Wednesday, August 20, 2008

happy, happy hump day!

why do the little frustrations feel so powerful? since returning from a blissful week with fellow hip tranquil chicks, my world has been one rush or frustration after another. AND it's started each day this week at 7:30am (not my prime hour) with jack-hammering in the alley behind my cozy condo. yes, i know there is a lesson here but i'm too sleepy and frustrated to hear it at the moment! been there? ah, either way i must confess that i'm in good spirits despite the continual challenges (um, i mean "opportunities").

our new full-time TranquiliT concierge started this week in the showroom. christy is staying on board as my part-time executive assistant and busily training our new TranquiliT gal. we're gleefully gearing up for the next three days of trunk shows and private viewing of the summer closeout and fall collection. i met with my contractor to go over my been-there-for-a-few-months wishlist that includes a roofdeck. finalized the new fall schedule for the dupont and arlington studios. led a follow-up session to the law firm team retreat i did in the spring. taught 5 classes (3 yesterday - whew!). stuffed (with eco-friendly kapok) and sewed some velvet pillows for the showroom. what a week and it's only wednesday.

i wanted to share a cool link that a friend passed along that focuses on vision boards. despite scepticism, most people find that making a vision board during a retreat or workshop is incredibly powerful and uber-fun. if you haven't done one lately, pull out some magazines, glue, and scissors. you'll be impressed with what unfolds. i did one with the ladies last week and love the exercise. always good to reflect and reconnect with your core.

wishing you a week filled with less "growth opportunities" and heaps of tranquility. hope to see you at the trunk shows over the next few days if you're local. if not, you're there in spirit!

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Anonymous said...

Love the discount for shopping online with your tranquilit products. Can't wait to get my order!
Thanks for thinking of us who don't live anywhere near D.C.
Namaste ~

Anonymous said...

Thought of a request for tranqilit - more fold-down waist bands! Yes, they make your bum look so good.

Qaadira Allen said...

Greetings, Kimberly -

I agree. Many folks are skeptical of vision boards and the idea that they can attract what they want instead of striving and struggling to "make it happen".

But the truth is that creative and visual tools and techniques are very powerful practices for reaching goals and expanding the possibilities for your life.

I've been making vision boards since the early 90's and guiding others in this process in group and retreat settings. I will create one at the drop of a hat, and make them for any and every occasion.

Thanks for sharing your "vision boarding" experience and the link to Martha Beck's site.

Qaadira Allen
Center for Transformative Art

Amy Williams said...

Kimberly... I LOVE that you did a training session with a law firm! That's great that "hip and tranquil" law firms exist. It's a tough, not-so-tranquil world out there sometimes for lawyers...

I'm going into my final year of law school and, as most of my classmates are planning on taking high-stress Big Firm jobs after graduation, I'll be working for a non-profit doing community-building work with the city neighborhood association. SO excited!

Thanks for all that you do, Kimberly. By the way... How do you have energy for ALL that you do? It seems I can't go without my afternoon nap... Any tips?