Monday, September 20, 2010

tranquility du jour #199: 168 hours


Welcome to the 199th edition of Tranquility du Jour: A Guide to Bringing Tranquility to your Every Day. Today’s show features upcOMing happenings and musings on our 168 hours with Laura Vanderkam.

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Workshops + Retreats: Consider joining moi for:
* our seasonal Tranquilology Teleclass on Monday, September 20
* my latest e-course The Tranquility Project launches September 22
* a Tranquilista book event in NYC (deets to cOMe)
* Tranquil Space Foundation's 4th Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 14
* a Yoga Retreat in India November 12-21
* a "New Year, New You Urban Retreat" in
DC on January 8, 2011
* 2 workshops at Montreal's Centre Luna Yoga on April 9, 2011
* a "Yoga, Creativity + Tranquility Lifestyle Retreat" at a Farmhouse in NY October 14-16, 2011. All the details here.

Featured Tranquilista: LAURA VANDERKAM, a New York City-based journalist, is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2010) and Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career without Paying Your Dues (McGraw-Hill, 2007). She is a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, and her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Scientific American, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and other publications. She specializes in translating complex economic, policy or scientific ideas into readable prose, and making people say “I never thought of it that way before.” A 2001 graduate of Princeton, she enjoys writing fiction, running, and singing soprano with the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, an organization for which she served, until recently, as president, and which specializes in commissioning new music from composers under age 35. She lives with her husband and two young boys.

Savvy Sources:
Laura's website
168 hours spreadsheet

1. Explore your use of 168 hours. Where are they going?

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