Tranquility du Jour Interview: What is the Simply Luxurious Life?
Monday June 22, 2015

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“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

Topics Discussed:

  • 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

6 thoughts on “Tranquility du Jour Interview: What is the Simply Luxurious Life?

  1. Thank you for sharing such a timely quote. I can’t seem to view the interview or Kimberly’s blog at the moment, as it keeps producing a “fatal error.” I will check back tomorrow and hopefully her blog is up and running again! 🙂

    1. Beeta, Thank you for your interest! It should be working now, and you can also go to iTunes and listen directly to her podcast – Tranquility du Jour. if you have anymore trouble let me know.

  2. Just listened to the podcast of your interview while I had my dinner and absolutely loved it! While I obviously adore your weekly podcasts it was also such a treat to hear you speak in conversation to someone at length and to hear your genuine passion and kind-heartedness really shine through. Thank you for sharing the interview and for adding a bit more simply luxury to my Tuesday evening!

    1. It should be working now. If for some reason you still cannot get it to work, go to iTunes and listen to her podcast Tranquility du Jour, episode #340. If you have any other issues, just let me know. Thank you for your interest!

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