One of the most common requests we receive about the pogpast (apart from more singing from Ben) would have to be to feature more “normal people”. That is, people who don’t work online, haven’t written a book or aren’t teaching others how to slow down and simplify.
Because, for the vast majority of people who listen to the podcast, who are balancing work, family, friends, health, home and external commitments, the added tasks of slowing down and simplifying can seem incredibly overwhelming. While listening to people who have already worked through some of the process is helpful, it can also feel a little disconnected. A little like, “Well, that’s great, but it doesn’t actually apply to me.”
After talking about this on a previous episode, Ellen reached out to Brooke and volunteered to be on the show and talk about her ongoing work to simplify and slow down.
In this episode Brooke and Ellen talk about her decision to slow down, and the impact it had on her work, her colleagues, her family, her health and her home. They also look at the questions she faced and the challenges she has already worked through, as well as the simplifying projects she is currently in the middle of.
Be sure to give Ellen some love in the comments and over on her blog too, as it was a really brave choice to come on and share her story with us. Thanks Ellen!
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