Length: 288 pages
Audiobook Length: 5 hours and 46 minutes
First Published: 2017
What is slow living? It’s a way to find happiness by stepping away from the never-ending demands to constantly succeed and acquire more and more. It’s easy to get stuck in the carousel of frantically wanting, buying, and upgrading the things in your life. The philosophy of simple living is about finding the freedom to be less perfect and taking time to enjoy the pure joys of life: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude. Reconnecting with the living world can help you integrate moments of peace, joy, and mindfulness into an otherwise rapid life.
Simple living: After being diagnosed with post-natal depression, Brooke McAlary learned about the power of minimalism and found that the key to happiness was 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. Brooke shares the story of her journey alongside practical advice for simplifying in ways that work for your life.
Quotes from Slow
Technology has become a crutch I’m using to get through an uncomfortable experience. Its a way of putting off the work but still convincing myself I’m doing something worthwhile.
I can absolutely can do all these things. But not at the same time. Not on the same day.
Embrace the wobbly balance.
About Brooke McAlary
Brooke McAlary is the creator of the blog Slow Your Home and the host and producer of the podcast The Slow Home Podcast. She is the author of Slow and Destination Simple. She is from Australia but is currently slow-traveling around Canada.