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Slowing Down

The Peg-Leg Pirate

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Two years ago I was the one-arm bandit (having broken my shoulder falling off a stage with microphone still in hand as I was starting a presentation)....

Good Olde Things

Ryan Phipps | Posted 08.07.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

"Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they're everywhere. The world we...

Things Take Longer Than We Think

Laura Lowery | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

May your July be slow, restful, healing, and touched with the magic of lowered expectations. Embrace the new normal, and find beauty in the small tufts of lavender that are tough enough, brave enough, to grow each year there under the cedar trees.

A Slow Transition

Laura Lowery | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

"Things take longer than we think," a friend said. She is older than me, and I believe her. What I often fail to account for are the transitions. The...

How to Slow Down Time

Hedia Anvar | Posted 04.29.2016 | Comedy
Hedia Anvar

Each year seems to move faster than the last for adults, and the fault partially lies with retail. It's context. Within a two-week period, we jump from a summer state-of-mind to fall because Big Retail decides it's time to sell Halloween stuff right after 4th of July.

Slow Clothing and a Silversmith

Laura Lowery | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Laura Lowery

The next day, I found myself sitting in a vintage armchair in the spacious, light-filled, on-street studio storefront of Fioravanti. They make slow clothing and just opened a few weeks ago.

The Hidden Zen of my Mother: Holding On to the Processes

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Jillayna Adamson

Honor some of the processes we are so quick to wish away, to overlook, to see as tedious or interfering. Appreciate that they may have life in and of themselves.

My Breakup With Social Media

Laura Aiisha | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Aiisha

For the last few years, I've done a three-week cleanse at this time of year. It gives me pause on all of my normal behaviors as far as food and other ...

Being Present and Enjoying the Moment

Karen Trepte | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen Trepte

There will always be pros and cons in life. We'll always be striving for more, indeed, that is part of what it looks like to always be expanding. It is part of the beauty of being a human being, to always be striving for more.

The Power in Putting Your Phone Down

Gina Soleil | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Soleil

Last night I did something crazy... I never turned my phone back on. This morning I woke up, realized what I didn't do and then intentionally didn't turn my phone back on. I left my love companion on the desk all by itself.

Escape the Greatest Tragedy of Life

Gina Soleil | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Soleil

Often the great tragedy of our lives is that we don't take time to notice. -- Frank MacEowen, Author of The Celtic Way Of Seeing Our lives move so f...

10 Ways to Slow Down and Embrace Autumn

Dot & Bo | Posted 10.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

When you're busy balancing work, family, a social life, and any number of other things, it's easy to let the seasons slip away. But, taking time to stop and smell the roses (or in this case the pumpkin spice) is important for both your mental and physical health. That's why we've come up with a few simple things you can do to really appreciate the fall season -- even if it's just for a moment.

When Someday Is Here: Reflections on Turning 40 and Two Traffic Stops

Cara E. Jones | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Cara E. Jones

My "someday" was here and "somebody" was me. And, in that moment, it was all so very enough.

Time Out of Time: Receiving the Medicine of the Yuba River

Padma Gordon | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Recently, my daughter, Meera and I took time out of our busy lives to go camping for a few days on the Yuba River just outside of Nevada City, Califor...

10 Ways Families Can Slow Down & Savor Life, Even When You're Busy

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

Do you feel like you don't have enough time? When someone asks how you are, is your answer, "busy?" Too many of us are feeling overwhelmed. Especially mamas.

Top 7 Ways to Connect With Your Child in a Disconnected World

Kiran Gaind | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Kiran Gaind

We love our children and value connection with them, but we lead busy lives inundated by modern technology. We're constantly connected to things outside of the home.

Human Beings vs. Human Doings

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

As I am sitting here on the beach in Goa, I'm pondering the concept of actually being a human BEING. I'm a Westerner, I grew up on the East Coast o...

Time is Running Out -- Slow Down!

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Do what you're doing when you're doing it. Stop beating yourself up for what you're not doing, and pay attention to what you are doing.

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.

Three Ways to Handle Social Media Stress

Linda Lauren | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

So how do we deal with this? How do we work with this new quickened pace and maintain a less stressful lifestyle? While it will certainly take a great deal of thought, here are three ways to help manage social media stress.

Taking Separate Honeymoons Became A Wake-Up Call For This Couple

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings

When author Bill Powers married his wife, they celebrated in an unconventional way. Unable to sync their schedules enough to take a honeymoon together...

How My Little Boy Has Slowed Me Down

Amanda Mushro | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Amanda Mushro

If you see me moving towards you at lightning speed, take a look a few yards behind me. That's where you find my boy. Just strolling along, no sense of urgency, taking it all in.

Hurrying Is The Enemy

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Life with children, especially with toddlers, would so much easier if you had no agenda. Two hours to walk to Starbucks? No Problem. I have nothing else to do. But that life just doesn't exist, except for, maybe, when Granny visits.

Improving Your Photography by Taking Fewer Photographs

Rachel Devine | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Rachel Devine

I often get asked for tips on how to become a better photographer. The majority asking are parents who want to take better pictures of their own child...

5 Ways To Slow Down And Enjoy Your Life More

Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Andy Puddicombe for YouBeauty Most of us have wished for a simpler life at some stage or other. No surprise really, given how hectic our tech-fu...