Welcome to Sloww •
Take a deep breath. Slow down. Pause. Close your eyes and take another deep breath.
If you’ve made it here, you are likely in one of three places in your life:
- You’re overwhelmed by the fast pace of modern life and just started searching for solutions. Welcome!
- You’ve already had the aha moment: you’ve fully acknowledged the tension between a fast modern life of endless consumption and the peace of slow living. You’re working to adopt more aspects of slow living.
- You’re already deep into slow living and just keeping an eye out for ways to continually improve.
No matter where you are in your slow living journey, we’re here to help you live slowly in a fast world.
Slow living isn’t about doing everything in life as slowly as possible. It’s about doing everything at the right speed. It’s about saying no to the things that don’t add value to your life so you can fully say yes to the things that do. It’s living an unbusy life. It’s realizing that the constant cycle of more and work/spend/repeat isn’t adding to your life. It’s finding the more in less. It’s accepting and learning to love your own personal definition of enough.
It’s not about withdrawing from everyday life and backtracking to a simpler time; it’s incorporating slow living principles that have worked for thousands of years to live better in today’s world.
My goal is for this site to become an all-in-one and go-to resource for you about all aspects of slow living. The best way to stay in the loop is to follow socially or subscribe via email in the right sidebar.
About Me •
“Kyle is slow at everything in life, except running.” — My Mom
Thanks, Mom! Well, at this point in my life, I’m now officially slow at everything (including running). So, I guess that makes me qualified to write about this topic.
Hi, I’m Kyle. I’m in my thirties and living in Kansas City with my wife and our two (bad) dachshunds. And yes, being in my thirties makes me a millennial. Don’t hold it against me! I’m grateful that I was able to recognize the life-changing impact of slow living at a relatively early age.
The seed of an idea for this site started back in 2015. I was working insane hours at my day job. When I would go to sleep each night, my heart would race so fast that I couldn’t fall asleep. This lasted for about six weeks. What was I doing with my life? You could call it an existential crisis (or at least existential angst). I took notes during the six weeks that I half-jokingly titled, “How to have an Existential Crisis.” I shared it with all my family and friends. While not much fun during the process, you certainly come out the other side with a complete perspective reset.
Since 2015, I’ve been working on many different aspects of slow living: downshifting, minimalism, digital minimalism, voluntary simplicity, intentional consumption, etc. While the minimalism trend has gained mainstream attention, it’s really only one area of slow living. And, people often refer to minimalism only in the physical/materialism sense. There’s much more to be gained by opening your mind to all aspects of slow living.
That’s it for now. Oh, here’s a professional-looking picture of me in suit!