This week will be all about the Slow Living Conference…
… I will tell you about the conference, I will share my conference outfit and I will share some goodies and new brands/friends I got from the conference 🙂
It was my first time attending the conference and I hope that it wasnt the last time – I got loads of inspiration for my working life, for my blog and for my personal life and it was thoroughgoing wonderful day!
The slow living conference is – as you can maaaybe guess from its name – all about slow living 😉 Its about how to live our lifes in a way that suits us humans (which is not being stressed all the time because of a millions appointments…) and its about living a conscious and a sustainable lifestyle. Oh yes, exactly the topics I have been writing on my blog for a while now because they are very important to me. Since this is my favorite topic anyway at the moment I got sooo much food for thought from the conference – and I have a few posts for my “about life” column that I cannot wait to share with you 🙂
The speeches I liked best at the conference were those from sociologists, talking about consumerism, the perception of time and consciousness. There were a few speeches that I missed because I had to take care of our little one (she was such a darling the entire day, even though it was a really long day for her and she did not get as much sleep as she usual does) and there were a few speeches that did not inspire me that much – which is totally fine I think, because it just shows me that I have a clear area of interest 🙂
The conference was in this most beautiful small villa in an ancient ballroom and I pretty much just loved the location from the moment I arrived. Since the conference was all about slow living we were asked to turn off our smart phones – and in case someone was getting withdrawal symptons because of that, there was the possiblity to get an iStone instead (a fun piece of art which has the size and the weight of an iPhone 6 ;)). Can you believe how obsessed people are with their phones? Do you belong to them? I am happy that I am having a good, but rather distant relationship to my phone 😉
I really got inspired by a speech about juicing (I will share another post about this in the coming weeks or so) and I soooo enjoyed the delicious drinks and smoothies at the conference. Oh my, I had no idea about all the great products from Voelkel (will tell you more about this brand soon) and I feel like I just drank pure health the entire day 😉
Not only the drinks from Voelkel were delicious but also the food in general. It was all raw, all organic and of course all vegan – and all good!
For lunch we had salad and dried nori wraps. I never tried this before and it really had an intersting taste! There was also a “liquid lunch” availabe – a yummy smoothie with everything you need 🙂 the dessert was a smoothie with hemp milk and raw cocoa and as snacks there were loads of fruits, nuts and dried raw bread. There were also shots of wheat grass (which I love as you may remember from my post about barley grass). So even if the rest of the conference would have been bad (which it wasn’t) it would have been worth going for the food 😉
Concerning the topics of the confernce, they were so diverse that I cannot summarize it all but the three things I found most important were the following points:
1.It is important to be easy-going because only when you are easy-going you can be creative – and only when you are creative you can fully live!
2. The more we own the less time we have!
3. When we want to slow down its not by buying any producht that we will achieve it, because relaxation can only occur through a practice not through a thing!
There are two other things that I took from the conference that I find important enough to dedicate and entire post to it 🙂
Feel free to check out the conference website – which is in German and probably only intersting for those of you, coming from Germany.
Have you ever thought of slow living? What are your thoughts when you hear this word? I would love to know!
Sending much love and wishing you all a wonderful start into the new week!