Monday, September 21, 2015

Slow Living Conference

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! 

26 comments:

  1. Looks like a great event indeed. Greetings to you!

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  2. Thanks a lot for sharing your hair care routine :D Seems to be amazing :D

    I really love this kind of events. So interesting!

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  3. thank you for this, i live in NYC and life is pretty fast paced over here. this is something to think about, thank you :)

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  4. Wow it could be an amazing conference! I 'm really interested on this kind of topics, cause they make you thing and learn a lot about human nature!
    Have a nice and slow day! ^-^
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  5. Wow what a great conference! It sounds like you learned so much!

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  6. This sounds like a very interesting conference. I can't believe they gave people an iStone though, how crazy is it that someone can become so attached to a product that they would need something like that to make them feel more comfortable?! :) xx

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  7. This sounds like the perfect conference for your interests. I love going to things like this and being inspired and meeting new friends. I think I would like this too! It's always a good reminder to slow down, enjoy life, and take care of our bodies.

    Amy Ann
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  8. Those wraps don't look all that appetizing ha! glad to hear you had a nice time and it's always nice to get ides from other people and get inspired


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  9. I think time is very important and I fell more happy, when I do more things in this time...)

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  10. Looks like such a great event, thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. This looks like such a brilliant event to have attended. Although we all have goals we're racing to achieve and as you say, appointments and such that need dealing with, it's also essential to take a step back and force ourselves to slow down. This conference truly sounds as though it was very interesting and yes, I'm all for striving to be easy-going! :)

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  12. Very interesting post! Actually I really like the term slow living - I think nowadays too many people are workaholics, workin all day, dont see their family - its really bad. For me the most important thing is love, family, health and enjoying all of those wonderful small things in life like cooking or watching great movie, reading a book etc. Great that you wrote about this conference! Have a lovely week, hugs:)))

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  13. looks like a fun event
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  14. Lovely post, have a beautiful week! <3

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  15. Love the pictures. So beautiful!

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  16. I love the idea of slow living! I try to take things slow, and enjoy all the little moments in life. And if there is a stressful situation, I try my best to not let it affect me. It would be so interesting to go to a conference like this, and I can wait to hear more about your time there!

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  17. Sounds like a great event, Larissa. Very interesting.
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  18. looks like a great event! :D

    Have a great day!
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  19. It must be a very interesting conference and definitely worth visiting. I'm not a frequent visitor to such events, but it doesn't mean that I don't want:) It would be a great experience my mind!
    By the way that salad and dried nori wraps looks so beautiful and appetizing, I've tasted nori many times, but never as it stands there.

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  20. I am so glad that u attended this. I so wish that something like this is organized here too. we all want our lives to slow down a bit so that we could enjoy fully. This is a great initiative,looking forward to ur next post on juicing now .
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