Tranquility du Jour #388: PhD in You

In this week’s episode, PhD in You with Julie Reisler, we discuss her use of “life designer,” the role journaling has played in her life, intentional eating, and her new book, Get a PhD in You.

Tranquility du Jour 388- PhD in You

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Featured guest:

Author and Life Designer™ Julie Reisler authentically shares in her book, Get a PhD in YOU, the extensive personal-growth wisdom that came from her own struggles with body image, relationships, and feeling “not enough.” Julie has a master’s degree in health & wellness coaching and more than twelve certifications around health and well-being. Julie speaks all over the country on how to design your best life and has over 12 years of TV/Film, voice-over and on-camera hosting experience. She is a mama of two, happily remarried, and in love with her very imperfect life. For more info on Julie, go to



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Escape the chill of winter to join me for a week-long escape into yoga, creativity, and mindfulness over President’s Day weekend, February 18-25.

Savor the tropical splendor of Pura Vida Spa—a private mountainside estate enveloped in lush gardens surrounded by coffee plantations.

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I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.—Joan Didion

Sunday I was curled up in bed with a cuppa green tea and a journal to start the day.

As I sat upright with a few pillows stuffed behind my back, I grabbed a pen and began to write. My entry began with the date and time. From there it flowed into my current state of mind—what I felt mentally, physically, emotionally.

Our journals give us space to reflect, dream, grieve, rant, and more. Research shows that journal writing can strengthen immune cells, clarify thoughts and feelings, help with self-understanding, reduce stress, and solve problems.

The hardest part is staring at a blank page. Below is an assortment of prompts to help you begin.

  • Write a journal entry to your future self in 10 years. Date it 1/16/27.
  • If resources such as time and money weren’t a factor, how would you spend your days?
  • List your short term and long term goals.
  • If you could change one thing about your present life, what would it be?
  • How would you like to make this world a better place?
  • How can you best share your gifts with the world?
  • What would make you feel mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually fulfilled?
  • Describe what you see in front of you.
  • Write a love letter to your past or future self.
  • What was the last thing you read, heard, or saw that inspired you?
  • What wants attention?

Grab a pen, paper, and a cuppa. Listen deeply. Let the muse out to play.

Wishing you a tranquil week ahead. Bisous. x