I am deliberately transitioning into living more ‘Slowly.’ One of the aims of the Slow Project is to share what some practical strategies I’ve explored to enable others to do the same, allowing others to learn from my successes, ongoing challenges and insights. It is now 2 years since I began the Slow Project so I figured now would be a good time for a check in. There has been a lot of change in that time. I started by quitting my job, initial explorations into Slow and how…

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Improving your ability to focus is possibly the best way to enable Slow to permeate your life. Here is a brief overview of why focus is fundamental. I will expand on this topic in the coming month to coincide with the Fabulous Focus Challenge. Staying with a moment longer allows you to go deeper Being present surfaces previously unseen details. It also exposes the depths. I like to think of it as moving from 2D to 3D as we sense into a moment with our hearts and minds….

As I mentioned in my post on how I got to Slow, one of my first big lessons that still echoes inside my head is the importance of being good to yourself in order to be of any use to the rest of the world. I have identified a number of ways in which the Slow movement can help a changemaker become more effective. I will present these in a series of posts. The lesson about taking care of yourself is so important that I have noted this to…

Slow emphasises connection between people. This can be pretty straight-forward and obvious in the context of verbal exchanges; for example being quiet long enough to hear what someone else has to say and really listen. But human beings establish connection with each other primarily non-verbally. ‘Free Hugs’, a social play activity where you offer hugs to strangers in the street is not only fun, but also amazingly instructive in how we connect with others. Not only that, hugging and laughter are wonderful tools for healing and overcoming loneliness,…