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Journal  |  slow stories

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

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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...