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Publisher's Summary

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 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; and asking "Why?" to asking "Where to now?"  

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

©2018 Brooke McAlary (P)2018 Tantor

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Thumbs down for narrator....

So I didn't get very far. However, there are fun graphics and photos thru out the book, so I think the hardcopy would be best.

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Inspiring, approachable and impactful.

This was a lovely book to listen to early each morning and let the ideas percolate throughout the day. Really appreciated the encouragement throughout and the idea of imperfect steps instead of perfection in making changes. Being used to the author’s own voice - in her podcasts- it took a little getting used to to warm up to the narrators voice but she did a great job. Would recommend this book whole-heartedly!

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Like the Book. Hate the Narrator.

The tone of the narrator's voice makes me want to ship her a large bottle of a strong decongestant. The pitch is all over the place. And her accent is so fracking annoying it completely detracts from the listening experience. R's at the end of words are typically not silent, and help to sharpen the sentence and stop one word from running into the next. I forced my way to page 46 because I prefer audiobooks, and really wanted to make it work. But I am so gosh darn annoyed at how much my poor ears are bleeding... I just can't. So ironic that a book about simple living, the pace of life, simplifying etc can actually CAUSE stress. lol

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Lists and Lists

Maybe this book would be better if read and not listened to. I thought the first few chapters were good, then I first glanced at the chapter at 5 when I was sick of hearing " fluff" between the actual message... name dropping lists of books was of no use to me driving and listening, preaching to me about the environmental and human consequences of too many clothes was just annoying. Telling us to be mindful and giving what felt like pages and pages ( or seemingly hours and hours) of different ways to do so in a list was bothersome- or the bothersome thing was the way it was presented. I don't care what her version of the cabin in the woods is. I couldn't even TRY to imagine with her going on and on...
I fast forwarded it to the end... finished✅