Slow down, you move too fast

Increasingly, we stressed-out souls crave practical methods of slowing down the pace of our lives. Aoife Carrigy takes notes from Carl Honoré, the ‘Godfather of the Slow Movement’

It’s a skittery autumn day in Dublin and London when myself and Carl Honoré settle into a chat over the phone, but the man recognised as the guru of all things slow is feeling sanguine.

“It’s good to be reminded that there are seasons, and that not all time is the same,” he says in defence of the capricious weather. “What the modern world has done is to flatten time out so that ...