Happy 2016: Week in Review {Pics + Links}

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Week in Review

Happy 2016! I’m sitting on a train headed north for a Jivamukti yogathon. It’s my annual new year’s pilgrimage to New York City to practice with Sharon Gannon and David Life, eat heaps of vegan food, and reconnect with a dear friend, Jennifer, from Montreal (who I met at a month-long Jivamukti training in 2007).

At my feet are two gold pleather bags stuffed with books, gifts, toiletries, tea, and clothing for the next four days. Black TranquiliT leggings, tunics, and fitted 2in1 tops will transition perfectly from the studio to the street, where we plan to help Jennifer welcome her 40th. I’ve chosen the window seat and have grand plans of daydreaming while watching the passing landscape after I finish this post.

I hope your transition from 2015 to 2016 was peaceful. Personally, I only made it to 11:40 pm with Anderson Cooper and then couldn’t keep my eyes open. So, 2016 was properly welcomed over a flaky croissant after this morning’s Mookie walk.

This week I finished and sent 52 Weeks of Tranquility Journal to print (ships mid-January), watched Trainwreck (sooo funny), learned that Guns n’ Roses are reuniting (anyone else a fan from the 90s?), uploaded three of my books to Kindle (Tranquility du Jour Anthology, Tranquilologie, 52 Weeks of Tranquility Journal), taught a three-hour yoga + mindfulness workshop at Tranquil Space, walked in the woods, read fireside, got my hair and nails did, met with therapy clients, chatted strategy, released my Year in Review, asked for your vote on TranquiliT’s spring colors (announcing colors + giveaway winners this month), released week 52 of 52 Weeks of Tranquility (woo-hoo!), uploaded 52 Weeks of Tranquility Journal to Amazon, savored soaks in the tub with sweet almond oil, and dreamed about 2016.

My wish is that we find space over the next few days to reflect on what we want more of and less of in the new year.  And, with that knowledge, that we make room for the more while trimming the less. It’s a simple recipe for satisfaction, productivity, and happiness. Essentialism at its finest.

Here’s to 2016 (picture a raised flute of bubbly with an organza bow tied around the stem). x

Week in Pics

  1. Surrounded by favorite things
  2. A little creative play with embroidery thread and a tea towel
  3. Buddha fireside
  4. Pretty pink flowers and a family portrait
  5. Resting yogis in yesterday’s mini mindfulness and yoga retreat

Savvy Sources

Master the Buddha Bowl
9 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone
100 Amazing Mini Habits To Make 2016 Awesome
6 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Change The Way You Think About Animals
25 Things You Need to Let Go Before the New Year
15 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2016
The Everygirl 30 Day Challenge: Learning New Skills7 Financial Resolutions to Make in 2016
Podcast: Mary Karr, Write the Next True Thing

Weekend Wish List

Safe travels to New York City
Bask in four days of Jivamukti yoga
Savor time with dear friends
Explore Brooklyn
Finish reading two books

Et toi? What’s on your weekend wish list? Bisous. x