My first blog – what do I write about?  It took me quite a while to decide.  But something that has been on my mind recently is how quickly time flies.  Most people I speak to are leading such busy lives.  I very often hear ‘I don’t know where the time goes’ I am also wondering whilst writing this ‘will I have time to write a regular blog?’

It was my husband Justin who found the following TED talk called ‘In praise of Slowness’

As a massage therapist I can relate to this.  Even though you may have a day full of clients to see, whilst you are in the treatment room, time does slow down. It is impossible to do a quick massage. Slow music and soft lighting all add to the ambience of giving a slow relaxing treatment.

Carl Honore is a journalist and he speaks about his book called “In praise of slowness”. Carl believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.

He is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. His book In Praise of Slowness dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their”inner tortoise.”Have a look at his talk here: