Slow Time

The Artist’s Way for time: a workbook offering twelve weeks of reflections, stories and playful exercises to help readers transforms their relationship with time. The book shows how to jump off the hamster wheel of artificial time and experience the flow and the rhythm of natural time.

“This book is a moon drenched sun infused invitation to savor and anchor your life in the renewing currents of time. Instead of time being something to fight or hate, work with Waverly’s wisdom and experience time as a sacred container in which to be fully alive, grateful and connected.” Jennifer Louden, best-selling author of The Life Organizer and creator of The Savor & Serve Experiment

“This lovely book is rich in information and has a quality of deep kindness in its hints and suggestions. It is willing to be wise and to respect both nature and human nature and, above all, it honours Time, not the Clock.” Jay Griffiths. the author of A Sideways Look at Time and Wild:An Elemental Journey which won the inaugural Orion book award in 2007.

“…an exciting book, inviting readers to a richly transformed relationship to time. A must-read for anyone wanting to recover the sacred in everyday life.” — Melissa Gayle West, Exploring the Labyrinth

“This beautiful book leads the reader through the seasonal dance so that the ancient exchanges between creature and creation, nurture and nature can be gifted again.” — Caitlin Matthews, The Celtic Book of Days.

Three words for Waverly Fitzgerald’s Slow Time: Recovering the Natural Rhythms of Life: It s about time! As a long-time follower of Fitzgerald’s School of the Seasons, I had read about this, her upcoming book, for some time and eagerly awaited it. It was worth the wait. Fitzgerald breaks the book up into twelve weeks of lessons, but one can easily read the whole book in a few sittings as her concepts about time are both fascinating and illuminating. The author offers a number of different calendar options and time logs that one can keep, from a daily journal to a seasonal graph. She even offers her own creative calendar where she creates a large collage of the twelve months ahead, using pictures and images that convey the goals of each month. Realistically speaking, it turns out that most people simply try to pack in more into their schedule in one week than 168 hours can possibly hold. Fitzgerald discusses a number of techniques to resolve this issue, often citing other compelling sources she has come across. Fitzgerald has researched much about the body’s own rhythm in relationship to time, including circadian rhythms and also ultradian rhythms–a concept I had never heard of–which is like a clock within the body clock. This book was a pleasure to read as it both entertained as well as encouraged me to reframe my constructs of time, and in fact I actually found time to read this amidst the busy holiday season, which speaks volumes about this book’s obvious appeal. –Diane Saarinen,

An interview with Waverly about Slow Time by David Miller at the San Francisco Chronicle

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