Below you’ll find a non-exhaustive list of key players and concepts referenced on the Tranquility du Jour blog, podcast, and Love Notes.

1. Pink Palace: my très petite home in Washington, DC.

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2. Le Pug: my black furry son, Louis the Pug, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2015.

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3. Le Beau: my longtime boyfriend, Tim Mooney.


4. Tranquil Space Washington, DC + Arlington, VA: yoga studio and firstborn baby established in 1999 (DC) and 2007 (VA). Sold to YogaWorks in 2017.


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5. TranquiliT: an eco-friendly and locally-sewn clothing line established in 2002.

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6. Miss Lillie: the vintage camper used in the 2013 two-month Tranquility Tour.

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7. Jackson: the black rescue kitty from Washington Rescue Alliance adopted December 2013.

8. Bed Day: a half or full-day spent rejuvenating in bed surrounded by books, tea, and writing materials without any agenda.

9. Artist Date: a weekly one-hour solo excursion to nurture your inner artist based on Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way.

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10. Mookie: a black rescue pugish {75% pug, 25% terrier} boy from Homeward Bound Pug Rescue in Oklahoma adopted July 2015.

11. Belle Starr: the black rescue pug girl from Homeward Bound Pug Rescue in Oklahoma adopted July 2016.

12. Gizmo: one-eyed senior black rescue pug from Homeward Bound Pug Rescue in Oklahoma adopted December 2017.