FrankTALK with Brooke McAlary

Next date: Monday, 30 August 2021 | 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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Brooke McAlary is the bestselling author of Slow (2017) and creator/host of the internationally loved podcast The Slow Home.

This book was created out of necessity during the height of the pandemic at a time when ‘care’ seemed most important in our lives. With global pandemics, climate catastrophes and political and social upheaval being a real part of our day-to-day lives, it is hard to find a sustainable and realistic approach to care. To relieve some of the pressure, Brooke decided to break the concept of care down into nine core ideas:

Connection. Kindness. Awe. Nature. Making. Movement. Play. Rest. Healing.

It is with these concepts that Brooke focuses on smaller personal acts of care, ones that can be achieved and are accessible no matter your socio-economic status or social background (No caviar facemasks recommended for ‘self-care’ here!). Brooke’s acts of care are broken into: ‘if you have half a minute’, ‘if you have half an hour’, and ‘if you have half a day or more’.

Brooke is passionate about slow living and through her podcast she encourages thousands of people every day to live a simpler, slower life. But it wasn't always like that.

Ten years ago, Brooke was completely overwhelmed. She had two young children, a husband who worked long hours, a business, a home filled to the brim with all the trappings of a 'successful life' and a severe case of post-natal depression.

Everything changed when she began to remove the excess from her life. What began as an effort to declutter her garage, slowly evolved into a complete transformation. Gone is the overwhelm, the clutter, the excess, the busy-ness, replaced by a simpler, more meaningful, more connected life.

Since then, Brooke and her family have moved to the Southern Highlands, on Dharawal country, and truly does all she can to live a life filled with care.

Please join us for this FrankTALK with Brooke McAlary on Monday 30 August at 1pm at Frankston Library. This event is free but bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

Care and Brooke’s other great titles can be purchased on the day thanks to Robinsons Bookshop or via their online store:


  • Monday, 30 August 2021 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


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