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Monday, April 06, 2009

tranquility du jour #150: being creatively fit

Bonjour Mademoiselle:

Welcome to the 150th edition of tranquility du jour: a guide to bringing tranquility to your every day. Another milestone in serving up tranquility!

Today’s show menu features happenings and musings on being creatively fit with Whitney Ferre.

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi for our next le chic teleclass chat "Shine with Summer Solstice" on June 29 PLUS events around the globe: a decadent retreat to Costa Rica over Memorial Day, hip hop yoga in DC (with a DJ) on Friday, June 5, a summer solstice staycation in DC on June 20, another tranquility-filled week at Kripalu August 9-14, 2009, a Living Your Yoga 4-week series in September, and the annual Fall Foliage retreat to the hills of Virginia October 16-18. All the scoop is on my workshops page.

Featured Tranquilista: Whitney Ferre
Based on the principles of that underlie the aesthetics of design, this book shows how to strengthen creative ability into a reality by working out the right brain through a series of exercises. “This is for everyone who wants to create change, to make a difference and leave the world around them different and better than when they started; to help unlock their creative potential to transform any area of their life,” says author Ferré. In life and the workplace today, developing ideas outside of the box is what differentiates the extraordinary from the common place.

Whitney Ferré has helped hundreds of people to find their creativity as founder of the Creative Fitness Center. The Center first gained national recognition on HGTV. Today she continues her outreach leading corporate seminars, teaching art classes, and as a creativity expert on television & radio. Whitney is also an artist, a wife, a mother, and a co-owner of Rumours Wine Bars that build communities around food, wine, and art. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

Savvy Source: The Artist Within: A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit and

Signature Style: Spring has sprung at TranquiliT. Featured "look of the podcast" is the versatile organic bamboo skirt dress coupled with armwarmers.

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Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Quicksand by Natalie Walker from Promonet. You can learn more about her music at

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