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.
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).
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.
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.
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 does a post-lockdown, post-Covid world look like? No-one really knows, but most of us can agree - we don't want to return to the old normal, when the old normal was a big part of the problem. Brooke and Ben discuss how they're looking to re-boot their values as life begins to return to a 'new normal'.
Brooke chats with returning guest and zero-waste advocate Anita van Dyke (ex-rocket scientist, turned medical doctor and awesome Mum) about the challenges of zero-waste living in a busy family and ways to work smarter not harder when it comes to zero-waste...
Meditation has a lot to offer us during a crisis, but when it's hard to sit still and breathe, should we still keep trying? Kevin Janks discusses why it's so important and what meditating in a crisis offers us.