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A Friend of Mine - OAK Magazine EPISODE 26, 28th June 2021
The importance of small care with Brooke McAlary
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The importance of small care with Brooke McAlary

Brooke McAlary, the internationally best selling author of SLOW, and has released a new booked titled CARE: the radical art of taking time.

The book was created out of necessity during the height of the global pandemic at a time when ‘care’ seemed most important in our lives.

If you look back over the past 18 months, there has been an overwhelming nature of ‘big care’ - the Black Summer bushfires, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, the US election. 2020 has been a time of so many enormous, overwhelming problems facing the world and, as human beings, we have cared about them all.

In 2020, Brooke burnt out. She discovered she cared too much about the ‘big care’. It was also the year she discovered she cared too little about the ‘small care’.

In CARE, 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. And you can’t say you don’t have time as the acts are broken down into: half a minute, half an hour and half a day or more.

It truely is an incredible book.

From her home in the Southern Highlands, Brooke talks to us about her experience of feeling incredible loneliness, post-natal depression, small acts of care and her concept of tilting instead of balancing.

We also bond over our love of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and, more seriously, how that relates back to community.

Also mentioned in this podcast...

@brookemcalary, @slowhomepod, @allenandunwin and @ecowithem author of ‘Hope is a Verb’

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