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Have We Forgotten How to Just Be?

Jodi Gibson | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Gibson

So the next time you finish up a meeting early, or find yourself waiting in the doctors surgery, don't rush to fill the void. Do nothing. Allow yourself to be. To breathe. To calm. It just might be the best five minutes of your day.

How to Win Time and Influence Traffic

Bernadette Noll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Noll

Here's a typical scenario... You've got an appointment across town and it's a 15-minute drive. As your alert-to-depart goes off on your phone you h...

In Praise of Slow Reading

Linda Buzzell | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

Fast reading can lead to quick, shallow conclusions that result in stupid decisions and hasty reactions that have long-term consequences for everyone. I'm sure we can all think of recent instances of this unfortunate tendency to privilege the impulsive over the reflective.

Speeding Down: The Slow Living Revolution

Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi | Posted 06.24.2015 | Style
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi

As we consider Fashion Revolution Day and remember the lives that were lost due to fast-fashion production, we reflect on a how even though technology enabled a faster world, we are surrounded with a cloud of fear that it is all too much.

Meet The Collectors Who Take Holiday Decorations To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.05.2014 | HuffPost Home

Roger Crowley has always been a collector, you could say. As a kid, he inherited a group of miniature horse statuettes that his father had collected w...

Slow Living Is Healthy Living

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Across time and throughout the world, human beings have swung a pendulum from one end of the spectrum to another in an attempt to find balance. It's p...

How Brooklyn's Busiest Pie Shop Embodies Slow Living

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste

The sisters behind Four and Twenty Blackbirds prove that slow living is not about reduced speed, but about greater intention.

The Common Principles of Slow Food and Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our mad dash towards instant gratification and easy comfort, we continue to consume empty calories that yield chronic diseases that we address pharmaceutical interventions.

America's Real Deficit Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Are you busy right now? Are you already behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or this year? Are you hoping this will be a short post so you can get back to the million things on your to-do list that are breathing down your neck? Okay, I'll get on with it: Our culture is obsessed with time. This is our real deficit crisis, and one that, unlike the more commonly discussed deficit, is actually getting worse. In fact, researchers have given this crisis a name: "time famine." And feeling like you're experiencing a time famine has very real consequences, including increased stress and diminished satisfaction with your life. On the flip side, one can enjoy "time affluence," the feeling of having enough time, or even a surplus of time. So how about redefining success to include a third metric, beyond money and power -- time affluence, which will lead, without doubt, to greater well-being and deeper wisdom.

Unplug And Recharge: The Secrets Of A Simple Life

Margalit Ward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

The benefits of creating a simpler life can help reduce the stress you experience each day and support you in living a happier and healthier life. Here are a few suggestions on how to begin experiencing greater ease and simplicity in your life.

Dreading Holiday Stress? This Season, Take Things Slowly

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Sollerh

We would like to share the number-one item on our holiday to-do list this year: to make a special effort to create room in our homes and hearts for a more peaceful season, and place our focus on the little moments.

Life In The Slow Lane: The Go Slow Movement Hits Britain

The Guardian | Jess Cartner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

So there I was, running down the steps into the tube station with coins in one hand, Oyster card in the other, when the last voicemail came through. I...