Alignment, Not Balance, Is a Woman's Saving Grace

Any working mother will tell you getting your ducks in a row will save your sanity. Forget work-life balance. It's a myth. What's true is the power of getting in alignment with your truest purpose.

How One Baby Step Changed Everything

Radical change doesn't need to happen overnight, nor does it require giant leaps in a different direction. Sometimes major change happens through one baby step.

How to Release the Grip of Anxiety

Anxiety can crawl up your spine like a spider, but there are ways to allay its grip.

The Meditative Spirit of Life

Life can be a meditation when you live mindfully. Here are a few ways to go about it.

In Praise of the Everyday Life

Sometimes we have to travel far to realize everything we ever wanted was right where we started.

On the Road to Surrender

Surrendering to your circumstances is the first step toward a life of Slow. It is not about admitting defeat, but about accepting 'What Is' at any given moment. Here's how.

How to Live Your Life Like an Olympian

Sports are a great metaphor for life. Learning to live like an Olympian is easier than you think.

Chase-ing Your Dreams, One Chord at a Time

What do you do when you can't live without something? You find a way to do it. Rising rock star Erica Chase learned to live her life's purpose after getting the shock of her life.

Creating Nature Every Day

Reconnecting with our natural surroundings is a stellar way to live the slow. Take some time to explore your world. Here's why.

Slow Fashion With Jaimie Hilfiger

Sustainable clothing is a part of mindful living. I sat down for a chat with Jaimie Hilfiger to discuss the importance of eco-fashion, what to watch for and where to go for affordable attire that makes a difference.

Would You Relive Your Life?

Life is a lot like football. You make your choices and have to deal with where you land.

Catharsis in the Age of Horror

I am thankful for the folks who have committed their lives to make others squirm in their seats. Apparently, the academic jury's out on whether horror films incite, or hinder, violence; but my thought is for most of us it keeps us morally in check as we revile the villain we love to hate.

Why Mad Men Doesn't Make Us (Too) Mad

Watching people act badly on television gives us a sense of elation. We can project our fears onto the characters we view, thereby creating distance from their behavior. Mad Men is one of those shows whose characters we love to hate.

Is Our Device Lust on the Decline?

Our device dependency is unavoidable in this day and age, yet sometimes life gets unplugged. But maybe that isn't such a bad thing.

Toppling Off the Work-Life Balance Beam

While the term 'work-life balance' is just a construct, there are things we can do to remain in alignment with our belief systems.

Why Am I So Burned Out?

Burnout is not just a condition reserved for white collar workers. Defined as a state of fatigue brought about by thwarted intentions in your job, lifestyle or relationship, burnout can affect anyone.

Women Suffer from Multitasking More than Men

Mutlitasking is bad for you, especially if you're a woman.

No Wonder We're So Tired: The Rise of Shadow Work

Despite the convenience of household appliances and telecommunication gadgets, we have more to do today than ever before. Who is to blame? Look no further than the do-it-yourself movement and the shadow work it has produced.

Redefining the Workaholic in Our Digital Age

As the lines blur between work and home, we need to redefine the meaning of workaholism within the context of what we are doing and when.

Slow Food the Doable Way

Slow food can be daunting for folks on the go. But it doesn't have to be that hard. Former book critic Jennifer Reese discovered the best recipes to make things from scratch, including Nutella. If I can do it, so can you!

Thumbs on the Wheel, Eyes on the Road

The majority of drivers are worried about texting while driving, yet one in three admits to actually doing it. There are ways to keep your thumbs on the wheel.

Stress Test: Why We Need Wellness More than Ever

Savvy companies look at their workers as whole people rather than coin-operated machines. It's not a waste of time. It's simply smart business.

More People Choose Money Over Sleep

Happiness is based on more than money. But a new study shows people would sacrifice sleep for a bigger paycheck. Really?

Mandatory Sick Leave Not a Given

Mandatory sick leave is a given in many nations, but not in the United States. Three cities have taken the lead in requiring sick days for workers. Who will be next?

The Nurturing Powers of Mother Nature

No matter what time of year, the Great Outdoors offers relaxing opportunities to learn more about the Earth on which we live.

Job Satisfaction Ranked Lower than Benefits

Benefits and salary outweigh the need for job satisfaction when considering a job change as the world recession clings relentlessly.

Entering the No iPhone Zone

Several studies have pointed to people's smartphone addictions. "The Power of Slow" author Christine Louise Hohlbaum looks at her own iPhone behavior and takes on the five-week No iPhone Zone challenge.

Night Shift Workers in a Whole New Light

Night workers are a sex-starved bunch. A new survey released by the Men's Health Network reveals the social, physical, and work-related impact working non-traditional hours has on shift workers.

New Study Reveals Connection Between Education and Stress Levels

Education is the key to a good life. Or is it? According to a new study, PhD's were the most engaged -- and stressed-out -- workers of all.

Dirty Barbie and Other Dreams

Artists teach us more about being human than anyone else. Here's one woman's journey to self through playwriting, performing and keeping it slow.