"Through our awesome initiatives, with like-minded people from around the world, we shall fight "TIME" poverty in the Western world and bring "slow" back to pressed-for-time, modern families and individuals."
A 9 part video series course that helps you bring "SLOW" back to your family in order to raise happier, more conscious and empowered children...and become a more present and intuitive parent.
The Slow Movement
A passionate workaholic in the Big Apple
Hi there, my name is Trine, and I am a Scandinavian mother of two wonderful children. For over 12 long years, I worked in the internet and advertising industry in one of the “fastest-moving” places in the word: New York City. I loved every moment… until I woke up one day with that famous ”bump in my forehead.” You know, the one you get when you run so fast you suddenly burn out and ”hit the wall.”
Years of self-examination and putting my career on hold for at least 48 hours (okay, maybe a tiny bit more than that…) helped me get back on track and straighten out my priorities. But I was well aware that I needed to find a way to maintain my new and improved lifestyle. So I explored a bunch of different techniques and philosophies but none of them really stuck for the simple reason that I never seemed to be able to find the time to practice them in my everyday hectic life.
Why? Because it is simply impossible to change while running! In order for us to become more mindful at work and apply all the tools we are often already offered we must first learn to slow down, land in the moment and open up our minds for a change.
Could it be that in order for us to change…ourselves and the world…we must first learn to slow down? Is it in fact impossible to “change” while running 150 miles per hour? I started to wonder and stumbled upon the concept of the “slow” movement. From the minute I read about Carl Honoré’s book: “In praise of slow” I was totally hooked! Going slow simply made so much ZENse to an overambitious, pressed-for-time, chick-in-charge like me!
So does that mean I quit my job in order to go slow all day long? Are you kidding! That would drive me nuts in less than a week. No! I’ve successfully founded my own company called ZenTV – a cutting edge publishing house within the field of personal empowerment. I’m a member of the board of directors for several companies. I get involved in the world that I live in. I hang out with my kids. I go to Copenhagen for quality time with my girlfriends. I’m a dedicated and sexy wife (…okay now I’m pushing it… sorry…just sounded so perfect…).
But seriously! I still have tons of energy and I still use it on all kinds of fun projects – BUT I do it all while going slow:
In doing so I’ve been able to keep up with my ambitious lifestyle without feeling the stress and time pressure I used to feel! No, I can’t have it all BUT I’ve realized that what I can’t have I don’t necessarily miss that much. So all is good!
Through the “Go Slow Initiative” I hope to remind, inspire and motivate busy parents and individuals, around the world, that the change we are all so desperately looking for lies only in the simple act of shifting our mindset! No! We can’t slow down this world. After all we live in a fast paced 21st century and there is very little we can do about that. But what we can do is slow down our minds. We have the empowering choice AND the liberating ability to slow down our minds and set our own pace in life. And that’s exactly what “going slow” is all about.
Through our awesome initiatives, with like-minded people from around the world, we shall fight ”TIME” poverty in the Western world and bring ”slow” back to pressed-for-time, modern families and individuals.”
I sincerely hope you would like to join us!
HI I'M TRINE!
Tell me all about Go Slow!
Well, let me start off by telling you what going slow is NOT all about!
We are not about doing everything slow and getting rid of FAST all together.
FAST is still going to be a deliciously delightful part of the fast-paced, high-tech, globalized 21st century that we live in – so don’t worry.
“Go Slow” is simply a gentle (yet firm!!!) reminder to all of us that:
Companies with healthy, happy employees who have a good work-life balance achieve:
Okay I get it! But still is FAST really that bad?
Unfortunately, way too many of us insist on living our lives fast-forwarding into the future…dragging our kids along with us. Slowly but surely we have turned into absentminded, multitasking, parents and individuals with an iphone in one hand and a cappuccino in the other! Yes, we are conscious and passionate and, yes, we sincerely do want to change the world… as long as that doesn’t involve changing ourselves.
Somewhere, in our eager to get the most out of life we might end up getting nothing at all. We’ve managed to run away from ourselves, we’ve lost the connection with that inner voice that used to tell us what was right or wrong and in the process we seem to have lost track of our values, priorities and compassion. And now, unfortunately, that mistake is starting to take a toll on everything from our bodies, minds and spirit to our families, workplaces and the environment.
So yes! Fast is bad. Not always. But way to often.
So now everyone wants to go slow instead?
Yes! Right now, there is a global desire from an increasing number of busy families and individuals around the world to bring “slow” back into their lives in order to reconnect with themselves, their families and the world that they live in.
It all began with Slow Food and has since evolved into Slow Travel, Slow Cities, Slow Management, Slow Design… and now, Slow Parenting.
Go Slow @ Home
Parents who learn to go slow with their kids can, in a matter of days, replace everyday hectic life with the true joy of parenting, eliminating the usual feelings of stress, guilt, obligation, exhaustion, and feeling rushed
From a parent perspective going slow will help you:
Not feeling guilty about my parent role and knowing how to go slow made me a stronger, happier, more creative and more relaxed human being overall – both at work, with my husband and my friends.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that companies save $3 to $6 for every $1 they invest in wellness.
How exactly can I benefit from slowing down?
Well, here is the thing! Practically everything that we do in life can be improved by the simple act of slowing down… including the act of living in itself!
Go Slow @ Heart
As an individual, going slow will make you:
Go Slow @ Work
Ambitious people who learn to do things at the right speed, who set their own pace of life, repeatedly outperform their colleagues in the workplace:
Slow Parenting sounds interesting
Most of us get up in the morning, kiss our kids goodbye, and then get on with our hectic lives: making a career, building businesses, networking, socializing, exercising, fulfilling dreams, changing the world…
Then, before we know it, another week has passed us by. Time has magically (regrettably?) flown by without us having had a chance to really be there for our children.
This is one of the symptoms plaguing parents like us who are raising our kids in a fast-paced, globalized, high tech 21st century, where it seems like “faster is always better.”
In a world moving so fast, it’s becoming harder for us parents to connect with our own inner voice – we seem to have lost track of ourselves, our values and the stuff that really matter to us.
But now thankfully, things are beginning to change as busy families and individuals around the world are fighting to bring back slow into their lives.
But do you really think we can slow down the world?
No! We can’t slow down this world. After all we live in a fast paced 21st century and there is very little we can do about that. But what we can do is slow down our minds. We have the empowering choice AND the liberating ability to slow down our minds and set our own pace in life. And that’s exactly what “going slow” is all about.
Is that why you started the "Go Slow Initiative"?
Yes! Through the “Go Slow Initiative” I hope to remind, inspire and motivate busy parents and individuals, around the world, that the change we are all so desperately looking for lies only in the simple act of shifting our mindset!
Okay, I totally LOVE this - how can I participate?
Awesome! So glad to hear that! Let’s get you started: