Explore the world of slow
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” Lily Tomlin
The Slow Movement has been steadily growing across the world, incorporating everything from Slow Food, Slow Dogs, Slow Parenting, Slow Money and lots more. Read on to learn more about how Slow can transform your life through this selection of websites, books, talks and more.
The Slow Movement has really taken off since its inception in 1986, and now there are many facets to slow living. Here we have collated resources to help you research ways to apply the concept of Slow to other areas of your life.
The movement that started it all, Slow Food now has over 1 million supporters across 160 countries. They run varied campaigns and encourage people to savour their food and its origins.
The title of Slow City is awarded to those who enable their citizens to live at a slower pace of life through infrastructure, local produce and sense of community.
The Slow Travel movement encourages people to avoid the damage caused by tourism and to travel sustainably without contributing to the destruction of the places they visit.
The Slow Dog Movement believes that dogs are as much a victim of speed as we are - addicted to adrenaline and damaging their health by their fast paced, stressful lives,
Investing in small scale farming 'as if farms, food and fertility mattered' is just one aspect of Slow Money, which aims to redress the current unbalance.
30 DAYS TO SLOW
The Godfather of Slow, Carl Honore, has recently released this workbook, 30 Days to Slow, to help people work towards living a calmer, richer life. It is accompanied by online group sessions with the man himself, all entirely for free. Find out more on his website >>
Buy these books from your local independent book shop. If you want to shop online, then try Bookshop - a consortium of independent booksellers who share a website. You can buy all of the books listed below, and plenty more about Slow Travel and Slow Travel Memoirs, directly from independent booksellers here >>
In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore - TED Talk
Slow Down to go Faster by Ralph Simone - TED Talk