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Sunday, November 18, 2007

hip tranquil chick podcast #109: visiting the why cafe with john strelecky

Welcome to the 109th 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, visiting the Why Cafe with John Strelecky in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at

On the Mat: thread the needle

Off the Mat: Today’s podcast is an interview with John P. Strelecky is the International Best-Selling author of The Why Café, and now a highly sought after Inspirational Keynote Speaker. Through his writings and subsequent appearances on television and radio, he has positively impacted the lives of millions of people.He has had the pleasure to share the best seller list with some of his own favorite writers, including, Mitch Albom (Tuesdays With Morrie/The Five People You Meet in Heaven), Thomas Friedman (The World is Flat), Malcolm Gladwell (Blink/The Tipping Point), and Steven D. Levitt/Stephen J. Dubner (Freakonomics).

In addition to being translated into seventeen languages and sold in over forty countries, John’s inspirational book has been distributed to employees of numerous companies including IBM, American Express, Boeing, American General Finance, USANA Health Sciences, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and others. It has also been made required course reading at universities around the country such as the University of Wisconsin colleges.

In their story about him, Gannett Media (USA TODAY…) stated that John “has put his finger on the pulse of the world.” Both domestically and internationally he is often compared to Paulo Coelho, the inspirational best selling Brazilian author most known for his classic – The Alchemist. RBA Libros in Barcelona, Spain called John’s work “The Alchemist for the 21st century. A little jewel that will change the life of millions of people.”

John has spent extensive time traveling the world. His longest trip was in 2002 when he and his wife spent nine months backpacking more than 70,000 miles (almost three times the circumference of the earth) as they covered the globe on just $40 per day. He has taken subsequent extended trips to the Amazon Basin, Yucatan Peninsula, and China.

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:

Ponder the 3 questions proposed by John in his book:
1. Why are you here?
2. Do you fear death?
3. Are you fulfilled?

Savvy Sources:
Illusions by Richard Bach
The Life Safari by John Strelecky
The Why Café by John Strelecky
The Big 5 for Life by John Strelecky

Haute Holidays: Shop online for the HTC retail therapy page complete with the Hip Tranquil Chick book, yoga CDs, and tranquilista gems. Here at chez moi, we wanted to encourage the sharing of hip tranquil chickness with others over the impending holidays or as a "thinking of you" gift for your favorite leopard-print loving girlfriends.

If you purchase 3 copies of Hip Tranquil Chick between November 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007 you will receive a complimentary tranquility toolkit. Inside the tranquility toolkit you will find yummy tea infusions, a DVD with the first 100 episodes of the HTC podcasts, an unreleased bonus podcast muse by moi, and the signature chariTea soiree toolkit - all wrapped in true hip tranquil chick style.

To redeem, send a copy of your receipt from any book outlet noting your purchase of Hip Tranquil Chick via fax to 615.827.2385 or via e-mail to, along with your snail mail address.

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 Miami at The Standard in December; Charleston, WV, Charlotte and Asheville 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 "New Year, New You" on Monday, January 7 at 8:30ET. Details here.

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

Chic Community: Mingle with fellow HTCs on our forums. We’re on MySpace and Facebook, so please connect with the community virtually there, too! If you have a product you’d like reviewed on the blog – send a sample to me at 2024 p street, nw dc, 20036. sending a sample does not guarantee placement but I’d love to support our growing community! Make sure you're getting the hip tranquil times by signing up at the bottom of any page on

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing fabulous podsafe tunes from Promonet. Today’s selection is I Don't Get It by Cowboy Junkies. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of their music at

Thanks for joining me for the 109th edition of the HTC podcast. Namaste.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great show, john seams to be very pasionet about his subject and in trying to make the world a better place just like you Kimberly! Thanks!