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Your guide to living a full and meaningful life: creativity, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, travel, style, yoga, making a difference and all things tranquility. Hosted by author, therapist and creative entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson, who lives in DC and dreams of Paris.

Tranquility du Jour Kimberly Wilson

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Your guide to living a full and meaningful life: creativity, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, travel, style, yoga, making a difference and all things tranquility. Hosted by author, therapist and creative entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson, who lives in DC and dreams of Paris.

    Journey to Stage

    Journey to Stage

    In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I share my nearly yearlong journey to the ballet stage, the challenges, the joys, the time and energy commitment, and more.
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    Mentioned in the Show There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others. —Martha Graham

    2019 "Performance"
    Broche Ballet
    BAE
    Vitality Ballet
    The Whole Pointe
    The Dancer Next Door
    Adult Ballet Collective
    #560 Interview with Jojo on the Ballet Lifestyle
    Worksheet
    Journaling prompts:

    1. What helps me feel most alive?
    2. What childhood passion would I like to reconnect with?
    3. Is there a class, camp, festival, or workshop that I could sign up for?
    4. What level of discipline could I commit to?
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    • 31 min
    Reclaiming Wellness

    Reclaiming Wellness

    In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat with Jovanka Ciares about her new book, Reclaiming Wellness. Learn how to prioritize wellness, why planning is an essential part of wellness, the healing properties of plants, and more! And, you'll also hear the
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    Guest
    Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other titles. A certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Ciares studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism / plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD. A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at http://www.jovankaciares.com.

     
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    Mentioned in the Show 10 Types of Wellness video
    Spring Parisian {Mis}Adventures
    Podcast #582 June in Paris
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    • 43 min
    June in Paris

    June in Paris

    In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I share a peek into my latest jaunt to the City of Light for a writing retreat.
    Hear how I ended up here again, what's been on the agenda, and a number of the sensory delights (plus links)!
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    Mentioned in the Show April in Paris blog post with many links
    Rodin Museum
    Au Vieux Paris
    Ballet at Versailles
    Packing for Paris 2018
    A Few of My Paris Faves
    Worksheet
    Journaling prompts:

    1. How can I nourish my senses this week? Think colorful produce, flowers, a museum, gardens, farmers' market, trying a new activity (hello, pétanque).
    2. What's on my summer wish list?
    3. What would I like to see and do when/if I visit Paris?
    4. How can I carve out more space for dreaming?
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    • 33 min
    For a Good Cause

    For a Good Cause

    In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat with Diane Lebson about her new book For a Good Cause. Learn the many ways to serve as a nonprofit volunteer, how to make a difference when you don't have time, how to set boundaries, and how to develop your philanthropic brand.
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    Guest Diane is a first-generation American, the daughter of working-class, Polish immigrants who instilled in her a strong work ethic and desire to “do good.” After studying international relations in college, Diane stayed in Washington and began her nonprofit career on the national staff of United Way, the largest charity in the United States.
     
    Over the course of seventeen years, she managed United Way’s national  literacy program, managed the national board of trustees, and built a women’s giving program that has to date raised over $2 billion and mobilized over 70,000 philanthropists.
     
    After leaving United Way, she went on to lead US fundraising  operations for an international nongovernmental organization that served  orphans and abandoned children, oversaw a leadership turnover at a large public library foundation, served as the Chief of Protocol at the US Embassy in Australia, and led the women’s giving program for the  American Red Cross.
     
    In 2018, she and her husband cofounded Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, a national consultancy that helps nonprofit organizations, individuals, corporations, and foundations achieve their philanthropic goals. Diane is a published author of For a Good Cause: A Practical Guide to Giving Joyfully and a frequent speaker at conferences.

     
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    • 45 min
    Tranquility du Jour #580: Mental Health Love

    Tranquility du Jour #580: Mental Health Love

    In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I share mental health tips and four journaling prompts to help commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn how to make mental health a priority, my go-to coping skills for mind and body, resources, and how to reach out to others who may be struggling.
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    Mentioned in the Show Worksheet
    Journaling prompts:

    1. How can I take care of myself right now?
    2. What most needs attention?
    3. How can I stay connected to what matters most?
    4. What coping skills would support me right now?
    Tips:
    1. Make your mental health a priority: sleep, exercise, food, mindfulness, play, talk, create routines/shake them up
    2. Learn coping skills: healthy distractions, mental, physical, interpersonal
    3. Share resources: volunteer, hotlines, donate
    4. Reach out to others
    May is Mental Health Month Toolkit
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    • 28 min
    Relationship Essentials

    Relationship Essentials

    In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat with guest Joneen Mackenzie. We discuss her new book Relationship Essentials. Learn the 3 Cs of communication plus ways to fight fair, feel heard, and set boundaries in relationships. Direct download: Tranquility du Jour #579: Relationship Essentials
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    Guest
    Joneen Mackenzie, an RN and former 1st Lt. in the USAF Nurse Corps, founded CRE, which has certified more than 15,000 educators in its REAL Essentials relationship skills curricula. She participates in national public health standards policy through numerous board memberships.
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    Find Our Guest The Relationship Center
    Relationship Essentials book
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
512 Ratings

512 Ratings

Adarcus ,

Perfect for anyone!

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Tranquility du Jour enough. 🙌

Corinna See ,

Tranquility du jour tous les jours

I've been in love with this podcast and Kimberly Wilson ever since I discovered them both. I have a minimum one-hour commute to and from school/work four to five days each week and was searching for a podcast to listen to to pass the time, and this is the first that drew me in. Kimberly covers wonderful topics in her interviews with wonderful people, and I feel like you really come to know about her and the things she's passionate about, and why, like animal welfare, yoga, and tranquility in everyday life, which I think we could all use a lot more of. Thank you, Kimberly, for shining your light in this world. Already looking forward to the next episode. 💕

2022 UPDATE: It’s been about five years since I discovered TDJ and while, in the spirit of honesty, I have not been a diligent follower all that time, I’ve recently returned to Kimberly Wilson’s world and discovered how much I missed being a part of it. This is the only podcast I ever listen to and it will forever be my favorite. It offers wonderful resources on a range of topics including mindfulness, creativity, creating space for yourself and for what’s important to you, and just like she says at the beginning of each episode, living a full and meaningful life. I’ve learned that listening to Tranquility du Jour and subscribing to her Love Notes newsletter absolutely makes my life fuller and more meaningful. Love.

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A weekly delight!

I eagerly look forward to this podcast every week. Listening to it had enriched my life in such fun ways with all kinds of entertaining and useful info. Kimberly is a delightful host and warmly brings out the best in all her guests. The topics are wide ranging, timely and life enhancing. I love it abs wouldn’t miss an episode for the world!

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