Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide To Everyday Tranquility

 
9780692358078: Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide To Everyday Tranquility

Tranquilologie is the study of living tranquility with joie de vivre.

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.

Learn to create homemade gifts, get grounded in an instant, practice restorative, yin and vinyasa yoga, accessorize, craft your bucket list, start a women’s group, art journal, clear clutter, shop mindfully, and more.

Tranquilologie involves being mindful in the moment, relishing simple pleasures, exploring minimalism, getting crafty, and creating extraordinary everyday experiences.

Inside each month’s feature you'll find eight insightful essays including how-tos, "Savvy Sources" to inspire further exploration, signature "OMwork" to tie a bow around the month’s journey, inspiring quotes peppered throughout, and checklists to help you stay on the tranquility track.

To enhance your visual journey, artist Mary Catherine Starr sprinkles each of the 96 essays with whimsical watercolors. Tranquilologie is about living with exuberance, passion, and tranquility–every day of the year.

Place this art-filled book on your bedside table next to a scented candle and cuppa tea (or flute of bubbly). Use it in collaboration with your personalized Tranquility du Jour Daybook to truly live tranquility each and every day. Read each chapter as the month begins or pick it up as the need for inspiration hits anywhere in between, ideally with jazz serenading in the background.

"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

"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 Loudon, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

"Kimberly Wilson’s Tranquilologie is an entertaining, super practical guide to bringing more serene and joyful moments into your daily life. I love Kimberly’s unique and fun approach to mindfulness, self-care, and creating a beautiful life." --Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big

"I love this book! Tranquilologie is chock-full of ideas that inspire, and small, simple actions you can take every day to make your life more beautiful and more creative. Don’t wait until January! Pick your favorite month of the year and start right now." --Lisa Sonora Beam, artist and author of The Creative Entrepreneur, and A Cartography of Higher Purpose

"Kimberly Wilson has done it again. This new book gives you exciting adventures for each month that will soothe your body, mind, and spirit, whether it is a yoga pose, a recipe, or a delightful self-indulgence. Reading it makes you feel joyful and inspired to get out of your rut, and experiment with delights... Kimberly is a creativity trailblazer of our time! You will love this book!" --Gail McMeekin, author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women, and Creativity Courage Cards

"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

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About the Author:

Kimberly Wilson is a lover of Paris, snail mail, and nude-colored manis with a penchant for piles of books and rose macarons. She founded Tranquil Space--named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure, penned Hip Tranquil Chick, Tranquilista, and Tranquilologie, and designs a locally-sewn eco-fashion line, TranquiliT.

She holds master's degrees in women's studies and social work, co-launched Tranquil Space Foundation, and is a pre-licensed therapist at The Women's Center. Kimberly is also a cheerleader for animal rights and passionate about pigs.

You'll often find her sipping fragrant tea, practicing yoga on a leopard-print mat, or leading retreats around the world. Her work has been featured in numerous books, Daily Candy, Washingtonian, Yoga Journal, and Fast Company.

She lives in a petite Pink Palace in Washington, D.C. with two rescue kitties, Le Beau and Le Pug. Indulge in "tranquilosophy" via Kimberly's blog and podcast, Tranquility du Jour, and her online courses.

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