My new book, Slow Love, describes a journey through the panic and grief of losing my job--and the unhappy realization that I had been neglecting lots of other things in my life. Important things, like love, and health, and friendships. I was forced to make big changes in the way I live. I sold the house in which I had raised my children, and the garden I had devoted myself to for twenty years. I made my peace with a troubled relationship.
Then I settled into a new life of writing, and cooking, and tending friendships, and home making, and learning to be a mom to grown-up sons. I rediscovered things I had once loved: serious reading, playing the piano, long walks, learning about the environment. Slow living led me to falling in love with the world, experiencing what I think of as slow love.
I want to continue the conversation I have been having with my friends about what slow love means. I want to deepen my understanding of engaging with the world in a more meaningful way--especially as things seem to be speeding up all around us. That’s what this blog will explore. I found a great deal of happiness on the other side of my despair, but I still have my dark days, my muddled times. I want Slow Love Life to be a way to share it all; let this conversation give us solace, inspiration, company and hope.