Welcome! This page is your “quick start guide” to all things Sloww.
Let’s run through some questions you may be thinking:
Who are you?
Hi, I’m Kyle, creator of Sloww.
I’m an ex-marketer who found and created my purpose―synthesizing the timeless art of living―after an existential crisis.
And, I’m on a personal journey of lighter living, higher purpose, mental wealth, and spiritual growth. Sloww is where I’m openly sharing what I learn along the way.
But, I’m not a spiritual teacher, guru, philosopher, psychologist, professor, scientist, or anthropologist. Who am I then? I’m the human who tries to connect the dots between all those other humans—and many more.
I do all the homework and give you the highlights across diverse yet interconnected subject areas including: simplicity, spirituality, the meaning of life, purpose, self-actualization, philosophy, psychology, ancient wisdom, modern science, consciousness, transcendence, & more.
What is Sloww?
Sloww is a record of what I learn on my journey, refined notes to self, my life and my living.
Here’s what Sloww values in a nutshell:
Sloww synthesizes the timeless art of living for our modern world because we aren’t taught how to live in school—or even better, how to be fully alive, holistic humans.
Sloww supports slowing down in a fast world because slowing down is the gateway to all things good—which aren’t things at all.
Sloww encourages lighter living because more hasn’t added to our lives—we must subtract the heavy superficial “stuff” (physical and mental) and shift inward to a lighter space where we can meet life face-to-face.
Sloww promotes finding higher purpose because there’s nothing more essential than meaning—but no one taught us how to find it.
Who is Sloww for?
Sloww is for anyone who is ready to slow down, ban busyness, live lighter, discover purpose, follow a countercultural path, think deeply, travel inwardly, live holistically, be a student of life, or be the hero / heroine of their own journey.
No matter where you are in that journey, my hope is that Sloww can be a go-to guide for you.
The best way I can describe my research / reading / writing style is “deep.” In a digital world of surface-level content, this deeper level is where I’ve found the real, timeless insights.
What are people saying about Sloww?
“Last year my research brought me to you and the whole SLOWW movement so I have been following you ever since. I’ve incorporated many of your principles in my life and man, the DETOX IS REAL!!” — Ujunwa A.
“I found Sloww about two weeks ago and it has been a tremendous guide in the right direction…I am not sure if this philosophy of life is well known to people. Even knowing 1-2 things about it would improve everyone’s lives. You’ve inspired me to share this philosophy with others…I am truly grateful that you’ve found the courage to rise up from your ashes and inspire me towards a better life.” — Buhaianu R.
“I came across your site while searching for a good summary on Essentialism, and after making my way to your article on it, and then your story, I am near tears, in a good way. I, too, am in my mid-thirties with one foot firmly planted in a carrot-chasing lifestyle, with the other foot planted nowhere really, but thinking deeply quite a bit lately about existence, purpose, and why I’m chasing things that won’t, at their core, provide fulfillment. After reading your story, I at least know I’m not alone in reaching this existential crisis point, and am so glad to see all the resources and reading you have together in one great site. I can’t wait to read a bit every day, and feel some comfort knowing I’m not inventing the anxiety I carry from finding myself in this place. Also great that you have outlined some steps you’ve taken to change your own construct. Thank you for doing what you do! Such a great offering.” — Alanna F.
“I found Sloww recently and I love your work. Many of the topics you write about are of interest to me and from time to time I find myself getting lost on your site due to me jumping from one article to another to another!” — Shannon K.
“This blog is the culmination of all of the research and realizations that I have had over the past few years…I just want to thank you for the amazing information, and for validating all of my thoughts and beliefs about the trappings of my chosen profession, and the lives of so many of us who have realized that it is not for us…Keep up the good work and keep inspiring!” — Cole M.
You can see more testimonials on the newsletter page. Speaking of the newsletter, you can sign up here if you’re interested:
Can I go straight to the best stuff?
Absolutely. Sloww has roughly 175 posts on the site, but you can start with the most popular posts.
Ready to find and create purpose? Top life purpose posts.
Maybe you’d like to review my reading list and book recommendations which currently lists about 75 books covering:
- Slow Living, Simple Living, Decluttering & Minimalism Books
- Meaning & Life Purpose Books
- Spirituality Books
- Philosophy & Psychology Books
- & more
What are some other interesting things I should know about?
Glad you asked. Here are some of my personal favorite posts.
Just looking for actionable ideas? Top posts with practical tips.
Check out the list of personal challenges and experiments including:
- Simple Living & Slow Living Challenges
- Minimalism Challenges (Spending)
- Minimalism & Decluttering Challenges (Getting Rid of Stuff)
- Digital Minimalism Challenges
- Purpose Challenges
At the end of 2018, I put together a “short” summary of the first 100 posts on the site. You could use it as another jumping off point / quick start page. I plan to do another “short” summary when the site hits 200 posts.
What if I want to see a bit of everything that Sloww has to offer?
Fantastic! You can access the full archive of roughly 175 posts.
Or, browse posts by category: Book Summaries, Decluttering, Digital Declutter, Minimalism, Voluntary Simplicity, Simple Living, Essentialism, Unbusyness, Slow Living, Perspective, Purpose, Self-Actualization, Wisdom, Spirituality, Enlightenment, Transcendence
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You can find FAQs and a contact form here. If you are a real human who wants to get in touch, please contact me via email at kyle(at)sloww(dot)co. While I may not be able to respond to every message, I do read every single one.
If you made it this far, thank you! I’m deeply grateful you made your way here, and I hope Sloww will be a go-to guide on your own journey through life.
Go with the Sloww,