Nerdist is one of my favourite podcasts in the entire world. It’s funny and insightful and sometimes rude, and it was the first non-business or productivity podcast I subscribed to.
Occasionally the boys do a Hostful show, which is an episode without any guests, where they chat about life and what’s happening and try to make each other laugh. They’re some of my favourite episodes, so when Sparky and I sat down to work out the next few episodes for The Slow Home Podcast, we decided to throw our own hostful into the mix.
That being said, I don’t think it would be quite as entertaining listening to us talk about life for 45 minutes… “Have you paid the insurance yet?” “What time is your meeting at preschool tomorrow?” “Do the kids need new shoes for winter?”
So our hostful episode is all about you, and today I try my best to answer three listener questions:
- How do I deal with the negative judgements (both internal and external) that come with slowing down and simplifying my life?
- How can I integrate nature and the outdoors into a slower, everyday life?
- What books have helped in your journey towards a slower, simpler life?
I also may or may not end with a small rant about the personification of our stuff and why it’s harming our ability to let go.
The episode’s format is a little different but I hope it’s something you enjoy. We certainly had fun recording it!
Want to submit a question of your own for the next Hostful Q&A?
If you have any questions about slowing down or simplifying life, I’ve created a page for you to submit them either via email or voice recording. Head over here to ask your questions – I’d love to answer them in the next Q&A show.
In the meantime though, enjoy today’s episode and, as always, feel free to leave your questions or suggestions in the comments below.
Alternatively, you can listen to the show directly, simply by hitting the Play button above. Enjoy!
Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:
- 4 Reasons to Stop Unhealthy Comparisons (via Mike Burns)
- Comparison: It’s a losing game
- In Praise of Slowness – Carl Honore
- Thrive – Arianna Huffington
- Simplify – Joshua Becker
- Destination Simple: Rituals and Rhythms to Simplify Daily Life
Your stuff doesn’t have feelings: Dear Toy Story, thanks for nothing