Slowing

Discover Wonder, Beauty, and Creativity through Slow Living

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Pub Date Sep 17 2024 | Archive Date Sep 16 2024

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Description

An inviting guide to reclaiming your time and discovering the wondrous pleasures of slow living.

What beautiful possibilities await us when we slow down?

For author and Slow Stories podcast host Rachel Schwartzmann, slowing down has changed her story in ways she could have never imagined. In this poignant and timely collection, she invites us to step away from the turmoil of daily life and awaken to the pleasures of living and creating with intention.

Her captivating essays reveal how slowing down positively affects our minds, relationships, and work, and contributions from a wide range of luminous voices in art, food, design, and beyond—including Sophia Roe, Leah Thomas, and Jezz Chung—explore the magic that emerges when we intentionally shift our relationship to time and productivity culture. Throughout, readers will also find simple-to-follow guided practices for creativity, journaling, and introspection to help them discover their true rhythm and moments of wonder.

Page after page, Slowing is a balm for the stresses of modern life and a rousing call to experience the beauty and joy of slow living.

An inviting guide to reclaiming your time and discovering the wondrous pleasures of slow living.

What beautiful possibilities await us when we slow down?

For author and Slow Stories podcast host Rachel...


Advance Praise

“In a day and age where ‘busy’ is a badge and productivity is paramount, Rachel Schwartzmann’s Slowing is an enchanting and soulful examination of what matters most: time, joy, creativity, and feelings. This is a beautiful book, filled with optimism and light.” 

–Debbie Millman, author of Why Design Matters and host of the podcast Design Matters

“The first half-sentence I fell in love with was ‘Worries attach themselves to mailbox keys,’ and everything that followed was a considered balm, though one that provoked such varied thought. Slowing holds awareness and secrets and a close attention, but more than anything it is such a soft place to land.”

–Ella Frances Sanders, New York Times and internationally bestselling author and illustrator of five books, including Lost in Translation and Everything, Beautiful

“Rachel Schwartzmann brings a calm, deep, and intentional intelligence to the interviews she does for her [project], Slow Stories. Slowing, an ingeniously interlaced collection of personal essays, interviews, and creative prompts that hit like quiet firecrackers, offers that same steadying feeling. Reading it is the closest I’ve come to experiencing words as focused meditation.”

–Brandon Stosuy, co-founder of The Creative Independent, editor of Sad Happens, and author of Make Time for Creativity, Stay Inspired, and How to Fail Successfully

“A thoughtful, introspective approach to writing, creating, and being aware of one's own intentions. The accessible daily prompts will help both those who are feeling stuck and those who are looking to dive a level deeper into their work. Rachel Schwartzmann has created a new kind of map which can lead us closer to ourselves.”

–Chelsea Hodson, author of Tonight I’m Someone Else

“Both a reflective guide and a stirring meditation on time, connection, and pace, Slowing shares thoughtful prompts and stories that draw readers inward—to what captures their attention, to what ordinariness sustains them, and to creativity that’s been unfolding within their lives all along.”

–Rainesford Stauffer, journalist and author of All the Gold Stars and An Ordinary Age

“In a day and age where ‘busy’ is a badge and productivity is paramount, Rachel Schwartzmann’s Slowing is an enchanting and soulful examination of what matters most: time, joy, creativity, and...


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ISBN 9781797223759
PRICE $22.95 (USD)
PAGES 256

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I love this book. As I get older, I’ve been on a big journey of self improvement, minimalism, slowing down, and living a beautiful and peaceful life. The information and point of views in this book were very helpful and motivating for me.

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A thoughtful intimate look at the authors life a memoir guide to a slowing life and interviews with people who share their slowing ideas.A book that I really enjoyed reading and learning from.I loved reading about the author visiting Prospect Park ,I grew up in Brooklyn and enjoyed visiting there. We used to ice skate there that would be a lovely activity to include as you slow down.

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Slow Stories podcast host Rachel Schwartzmann teaches us how to sloooooooooow down and live life at a gentler pace. With 52 essays, plus interviews and prompts, we learn how to do this by example and with ideas from other slow-living practitioners. Recommended!

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Sometimes we all need a book to either help remind us of or teach us the art of slowing down. We often forget the value of taking our time but this book does an excellent job inviting us to be slow and value what we have.

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I have been in a season of learning what it truly looks like to slow down and soak in the beauty of life around me. This book along with the ruthless elimination of hurry by John Mark Comer have been incredible resources as I embark into this lifestyle. I highly recommend! I will definitely be buying myself a copy to go back to and reference when it releases in September.
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the ARC!

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I'm so glad I stumbled upon this essay collection on slowing down and living at a more sustained pace. The writings in part one were more impactful than the other two parts, but there were some interesting themes and prompts explored here. It could make for a great gift for a friend who's in the midst of burnout and wants to slowly reimagine their life.

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