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Meet the Author: Brooke McAlary

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 07:00pm

web brooke slow collageFree yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow with Australian author and podcaster Brooke McAlary as she discusses her just released book Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World
Are you constantly striving to keep up with life's busy expectations? It's easy to feel consumed with the desire to "succeed" and "acquire," and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude.

•    A 30- to 40-minute author talk
•    Q&A
•    Book sales & signing
Free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres served.

Once upon a time, it became clear to Brooke McAlary that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence. She put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection, and meaningful experiences. Alongside Brooke's affirming personal stories of breaking down and rising up, Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life, such as:
―Decluttering to de-owning
―Messiness to mindfulness
―Asking why, to asking where to now?
Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly―of course.

About the Author:
Brooke McAlary is the host and creator of The Slow Home Podcast and author of two books, Destination Simple and SLOW, which have been published in over 10 different languages. She is a firm advocate for the best things in life - naps, travel, a good book, and a great shiraz. She lives with her family (kids, husband, dog, chickens) in the Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney, Australia and believes wholeheartedly in living a slow, intentional, happy life.

After being diagnosed with severe postpartum depression in 2011, she embarked on a one-woman mission to cut out the excess in her life and reconnect with what was really important. She learned about minimalism and simplicity, immersed herself in the Slow Living philosophy and discovered the beautiful benefits of living with less.

Over 2 years she decluttered more than 25,000 items, created a Slow Home and rediscovered her health, passion, energy, spark, and a severe case of wanderlust. Sign up for her weekly newsletter The Slow Post, here:

This program is in partnership with Fairfield University Bookstore.

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Location : Auditorium
Contact : (203) 259-0346