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Sunday, October 21, 2007

hip tranquil chick podcast #105: girl time

Welcome to the 105th 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, creating a home spa + girl’s group with in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at

On the Mat: Plank

Off the Mat: Today’s podcast is an interview with Jennifer Worick. Originally from a small town in Southwestern Michigan, Jennifer left the Great Lakes State for a job in magazine publishing in Washington, DC. After six years, she followed her bliss to Seattle, where she made the switch to book publishing. She has since lived in Philadelphia and is now back in Seattle, happily making her living as a freelance writer and editor.

Aside from writing and frequenting coffee shops with free WIFI, Jen also enjoys knitting, making jewelry (you should see her with a torch!), reading US Weekly in the tub, drinking gin and tonics (preferably on a deck with a view, or, well, in the tub with her US Weekly), breathing in the fresh pine air during a hike in the woods, trying to figure out how to put that pine scent into a homemade lotion or potion, making up back stories for interesting strangers, and thinking up new book ideas. Needless to say, she's a busy gal!

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. Set up a home spa evening.
2. Start a girls’ group.
3. Invite your inner prairie girl out to play.

Savvy Sources: check out jennifer’s amazingly diverse and fabulous book selection

Haute Stuff Shoppe: Shop online for my new retail therapy page complete with the Hip Tranquil Chick book, yoga CDs, and tranquilista gems.

Signature Style: Knit legwarmers

Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Come our next 1-day retreat in DC on Saturday, January 12 and a weekend of all things hip and tranquil in the Catskills of NY in March. I’ll be leading workshops and hosting book signings in Montreal in November; Charleston, WV and Charlotte, NC in February; and back to Denver in April. Details for all special events at I hope our paths will cross.

Join us for our next le chic teleclass chat focused on hip holidays on Monday, November 12 at 8:30ET. Details here.

Mentoring: Interested in diving deeper into hip and tranquil topics 1:1? If so, view all the scoop here.

Au Revoir: Share your hip tranquil chickness with me, request show ideas, or pass along feedback by e-mailing We’re on MySpace and Facebook, so please connect with the community virtually there, too!

To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music from Podsafe Music Network. Today’s selection is Waking Dream by Natalie Walker. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of her music at

Thanks for joining me for the 105th edition of the HTC podcast. Namaste.
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Anonymous said...

I have a question... you feature a lot of women who make major changes, and seem to make them fast.

I realized this year that I'm in an unfulfilling job, and made plans to go ahead and change my career. However, this requires two years of school, which I can only afford if I stay in my job simultaneously. I've tried to make more connections in my future field through volunteering, and that gives me something to look forward to, but meanwhile, I'm still in this job I don't love. My heart isn't in it, but I have decided it's going to be easiest in the long run to stay here instead of changing jobs while I finish school. I know myself well enough to know that learning a new company or a new job would ultimately be more distracting and troublesome.

So I guess I'm asking how you all would handle this without feeling so frustrated like I do, being in the same job even though you don't like it?

Anonymous said...

Hi there anonymous! I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone! I too am taking about 2 years of grad classes in order to move forward professionally and the only way that I can afford to do that is to stay where I am currently working. It has not been fun but knowing I will have options when I finish school has kept me going. It actually makes some difficult days/weeks easier because I know that work isn't my life. I have other more fulfilling activities that I enjoy and great family and friends. The funny thing is that since I have made this movement in my life, my place of employment wants to promote me and change my job! I am now negotiating with them! Maybe in the end I will be happy there, maybe not and I will look for another open door but being true to yourself at heart is a great feeling! I was so hesitant to start school again it seemed so long and tedious but it has been a great opportunity - I have met some wonderful people!
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, there was something that really bothered me in this podcast. Lucille Ball was NOT a "late bloomer". She was performing in movies and on stage from the time she was in her early twenties. Though "I Love Lucy" primiered when the actress was 40, it was certainly not the beginning of her career. "I Love Lucy" was actually inspired by an already successful radio program starring Lucille Ball called "My Favorite Husband". Before "I Love Lucy" ever aired, Ball already had more than 80 film credits to her name.
Lucille Ball was not a late bloomer, she was an actor and performer from the time she was 19 until the end of her life.