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Friday, August 18, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #45: let's bloom

HTC: August 18, 2006 Shownotes

Welcome to the 45th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat. Produced from the Pink Palace in Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is on blooming, sprinkled with a pose of the podcast, hip tranquil chick chat, and festive podsafe music! View our shownotes at

And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -- Anaïs Nin

Ways to Bloom
1. Determine what it is that makes you happy.
2. Step outside your comfort zone.
3. Say “yes” to invitations and opportunities.
4. Try on a new hat, lipstick, yoga style or language.
5. Never stop learning.
6. Explore ways to make a difference.
7. Conduct yourself with grace.
8. Write in your journal.
9. Practice yoga.
10. Read, read, read.
11. Trust your intuition.
12. Manage your time and energy.

Hip Tranquil Chick Chat:

Awhile back you had asked for ideas for the upcoming 50th episode of your podcast. Congrats on that huuuuuge milestone, btw.

I'm sure you've got loads of ideas in the works but one that I thought of would be a show on case studies of gals (and possibly guys) who've found inspiration for their business through listening and interacting with you. There must be many, many great stories out there.

For me personally, you opened up the world of blogging and podcasting ... when I left Corp AM, I thought bloggers were cranky, whiny types who just wanted to post an opinion. Yours were so different ... inviting, interactive, informing. And your podcasts are even better because I can play them on my iPod while I'm setting up my spa (or cleaning up and folding towels, both of which I do a LOT). The tips, the encouragement, the challenges and inspiration are so needed. I also love the way you interact with your interviewees.

Since connecting with HTC, I've:
  • taken a business plan writing course to re-vamp my existing plan and seek funding for developing concepts
  • included legacy and charity as part of my daily business practice (doh, how did I not see this before?!?)
  • am reading SEED ... love it! so fabulous to hear confirmation of my natural intuition
  • read eMyth and learned a bunch to put into place daily
  • created 3 blogs and am working on the podcast in conjunction with my skin care blog
Thank you for taking the time to share ... you have enriched my life on a personal level but also in a very real way in my business! As I'm sure you've done w/ many around the globe ..."
Share your story on our 50th episode! Share with other listeners how the blog and/or podcast has affected your life. Send your story to and I'll be in contact with you if we're able to feature it.

Pose of the Podcast:

Reclined bound angle pose

Au Revoir:

Share your hip tranquil chickness with me, request show ideas, or pass along feedback by e-mailing me at or leaving a love note in the comments section of A reminder that we’re on MySpace and Fraper, so please connect with the community virtually there, too! Have a burning question that you’d like hip and tranquil feedback on? E-mail me to have it featured and answered in our dear hip tranquil chick segment!

View the summer edition of tranquiliT times: a quarterly museletter on all times hip and tranquil that you can sign up for at Join me for my annual Fall Foliage Retreat in a rural setting in the heart of Virginia October 13-15. Save the date for our book launch fete on Thursday, November 16 in DC. Details to follow!

I’m busily putting together all the step-by-step scoop to hosting a Hip Tranquil Chick Signature ChariTea Soiree with your fave gal pals when the book is released in November! Watch for this downloadable PDF coming soon with discussion tips, a toolkit, yoga sequences, recipes, and more! To host a Hip Tranquil Chick Signature Soiree in your area, please send your stats (name, location, e-mail) to and you'll receive your Toolkit via e-mail this fall.

Dissolving CloudsTo close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music---by new and independent artists who are sharing their music through podcasting. Today’s selection is Voodoo Dub by Alex Theory. Download Voodoo Dub (mp3, 192kbps) and learn more about Alex, including how to get more of his music, at

Thanks for joining me for the 45th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Keep blooming, girls! Namaste.

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    1 comment:

    Regina said...

    After taking an unexpected hiatus from the blog world, it was so nice to come back and listen to your podcast. It really grounded me and made me think about what makes me bloom and if my bloom encourages others to do the same. Thanks Kimberly, for a great broadcast.