LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson
As the school year wrapped up, one of my students included Marianne Williamson’s quote in her final project, and I must say the timing was quite serendipitous as it was a beautiful reminder that we need to give ourselves permission to shine because each of us has so much to offer the world and those we love. As it happens, Williamson’s quote was mentioned repeatedly in my recent interview with blogger and talented entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson, so I thought I should include it.
As blogger, when I began TSLL in 2009, one of the first bloggers I looked to as a guide and example was Kimberly Wilson, founder of Tranquility du Jour. Along with her inspiring blog, she is the creative director and founder of Tranquil Space – named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure, author of Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista, and holds a Master’s in Women’s Studies.
I feel fortunate to have been invited to be interviewed for a second time (2011 was our first chat) to discuss my book Choosing The Simply Luxurious Life: A Modern Woman’s Guide. The topics stretch far and wide, and her ease of presence made it an easy conversation to have. Listen to the interview and check out Kimberly Wilson’s blog here.
- What is the simply luxurious life?
- Traveling in style?
- Indulging your inner Francophile
- Letting go of society’s expectations
- Living consciously
- Capsule wardrobe
- How to live your best life?
- My keys to living well
- My daily breakfast menu that keeps me energized throughout the day
- Books mentioned: Simple Abundance, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, Susan Cain’s Quiet
- Diana Vreeland’s documentary, The Eye Has to Travel