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Carrie is a certified nurse midwife, an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, the founder of the Whole Woman Health Clinic, and the author of Whole Woman Health: A Guide To Creating Wellness For Any Age and Stage. She helps women find wholeness in imperfection, teaching that they can restore their health at any age or stage. Sign up for her free weekly women's health newsletters (featuring recipes, podcasts, articles, and more).

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Slow Living: A Simple but Powerful Form of Healing

“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention.” ~Pico Iyer

On a college orientation trip, at the age of eighteen, I hiked the 100-mile wilderness of the Appalachian Mountain Trail, and my trail name was “caboose.” Slow and steady from behind was where you’d find me. That was my way. I was typically the last to camp, but I could go all night when necessary.

That wasn’t my first experience being the slow one in a group. When …