Slowing: Discover Wonder, Beauty, and Creativity Through Slow Living

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Chronicle Books
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6.25 X 8.25 X 0.97 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author
Rachel Schwartzmann is a writer based in New York. She also writes and hosts Slow Stories--a project that explores living, working, and creating more intentionally in our digital age. Schwartzmann been featured in esteemed outlets, including Vogue and Condé Nast Traveler. Her essays and interviews have appeared in BOMB Magazine, Coveteur, Literary Hub, WePresent, and elsewhere. ︎Slowing is her first book.
"The first half-sentence I fell in love with was 'Worries attach themselves to mailbox keys, ' and everything that followed was a considered balm, though one that provoked such varied thought. The book holds awareness and secrets and a close attention, but more than anything, it is such a soft place to land."

--Ella Frances Sanders, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of five books, including Lost in Translation and Everything, Beautiful
"Rachel Schwartzmann brings a calm, deep, and intentional intelligence to the interviews she does for her project, Slow Stories. Her book is an ingeniously interlaced collection of personal essays, interviews, and creative prompts that hit like quiet firecrackers, offers that same steadying feeling. Reading Slowing is the closest I've come to experiencing words as focused meditation."

--Brandon Stosuy, co-founder of The Creative Independent, editor of Sad Happens, and author of Make Time for Creativity, Stay Inspired, and How to Fail Successfully
"In a day and age where 'busy' is a badge and productivity is paramount, Rachel Schwartzmann's Slowing is an enchanting and soulful examination of what matters most: time, joy, creativity, and feelings. This is a beautiful book, filled with optimism and light."

--Debbie Millman, author of Why Design Matters and host of the podcast Design Matters

"Both a reflective guide and a stirring meditation on time, connection, and pace, Slowing shares thoughtful prompts and stories that draw readers inward--to what captures their attention, closer to what ordinariness sustains them, and toward creativity that's been unfolding within our lives all along."

--Rainesford Stauffer, author of An Ordinary Age and All the Gold Stars

"A thoughtful, introspective approach to writing, creating, and being aware of one's own intentions. The accessible daily prompts will help both those who are feeling stuck and those who are looking to dive a level deeper into their work. Rachel Schwartzmann has created a new kind of map which can lead us closer to ourselves."

--Chelsea Hodson, author of Tonight I'm Someone Else