087 Serendipity, Interview with Kimberly Wilson
Kimberly started her yoga studio in her fourth floor walk up in Washington, DC. in October of 1999. After ten years, she sought out new challenges. Kimberly got her masters degree in social work. More recently, she came across a flyer advertising a veterinary social work certificate. She recognized this serendipitous moment as her next calling. Kimberly is currently studying for her veterinary social work certificate.
Q & A
Why is self love so important?
Because love starts from within. If we don’t have it, we can’t give it.
What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?
I would say the one thing holding me back was a lot of self judgement or “shoulds.”
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?
My grandmother. She was incredibly optimistic, despite difficulties.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“Let it go.”
What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?
Baths. Especially this time of year. I sprinkle in a little bit of sweet almond oil.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Spend the days the way you want to spend your life.” Annie Dillard.
Can you share with us a resource or an app that we can use to help our own self care practice grow?
Laura Vanderkam, who wrote 168 Hours, has a downloadable spreadsheet to help you examine where your time is going.
What book are you reading right now?
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?
Garth Brooks. I’ve been to 13 of his concerts. And pigs. I’m kind of obsessed with pigs.
Kimberly Wilson is a writer, therapist, and creative entrepreneur who founded Tranquil Space—named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world, designs the eco-friendly clothing line TranquiliT, and holds master’s in women’s studies and social work. She is currently studying veterinary social work and dreams of global animal welfare. When not sipping tea, you’ll find her practicing yoga on a leopard-print mat, or leading retreats around the world.
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