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Monday, August 06, 2007

hip tranquil chick #94: dear HTC 2

Welcome to the 94th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s menu features a must-have pose in On the Mat, more discussions of “Dear Hip Tranquil Chick” in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at

On the Mat: Starfish pose

Off the Mat: Today’s podcast is an answer to a few dear hip tranquil chick questions.
One idea/question that I would like to see featured on this podcast or the blog is tips for those of us who have significant others. I was just thinking about how the whole concept of being an htc involves a lot of self-reflection and self-care time and many times includes lifestyle changes from eating differently or scheduling time differently. It may also seem like a foreign concept to our significant other, such as "what in the world is a hip tranquil chick" and "why is everything pink?" :) It may be hard for our partners who knew us before we got involved in everything htc to see us going through these changes and making improvements to understand why were doing it and why it's important.

So, maybe some discussion on how to talk with your significant other about why this is important to you. Also, how to include them in all of the positive changes you're making but helping them find their own way of doing it that isn't so pink:)

I've used your advice and started journaling to get my thoughts out whenever something doesn't feel quite right, and it has helped tremendously! However, I need some tips on staying tranquil and keeping cool when I don't have the luxury of journal time. For instance, if you're in a meeting and receive some feedback that does not sit well with you, how do you react rationally and keep from blowing your top? I've had a couple of instances where the journal time has helped, but came too late, after already saying something inappropriate in response. I'm worried about making an unfavorable impression. I don't want my explosion of feelings to be interpreted as "immaturity," which might keep me from progressing in my career at the pace I know I'm capable of! Help me keep my cool and be able to soar!

As I sit at my desk at work and read your blog for a dose of tranquility in the midst of my work day (and listen to the podcast to and from work on the metro), I was just thinking I'd love for you to do a podcast specifially on acheiving balance between work and personal life.

Many of us determined women have very overwhelming and demanding jobs, and I'd love to hear some of your thoughts on this. :)

Omwork: To encourage a sense of diving deeper into today’s podcast, I will post Omwork relating to this segment on our HTC forum. Please connect with fellow HTCs there and play with the following:

1. How do you share your HTCness with your significant others?
2. How has journal writing helped you be less reactive?
3. Is work/life balance possible?

Savvy Sources: Hip Tranquil Chick forum

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Thanks for joining me for the 94th edition of the HTC podcast. Namaste.
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Anonymous said...

I have a question for a possible future Dear HTC. Do you have any advice for making friends? How do the principles of hip tranquil chick apply to socializing. As DCite it's notoriously hard to make friends, and I find that the few I do have generally fall into the negative energy category. How do find like minded chicks? Especially when you're a bit on the shy side?

Anonymous said...

I definitely need some help with maintaining tranquility in the workplace. Increasingly I am finding people that cannot adhere to schedules, vendors that just cannot get the job right, associates that don't return phone calls or emails in a timely fashion and overall general lack of competence. All of this effects me because I am the one coordinating everything to make things happen, along with my actual job of designing. Please help:)