Embrace Your Own Tempo Giusto

In music Tempo Giusto means to play in “exact time”, in Carl Honore’s seminal work “In Praise of Slow(ness)” he discusses the idea of Tempus Guisto as applied to our lifestyles meaning living at the “right tempo”. You see, the Slow Philosophy is not about doing everything at a snails pace, crawling along or grinding [...] Read more »

International Day of Slowness

According to “The Slow Society” yesterday (21st June – the Summer Solstice) was the “International Day of Slowness“. I only just found out about it (what do you expect really? This is about “slow” after all…). It is one of several “International Days of Slowness” I have come across. The great thing about the Slow [...] Read more »

The 3 Keys to a Slow and Happy Life

One of the reasons I stopped blogging so regularly was because, well, I was running out of things to say. You see, the Slow life is the simple life is the easy life. And, so in my quest to become slower, unflustered, uncomplicated and uncluttered, I often found that I was practicing the same things [...] Read more »

Slow Down from the Inside Out

When I initially came across the slow movement, idling, and associated fields, it wasn’t Slow Food, or Slow Travel, or even Slow Sex, or any of those external activities that caught my attention, it was the philosophy behind the slow movement and the mindset you developed from embracing that philosophy; the psychology of slow, or [...] Read more »

Make 2010 Your Year for Slowing Down!

(Please excuse the brazen “plug” nature of this blog post) In the spirit of New Years Resolutions, make 2010 your year for slowing down… If you are serious about slowing down this year and want make certain your succeed, one of the easiest, and most powerful ways is a series of one-to-one coaching sessions. I [...] Read more »

The Overflowing Teacup

“Once, a university professor went to visit a Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked continuously about Zen, his thoughts, his ideas, his understands and his questions… As he spoke the master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, but then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he [...] Read more »