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Your guide to living a full and meaningful life: creativity, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, travel, style, yoga, making a difference and all things tranquility. Hosted by author, therapist and creative entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson, who lives in DC and dreams of Paris.

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Your guide to living a full and meaningful life: creativity, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, travel, style, yoga, making a difference and all things tranquility. Hosted by author, therapist and creative entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson, who lives in DC and dreams of Paris.

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My Favorite Podcast!!!! Highly Recommend

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I have been listening to Tranquility du Jour since 2006 and it is my favorite podcast!!! Not only does Kimberly Wilson give so many amazing tools, savvy sources and good material, she interviews amazing authors and very intersting people in every episode. I highly recommend you listen to it, you too will fall in love.

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491 Ratings
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240
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Kimberly attracts an eclectic mix of guests to hepodcast.

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My Favorite Podcast!!!! Highly Recommend

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I have been listening to Tranquility du Jour since 2006 and it is my favorite podcast!!! Not only does Kimberly Wilson give so many amazing tools, savvy sources and good material, she interviews amazing authors and very intersting people in every episode. I highly recommend you listen to it, you too will fall in love.
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Latest release on May 18, 2020

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Rank #1: tdj #195: make up

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make up with heather pierce

Aug 15 2010

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Rank #2: Tranquility du Jour #482: Clutter-Free

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In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat with Tracy McCubbin of dClutterfly  about how to get started decluttering, clutterbocks, and why decluttering is such an emotional process.

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Tranquility Salon Online: Coming this Spring Deep dive into the six TDJ Tenets in this NEW e-course

TDJ Live: March 22 at 8-9pm ET Seasonal *free* video online offering

TDJ Provence: May 30-June 5 A private villa nestled in the South of France between Nice and Marseille [2 rooms left]

Guest   Tracy has always referred to herself as “obsessive compulsive delightful,” but who knew she could turn that trait into a booming business? While working for a major television director in Los Angeles, Tracy discovered she had the ability to see through any mess and clearly envision a clutter-free space. Coupled with keen time-management and organizational skills, Tracy soon found more and more people were asking her for help. Before she knew it, dClutterfly was born.   Twelve years and thousands of decluttered homes later, Tracy knew it was time to take what she had learned working with her clients and write a book to help others dealing with clutter.  She is author of the newly published book Making Space, Clutter-Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need and is a regularly featured expert in the media, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, goop, Home & Family, Real Simple, mindbodygreen,  KTLA Morning Show, KCAL9, and more.   In addition to her impressive organizing tool belt, Tracy grew up with family members who hoarded and knows firsthand that the effects of living amongst an accumulation of possessions goes far beyond the home’s walls. This personal experience gives her an advantage over most professional organizers as she has a unique understanding of the mindset of the organizationally and spatially-challenged.   When she is not dCluttering, Tracy is the proud Co-Executive Director of OneKid OneWorld, a non-profit building strong educational foundations for children in impoverished communities throughout Kenya and Central America. OKOW is providing kids with the basic (yet essential) fundamentals like desks and books, as well as paying teachers’ salaries, building classrooms and even installing solar power technology so students can study at night. OKOW's most recent project #OneGirlOnePad will provide access to reusable feminine hygiene kits to over 4,000 girls in Kenya, allowing them to attend school all year round. OneKid OneWorld is Tracy's “full time, non-paying passion.” Mentioned in the Podcast Find our Guest

Instagram: @tracy_mccubbin Facebook: @dClutterfly YouTube: Tracy McCubbin

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Mar 09 2020

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Rank #3: Tranquility du Jour #366: Polish Your Poise

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Polish Your Poise with Jennifer Scott. Learn her five characteristics of poise, how to be a charming communicator, and the difference between style and clothing.

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Featured Guest: Jennifer L. Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic (Simon & Schuster) and creator of the blog The Daily Connoisseur. She is a contributing writer for Huffington Post Style and has been featured on CNN, BBC, and CBS News, and in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Daily Mail. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.

 

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TDJ Live {Seasonal Podcast}: March 31 at 8pmET

Art + Yoga in West Virginia: May 13-15 {1 spot}

Penning in Paris: June 6-10 {2 spots}

Yoga and the Animals at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary: June 18

Tranquility in Tuscany: October 8-15

Writing in the Woods: October 28-30

 

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Mar 21 2016

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Rank #4: tdj #247: wise living

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wise living

Jun 24 2012

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Rank #5: tdj #254: hip homemaking

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hip homemaking

Oct 01 2012

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Rank #6: Tranquility du Jour #338: All About the Pretty

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Bonjour. Welcome to the 338th edition of Tranquility du Jour: All About the Pretty. Today's show features writer, yogi, consultant Julia Coney. Be inspired by her favorite face oil, summer beauty routine, and nail care regime.

Direct download: Tranquility du Jour # 338: All About the Pretty

Featured Guest:

Julia Coney is the editor of All About the Pretty a niche lifestyle website dedicated to curated information on beauty, travel, food, and yoga. Created in 2006, All About the Pretty has been featured in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, Glamour Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, a Celebrity Cruise advertisement, Essence.com, Glamour.com and the Washingtonian. All About the Pretty is your lifestyle and travel guide.

If you want exclusive beauty products from Paris, the best sushi in Barbados, koshary in Cairo, fashion week in New York, fry jacks in Belize, crawfish in New Orleans, and custom lotion in Capri stay awhile reading All About the Pretty as your personal lifestyle and travel guide.

Julia believes Paris is always a good idea, handwritten notes, memorable food and wine, art, culture, foreign films, languages, and multiple stamps in her passport. She was born in Louisiana, raised in Texas, and is a Southern Girl at heart. Julia is a Francophile and resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband.

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nicolenevermore I'm on my second read through Shannon Able's book. The first time I went through it quickly and now I'm taking my time, reading each section and, even if the topic doesn't apply to me directly, trying to really soak up the lessons she writes about. Chapter 8 is an especially relevant bit for where I am in life right now. I'd love to know your thoughts when you've gotten to it!

Sarah: So, he’s “Tim” now — not “le beau.” Why the change? Whatever the reason, I like it — everyone knows who he is, so he deserves to be called by his name. “Le beau” always seemed like you were trying to hide his identity (best case) or only allow him an identity as a function of his relationship to you (worst case). Long live Tim! RIP le beau!

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May 25 2015

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Rank #7: tdj #282: wild money

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Sep 24 2013

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Rank #8: tdj #248: artistic living

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artistic living with Mary Catherine Starr

Jul 09 2012

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Rank #9: tdj #271: know yourself, forget yourself

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May 28 2013

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Rank #10: Tranquility du Jour #348: Mindful Self-Care

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Learn Sheila Pai's definition of a living family and mindful self-care, how mindful communication has enhanced her life, and about the Nurturing You online retreat .

Featured Guest: Sheila Pai is the author of Nurturing You: A Woman's Mindful Self-Care Guide for More Peace, Ease and Joy as well as the founder of A Living Family coaching and community. Sheila is a relationship, parenting, and life coach specializing in Mindful Communication and Mindful Self-Care. Sheila has worked with women, men, couples and teens in workshops, retreats and 1-on-1 coaching as well as Birth Story Listening and Birth Art Process. The real focus and thread through all of her work is helping people cultivate a thriving life by nurturing connection, presence and peace. She believes whole-heartedly that you matter and that small simple efforts make a difference. Sheila lives with her two children and husband outside Philadelphia. Learn more about Sheila, Mindful Communication and Mindful Self-Care at www.SheilaPai.com.

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Sep 07 2015

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Rank #11: Tranquility du Jour #372: Living the French Kiss Life

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Living the French Kiss Life with Tonya Leigh. We talk Paris, iconic women, and the question that set her journey in motion.

Maite listens from France while peeling turnips. Jackie listens from the suburbs of Detroit while on walks, getting ready for work, or at work. And you? Share with me where you're listening from and what you're doing while listening. Laundry, commuting, gardening, running? Thank you for being part of Tranquility du Jour!

Upcoming Events

TDJ Live {Seasonal Podcast}: June 16 at 8-9pmET

Yoga + the Animals at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary: June 18

Tranquility Virtual Retreat: July 9

Writing in the Woods: October 28-30 {6 spots}

Yoga, Creativity + Mindfulness in Costa Rica: February 18-25

 

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Tonya Leigh is the founder of French Kiss Life, a destination for women who want to inject more elegance, style and joie de vivre into their daily lives. Through a vibrant online community and immersive experiences, Tonya helps women uncover their own iconic appeal. You may be classically charming like Audrey Hepburn or your goal is to be a trendsetter at every age like Iris Apfel. You can find out how to tap into and leverage your own iconic appeal with Tonya at tonyaleigh.com/tranquilitydujour.

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Jun 13 2016

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Rank #12: tdj #251: this i know

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Aug 20 2012

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Rank #13: Tranquility du Jour #339: Pursuit of Fabulous

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Bonjour. Welcome to the 339th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Be inspired by the pursuit of fabulous, make an impact and learn how to describe what you do with flair.

Featured Guest:Rebecca Rubin is a marketing coach who helps women entrepreneurs to discover + express their inner fabulosity – so that their lives flow with ease and their messages spread like wildfire online. Rebecca's work has appeared in Entrepreneur, NBC, CBS, Elite Daily and many more and she has been a featured speaker at DC Social Media Week and the EduWeb Conference.

On the days she’s not strategizing and coaching up the wazoo, you can find her unwinding on her Yoga mat, scouring the self-help section at her local Barnes and Noble, or penning passion-packed musings for her blog. Learn more at thepursuitoffabulous.com.

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Jun 08 2015

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Rank #14: tdj #246: yoga philosophy

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Jun 17 2012

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Rank #15: tdj #259: simplicity

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Dec 10 2012

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Rank #16: Tranquility du Jour #414: Parisian Charm School

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Parisian Charm School with Jamie Cat Callan. In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, Jamie and I chat about her latest book, the beauty in the details, her life on the farm, and art of the French flirt.

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Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity in Costa Rica: February 17-24, 2018 {2 spots left}

Pigs & Pugs Project Film Screening of The Last Pig: March 1

Yoga + Art in West Virginia: June 1-3, 2018

Penning in Paris: July 23-27, 2018 {3 spots left}

 

Featured Guest: Jamie Cat Callan

Jamie Cat Callan is the author of the recently released Parisian Charm School (Penguin Random House).  She is also the author of the bestselling books French Women Don’t Sleep AloneBonjour, Happiness! and Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day. Her books have been published in twenty-one countries and have been featured in major magazines, including The New York TimesVanity Fair, and Time. Jamie makes her home in New York’s Hudson Valley at La Belle Farm, where she and her husband have created a little bit of France and grow lavender, sunflowers and produce their own brand of French sparkling apple cider.

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Feb 12 2018

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Rank #17: Tranquility du Jour #389: Less = More

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In this week's episode, Less = More with Dara Zycherman, we discuss minimalism, ways to downsize, and her favorite organizing tips.

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Yoga, Creativity + Mindfulness in Costa Rica: February 18-25 {2 Spots Left}

Virtual Retreat: March 11

Tranquility du Jour Live: March 30

Yoga + Art in West Virginia: May 19-21

Writing in the Woods in West Virginia: October 20-22

Featured guest: Dara Zycherman is the quiet mind and entrepreneur behind Less = More, a lifestyle consultancy that helps people create well-organized spaces in their homes and offices with a focus on reducing waste and simple living. One of the original staff of the U.S. Green Building Council, Dara spearheaded the launch of the first certification for neighborhood development and was instrumental in the launch of the latest version of the LEED rating systems. While at USGBC, Dara worked part-time as a professional organizer, but last year decided to turn her side project into a new business that marries sustainability, minimalism, and helping people who need a nudge. She lives in Washington, DC, and when not getting rid of stuff, Dara writes about getting rid of stuff, creates music (she released an album in 2016), travels, and practices yoga. Tranquility du Jour

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Feb 06 2017

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Rank #18: Tranquility du jour #352: Overwhelmed

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Overwhelmed with Brigid Schulte. Learn her secrets to making work, love, and play work, tips to move toward time serenity, and the importance of unplugging.

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Brigid Schulte is the author of the New York Times bestselling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time. She has spoken all over the world about how to make time for The Good Life by redesigning work cultures to focus on effective work and innovation, by re-imagining gender roles for a fairer division of labor and opportunity at work and home and, instead of seeking status in busyness, by recapturing the value of leisure. She is an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine. She was part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre. She is also a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Tom Bowman, a reporter for National Public Radio, and their two children. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and spent her summers with family in Wyoming, where she did not feel overwhelmed.

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Nov 02 2015

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Rank #19: Tranquility du Jour #396: Start Right Where You Are

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Start Right Where You Are  with Sam Bennett. We discuss her latest book, Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists. Learn her tips for handling overwhelm and small, doable changes that can lead to big joy.

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Yoga + Art in West Virginia: May 19-21 {sold out}

Writing in the Woods in West Virginia: October 6-8

Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity in Costa Rica: February 17-24

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Sam Bennett is the author of Start Right Where You Are and Get It Done. She created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.

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May 15 2017

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Rank #20: Tranquility du Jour #469: Returning to Ballet as an Adult

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In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat returning to ballet as an adult with Kourtney Ginn. Learn how to get started, what to expect, how to gain confidence, and more!

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New Year's Eve Mini Retreat at YogaWorks Dupont: December 31 in DC

New Year's Salon: January 1, 2020 in DC [6 spots left]

NEW: Tranquility in the Tropics: February 13-20, 2021

NEW Tranquility in Tuscany retreat: August 28-September 4, 2021

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Kourtney Ginn is a native of Winchester, VA, where she received her early training from Vostrikov’s Academy of Ballet. She received additional training through summer intensives at places such as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Point Park University, Richmond Ballet, and University of the Arts. Ginn graduated cum laude from Bucknell University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Dance.

Her career in the dance field has been multifaceted including teaching various dance styles in studios, schools, and in collaboration with community partners throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Ginn has performed with Beth Elliot Dance Group, DC Contemporary Dance Theater, Heart Stück Bernie, Karen Reedy Dance, NetCo Dance Company, and Washington Reflections Dance Company. She also performed as a guest artist with Company E which included touring to Kazakhstan and Cuba in 2016.

Administratively, Ginn interned with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Dance/USA. She worked in the philanthropic sector as a Field Assistant for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Most recently, Ginn worked for Dance/USA, a national dance service organization, for four years first as a Membership Associate and Development Associate and later as Director of Programs.

She currently performs as company member with Dancethos and Motion X Dance DC. She also holds a 200-hour registered yoga certification and enjoys practicing and teaching yoga. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Ginn joined TWB in 2018 and currently manages the Adult Program and the Joseph C. Coleman Studios.  She also provides administrative support for rentals, private lessons, studio scheduling, and the Upper and Professional Training Divisions.

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Oct 28 2019

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