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 SlowYourHome.com, 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.
Sarah Wilson returns to the show to talk about the impact of loneliness during isolation, how her anxiety is helping her to move through strange times, and why we need to look forward towards the world we're creating on the other side of the pandemic.
What is Ayurveda? And how can it help us better navigate the stress and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic? Brooke chats with holistic coach Ellen Carr about doshas, stress responses and learning how to balance them out.
Robyn Rosenfeldt chats to Brooke about the role of permaculture in creating resilient communities, how to combat eco-anxiety in kids and adults alike, and why it's important to pick your battles when it comes to raising a family sustainably.
Has isolation got you working from home for the first time? Are you struggling to find a balance between work, family, school, downtime, connection? In this episode Brooke chats with productivity expert Louise Miller about the tools that will make the transition to working from home that much smoother (and perhaps make life feel a little slower and gentler too).
Season 5 wraps up with a hostful episode full of audience questions - some pandemic-related, some not - and Brooke and Ben spend some time talking through their working from home strategies and future plans, as well as what to expect from Season 6.
Brooke and Ben discuss the coronavirus pandemic and the slow living tools that are helping with the new normal. Brooke then catches up with Elisa who shares what's been working for her since they last spoke, as well as the challenges of applying intentional living to parenting a medically-complex child.
Is self-care really just about baths and treating yo'self? Brooke and Ben discuss the roots of self-care, what it looks like in their lives and why it's so important. Brooke then chats with listener Amy about her waste-reduction efforts and how she's managing work from home.
What is community and how does it fit in with slow living? In this episode Brooke and Ben discuss their experience in finding and developing community, and why belonging is so important. Brooke also catches up with Lauren from Season 4 who shares some massive changes she's made since they last spoke, and how she's finding a new appreciation for slow/intentional living in her twenties.