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Key Ingredients for Tranquil Living

Key Ingredients for Tranquil Living

Life is busy. There are deadlines, oodles of to-dos, and a feeling of overwhelm. We all feel it. We all struggle. Thus it is important to infuse the joys of simple pleasures into the everyday drama.

While sipping jasmine tea and journal writing at a cafe in Portland recently, I penned a non-exhaustive list of  key ingredients for tranquil living. My hope is that they will inspire you, too, to find some tranquility among the chaos of everyday living.

  • live simply
  • read great women writers
  • spend less than you make
  • give back
  • fresh flowers
  • travel
  • do work that you are passionate about
  • take time outs
  • exercise your body + mind daily
  • respond vs react
  • eat + drink nourishing yumminess
  • create daily
  • let your life be an artistic expression
  • make everything you do an experience

Now I ask, what are your key ingredients for tranquil living? What small steps can you take today to enjoy a dose of tranquility? Go ahead, you deserve it!

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Kimberly Wilson

Kimberly Wilson is a yogini, writer, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer currently obsessed with Paris, potbelly pigs, and all things sparkly. She is the Creative Director and Founder of Tranquil Space – named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure, penned Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista, and holds a Master’s in Women's Studies. Indulge in musings on tranquilology through her blog and podcast, Tranquility du Jour. Learn more at


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1:34AM PDT on May 15, 2013

OK. Thanks

1:16AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

Why read only great women writers????

7:22AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

good reminder

10:51AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

thank you

8:25AM PST on Feb 3, 2012


7:47PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

Very nice. Thanks Kimberly.

5:37PM PST on Feb 2, 2012


9:06AM PDT on Oct 20, 2011


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5:34AM PST on Jan 5, 2011

Thank you so much.

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