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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Mindful Moments (Observation) – A Slow Experiment

Neil Thomas “Mindful attention is choosing to make our mindfulness practice the act of diving deep into one detail.” In this week’s episode we continue our month of Mindful Moments for the Slow Experiment, looking at the technique of mindful attention or observation. This is something I’ve been practicing for a few years now, and… Continue Reading

Mindful Moments (Breath) – A Slow Experiment

Valeriia Bugaiova “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn It’s a new month, which means it’s a new Slow Experiment. Hooray! For September, we’re are playing with Mindful Moments, and invite you to do the same. Considering how full-on and intense the book tour has… Continue Reading

Making Friends as an Adult – A Deep Dive in to Slow Relationships

joyce huis Active listening is the cornerstone to developing meaningful, longer-lasting relationships. We’re onto the last of our slow relationships episodes, and this week is all about new friends: where to find them and how to get from barely know each other to BFF, slowly. It’s all about taking the time, being intentional and paying… Continue Reading

Slow Families – A Deep Dive in to Slow Relationships

Richard Jacobs “Tell someone you love them, every day.” It’s week two of our month of slow relationships, and this episode we’re looking at family: kids, parents, siblings, and all those broader relationships (including friends who feel more like favourite cousins) that make up the family tree. Families are not always neat and tidy, and… Continue Reading

Slow Romance – A Deep Dive in to Slow Relationships

Renee Fisher “Single task your relationship.” Annnnd we’re back. It’s the first week of July, and while we’re due for a Slow Experiment, thanks to book tour commitments and a tight travel schedule, we’ve decided to keep walking that tilting-into-slow-living walk and take the pressure off. Instead, July will be a deep dive into relationships.… Continue Reading

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