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 >>
The book that started it all, it is considered to be the handbook of the Slow Movement. An in-depth and fascinating read.
In Praise of Slow
A book from the owner of the Slow Home website, it is filled with practical advice on how to live a simpler life.
Slow: Live LIfe Simply
Another one from Carl, this looks at how to solve complex problems in a world addicted to speed.
The Slow Fix
A look at how slow living can return health to ourselves and our planet, the book aims to get us more in tune with the natural world.
The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living
Mary E. Kingsley
A coffee table book for the Slow Movement, this book gives hints and tips about how to slow down your life.
Slow: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Hectic World
A look at the end of the Great Acceleration and why its good for the planet, the economy and our lives.
A lovely book from a Buddhist monk with thoughts and reflections on how to be calm in a busy world.
The Things you can only see when you Slow Down
Due for release in June 2021, this book is by an Olympic trainer about how taking the Slow Lane can help you reach success.
The Way of the Tortoise
In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore - TED Talk
Slow Down to go Faster by Ralph Simone - TED Talk