I love nature metaphors and analogies. Much insight can be gained from observing nature’s rhythms, patterns and cycles. The seasons are an expression of the great cycle of life and can be a source of great wisdom. Winter may test us with cold and rain, however it is a fantastic teacher of accepting what is. When we give ourselves expectations of how things should be, hang onto stories of what we like and don’t like, we miss out on the beauty of releasing expectations and the fear and tensions…

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One of our Slow Principles is about honouring natural rhythms and cycles. The winter season is part of our annual cycle that is more and more getting overlooked with the manic pace of modern life and our exalting of exhaustion as a badge of honour. While us humans don’t literally hibernate, the principle is still valuable to consider. Winter is a time for going inward, nourishing ourselves, resting and rebooting so we can emerge in Spring revitalised for our next growth phase. This going inward is important for…

When I first started considering the concept of Slow, one of the reasons it resonated with me was that it is completely congruent with one of my other passions, facilitation (the art and science of serving a group to enable it to perform its best work, among other definitions). Here are a few of the congruences.  1. Presence and intention as the facilitator’s main role I consider presence and intention to be at the heart of the Slow conceptual framework and I am wondering if this is also…

This is something I never thought a non-conformist fond of change and exercising creativity like me would admit – routine is important. More so if no one else (such as an employer) is providing the structure for you. I had overlooked just what effect waking up every morning and being able to what I wanted, when I wanted, would have. I guess I had assumed that I would get to work 9-5 just like before but in a different location. Boy was I wrong. What are the implications…