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 and discoveries and lessons, we were well overdue for an episode where the focus was solely on Ben. Over the years I’ve been asked many times about what this whole slow living thing has been like for him. What it’s like for someone who works in the corporate sector, for someone who worked long hours, someone who didn’t have the privilege of taking a few years to find out what was important and then gradually put it at the centre of his life. For someone who is married to me. So today, I ask him all those questions. And honestly, it gets a little raw. I’m not going to tell you any more about it because it really is worth a listen, but I do want you to know that this was a really enjoyable, uncomfortable yet comforting, healing, illuminating conversation for both Ben and I, and I’m genuinely thrilled to be able to share it with you. Thank you for being here. xx


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5 Responses to An interview with Ben

  1. I truly loved this episode Ben and Brooke. Ben, your candidness was amazing. It really made me think about what Slow is. I love hearing different perspectives!

  2. This was SUCH a good episode. It was wonderful to hear Ben’s thoughts on his own ‘journey’ and his perspective on what has occured in your family over the past several years.

    I am also so sorry to hear that you were both assaulted when you lived in Sydney. How truly terrifying – I was shocked.

    Thank you, both, for all that you do in this slow community. :-)

  3. Wow, I loved this episode so much I listened to it twice in a row! Thanks for your candid honesty Ben – I had lots of moments of recognising my own experience (both before and after making some changes) and found this episode super valuable!

  4. Thank you both for this episode – I really appreciated hearing Ben’s story, which resonates for me. My family and I are about to make a very big change to our lives so it’s helpful to hear where you began and how you could be on different timelines. Thank you again