Friday, April 18, 2014

tranquility du jour #312: thrifting, making things + more

Welcome to the 312th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today's show features Ann Marie Espinoza on Thrifting, Making Things + More.

Nouveau Offering: This 58-page full-color e-book was written as a companion to the 24 Days o’ Tranquility e-course and to support your journey through the 24 Tranquility Tools shared in Tranquiloloige and the Tranquility du Jour Daybook.

Filled with 24 essays covering the eight daily, eight weekly, and eight monthly Tranquility Tools in a way that breathes life into the message. You’ll read research supporting certain Tools, hear stories about my experience with them, and be led down the path to tranquility in a nurturing, loving manner.

Each Tool is enhanced with photography snapped during my daily routine, Paris travels, or tiny moments in between.

Full color 58-page PDF, $19. Purchase + instant download.

Tranquil Adventures: Join moi for a tranquilologie experience:

* 1:1 Mentoring
* Mindfulness: Tranquility Within E-course
* Creative + Conscious Business E-course
* Tranquil Space Lifestyle E-course
* 24 Days o' Tranquility E-course

* Spring Tranquilosophy Seasonal Podcast Now Available
* Art + Yoga in West Virgina April 25-27 {SOLD OUT}
* Yoga + Writing at Tranquil Space in DC May 9
* Writing Lab at Tranquil Space in DC May 16
* Art + Asana in Costa Rica with Mary Catherine Starr May 24-31
* Tranquilosophy Seasonal Podcast June 23
* Tranquility Summer Camp in West Virginia August 29-September 1
* Mindfulness: Tranquility Within at Luna Yoga in Montreal September 20
* Hip Hips + Living Your Yoga at Barefoot Yoga + Wellness in Mechanicsburg, PA October 18
* 15-Year Birthday Bash at Tranquil Space in DC October 24
* Fall Tranquil Space Foundation Celebration at Darlington House in DC October 29
* Art + Yoga in West Virginia November 7-9

Featured Tranquilista: Ann-Marie Espinoza is a freelance graphic designer, crafter, and stylist living in Pasadena, California with her husband John. She spends her days making things by hand, styling her home, and blogging for herself and BasicGrey. When she's not behind the computer or camera, you can find her thrifting for fun home decor pieces, taking as many Zumba and yoga classes as possible, or scrolling through her favorite blogs and Pinterest for visual inspiration. Ann-Marie is a paper enthusiast, flea market frequenter, Instagram-aholic, textbook introvert, photography fiend, and coffee lover who is always on the hunt for her next creative adventure!

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week in review

morning view: journal, tea, kitten, pug
date night at kramer books
sparkly toms + pink bike en route to sunday brunch
my self-portrait for brene brown/oprah course
embroidered burp cloth for friend's bebe
biked to georgetown to speak
sharing tranquility tips at georgetown's own it summit

week in review
taught 4 yoga classes
took 3 yoga classes
hosted women's group
biked around town
booked flight to paris for writing workshop
brunch with social work school colleague
farmers' market jaunt
spoke at georgetown university
taught 6 hours on business of yoga
savored time with mindfulness teacher gina sager
embroidered gift for friend's bebe
date night with le beau
paid taxes
strategic planning call with girlfriend
brene brown online course time with girlfriend
finished memoir wild and was sad it was over
sipped lots of green juices {+ consumed too many animal crackers}
sent love note to museletter subscribers
organized chez moi
ordered new print fabrics for TranquiliT
lots of bath tub soaking
tuned into writing webinar with jeffrey davis
call with webmaster
time with my journal

weekend wish list
productive directors meeting
host inspiring living your yoga session for members
safe jaunt to beach in miss lillie
savor camping near ocean city with family
hours of reading and writing

et toi? what's on your weekend wish list?
bisous. x

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

wednesday well-being

this morning's breakfast of champions

happy, happy hump day to you. 
after many subway veggie delights, heaps of animal crackers, and eating on-the-go over the past few days, my body was begging for something, well, less processed and more pure. hello green juice!

here's an infographic by kris carr of crazy sexy with more ideas on concocting your own.

sans juicer and wanting to be part of the green juice club? never fear. there are many resources out there on how to whip up a juice in your blender. here's a good one from just a taste to get you started. 

my go-to juicer is the breville juice fountain compact. less than $100 and a giver of so much goodness. considering purchasing green juices costs around $10, it pays for itself fairly quickly.

have a fave recipe? share in the comments below. moi? i love throwing in whatever i have around. namely, cucumbers, apples, celery, greens {spinach + kale} plus a splash of ginger. here are a few to get you started from prolific juicing.

invest in yourself, your health, and your well-being. pick up a green juice today. you're worth it. bisous. x 

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