The Slow Home Podcast

We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are over-worked, over-committed and over-stressed, and we compete on how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don't need 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. I'm one of them, and in The Slow Home Podcast I chat to others who have adopted a similar approach to life - slowing down, opting out, saying no.

Listen in to learn what makes people change, how life is different once you adopt a slower way of life, and what their advice is to anyone looking to get out of the fast lane.

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The stress-free guide to zero-waste living with Anita Vandyke

Orlova Maria “Zero waste life means not only reducing your waste, but also not wasting your life.” Anita Vandyke The term ‘zero-waste’ is so emotive isn’t it? It simultaneously sounds wonderfully inspiring and overwhelmingly difficult, bringing to mind tiny jars of rubbish and endless hours of DIY. I personally love seeing those glass jars containing… Continue Reading

An interview with Ben

“Living at the edge of your comfort zone is not going to be comfortable, but that’s where you expand, that’s where you grow and learn and change.” Today’s episode is a little different. After some 200-odd episodes of the poggie, where I’ve shared so much of my own journey, so many of my own struggles… Continue Reading

Rob Greenfield on the enormous power of small changes

“Radical transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with one small change, and then another one, and then another one.” — Rob Greenfield Over the years I’ve found that one of the biggest obstacles to making positive change is a sense of hopelessness. What can I do? What difference will I make? Why does it matter?… Continue Reading

Daily Creativity: Part 1 – A Slow Experiment

Kris Chin “Everyone has the ability to think creatively, to view things through a different lens, to take things from a different perspective. And that to me is creativity.” Welcome to May, and welcome to the next Slow Experiment of 2018! March’s nature experiment was such an incredibly transformative experience that inspired so much change… Continue Reading

Slow travel, fast kids and making counter-cultural choices

“Slow living is kind of this weird duality of being prepared, organised, systems in place, knowing what’s coming, managing expectations, and being flexible and fluid and understanding that life happens.” The hostful is back, baby, and this one is big. We’ve got a personal and travel update, a heap of excellent listener questions, and we… Continue Reading

Jocelyn Glei on fast tech and slow work When it comes to the fast pace of modern life, one of the biggest culprits is undoubtedly tech. Research now suggests that, in America, phone owners spend as much as five hours per day on their mobiles (FIVE HOURS) with just over half of that spent on social media apps. It’s little wonder then,… Continue Reading