TGGC #73: Cultivating slowness and a desire for less with Erin Loechner

Today’s interview is with Erin Loechner. Erin has been blogging and speaking for more than a decade on her website Design for Mankind and she’s now released an incredible book called Chasing Slow.

Now nestled in a Midwestern town, Erin, her husband, and their toddler strive for less in most areas except three: joy, grace, and goat cheese.

Erin is one of the friendliest, most open people I’ve ever spoken to and I loved chatting with her about minimalism, slowing down our lives, finding our golden hours in order to be more creative, and what she learned about herself from writing her new book.



In this episode we talk about:

  • Erin’s routine of getting up at 2am to write and work
  • Finding your “golden hours” to do your best creative work
  • Her journey of blogging over the past 16 years
  • How Erin’s views on minimalism and slow living have changed over time
  • Navigating the tension that occurs when your family members hold different beliefs than you
  • Approaching parenting as a minimalist
  • Transitioning back to work after having a baby
  • The realizations and lessons Erin learned from writing her book


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