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Sunday, February 17, 2008

hip tranquil chick podcast #121: being a spiritual cowgirl

Bonjour! Welcome to the 121st 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, Being a Spiritual Cowgirl in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at

On the Mat: Malasana

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Off the Mat: Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative religions and mysticism who's spent the last dozen years traveling the world exploring spirituality --from whirling with Sufi dervishes to meeting the Dalai Lama on her 21st birthday; from taking the host from a Croatian Catholic mystic who had the stigmata (truly) to having life-altering visions with a shaman, and just about everything in between (she now happily deems herself a spiritual cowgirl). Her first book is The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark. Check out and

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 can you ritualize your life?
2. Do you graze the spiritual buffet?
3. Practice "peeling your onion" to explore who you really are.

Savvy Sources:

Signature Style: Ruched wrap top

Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Celebrate a weekend of all things hip and tranquil in the Catskills of NY in March, plus a WHOLE week in Costa Rica August 30-September 6. Join me for workshops and book signings in Denver in April, Ft. Lauderdale in June, Lexington in October. In addition, we've got a week of hip and tranquil chickness at Omega June 2-6 and Kripalu August 10-15. Details for all special events at I hope we'll get to connect!

Join us for our first online creativity circle launching February 25 and our next le chic teleclass chat focused on "Blooming in Spring" on Monday, March 31 at 8:30ET. Details here.

Mentoring: Interested in diving deeper into hip and tranquil topics 1:1 with moi via e-mail, phone or in-person? 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 Check out our new YouTube page at More fun stuff coming soon!

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Evensong by Halou from Promonet. You can get more of their music at

Thanks for joining me for the 120th edition of the HTC podcast.
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Pink Heels said...

This post is sooo incredibly ironic or maybe the universe is just trying to tell me something. As I was quickly checking out the mail at Pink Heels, I noticed that I had a large package stuffed in the mailbox. Someone had sent me a copy of "The Red Book." I had never heard of it but I can't wait to get started. Hopefully you'll have a podcast in the near future with her.

Anonymous said...

I ran out to buy this book immediately after hearing the podcast and I am in love with it!! I have already turned a girlfriend on to Sera.. and can't wait to savor this read.

Thank you!