We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are over-worked, over-connected and over-stressed, and we compete on how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don't have 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. Brooke McAlary, founder of SlowYourHome.com, is one of them, and in this podcast she chats to others who have adopted a similar approach to life: simple living, slowing down, opting out, saying no. Learn what makes people change, how life is different, and what their advice is to anyone looking to get out of the fast lane.
Meditation, acceptance and relinquishing control with Kevin Janks - Life in the Time of Covid-19
Meditation has a lot to offer us during a crisis, but when it's hard to sit still and breathe, should we still keep trying? Kevin Janks discusses why it's so important and what meditating in a crisis offers us.
Looking towards a 'new normal' - Life in the Time of Covid-19
What does a post-lockdown, post-Covid world look like? No-one really knows, but most of us can agree - we don't want to return to the old normal, when the old normal was a big part of the problem. Brooke and Ben discuss how they're looking to re-boot their values as life begins to return to a 'new normal'.
Loneliness and learning to look forward with Sarah Wilson - Life in the Time of Covid-19
Sarah Wilson returns to the show to talk about the impact of loneliness during isolation, how her anxiety is helping her to move through strange times, and why we need to look forward towards the world we're creating on the other side of the pandemic.
Understanding your stress response and how to balance it out with Ellen Carr - Life in the Time of Covid-19
What is Ayurveda? And how can it help us better navigate the stress and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic? Brooke chats with holistic coach Ellen Carr about doshas, stress responses and learning how to balance them out.
How to make remote learning work for your family with Sarah Durack - Life in the Time of Covid-19
Brooke chats with Sarah Durack, a high school science teacher, about how to can make remote learning work for your family during the pandemic lockdowns.
Permaculture in a crisis with Robyn Rosenfeldt: Life in the time of Covid-19
Robyn Rosenfeldt chats to Brooke about the role of permaculture in creating resilient communities, how to combat eco-anxiety in kids and adults alike, and why it's important to pick your battles when it comes to raising a family sustainably.
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A Grateful Thank You (to both of you)
My dearest Brooke & Ben,
I began listening to the pog when you first started SLOW Home... After 2 seasons...I got a bit busy and lost my way. I just stopped listening.
In 2007 I packed up my family and moved from busy, crazy, overpopulated Southern California to the islands of Bermuda (60,000 population)
I moved to Bermuda to slow down and raise my boys in a slower environment. But...a few years in things got crazy, busy...the iPhone was invented, social media was invented and has grown and taken over our lives...and (sorry all the ands) the ways of America have creeped into the islands.
Fast forward to today. 2020 has hit and a friend shared one of your episodes. WOW..my old friends B&B. Boy have I missed you two. I have gone back to season 3 to catch up.
Thank you both for continuing to do what you do. My 2020 has started off w a bang. I have slowed down and have been more intentional with the things that I do.
“Simplicity” is my word for this year. I have focused on making all parts of my my life simple. I have gotten back to my roots of doing things that are better for me, my family and the environment.
You would think that living on an island would force you to slow down. But...I feel I need to make the changes and focus on the right things. Your pogpast helps me do that.
Thank you both again.
If your travels every take you thru Bermuda, having a cold beer on the island coast near the water is waiting for you both (the kids can play in the Caribbean blue waters.)
A grateful thank you!
Keep the episodes (and books) coming.
Captain Ron from SpencerIsland, Bermuda
My favorite podcast
This is one of the first podcasts I found and I’ve loved it since day 1. I’ve laughed, learned a TON about myself and others, and even cried. When I listen to the callers, but also to Brooke & Ben, I feel like these are my people! I’ve found them!
Listened to one episode and I’m astounded!
I’m hooked. I have been looking for a feel good podcast.. and I’ve found it. So much peace to be found in this audio. A real treat. I’m excited to keep listening.