SLOW LIVING FOR LIFE WINTER FAVOURITES

How to make time for some slow living moments in your day. Photo by @darlingbudsofme for #slowlivingforlife Winter Favourites

photo by Lisa @darlingbudsofme

It’s been a while since I shared any of the wonderful photographs that are captured using the hashtag #slowlivingforlife, so I thought I would pop in with some Winter favourites. Here are a selection of images that make me exhale and feel calm just by looking at them.

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SLOW LIVING FOR LIFE OCTOBER FAVOURITES

photo by @tete_de_linoth for #slowlivingforlife October Favourites

Photo courstey of @tete_de_linoth

Wow! There are over 4,700 photos in the ‘slow living for life’ gallery. Thank you so much for joining in.

Here are the images that I particularly loved this month. You can see all the other wonderful photos that are being shared in the gallery here.

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SLOW LIVING FOR LIFE SEPTEMBER FAVOURITES

photo by @veronikaGphotography for #slowlivingforlife September Favourites

photo courtesy of @veronikagphotography

It’s been about a month since Danielle from Hippie In Disguise and I started the new slow living hashtag ‘slow living for life’ and today I wanted to share my first selection of photographs from the gallery.

Thanks to all that have participated so far. Remember the hashtag has no monthly theme now. Anyone can join in and share a photo on Instagram, you just have to put the hashtag #slowlivingforlife in your caption. I’m really looking forward to seeing the gallery grow full of slow living inspiration.

Here are my favourites moments shared from September and there is a grid over on Instagram too.

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SLOW LIVING EXPLORE: MOMENTS CAPTURED

photo by Veronika @veronikaGphotography for slow living explore on Geoffrey & Grace
Photo courtesy of Veronika @veronikaGphotography

Throughout the Slow Living Collaboration Danielle and I have always had a tough job choosing a selection to share on our blogs, but this month the task was even harder as we had to pick just six images to win a beautiful gift box from MOA. Before I reveal the six images we have chosen, I just wanted to say thank you to all who entered. It really is a pleasure to look through all your wonderfully wholehearted and slow moments, and get a glimpse into your lives.

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Slow living reflect: moments captured

photo by Ellie @petalplum for slow living reflect on Geoffrey & Grace
Photo courtesy of Ellie @petalplum

June’s focus for the #slowliving_ project was ‘reflect’. Again, it was a word that summed up how both Danielle and I have been feeling of late, as the project reaches its one year anniversary at the end of the month.

It’s only natural to feel reflective when something is coming to a close. For those that are new to the project (and a little reminder for those that have been present since the beginning), here is why we started the slow living collaboration

After a busy few months at the end of last spring I wrote a post about ‘My Summer of Slow Living‘. It seemed to resonate with so many people, and I was suddenly aware of this deep desire to slow down. Not just from myself and my family, but from friends and blog readers too.

There seemed to be this instant community of people looking for an alternative way to live their lives. Longing for a slower and more meaningful approach, as opposed to the busy hustle of life that we sometimes find ourselves automatically falling into. After a bit of thought, it seemed pretty clear to me, and actually very simple too… we are all after the same thing… those wholehearted and connected moments that fuel our existence. When we are whizzing through the day it’s so easy to miss those bits. By slowing things down, and taking a breath every now and again, we create the space required to be present in those wonderfully wholehearted moments.

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