I am currently reading Tranquilista: Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play, which was sent to me as a review book. The title caught my attention and I knew I had to dig in. So far, I love it.
In this pithy, would-be full-service self-help, Wilson seeks to motivate women to be their best selves, without losing sight of what makes us human. Helpful and humorous, Wilson’s friendly style is welcoming, if occasionally cringe-inducing (cutesy internet vernacular, like substituting “heart” for “like,” is sure to wear on certain readers).
Attempting to cover a broad range of women’s lifestyle topics-eating better, exercising, going green, finding inner peace, entrepreneurship-Wilson’s guide is occasionally scanty on details, and heavily lopsided toward the aspiring businesswoman: eating suggestions span little more than a page, while nearly half the text is devoted to small business growth.
As an accomplished entrepreneur (founder of a women’s advocacy group and her own “eco-fashion” line), Wilson’s business advice is valuable and well-considered but would serve better in a more narrow, career-focused volume, rather than as part of a holistic guide to life. END
“Tranquilista is a strong, sparkly, and succulent guide for living and working with mindfulness and enlightened joy!”
— SARK, artist and author of Succulent Wild Woman
“Kimberly Wilson lovingly guides us through ideas on how to be a soulful and compassionate entrepreneur while embracing our bliss and our beauty.…She is my new favorite guru!”
— Amy Butler, designer and author of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern
“[Kimberly Wilson] does it all with incredible grace, elegance, compassion, wisdom, cleverness, and dazzling style — and never forgets the essential lip gloss! In her fabulous new book, she generously shares all her success secrets.…I place her in the ‘great muse’ category along with Audrey and Coco.”
— Sharon Gannon, coauthor of Jivamukti Yoga
“The go-to guide for any woman who wants style, success, and soul in her life.”
— Christine Arylo, author of Choosing ME before WE
Now tell me, what are you reading?