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Thursday, December 12, 2013

tranquility du jour #301: philanthropy

Welcome to the 301st edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today's show features Lauren Brownstein on Philanthropy.

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi for a tranquilologie 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 whet your palate.
Tranquil Space Lifestyle E-course

* Mindfulness + Yoga Mini Retreat at Tranquil Space in DC December 31

* Urban Retreat at Tranquil Space in DC January 11
Art + Yoga in West Virgina April 25-27
* Art + Asana in Costa Rica with Mary Catherine Starr May 24-31
* Art, Yoga + Writing in Paris July 1-5 {a few spots left}
* Tranquility Summer Camp in West Virginia August 29-September 1
* Art + Yoga in West Virginia November 7-9

Recent Releases:
Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility: This formerly released e-course has been enhanced, revised, and turned into a hardcover 200-page full-color artsy limited edition book to serve up even more inspiration. Only 1000 copies printed and each will be signed and numbered with love (and a pink pen). This do-it-yourself field guide takes you from January through December with doses of inspiration covering eight topics–mindfulness, self-care, nesting, do-gooding, work, style, creativity, dreams–in a nouveau way each month. Browse now.

Also, now available in PDF format for your e-reader.

“This delightful guide is the recipe book for your best year ever, repeatable annually to give you a just about perfect life. It’s a treat to read and a glorious adventure to put into practice.”–Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life

“What a tranquil reminder of how to create a beautiful life that is true to your soul. Kimberly covers it all with panache and deep love.” –Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

 “Kimberly Wilson is like a seriously stylish good fairy who not only encourages you to live your best life but more importantly shows you how. Her enthusiasm for all facets of self-care is utterly infectious and every page of this book holds beautifully simple ideas every woman can incorporate into her daily life. I’m already planning my next Bed Day!” –Susannah Conway, author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart

Tranquility du Jour Daybook: Long for a colorful, inspiring, art-filled planner focused on staying in touch with your week's most important tasks and your life's most important dreams? I’m over the moon to announce the enhanced version of your customized Tranquility du Jour Daybook.

Now this 1-inch larger {8.5 x 8.5} hardcover beauty has double wire metal spiral binding plus subtle shifts and adds such as journal prompts, checklists on aligned pages, 20 inspiration pages for your creative efforts, dates and data to remember spreads, a mindfulness practice log, and more.  

Ooh la la, it’s a pink planner, lifestyle organizer, and wellness guide all in one. Use in collaboration with Tranquilologie while sipping tea and listening to French cafĂ© tunes. Browse now

Also, available in PDF form for printing and binding DIY style.

Featured Tranquilista: Lauren Brownstein has been working in philanthropy for more than 20 years as a fundraiser, educator, program manager, and administrator. She helps non-profit organizations, philanthropists, and grant makers achieve their goals through PITCH, LLC, her fundraising and philanthropy consulting practice.

She has raised millions of dollars for museums, workforce development programs, student support organizations, community centers, and more. She also has led numerous workshops to help individual donors define their philanthropic goals and create charitable giving plans that reflect their values, passions, and priorities.

As a reflection to her commitment to philanthropy, she manages the grant making process for the Tranquil Space Foundation, serves on the board of a youth leadership nonprofit, and volunteers each week with cancer patients. She also is a devoted Tranquil Space yogini. Lauren believes that everyone who gives is a philanthropist.

Savvy Sources:
Twitter: @LJBrownstein
First podcast with Lauren in 2006: Hip Tranquil Traveling
Seasonal online book club pick: Bonjour, Happiness
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