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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Top 10 of 2019

And just like that, we arrive at the final episode of 2019. It’s been quite the ride folks, and in the last hostful of the year, Ben and I look back over what has been a massively transformative year for both of us.

We talk about the sometimes bumpy transition between travelling and putting down roots, end of year burnout and our thoughts on the future as a new year (and a new decade) peeks around the corner.

If you’ve been listening to the show for a while you might remember that we did a Top 10 hostful at the end of 2017, where we listed some of the most fun and memorable experiences of the year. We bring that back in today’s episode, not only because it’s a light-hearted way to think back on what we’ve done, where we’ve been and some of the experiences we’ve had, but it’s also a really fun lens through which to view the year that was.

We talk through our individual favourite:

  • TV show
  • small detail
  • movie
  • new destination
  • book
  • discovery
  • album
  • new podcast
  • meal
  • experience

We also use it as an opportunity to reflect on bigger lessons at the same time, which leads me to talk about my conflicted relationship with travel at the moment, book plans for 2020 and a little of what you can expect from the podcast next year too.

Before I sign off for the year I just wanted to thank you all for listening to the show, for submitting such excellent questions, for offering feedback and encouragement and for being our crew. It’s wonderfully buoying to know that I’m not the lone weirdo in the room anymore, that there are loads of people who want to slow down and live more intentionally. And that’s honestly such a gift, so thank you!

Also, if you’re worried about pogpast withdrawal symptoms over the January break, fear not! The annual Summer Series/Winter Warmies (where we share some of our favourite past episodes) will be in your earholes all through the holidays, with the first episode dropping on Jan 2.

Until then, have a wonderful, safe, peaceful holiday season and I’ll catch you next decade.

Brooke xx

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