Sunday, March 12, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #23: bliss-producing practices

HTC: March 12, 2006 Shownotes

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a girl’s guide for living a luxe lifestyle on and off the yoga mat. Produced from the 600 sq. foot Pink "Palace" in Washington, DC.

Spring has almost sprung! Yay! Today’s podcast is on my fave bliss-producing practices, topped of with a pose of the podcast, book suggestions, hip tranquil chick chat, and fun podsafe music! View our shownotes at

My fave bliss-producing practices:
1. Journal writing
2. Herbal tea sipping
3. Knitting
4. Rolling out my yoga mat
5. Gardening
6. Singing
7. Buying fresh cut flowers or easy to care for lucky bamboo
8. Taking a spring stroll
9. Doing things differently
10. Reaching out to a loved one
11. Reading with a pen in hand
12. Walking little Louis
13. Lighting candles and incense
14. Straightening up/organizing
15. Connecting with like-minded women
16. Becoming self-sufficient
17. Creating anything
18. Eating dessert and yummy greens
19. Bathtub soaking
20. Buying a new fabulous outfit on sale
21. Road trips
22. Going through stacks of magazines and newspapers
23. Crossing things off my to-do list
24. Sitting in front of a fire
25. Taking a nap
26. Opening windows on a cool night while sleeping
27. Eating fresh papaya
28. Wrapping a gift beautifully
29. Finding a good deal
30. Diving into fresh high thread count sheets
31. Thunderstorms sans tornados
32. Hugging my beloveds
33. Sipping a bellini (champagne mixed with peach schnapps)
34. Indulging in spa treatments (facials, pedis, massage)
35. The color of lemons in a bowl
36. Browsing at a bookstore
37. Walking through a museum filled with Impressionist paintings
38. Smelling the forest
39. Healthy snacking
40. Petting a puppy

Pose of the Podcast:
Side plank

Hip Tranquil Chick Suggestions:

office spa
by darrin zeer

girls' night in
girls' night in: spa treatments at home
by jennifer worick

Hip Tranquil Chick Chat:
"I wanted to share some things that in my journey to date I have come across that I think are so important and help with the risk-taking attitude, goals, etc...

Yoga and flexibility. I read somewhere "As our bodies become more flexible, so do our attitudes". I tell you what, if not for my mental flexiblity, I think I would have lost it (as in my mind). I've been planning and researching, writing down my dream for my studio, telling it to people, etc... to make it happen. Luckily I am flexible in this planning and not attached to any particular outcome. For instance, I thought I had found THE PERFECT studio. Price was right, location was hot, vibe was good. There were some things I was willing to settle on but overall it was the place. Had the lease ready to go, did one more check with the county for zoning and Ooops! it's not zoned for a yoga studio type of business. If I wasn't flexible and non-attached with my attitude I could have been seriously bummed. But it was just a minor set back and I believe the universe telling me, "your studio is somewhere else".

Another example of the necessity of flexibility ... I'm teaching some free classes in my community as part of a community service program for yoga. They JUST started Monday and I've had to rearrange the schedule for Wed and Thurs this week due to maintenance issues at the building. I had to call people, email people to let them know. I could have freaked, gotten angry at the situation but that would not have changed it. Instead I stayed calm, did what I needed to do to keep people informed and it's all ok. The guy in charge of the building thanked me for my flexibility. I told him yoga is about flexibility in more than just the body.

I know my yoga practice, and not just asana, is responsible for my flexible attitude. It certainly makes life easier to deal with."

Let me help you grow. How can I help support you and your hip tranquil chick path? I hope to add workshops, teleclasses, retreats, online forums, and more so please let me know if you have ideas! Share your thoughts, needs, and suggestions from your hip tranquil chick path with me at or in the comments section of

Visit for online sources of inspiration. Sign up for the tranquiliT times at and view the latest spring issue in the archives.

I'm offering a hip tranquil chick creativity circle every other Saturday in June and July. Details at

To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music---by new and independent artists who are sharing their music through podcasting from podsafe music network. Today’s selection is a fave of this podcast – Anji Bee with Earth & Flesh. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of her music at Anji's website and her page at the podsafe music network.

Thanks for joining me for the 23rd edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste!

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    1 comment:

    mrsmonique said...

    Hello Kimberly!
    I listened to "bliss-producing practices" and I must say I think it was fabulous! I absolutely agree with every item on your list. I was actually was making my bed when you talked about high thread count sheet and had to smile to myself. I love getting into my bed at night after a long day and feeling pampered. Connecting with like-minded women is also important to me, and thanks to the inspiration I got from this list, I have begun to create my own list. ***I especially enjoy suprising a friend or family member with "just because" gifts, supporting causes that are important to me and laughing hysterically with my husband. :)*** Again, thanks for the inspiration--I'm off to continue creating my list! xoxo ~Monique