lifestyle, Week in Review

week in review

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Two at home yoga practices

Went to the gym 4 times

Finished the first month of 531 Weightlifting Program

Went fishing on a charter boat

Watched many episodes of Entourage

Started reading The Gods of Tango by Carolina de Robertis

Wrote asana breakdown: wide leg forward fold

lifestyle, Week in Review

Week in Review

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Wrote the first week of Bonjour Beautiful

Took a dip in the pool

Read “That Part Was True” by Deborah McKinlay

Witnessed a plane that landed in the middle of route 72 on the way to the beach (what a surprise!)

Sunbathed at the beach and swam in the sea

Delighted with my new frother, a gift from my fiancé

Wrote asana breakdown: arm balance gaze

Taught one private yoga class

Went to the gym 2 times

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over coffee project: kimberly wilson

KIMBERLY WILSON | TRANQUILITY DU JOUR

I distinctly remember the first time I gracefully stumbled upon Kimberly Wilson’s website, I immediately felt at home.  Kimberly is a writer, yoga studio(s) owner, fashion designer, activist, mentor, animal lover, licensed graduate social worker and fellow Francophile. Whew. I’m sure I’m missing something…She has inspired me on so many levels and continues to do so through her blog and podcast. A true entrepreneur, leader and creative.

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What does your typical day look like?

Ah, each day varies. From seeing therapy clients at the Women’s Center, to teaching at my yoga studios Tranquil Space, to writing or recording for my blog and podcast, to learning new skills {I have a slight addiction to continuing education}, to volunteering at hospice. I also spend a bit of time relaxing in bed or in the tub.

What are some interesting things that people probably do not know about you?

  • I’m from the Great Plains. Oklahoma to be exact.
  • I was voted “Most likely to have her own TV show” in college.
  • Here are 100 random things
  • I have a 7Eleven glazed donut addiction.

Do you have any routines/rituals?

I start my day with green tea, time with my pets, and a bit of stretching. Ideally some time with my journal, too. At night, I like to read or watch a true crime story segment {odd addiction}, and share something I’m grateful for from the day with my boyfriend.

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What inspires you day to day?

Waking up inspires me day to day. I strive to make each day a sensory-filled experience with fragrant green tea, candles, pink twinkle lights, my furry family, my beau of 11 years, and the work I put out into the world via the podcast, yoga studios, and blog.

How do you create?

Each day I’m creating–whether it’s writing, interviewing someone for my podcast, teaching, organizing the Pink Palace {my 600-square-foot home}, reading, or anything in between. Sometimes there’s a ritual for it such as spreading out my tools, lighting a candle, or opening my laptop after taking a few deep breaths. Oh, and there needs to be red lipstick and a dab of perfume oil.

What can we find you daydreaming about?

Paris, darling. Always Paris. And new sparkly offerings for Tranquility du Jour.

What are some of your favorite books/websites/apps/magazines?

  • I’m obsessed with books and have listed my favorites here.
  • J’adore the mindfulness app I and II for meditation bells.
  • Flow, Mindful, and Bella Grace magazines are my go-tos.

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What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Trust your gut. When I haven’t over the years, I’ve paid a price. Overall, my gut has been my biggest teacher {although it does occasionally lead me astray when presented with Thin Mints}.

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OCP | Beginners Guide to Goal Setting

A big part of the #overcoffeeproject is goal setting. Today I want to share with you goal setting at its basic form; the top layer. A way for you to get your toes wet in the sparkling waters of transformation, change and life enhancements.

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Step Number One: Pinpoint your sore spots.

This is quite possible the hardest part of the whole process. It’s pretty easy to band-aide your pain, act like it’s not there, but the problem with covering up and pretending is that nothing will ever change if you keep doing that. If you really want change, you’ll have to dig deep and figure out what areas in your life are not working. From work to relationships to space, what is not working, what is causing you unnecessary stress?

Step Number Two: Feel

Now it’s time to daydream. How do you want to feel each and every day? How do you want to wake up and go to sleep feeling? Graceful, healthy, happy, secure, loved, a part of a community, free, creative…how do you want to feel. No need to be minimal here, load ‘em up.

Step Number Three: Action Steps

Now you know what you need to let go of in your life and what you want to bring into your life. Now you will need to create action steps to make them happen. Let’s say you chose healthy as one of your ‘feel’s’, what action steps do you need to take in order to feel healthy? It might be eliminating processed foods from your diet or going to yoga 3x a week. Get specific here, you wouldn’t just want to say lose weight because that is too vague. You can’t just lose weight, you need to do something in order to lose weight so write what you would do.

Step Number Four: Time Frame

Goals without a time frame are just dreams. You’ll want to set a start date, evaluation date and ideal completion date. This will give you time to prepare for your start, evaluate somewhere in the middle what is working and what is not, and have a date you want to complete your goal by. In sticking with the feel healthy goal, let’s say you typically take a yoga class 2-3 times a month and part of feeling healthy to you means going to yoga more, I wouldn’t jump right into going to yoga 5 days a week, that’s a lot and you will be over it so quickly, start with going to yoga once a week. When you are consistent with going once a week, go twice a week, and so on. Make those mini-goals within your bigger goal.

Step Number Five: Action!

It’s time to put the pedal to the metal and take action. Begin, start, activate; this is the most exciting part. Beginnings are always thrilling, and once you figure out the nitty gritty details, it’s pretty easy to begin. The hard part is staying with it. Find yourself an accountability partner, someone who will keep you on track and headed towards the direction you want to go in.

Share your goal setting with the world by using #overcoffeeproject. We want to see you sparkle.

xxB

Over Coffee Project: A weekly chat with inspirational movers and shakers of the world as well as goal setting and get it done advice. Use #overcoffeeproject to show the world the pursuit of your dreams.