Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

Category: Book
By (author): McAlary, Brooke
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: July 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00in x 6.00in x 1.09in
Our Price:
$ 36.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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.

Review Quote*"Finally, a slow living guide for the imperfect folks. If you're looking for a rule-riddled, anxiety-ridden manifesto thick on sanctimony and decree, you won't find it here. Paired with tremendous insights and joyful illustrations, 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
Review Quote*"Brooke McAlary shares her recipe for living a meaningful life in her new book, 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
Review Quote*"When so much of the messaging out there tells us to speed up, Brooke shows us how and why we might want to slow down. There is no one right way to do it, but it does start with noticing. Noticing what weighs you down and letting some of those things go. And noticing what leaves you feeling fulfilled and making time for more of that, instead. With the words coupled with the imagery, this book is a manifesto for what happens when you pursue a slower, simpler and more meaningful life." - Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less
Review Quote*"I loved this book! It was short and sweet with many moments of brilliant and insightful ideas to live a more meaningful and thoughtful life." - Paul Jarvis
Review Quote*"If I could only give three words to describe Brooke McAlary's Slow, they'd be gentle, honest, and actionable . . . the perfect ingredients for a meaningful read." - Courtney Carver, author of Soulful Simplicity
Review Quote*"McAlary gives a much-needed gift to the chronically overcommitted with this wise self-help primer. " - Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*"A highly readable and attractive resource for anyone looking to slow down and decompress.
" - Library Journal - STARRED review
Biographical NoteBrooke 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.