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Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.

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Carl Honore: Slowing down in a world built for speed. Great talk about the consequences of our speeding worlds and why we need to slow down our lives.

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In this excerpt from Carl Honoré’s book In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed, he writes about the benefits of flexible hours and the importance of downtime. Continue reading →

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Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.

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elogio de la lentitud: un movimiento mundial desafia el culto a l a velocidad-carl honore-9788478712496

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TED Playlist: The importance of self-care • "Too busy to take care of yourself? These talks offer simple ways to stay healthy – both emotionally and physically." 1) Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid 2) Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability 3) Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes 4) David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful 5) Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend 6) Carl Honore: In praise of slowness

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Journalist Carl Honoré believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. Honoré is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. His book "In Praise of Slowness" dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their "inner tortoise."

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