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.
Can the desire to live a slower life, when combined with introversion, actually make us lonely? In this episode Brooke chats with listener Nancy about the struggle to connect with like-minded people while also creating space for alone time.
Is it possible for one person's actions to make a difference? Brooke chats with listener Georgi about the changes we can make for a big impact, and Sarah Wilson joins us to talk about the power of conversation.
Can you live slow in your 20s? Or is the hustle and burnout an inevitable part of finding your way in the world? Brooke chats with listener Lauren about redefining success and is then joined by Jocelyn Glei, who suggests we learn to let go of expectations - regardless of our age.
What does slow living look like in retirement? And what if it's not really slow at all? Brooke chats with listener Sara about learning to say no, and is then joined by Carl Honore to talk about the importance of re-evaluating our values as we get older.
Is it possible to live low-waste when you don't have the services and resources near by? Brooke chats to listener Amy about what changes can be made, why the system is set up to see us fail and how community is the key in overcoming these obstacles.