says:

    My surprising takeaway is that something we look forward to in American culture – retirement – can trigger angst in a loving spouse. How exciting that she channeled that angst in such an intuitive way and it resulted in such an incredible adventure!

  3. Pamela says:

    Being an introvert and highly sensitive, I really do not travel anymore. My takeaway was that she found a way to alleviate her fears and had a meaningful travel experience.
    I appreciated all the resources you both added. And I liked the ending where you talked about finding tranquility in the seasons. Living by the seasons here in Minnesota is something I value and savor.
    It was a wonderful podcast! Thank you Kimberly and Christine.

  4. I loved how you both spoke the good and the difficult for India. However, my biggest takeaway was the reminder that we have the opportunity to find the spiritual in the everyday mundane. I also really really adore that she used a iPhone for the photos!

  5. Tami K. says:

    I loved hearing in the podcast that when they make bread in India, they give the first offering to the dog. That shows such a reference for all of creation! I love that .

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