This full-color commemorative book is a celebration of 10 years in the blogosphere. It’s a mini-memoir from a fellow soul sister desperately seeking tranquility.
Inside you’ll find nearly 100 essays beckoning you to pour a cuppa tea, relax into your chaise, and bask into a space of storytelling and reflection. There's a smattering of favorite blog posts on: activism, creativity, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, mindfulness, Kimberly's story, travel, and yoga.
Read the tale of Kimberly's first yoga class, her history of animal activism traced back to grade school, lessons in mindfulness, a favorite home practice yoga sequence, takeaways from the Tranquility Tour, the very first blog post, and much, much more. Photographs featuring simple pleasures of daily life and Parisian travels are sprinkled throughout.
This guidebook encourages a connection to tranquility within, serves as a workbook with space for your own musings, and shares many of Kimberly's lessons learned along the way.
I didn't know what to expect exactly when I bought this book, however being a true fan of Kimberly Wilson for a few years now, I saw no other choice :)
Well, reading it was contagious. Thankfully I began it as Christmas approached and other demands lessened because I began and ended my days reading this book.
It felt like I had found my way into an antique store, one where I love to discover and uncover old things that are significant to me in some way. In this imaginary store there was a trunk filled with old letters (ok, emails) and vintage pictures of Paris, Spain, NYC, animals and nature.
I felt like I was reading a woman's life story told as a mystery novel. I liked hearing her reasoning behind the choices she made, and the take-aways she gathered for herself. And to those events that we never chose but are part of life, I felt a connection too, and so will you I imagine. I found myself taking notes and in some cases jumping up to do the thing I'd just read she'd done, before I talked myself out of it or forgot. The Anthology is also filled with her signature self help elements.
When I had read my last pages and written my last take-aways ( for which she gives us pages to fill in) I started reading the January chapter in her other book Tranquilology, for the 3rd time in as many years, but as usual, it seemed there was new information in their for me this time :) The two books together can't be beat for the motivation and idea sparking mixed with love and support from the author.
I highly recommend both books. Gift yourself, you're worth it and reading them is like having an unconditionally loving authentic and fun girlfriend with you, to help light your way to your best self.
The book felt good in my hands and on my lap, opening wide and not heavy. She chose a matte finish with greyed down color to give that vintage look and it really was alluring to this antique enthusiast. The whole experience was delightful.
I have been a LONG-TIME reader of Kimberly's blog (back from the Hip Tranquil Chick days), plus I'm a forty-(cough) lady who works in a cubicle and dreams of tranquility and lavender. So I'm 100% the target reader for this book.
This book is a gorgeously laid-out collection of Kimberly's blog postings from the last 10 years. They are divided into topics such as travel, entrepreneurship, creativity, activism, etc. I just love this stuff. I eat it up.
If you don't know if you'll like it, go to Tranquilty du Jour, read the first 10 posts. If you like the tone of them, you'll love the book.
This anthology is a treat to read - with essays that span 10 years, we see the trends and progressions of not only Kimberly Wilson, but of the Tranquility movement, and of its infusion and adaptation into everyday life. The photographs included in the book are original, creative, and inspiring, and they complement each section: yoga, lifestyle, creativity, entrepreneurship, activism, mindfulness, travel, and more. I love that I can dip into a daily dose of tranquility without having to turn to a screen. I highly recommend it!