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The Slow Home Podcast

By Brooke McAlary

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.

  1. 1.
    Meditation, acceptance and relinquishing control with Kevin Janks - Life in the Time of Covid-1905/21/2020
    40:28
  2. 2.
    Looking towards a 'new normal' - Life in the Time of Covid-1905/14/2020
    41:42
  3. 3.
    Loneliness and learning to look forward with Sarah Wilson - Life in the Time of Covid-1905/07/2020
    43:54
  4. 4.
    Understanding your stress response and how to balance it out with Ellen Carr - Life in the Time of Covid-1905/01/2020
    37:36
  5. 5.
    How to make remote learning work for your family with Sarah Durack - Life in the Time of Covid-1904/22/2020
    35:44
  6. 6.
    Permaculture in a crisis with Robyn Rosenfeldt: Life in the time of Covid-1904/20/2020
    48:28
  7. 7.
    Working from home tips with Louise Miller: Life in the Time of Covid-1904/15/2020
    54:11
  8. 8.
    Managing screentime, finding balance and future plans - A Coronavirus Hostful04/08/2020
    1:02:06
  1. 9.
    Life in the time of coronavirus04/01/2020
    52:54
  2. 10.
    Self-care: A Slow Living Deep-Dive03/25/2020
    56:40
  3. 11.
    Technology: A Slow Living Deep-Dive03/18/2020
    47:00
  4. 12.
    Community: A Slow Living Deep-Dive03/11/2020
    48:56
  5. 13.
    Reducing Waste: A Slow Living Deep-Dive03/04/2020
    45:25
  6. 14.
    Stuff: A Slow-Living Deep Dive02/26/2020
    56:08
  7. 15.
    Rhythms: A Slow Living Deep-Dive02/19/2020
    55:37
  8. 16.
    Season 5 Sneak Peek02/12/2020
    23:30
  9. 17.
    Katie Patrick on how to save the world - Summer Series01/29/2020
    54:01
  10. 18.
    Kali Gray on body positivity, mindful eating and living counter-culturally - Summer Series01/22/2020
    52:07
  11. 19.
    Meg Berryman on moving beyond wellness - Summer Series01/15/2020
    44:36
  12. 20.
    How to go zero waste (slowly) with Erin Rhoads - Summer Series01/08/2020
    48:22
  13. 21.
    Jacki Carr on redefining balance (and making room for failure) - Summer Series01/01/2020
    52:19
  14. 22.
    Top 10 of 201912/11/2019
    1:03:02
  15. 23.
    Busy and slow – can they co-exist?12/04/2019
    59:54
  16. 24.
    The imperfect reality of low-waste living11/27/2019
    1:07:01
  17. 25.
    When slow becomes fast and no is hard to say11/20/2019
    58:14
  18. 26.
    Can you live slow in your 20s, or is burnout inevitable?11/13/2019
    59:45
  19. 27.
    How to make a difference11/06/2019
    54:03
  20. 28.
    Can slow living make us lonely?10/30/2019
    57:03
  21. 29.
    BONUS EPISODE: Clare Bowditch on the stories we tell ourselves and why they matter10/28/2019
    35:02
  22. 30.
    Does slow living rob us of ambition?10/23/2019
    57:02
  23. 31.
    Season 4 Sneak Peek10/14/2019
    27:23
  24. 32.
    On settling, slowness and fitting out a new house: A Hostful Podcast09/11/2019
    1:04:11
  25. 33.
    Beth Kempton on the slow way of wabi sabi09/04/2019
    51:34
  26. 34.
    Emily Stochl on the planet-saving power of shopping second-hand08/28/2019
    47:02
  27. 35.
    Katie Patrick on how to save the world08/21/2019
    56:16
  28. 36.
    Kali Gray on body positivity, mindful eating and living counter-culturally08/14/2019
    56:57
  29. 37.
    Sheri Salata on embracing the beauty of No08/07/2019
    45:54
  30. 38.
    Blaire Palmer on rethinking our modern conventions of Work07/31/2019
    51:53
  31. 39.
    Katrina Rodabaugh on why mending matters07/24/2019
    47:38
  32. 40.
    The Slow Return - A Hostful Update07/03/2019
    16:36
  33. 41.
    Homecoming03/27/2019
    55:49
  34. 42.
    Meg Berryman on moving beyond wellness03/20/2019
    47:00
  35. 43.
    Christine Liu on how to create a green team in your workplace03/13/2019
    40:14
  36. 44.
    Rebecca Sullivan on eating local and the power of simple observation03/06/2019
    53:56
  37. 45.
    April Hepokoski on creating a zero-waste, nature-based classroom02/27/2019
    39:51
  38. 46.
    Jojo Hogan on why the Slow Postpartum movement is so important02/20/2019
    58:30
  39. 47.
    Listener Chat with Xan Holyoak02/13/2019
    28:51
  40. 48.
    Jacki Carr on redefining balance (and making room for failure)02/06/2019
    54:29
  41. 49.
    Jocelyn Glei on fast tech and slow work - Summer Series01/30/2019
    41:30
  42. 50.
    Tsh Oxenreider on ignoring what slow 'should' look like01/23/2019
    55:29
  43. 51.
    An Interview with Ben - Summer Series01/16/2019
    51:55
  44. 52.
    Rob Greenfield on the enormous power of small changes - Summer Series01/09/2019
    35:35
  45. 53.
    Florence Williams on the importance of getting our nature fix - Summer Series01/02/2019
    38:35
  46. 54.
    40 Ways to Slow Your Holidays12/05/2018
    1:11:03
  47. 55.
    The delicate art of dropping balls11/07/2018
    35:30
  48. 56.
    So how does a Slow book tour actually work?10/17/2018
    44:26
  49. 57.
    Slow Book Tour Live - with Joel Zaslofsky10/11/2018
    1:08:34
  50. 58.
    Slow Book Tour Live at Anderson's Bookshop Chicago10/04/2018
    50:01
  51. 59.
    Mindful Moments (Journalling) - A Slow Experiment09/26/2018
    18:49
  52. 60.
    Mindful Moments (Gratitude) - A Slow Experiment09/19/2018
    31:17
  53. 61.
    Mindful Moment (Observation) - A Slow Experiment09/13/2018
    24:52
  54. 62.
    Mindful Moments (Breath) - A Slow Experiment09/05/2018
    20:57
  55. 63.
    Slow Book Tour Live - with Jess Davis08/29/2018
    52:19
  56. 64.
    Slow Book Tour Live - with Tsh Oxenreider08/15/2018
    57:37
  57. 65.
    Slow Book Tour Live - with Courtney Carver08/08/2018
    53:36
  58. 66.
    An update from the road08/01/2018
    41:24
  59. 67.
    Slow (New) Friendships - A Deep Dive in to Slow Relationships07/25/2018
    28:02
  60. 68.
    Slow Friendship - A Deep Dive in to Slow Relationships07/18/2018
    28:20
  61. 69.
    Slow Families - A Deep Dive in to Slow Relationships07/11/2018
    32:11
  62. 70.
    Slow Romance - A Deep Dive in to Slow Relationships07/04/2018
    28:11
  63. 71.
    The stress-free guide to zero-waste living with Anita Vandyke06/20/2018
    43:47
  64. 72.
    An interview with Ben06/13/2018
    46:33
  65. 73.
    Rob Greenfield on the enormous power of small changes06/06/2018
    35:33
  66. 74.
    Daily Creativity: Part 5 - A Slow Experiment05/30/2018
    35:35
  67. 75.
    Daily Creativity: Part 4 - A Slow Experiment05/23/2018
    27:10
  68. 76.
    Daily Creativity: Part 3 - A Slow Experiment05/16/2018
    32:13
  69. 77.
    Daily Creativity: Part 2 - A Slow Experiment05/09/2018
    28:42
  70. 78.
    Daily Creativity: Part 1 - A Slow Experiment05/02/2018
    31:00
  71. 79.
    Slow travel, fast kids and making counter-cultural choices04/25/2018
    1:08:39
  72. 80.
    Jocelyn Glei on fast tech and slow work04/18/2018
    44:46
  73. 81.
    Elise Bialyew on the science of mindfulness04/11/2018
    35:56
  74. 82.
    Florence Williams on the importance of getting your nature fix04/04/2018
    36:32
  75. 83.
    The Great Outdoors: Part 5 - A Slow Experiment03/28/2018
    34:26
  76. 84.
    The Great Outdoors: Part 4 - A Slow Experiment03/21/2018
    32:05
  77. 85.
    The Great Outdoors: Part 3 - A Slow Experiment03/14/2018
    38:34
  78. 86.
    The Great Outdoors: Part 2 - A Slow Experiment03/07/2018
    36:51
  79. 87.
    The Great Outdoors: Part 1 - A Slow Experiment02/27/2018
    29:06
  80. 88.
    Secrets of Professional Organisers with Kirsty Farrugia02/21/2018
    45:28
  81. 89.
    Rachel Jonat on the Joy of Doing Nothing02/14/2018
    39:33
  82. 90.
    Welcome to the great experiment of 201802/07/2018
    36:37
  83. 91.
    Sarah Wilson on sucking at meditation (and doing it anyway) - Summer Series01/24/2018
    57:02
  84. 92.
    Tim Silverwood on circularity and saying no to plastic - Summer Series01/17/2018
    44:07
  85. 93.
    Rebecca Sullivan wants you to embrace your inner granny - Summer Series01/10/2018
    49:02
  86. 94.
    Annie Raser-Rowland on the art of Frugal Hedonism - Summer Series01/03/2018
    51:09
  87. 95.
    Katy Bowman talks barefoot walking and couchless living - Summer Series12/27/2017
    45:52
  88. 96.
    Top 10 of 201712/20/2017
    50:17
  89. 97.
    Goals and resolutions and to-do lists, oh my!12/17/2017
    14:26
  90. 98.
    Cait Flanders on her year of less, and why consumption isn't just about stuff12/13/2017
    49:39
  91. 99.
    Slow by name, Slow by nature12/10/2017
    10:59
  92. 100.
    It's a Hostful and it's Live!12/06/2017
    1:01:02
  93. 101.
    Slow Holidays: Traditions11/26/2017
    14:02
  94. 102.
    The Check In: Part 211/22/2017
    48:36
  95. 103.
    Slow Holidays: Presence Over Presents11/19/2017
    12:47
  96. 104.
    Chelsea Pottenger on depression, wellness and creating a mindful workplace11/15/2017
    54:35
  97. 105.
    Slow Holidays: The Pre-Christmas Catch-Up11/12/2017
    10:49
  98. 106.
    Jess Davis is leading the analog rebellion11/08/2017
    41:10
  99. 107.
    Slow Holidays: Gift Giving11/05/2017
    16:15
  100. 108.
    Courtney Carver on heart-centred living and soulful simplicity11/01/2017
    45:37
  101. 109.
    The Age of Distraction and what to do about it10/29/2017
    15:56
  102. 110.
    Live from the State Library of NSW10/26/2017
    1:01:43
  103. 111.
    Slow Living and Social Media: Facebook10/22/2017
    15:22
  104. 112.
    Community with Dr Monty Badami10/18/2017
    52:09
  105. 113.
    Slow Living and Social Media: Instagram10/15/2017
    15:07
  106. 114.
    How to go zero waste (slowly) with Erin Rhoads10/11/2017
    50:00
  107. 115.
    Slow Living and Social Media: Twitter10/08/2017
    11:06
  108. 116.
    How to tame the eco-anxiety and tit-for-tat gift giving10/04/2017
    41:28
  109. 117.
    The biggest lesson10/01/2017
    27:30
  110. 118.
    Rachael Kable talks kindness09/27/2017
    44:51
  111. 119.
    Mind-full versus mind-less09/24/2017
    15:59
  112. 120.
    The Mike Campbell Take-Over09/20/2017
    53:58
  113. 121.
    Disconnect to reconnect09/17/2017
    11:21
  114. 122.
    Slow travel with the World Wanderers09/13/2017
    51:24
  115. 123.
    De-own. Don't just declutter.09/10/2017
    12:40
  116. 124.
    The Check Up09/06/2017
    36:19
  117. 125.
    Care more. And care less.09/03/2017
    12:51
  118. 126.
    Make second hand normal with Guido Verbist of The Bower08/30/2017
    37:46
  119. 127.
    Slow Learning - Go informal08/27/2017
    12:20
  120. 128.
    Permaculture (it’s more than just gardening!) with Robyn Rosenfeldt08/23/2017
    39:02
  121. 129.
    Slow Learning - Collaborate08/20/2017
    8:59
  122. 130.
    Katy Bowman talks nutritious movement and couchless living08/16/2017
    46:05
  123. 131.
    Slow Learning - The personal learner08/13/2017
    9:51
  124. 132.
    The sharing economy in action with Justin Morrissey of Toolo08/09/2017
    36:00
  125. 133.
    Slow Learning08/06/2017
    11:14
  126. 134.
    On boundaries, compromise and communication08/02/2017
    37:36
  127. 135.
    Do men and women do simplicity differently?07/23/2017
    12:49
  128. 136.
    Tim Silverwood on circularity, connection and saying no to plastic07/22/2017
    43:38
  129. 137.
    JOMO - The Joy of Missing Out07/22/2017
    9:31
  130. 138.
    Making mindfulness simple again with Linda Esposito07/18/2017
    48:30
  131. 139.
    The time is now07/16/2017
    10:55
  132. 140.
    BIG changes and hitting reset07/12/2017
    24:19
  133. 141.
    Carolyn Tate on finding purpose in your work (without quitting your job!)07/05/2017
    44:08
  134. 142.
    Listener Chat with Louisa06/20/2017
    46:14
  135. 143.
    Plastics: Tackling the packaging06/20/2017
    10:54
  136. 144.
    Plastics: Take 3 for the Sea06/20/2017
    8:23
  137. 145.
    Plastics: Talk to your butcher06/19/2017
    11:26
  138. 146.
    Embrace your inner granny with Rebecca Sullivan06/19/2017
    50:28
  139. 147.
    Plastic: Say No to the Big 406/16/2017
    17:00
  140. 148.
    50 ways to (seriously) reduce your food waste06/14/2017
    56:06
  141. 149.
    Meditation Basics - Present Moment Awareness06/11/2017
    17:00
  142. 150.
    The little things are the big things, with Helen Hayward06/07/2017
    46:43
  143. 151.
    Meditation Basics - Emotions06/04/2017
    14:52
  144. 152.
    10 things you might not know about us...05/31/2017
    47:05
  145. 153.
    Meditation Basics - Thoughts05/28/2017
    14:23
  146. 154.
    Tsh Oxenreider on slow living as a wandering homebody05/24/2017
    47:20
  147. 155.
    Start the day with gentleness05/21/2017
    13:24
  148. 156.
    Advice to my 18-year-old self...05/17/2017
    30:54
  149. 157.
    Creating Empty Space05/14/2017
    9:35
  150. 158.
    Bronnie Ware on finding comfort in discomfort05/10/2017
    49:49
  151. 159.
    It’s Great to Suck at Something05/07/2017
    11:32
  152. 160.
    Sarah Wilson on going slow and the power of a good flâner05/03/2017
    57:32
  153. 161.
    Your Why: Putting it in to practice04/30/2017
    12:06
  154. 162.
    Sunday funday, managing emails and our favourite beers04/26/2017
    36:27
  155. 163.
    Your Why: Values04/23/2017
    12:04
  156. 164.
    The Slow WIP (aka a Work in Progress podcast)04/19/2017
    31:32
  157. 165.
    Your Why: Legacy04/16/2017
    12:20
  158. 166.
    The Art of Frugal Hedonism with Annie Raser-Rowland04/12/2017
    50:37
  159. 167.
    Your Why: Why start with why?04/09/2017
    9:05
  160. 168.
    How to meditate with Kevin Janks04/05/2017
    52:59
  161. 169.
    Slow Home: Rhythms04/02/2017
    12:05
  162. 170.
    Slow camping and dealing with doubters03/29/2017
    36:54
  163. 171.
    Slow Home: Minimise Cleaning Waste03/26/2017
    10:42
  164. 172.
    Purpose (and planet) beyond profit with Dane O'Shanassy of Patagonia03/22/2017
    51:36
  165. 173.
    Slow Home: Green Cleaning Tips03/19/2017
    12:12
  166. 174.
    Presence over perfection with Dr Justin Coulson03/15/2017
    43:37
  167. 175.
    Creating a Slow Home with Amelia Lee03/08/2017
    51:36
  168. 176.
    Slow Home: Vinegar03/06/2017
    13:11
  169. 177.
    Rituals: Gratitude03/05/2017
    10:42
  170. 178.
    Finances, shopping and rediscovering your Why03/01/2017
    39:44
  171. 179.
    Rituals: 3 Things02/26/2017
    12:30
  172. 180.
    One Part Plant with Jessica Murnane02/22/2017
    55:31
  173. 181.
    Rituals: Brain Dump02/19/2017
    11:47
  174. 182.
    The simple art of meditation with Kevin Janks02/15/2017
    56:40
  175. 183.
    Rituals: Unplugging02/12/2017
    10:52
  176. 184.
    How to take time off as a self employed person, slow food and dealing with clutter intolerance.02/08/2017
    49:26
  177. 185.
    Rituals: Single-Tasking02/05/2017
    10:37
  178. 186.
    Slow Living in Japan02/01/2017
    34:25
  179. 187.
    Does slow living have a branding problem? With James Wallman - The Slow Home Summer Series01/25/2017
    54:45
  180. 188.
    Happiness and habits with Gretchen Rubin - The Slow Home Summer Series01/18/2017
    57:35
  181. 189.
    Unsubscribe from the rat race with Paul Jarvis - The Slow Home Summer Series01/11/2017
    46:35
  182. 190.
    How slow living can save you… in a zombie apocalypse - The Slow Home Summer Series01/04/2017
    27:42
  183. 191.
    How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields - The Slow Home Summer Series12/28/2016
    47:49
  184. 192.
    The Long-Lost Hobbit Poem Revealed!12/25/2016
    9:07
  185. 193.
    Happy Holiday Hostful12/21/2016
    48:20
  186. 194.
    Slow December #312/18/2016
    11:44
  187. 195.
    Getting Off The Wheel with Caro Ryan12/14/2016
    53:34
  188. 196.
    Slow December #2 (or is that #1?)12/11/2016
    15:53
  189. 197.
    How to get back on the slow living wagon12/07/2016
    43:25
  190. 198.
    Same, same but different with Andy McLean11/30/2016
    49:04
  191. 199.
    Play #411/27/2016
    12:31
  192. 200.
    From the City to the Bush - The Realities of a Tree-Change with Bele Masterman11/23/2016
    55:46

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