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Sunday, March 22, 2009

tranquility du jour #149: simplicity

Bonjour! Welcome to the 149th edition of tranquility du jour: a guide to bringing tranquility to your every day.

Today’s show menu features happenings and musings on simplicity with Mary Carlomagno.

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi for our next le chic teleclass chat "Bloom into Spring" on March 23 PLUS events around the globe: a decadent retreat to Costa Rica over Memorial Day, a summer solstice staycation in DC on June 20, and another tranquility-filled week at Kripalu August 9-14, 2009. All the scoop is on my workshops page.

Featured guest: Mary Carlomagno
Like most people, Mary Carlomagno was stressed out, over scheduled, and tripping over the clutter of her days--until she decided to take control. Each month, she eliminated one distraction: alcohol, shopping, elevators, newspapers, cell phones, dining out, television, taxis, coffee, cursing, chocolate and multitasking. Her journey is chronicled in her first book, Give it Up! My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less by HarperCollins. Mary's journey changed her life and became the basis for order.

Mary has appeared on the Today Show, Fox and Friends, CBS News and Good Housekeeping TV. She has been interviewed on Martha Stewart Radio and by Leeza Gibbons and Joan Hamburg. Mary's simple and action-oriented system for organization has been featured in Real Simple, Woman's Day, Quick and Simple, For Me magazine, Newsday and the Daily News. Mary writes frequently on the subject of getting organized for magazines and newspapers including Body and Soul, the Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pink, Woman's World and Figure. She is also an expert columnist on and regular contributor to Design NJ.

Mary teaches workshops and lectures to corporations, community organizations and professional groups including Media Bistro.

Mary's latest book is Secrets of Simplicity.

Signature Style: Spring has sprung at TranquiliT: peony, bluebonnet, iris, noir + a dash of tangerine.

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Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Dreams of 18 by Lal Meri from Promonet. You can learn more about their music at

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The Depressed Yogi said...

oh kimberly - this is so perfect for me right now!!! merci merci xoxo

Kristine said...

What?! No Amazon link for the book? Bummer... Otherwise great post/podcast. :)

Kristine said...

I feel I need to explain my comment about lack of linkage pertained to her first book, not the book that's the subject matter of the podcast. Go figure I'd make a nonsensical comment.

Sarah said...

I loved this podcast! Thanks!