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Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

 

India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

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Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

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Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

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Monday
Jul202009

Cultural Creatives Constitute the Core of the Slow Living Movement

via YourSabbatical.com(Note: extensive new update at end of article.) The concept of ‘slowing down’ is moving beyond food, although the nations of the world do not believe that Americans will get the message.

The evolving Cultural Creative movement has expanded to slow cities, slow parenting, slow homes, slow marketing … you get the idea.

In their article Not So Fast, the Boston Globe interviewed Carl Honoré, a Canadian journalist whose two books, “In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed,’’ and “Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children From the Culture of Hyper-Parenting,’’ have made him a quaisi-spokesperson for all things ‘slow’.

Slowing down to experience life fully is a core cocept in the Cultural Creatives values subset. It’s a vivid example of a dividing line between Moderns and Cultural Creatives, joined at the neighborly hip with Traditionals on this particular issue.

No one believes that ‘slow’ will become any kind of European-inspired, major mantra in America, but the economic meltdown will clearly bring more adherents into the philosophical fold. Adherents argue that instead of believing that ‘speed wins’ at all costs, we must find the right speed of our individual lives.

In the case of investing, Brookline-based Slow Money Alliance seeks to “reconnect investors to that in which they are investing and to the places in which they live.’’ Compare this approach to Modern commodies trading, in which a single barrel of oil was traded on average 27 times, in recent years. Was there any actually value-added benefit for a barrel of oil traded so often? None whatsoever.

The argument that the current global meltdown was created by mindless folks stuck in a fast-forward, Roadrunner-mentality continues to gain traction. At the same time, history has never slowed down voluntarily. In America, slow is lazy, for slckers or — worse yet — for stupid people only. Slow is unAmerican.

But the Cultural Creatives are committed to slow in ways that are different than the Traditionals. CCs are technologically sophisticated and understand that their best business thinking often comes from a walk in the slow lane.

via Flickr’s EspressoDOMThe Boston Globe introduces us to the Norway-based World Institute of Slowness, who says that European corporations are increasingly asking for advice on how to reformulate their workplaces not so much to facilitate ‘slow’ as to activate creative, inspired thinking.

“In a fast company, they are in a firefighting mode. They are reactive; they don’t have time to think,’’ said Geir Berthelsen, founder of the WIS. “You will have people being creative and inspired if you take away the short-term focus.’’

Meandering through the WIS website, I noticed that the institute is now affiliated with SlowPlanet.com, founded by Carl Honore.  Researching more about Honore, I find he presented one of the top 10 TED Talks of all time, based on votes.

TED Talk: Carl Honore Praises Slowness

Enjoy it now and ponder the possibility of maybe even one slow day a month in your life. Go ahead and think about the idea; you have time.

As for me, well I must research the Slow Sex movement. I assume it’s associated with tantra, which I embrace. Let’s see what other luscious details I can dig up about the Slow Sex movement. I know you’re waiting for me with bated breath. Anne

 

Reader Comments (3)

I find it interesting that the Cultural Creatives original book had nothing to do with slow, yet the Neo-Traditionalists have attempted to make it so.

Cultural Creatives are about change, from the inside out and humans leaving a smaller footprint on the planet. As we have seen, the 'slowness' of the industrial age has brought us all to the brink of annihilation but the same old theories are being passed off as 'New and Improved" by those who have little to say, have thought little about saying it and spread by those who refuse to think for themselves spouting the same tripe as fact.

Interesting.

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorjina

Georjina, thans for your insightful comment. I've attached my response as an update, so that it gets picked up in Google. Thanks to your comment, I just found a pdf on the updated research study. Anne

September 27, 2009 | Registered CommenterAnne

Slowing down requires "stepping back." Many of my large failures were because of the hurried pace tasks were undertaken.

I wrote poetry several years ago after having an ah ha moment. I recite it to others when the opportunity rises.

Time

An illusion created by powers that be, to fool the masses that just can't see
Hurry Hurry don't be late, fear of failure seals your fate...

Rainbow spirits colors bright, earthbound angels light the night...

Hasten not it can wait, relax instead there is no late.

I really enjoyed your article and the Ted Video was interesting.

One Love, One Family!

Jim Blackstone

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames Blackstone

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