How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields – The Slow Home Summer Series

How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields - The Slow Home Summer Series

WELCOME TO THE SLOW HOME SUMMER SERIES! BEN AND I ARE TAKING A BREAK OVER JANUARY, SO WE’RE WE REVISITING SOME OF THE BEST EPISODES OF 2016.

In today’s episode, I sit down with Jonathan Fields – founder and host of The Good Life Project, author, father, life-long learner and all-round wonderful human.

We talk about what it means to live a good life, why the power of choice is a game-changer in how we choose to spend our days, and the hugely traumatic event that led Jonathan to question his definition of ‘a good life’.

Jonathan and I also chat about the delicious irony of advocating a slower, simpler way of life when in the midst of a busy season (when we first spoke, Jonathan was in the midst of launching his book) but also why it’s not necessarily a bad thing to experience busy-ness some times.

Jonathan explains the difference between mindful living and practicing mindfulness, and has some incredibly practical tips on using technology to live more intentionally – flipping on its head the idea that technology is only good for distraction and faux-connection.

Such a wide-ranging and beautiful conversation, that’s certain to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to continue the quest for your own version of a ‘good life’.

Enjoy!

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5 Responses to How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields – The Slow Home Summer Series

  1. I’m so glad you chose this episode to replay. When it first airs, based on the show description alone, I reserved the book at the library. I got hold of it about a week ago and I absolutely love it. I am buying a copy as I can see myself going back to it over and over and pushing it into friends hands. I started the daily explorations and having lots of fun with them.

  2. As a newcomer to your podcast, where should one start? The beginning? the most recent episode? Do you have any introductory episodes or highlights that I might start with?

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