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Read interviews and simple tips for everyday slow living from small and sustainable small business owners in the UK.

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Holistic Living – Amy Bateman

Amy is a holistic coach and through her coaching business Face Of Nature she provides women with nutritional guidance, skincare advice and mindfulness sessions. We talk to Amy about the importance of looking at our wellbeing in a holistic way, about her vision to empower women to live naturally and in alignment with the seasons, and she shares some practical examples and simple ways to take first steps towards a more holistic lifestyle.

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Island living – Ella Mclachlan

Ella Mclachlan is the founder of Phoenix & Providence, an Isles of Scilly based skincare and wellbeing company. The products are made with seaweed foraged by hand by Ella, and are designed to infuse a sense of calm and...

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Forest bathing – Claire Branigan

Claire Branigan is a wellbeing coach, mindfulness teacher and shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) practitioner. Through her work she helps middle years women connect with both themselves and nature, prioritise self-care and realise their true...

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Wholehearted parenting – Bex Massey

Bex Massey is the founder of Bramble & Fox, an online lifestyle shop that’s all about ‘hygge’: practising gratitude and celebrating the little things in life. After a dark period in her life dealing with infertility and a miscarriage, she’s now...

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Gardens and wellbeing – Sarah Layton

Sarah is the founder of Growthfully, a unique business that helps women to make the most of their gardens, and create a space that can nurture and nourish them throughout the year. It combines her previous careers as a garden designer and...

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Minimalism and motherhood – Beth Henson

Beth Henson is a minimalist, mother, and the creator of Someday Slower, a blog sharing the lessons she and her family have learnt from slowing down, simplifying and living with more intention. She writes beautifully about the challenges and...