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Seeking Slow : Reclaim Moments of Calm in Your Day

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Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings-while finding joy in doing so.

If daily life feels too busy and hectic, it's time to discover the beauty of slow living. Being fully present and intentional with your time allows you to embrace the wholehearted moments that are right in front of you every day. Take time to consider what your slow moments are, whether that is heading outdoors for a walk with family, learning to meditate, taking up a new craft, reading a book, or simply taking a long deep breath during a busy day. This soothing book includes helpful insights into:

Managing your time
Learning to nurture yourself
Making a slow home
Seasonal living
Living sustainably
Meditation and mindful living
Daily slow-living rituals

Feel your heart rate drop as you read this gentle guide to slowing down.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 140 x 200 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 50 color photos
  • 1631066307
  • 9781631066306
  • 7,694

Table of contents

Preface

SLOW LIVING: AN INTRODUCTION
What It Means to Live a Slow and Simple Life
Realistic Slow Living
Reflecting on the Past

THE CHALLENGES OF OUR MODERN AGE
The Glorification of "Busy"
Consumer Culture and Materialism
The Art of Waiting
The Digital Age and Virtual Consumption
LIVING LIGHTLY | Digital Detox

TIME
Valuing Our Time
Managing Our Time
LIVING LIGHTLY | Working Smarter
Our Purpose and Priorities

LEARNING TO NURTURE OURSELVES
Making Time for Ourselves
LIVING LIGHTLY | Slow Moments
Embracing Self-Compassion
Play
Daydreaming and Boredom

WELL-BEING: BODY
Learning to Listen to Our Bodies
LIVING LIGHTLY | The Benefits of Listening to Your Body
The Body-Mind Connection

A SLOW HOME
Creating a Slow Home
Simplifying Our Belongings
LIVING LIGHTLY | Decluttering Your Home

SEASONAL LIVING
How to Live Seasonally
Welcoming the Seasons
LIVING LIGHTLY | Seasonal Decorations and Activities
Nature Therapy

SUSTAINABILITY
Conscious Shopping
Slow Fashion
LIVING LIGHTLY | Conscious Consumerism
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
A Homegrown and Natural Home

WELL-BEING: MIND AND SOUL
What Is Meditation?
What Is Mindfulness?
Why Meditate and Practice Mindfulness?
LIVING LIGHTLY | The Benefits of Meditation
Meditation Techniques
How to Begin to Meditate

DAILY SLOW-LIVING RITUALS
Creating a Ritual
From Ritual, to Routine, to Habit
LIVING LIGHTLY | Daily Mindfulness
Establishing a Quiet Corner

Conclusion
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Notes
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About Melanie Barnes

Melanie Barnes is the writer and photographer behind the blog Geoffrey and Grace-a home for slow and simple living. With more than fifteen years' experience in movement and well-being, she is a trained yogi, meditation teacher, and massage therapist. She has always been guided by her body and is always looking for ways to be present and truly connected. Becoming a mother inspired her to look at her life and purpose, which is when she discovered slow living.

She shares advice on slow and simple living via her blog, ebooks, and slow-living retreats, and her work has been featured in the magazines Project Calm, Reclaimed, Country Home & Interiors, and Simple Things . She has collaborated with a number of well-known international brands, including The Linen Works, Smart Energy GB, 20th Century Fox, Jordans, Toast, Vitabiotics, and Denby.

Melanie lives by the sea in Sussex in the UK with her husband, daughter, and, cat, Juniper. She shares their slow moments on her Instagram account (@geoffreyandgrace), which has over 30,000 followers.
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