Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

by Brooke McAlary

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Overview

Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow...

"After reading this book, you'll have an amazing list of ingredients that can help you create a meaningful life, too!" —The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

"Finally, a slow living guide for the imperfect folks . . . Brooke McAlary's exuberant, honest words are a refreshing contribution to the slow living community. If you're seeking a simpler path, start here." —Erin Loechner, Blogger at DesignforMankind.com and author of Chasing Slow

Are you constantly striving to keep up with life's busy expectations? It's easy to feel consumed with the desire to "succeed" and "acquire", and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude...

Once upon a time, it became clear to Brooke McAlary that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence. She put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection and meaningful experiences. Alongside Brooke's affirming personal stories of breaking down and rising up, Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life, such as:

—Decluttering to de-owning
—Messiness to mindfulness
—Asking why, to asking where to now?

Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly—of course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492665540
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 199,932
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Brooke McAlary is a slow-travelling, gutsy shiraz-appreciating writer who, after being diagnosed with severe post-natal depression in 2011, embarked on a one-woman mission to cut out the excess in her life and reconnect with what was really important. She is now immersed in the Slow Living philosophy, and makes it her mission to help others define and achieve their slow living goals.

She writes the blog Slow Your Home, and hosts and produces the podcast, The Slow Home Podcast. She is currently slow-travelling her way around North America with her family.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Start with Why 3

Declutter 31

De-Own 77

Mindfulness 109

Disconnect To Reconnect 149

A Cabin in the Woods 185

Wobbly Balance 211

The Art of the Backslide 241

Where to Now? 251

Further Inspiration 259

Acknowledgments 261

About the Author 265

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