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Slow : Simple Living for a Frantic World
by Brooke McAlary


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Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow...

"After reading this book, you'll have an amazing list of ingredients that can help you create a meaningful life, too " -- The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

"Finally, a slow living guide for the imperfect folks .  Read more...


 
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Overview

Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow...

"After reading this book, you'll have an amazing list of ingredients that can help you create a meaningful life, too " --The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

"Finally, a slow living guide for the imperfect folks . . . Brooke McAlary's exuberant, honest words are a refreshing contribution to the slow living community. If you're seeking a simpler path, start here." --Erin Loechner, Blogger at DesignforMankind.com and author of Chasing Slow

Are you constantly striving to keep up with life's busy expectations? It's easy to feel consumed with the desire to "succeed" and "acquire," and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude...

Once upon a time, it became clear to Brooke McAlary that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence. She put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection and meaningful experiences. Alongside Brooke's affirming personal stories of breaking down and rising up, Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life, such as:

--Decluttering to de-owning
--Messiness to mindfulness
--Asking why, to asking where to now?

Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly--of course.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781492665540
  • ISBN-10: 1492665541
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publish Date: July 2018
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds


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Lifestyles: Change your pace

“This book is about how you can choose to slow down,” writes Brooke McAlary in her new guide, Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World. “Step off the ever-revolving carousel of want-buy-want-upgrade. Opt out of the comparison games. Stop cramming a month’s worth of engagements into a weekend. Refuse to live your life according to trends.” Could it be argued that slow living is itself a trend? Well, yes, but I for one hope slow-living advocates are onto something more lasting than the fad of cold-shoulder tops. McAlary’s take, which she first explored on her popular “Slow Home Podcast,” is set apart by her personal storytelling: She jumped off that carousel in a big way and has lived to tell the tale, and she’s the first to say that just reading another blog or book isn’t going to cut it. She addresses mindfulness, disconnecting, embracing “wobbly” balance and—everyone’s favorite—decluttering and making do with less. I like her attitude toward borrowing stuff from your friends and neighbors: It shows a willingness “to admit, even in some small way, we don’t have it all, and that’s OK.”

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Many years ago, I completed an Ayurveda questionnaire at a spa. The single thing that has stayed with me is the fact that the consistency of one’s bowel movements can, in part, determine a person’s dominant dosha, or body type. Interesting, yes, but there’s more to determining whether your constitution skews kapha, vata or pitta—and how you can adjust your ratios for the better—and that’s where Practical Ayurveda: Find Out Who You Are and What You Need to Bring Balance to Your Life comes in. The principles of Ayurveda, often described as the sister science to yoga, can be applied to improve your well-being in all manner of ways, and this thorough guide helps you apply the principles through yoga practice, sundry treatments, lifestyle changes and eating habits. Plus, the dosha-balancing vegetarian recipes offered here are simple and tasty.

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Headed to the beach this summer? You’ll want to pop Anna Marlis Burgard’s sweet, slender guide in your tote with the sunblock and shades. The Beachcomber’s Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures could make a conchologist out of anyone with its list of more than 40 shell types and other commonly collected gifts of the sea, all illustrated by Jillian Ditner. Lifelong beachcomber Burgard covers each type of shell with a combination of natural science, history, folklore and other contextualizing info, making even the most humble shell into a storied object. Bivalves and gastropods get their own sections, with a third for “echinoderms, crustaceans, and other beach treasures”—think shark teeth and sea glass, among other small coastal delights. A how-to for ethical beachcombing and tips for cleaning and preserving your finds round out the volume.

 

This article was originally published in the July 2018 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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