The Slow Home Podcast

We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are over-worked, over-connected and over-stressed, and we compete on how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don't have to. There is an ever-growing group of people who are saying no to life lived at 110%. They are opting to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. Brooke McAlary, founder of, is one of them, and in this podcast she chats to others who have adopted a similar approach to life: simple living, slowing down, opting out, saying no. Learn what makes people change, how life is different, and what their advice is to anyone looking to get out of the fast lane.


On dealing with relationship clutter - SHP020

As usual, the first show of the month is a hostful episode! 

I’m always excited to share these conversations, but one of the questions we try to answer today had me talking in circles. And while I did my best trying to articulate my thoughts on what is a really complex topic, I'm not sure I did a good job. 

Let me know what you think after you listen to us try to answer these listener questions:

  • How do I deal with friend or relationship clutter?  
  • Is there room in the life of a working parent to pursue slow living? Or is it solely the domain of the single-income family?

Before we dive into answering these sticky questions though, Ben and I sit and chat a little about life now that I’ve stopped blogging.

Things feel lighter and infinitely more positive now that I’ve lessened the amount of online work I’m doing. I genuinely hadn’t realised how much my mental and physical health had been suffering until I slowed down and stepped back.

All in all, life is good and living a little slower has made it even better. 

Enjoy the show! 

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 2015-08-05  30m