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Monday, July 22, 2013

tranquility du jour #275: finding motherhood

Welcome to the 275th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today's show features Amanda Hirsch on Finding Motherhood Without Losing Myself.

Tranquility Tour

Tranquility Tour: We’re packing up our four-legged furry sons and crisscrossing the continent September 14-November 16 while sprinkling tranquility along the way. Join us on this adventure in person, online, or in spirit. More at

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi for a tranquility-filled experience. Immerse yourself in the study of tranquility with scents of lavender, lots of love, and dollops of sparkles thrown in. Below are a few options to savor:

1:1 Mentoring 
* Mindfulness: Tranquility Within E-course 
* Creative + Conscious Business E-course
* Tranquilologie: A DIY Sprinkling of Everyday Tranquility E-course
* Tranquil Space Lifestyle E-course

* Yoga + Writing in DC August 2, 6-9pm
* Mindfulness: Tranquility Within in DC August 4, 1-4pm
* Tranquility Summer Camp in West Virginia August 15-18 (2 spots left)
* Tranquilologie Release FĂȘte + Tranquility Tour Bon Voyage in DC September 10
* Tranquility Tour across North America September 14-November 16

* Art + Yoga Retreat in West Virgina April 25-27
* Retreat in Paris July TBA

Haute off the Press:
Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide to Everyday TranquilityTranquilologie is the study of living tranquility with joie de vivre. This formerly released e-course has been enhanced, revised, and turned into a hardcover full-color artsy limited edition book to serve up even more inspiration. Only 1000 copies will be printed and each will be signed and numbered with love (and a pink pen). Releases early September.

Tranquility du Jour Daybook: It's a pink planner, lifestyle organizer, and wellness guide all in one. This perfect complement to Tranquilologie is filled with checklists, inspiration, eye candy, and 52 dateless week spreads so you can start at anytime. Released mid-December. Watch our how-to video with Carol Meyers. 

Summer Seasonal Podcast: Released June 24 and filled with gems for making this spring mindful and tranquil

Summer Love Note (includes a Tranquility Mixtape)

Featured Tranquilista: Amanda Hirsch
I build support for good causes, good products and good art -- aka "Good Things."

I do this by creating content/social media/blog strategies that move people to action, and by writing and editing content that takes my clients' strategies off the shelf and into the world. I also help people become better champions for their own work with my e-course, Telling Your Story Online.

I have 14+ years of experience working for clients ranging from big nonprofits and indie media companies like PBS, NPR and March of Dimes to small businesses, start-ups freelancers and artists. I’ve built extensive networks full of other passionate people who are eager to support Good Things, and I love putting those networks to work for my clients.

I've given talks about online storytelling at the National Press Club, the National Film Board of Canada, the American Press Institute and elsewhere.

In addition, I'm the co-founder (with my husband, Jordan) of THINK IMPROV, a training company that helps people apply the concepts of improv comedy to their lives and work. We were voted an audience favorite at SXSW. You should hire us.

Savvy Sources:
Seasonal online book club pick: Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
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Signature Style: 
TranquiliT is a line of layers in rayon made from organic bamboo and designed by moi. We sew locally and plant 150 trees monthly while also donating a portion of proceeds to Tranquil Space Foundation and Farm Sanctuary. In addition, we offer vintage and reclaimed goodies because it doesn't get more eco than reusing!

fall collection sneak peek from last week's focus group

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