I can’t get enough of researching in the slow living world. I love finding content that helps me stay inspired, engaging in new topics, and enhancing my well being. I love listening to podcasts while I clean, ride the bus, workout, or go for walks. I read blogs twice a week to stay up on new content and stay motivated to write. This post is all about the content that I come back to again and again. Hearing how someone with like minded values lives helps keep me inspired. It’s why I started A Simple Alternative, to share my unique perspective on these values in hopes they inspire you, and to continue to grow the intentional living community! I hope you enjoy these recommendations!
The Slow Your Home podcast is run by Brooke and Ben McAlary, a lovely husband and wife team. They and their two kids live in the Blue Mountains in Australia. Their podcast is fun to listen to and informative. Their fun banter makes me feel as though I’m there having a conversation with them, and the people they interview are top notch in their fields. With topics from creating healthy habits to mindfulness, they have something for everyone looking to slow down. It's a great place for anyone interested in intentional or slow living to check out.
Magic Lessons run by author Elizabeth Gilbert helps people get out of their creative knots. Whatever has prevented someone from being creative in the past, Liz gives them tools and assignments to move forward and keep creating. When I finish listening, I’m reminded how important it is to nurture my creative practices. Also, as someone who idolizes Liz Gilbert, it's exciting to feel like I’m getting advice directly from her.
The Minimalists explore minimalism across topics such as finances, family, and living spaces. Their content explores issues thoroughly, often based in Josh and Ryan's experience. It's very helpful to hear what they have done to become debt free and maintain an intentional life. They also have incredibly helpful content on their blog for free. I really value how much these two walk their talk.
Unfancy is a minimalist and ethical fashion blog run by the charming Caroline Rector. Caroline's style is simple and thoughtful, and in my experience, totally relatable. The way she writes makes me feel like we're old friends sitting down to chat. She goes to bat figuring out real life clothing hacks. Her styling and maintenance tips always wow me, not to mention her outfit inspiration is off the charts!
Femme Head is another blogger that I wish was my best friend. Her content is fun and relatable. Victoria’s focus is on the menstrual cycle, reproductive health, and empowering women. She’s also vegan, a minimalist, a zero waster, and loves to travel. I really enjoy hearing her experience trying different things in all of these categories. In reading her content I can feel how much she cares about her readers. She also has an amazing youtube channel which you can find here.
Gurl Gone Green is run by hair stylist and esthetician, Suzi. Suzi is all about chemical free and green living. She’s an expert on what toxins to avoid and why. She also offers amazing tips on beauty, haircare, and home products that are safer for our bodies and planet. Once you see how beautiful Suzi and her blog are, you’ll want to jump into the green beauty trend as well! She epitomizes that you can still love beauty and fashion and have ethical chemical free values.
What content do you love? What content keeps you coming back for more?