The last of the autumn leaves are valiantly clinging on as the polar blast roars through Canberra today. With a dusting of snow on the Brindabellas, autumn feels like it’s yesterdays news. Here are some of my favourite pictures of the lovely leaves of 2022. The fresh air is invigorating and it’s beckoning me out … More Looking back at autumn.
I’ve just picked up Slow by Brooke McAlery for the second time. You might know Brooke from her podcast or, like me, you might have just stumbled across the book without realising the author is a podcast superstar. When I first read Slow, one chapter completely flawed me the fir, the one about technology and … More Weekend reading: Slow
Forest bathing is actually not as weird as it sounds. There’s no running naked in the leaves, no bubbles, nothing like it. Forest bathing, or shirin yoku as its known by the Japanese who ‘invented’ it, is really just spending some mindful time taking a slow walk in nature. When you forest bathe, you breathe … More Forest bathing, mindfulness and the beauty of nature
Slowing down is one of those things that sounds so damned simple but sometimes feels as hard as climbing Everest. Part of the problem is admitting that you aren’t actually aren’t that busy. Business feels like a competitive sport in Western society, the more demands and less ‘you’ time, the more cred you get on … More Slow Saturday: The simple joy of a deep, quiet bath.