august muse: finding tranquility within

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep
place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Namaste. Welcome to sultry august in our nation’s capital.

Crazy enough, I’m heading to even *hotter* Texas for a 10-day Tranquilista book tour! I know, I know. Worst. planning. ever.

As we gear up with extreme excitement to unveil the new Tranquil Space Arlington on Monday at 7pm with the fabulous Dibora (woo-hoo!), Tim, Louis the pug, and I are also gearing up for the big adventure to the mid-west via car. This tour de Texas involves hauling back 30 organic cotton bolsters and 30 meditation cushions that my mother is busily making for the Arlington studio. Having these strapped to the top of the car should be an adventure in and of itself. Photos to come!

In addition to making oodles of yoga props, my poor parents are also blessed with the “privilege” of watching our beloved “son,” Louis the pug while we galavant across San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Dallas for TV and various book signing events. Look for entertaining stories and photos of this extravaganza via my blog.

As I gear up for a crazy next few days complete with finals (after Thursday, done with my first year of MSW!), moving studio spaces, hosting a bebe shower for the lovely eden, shipping oodles of TranquiliT (40% off sale through friday: code SUMMERTIME), prepping for the fall TranquiliT photo shoot – oh and the other daily to-dos, i’m loving the notion of finding peace. ommmmm.

the quote above is the perfect reminder that we find peace in the everyday. sure time off helps. yes, a vacation (ok, maybe not Texas in August) does the body good. indeed, a silent retreat is good for the soul. however, the beauty is finding silence among the chaos.

how do you find peace?

for me it’s hot baths with LUSH products, naps, tea sipping, boundary setting, moisturizer, succulent summer fruit, journal writing, exercise, yoga, meditation, sleeping late, taking classes on exciting topics, lots of sleep, lit candles, more sleep (see a pattern?), and surrounding myself with positive people . . . to name a few.

the key is infusing a sprinkle of silence into your everyday. add it where you can. go to bed early. sit on your meditation cushion. do a sun salute. try legs up the wall. read under a tree. insert 15 more minutes between meetings to breath deeply and avoid rushing.

india is always an option, but let’s start by finding tranquility within.

your soul will thank you.


One thought on “august muse: finding tranquility within

  1. Melita

    July 29, 2010 at 8:07pm

    beautiful quote. i can see this getting put up as a monday moment of zen on my blog. thanks for sharing! hugs!!

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