How to Slow Down
with Carl Honore
(Season 3 | Episode 109)
[TESSA] Magical Time? Magical Times?
The children are adults. They are not yet in long-term relationships. They live away from home. They may return home for stretches of time. Our guest this week, Carl Honoré, describes this time as magical. When children and parents become peers. Politics, lifestyles, career paths… it is a time of wonderful fertility. For Carl’s family there are no phones at the table even now. The exchange of ideas is stimulating.
How to Slow Down
Carl brought to my mind our incredible interview with Ashton Applewhite. And of course our first interview with Carl. Both of these conversations bring us to the concept of slow, savoring, appreciating… living in the now without hurry. And as you can hear on this episode, our stimulating conversation with Carl brought up a host of thoughts from Amir and me. I slow down in nature, Amir with cooking and music. Which brings up —
Questions – Questions – for you!
How do you slow down? And – well – CAN you slow down? ARE you able to “stop and smell the roses” when presented with a garden? DO you value ‘slow’ or are you struggling with concepts like “faster is better,” “faster is youthful,” and “faster is required in today’s world?”
Why not take 45 minutes, find a quiet spot, and listen to our interview with Carl Honoré
ABOUT CARL HONORÉ
Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and TED speaker. He is the voice of the global Slow Movement
“An in-demand spokesman on slowness.” The Wall Street Journal
“The global guru on the Slow Movement.” Globe and Mail
“The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.” Huffington Post
“The world’s leading evangelist for what has become known as the Slow Movement.” CBC Radio (Canada)
“The godfather of the Slow Movement.” ABC News
“An international spokesman for the concept of leisure.” Newsweek
“A verbal magician, conjuring concepts with no new idea too complex to capture.” Australian Financial Review
HOW TO SLOW DOWN WITH CARL HONORÉ
Carl Honoré is a bestselling author, broadcaster and the voice of the Slow Movement. His two main-stage TED Talks have racked up millions of views.
Carl travels the world to deliver powerful keynotes that put time and tempo in a whole new light. His counter-intuitive message is simple but game-changing: To thrive in a fast world, you have to slow down.
Carl’s first book, In Praise of Slow, chronicles the global trend toward putting on the brakes in everything from work to food to parenting. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.”
Carl’s second book, Under Pressure explores how to raise and educate children in a fast world and was hailed by Time as a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.”
Carl’s third book, The Slow Fix, explores how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes.
Carl’s latest book, Bolder: Making The Most Of Our Longer Lives, explores ageing – how we can do it better and feel better about doing it. It’s a spirited manifesto against ageism.
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