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Go Slow to Grow — Jackie Jarvis

Move towards a happier, richer life and business

Gently calms you down, inspiring you to make changes to your life

Classification: Self-help, personal development and practical advice

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David Yeabsley
Go Slow to Grow
Review date: 30th March 2020

Slow down David, why are you always in a rush, at times I rush to get up and then to eat my breakfast and to get most things done during the day until believe it or not I rush to go to bed, ‘Slow down David’ I say to myself, I have been getting better, taking the time to enjoy the moment, I can now watch a film, stop on my cycles and enjoy the countryside, snooze on the train and turn my phone off in the evening, plus I try to eat slowly.

So why did I need the book ‘Go Slow to Grow’ by Jackie Jarvis, because it helped to reinforce my need to slow down in life and given my some more wonderful tips and ideas. I particularly like chapter three ‘ What are you in Pursuit Of’ what a great question and I loved chapter 11 ‘Listen to your music’ which I have already found my self using in conversation with others I love that phrase and idea.

Jackie gives loads of personal examples and is very open about her stories in her life how the concept of ‘ Go Slow to Grow’ has helped her immensely.

The whole book is a great indulgence in your self to have a really chat with yourself so you can get more comfortable with yourself, have better conversations with yourself, enjoy yourself more and grow by going slow so you focus on the really important bits YOU, Enjoy the book I certainly did.


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Neil Deuchar
Buddhists recommend walking me
Review date: 22nd June 2023

Buddhists recommend walking meditation. This involves moving slowly so that your awareness becomes focused on your body and your mind gets a break from all the thoughts that constantly clutter it up. “Go Slow to Grow” is a wonderful and concise book that shows you how to still your mind, reflect and expand your conscience of the journey you’re on, a vital thing to be able to do if you seek peace and personal fulfilment in amongst the busyness of life.

The author, Jackie Jarvis, an avid walker who has been published on pilgrimages and their impact on well-being, is a business coach who helps her clients while walking in nature with them. In this book, she not only makes references to her own spiritual journey but illustrates each succinct chapter with the “voice of slow”, an elegant expression of that voice of wisdom that lies beyond the mind but which is always accessible if we still ourselves enough to become present to it.

Clear, simple but never patronising; unfettered by religion yet consistent with all faiths and none; and packed with spiritual truths while staying free of mumbo jumbo and pseudoscience, “Go Slow to Grow” is a gem: an authentic spiritual compass for everyone, written by a woman who not only talks the talk but who also walks the walk.

Neil Deuchar
Retired Psychiatrist, Interfaith Minister and Hospice Trustee for Spiritual and Pastoral Care.


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Amazon Reviewer
An Authentic Spiritual Compass
Review date: 1st August 2023

Buddhists recommend walking meditation. This involves moving so slowly that your awareness becomes so focussed on your body that your mind has a break from all the thoughts that constantly clutter it up. “Go Slow to Grow” is a wonderful and concise book that shows you how to still your mind, reflect and expand your conscience of the journey you’re on, a vital thing to be able to do if you seek peace in the busyness of life. The author, Jackie Jarvis, an avid walker who has been published on pilgrimages and their impact on well-being, is a business coach who helps her clients while walking in nature with them. In this book, she not only makes references to her own spiritual journey but illustrates each succinct chapter with the “voice of slow”, an elegant expression of that voice of wisdom that lies beyond the mind but which is always accessible if we still ourselves enough to become present to it. Clear, simple but never patronising; unfettered by religion yet consistent with all faiths and none; and packed with spiritual truths while staying free of mumbo jumbo and pseudoscience, “Go Slow to Grow” is a gem: an authentic spiritual compass for everyone, written by a woman who not only talks the talk but who’s also walked the walk.


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Amazon Reviewer
A book full of practical wisdo
Review date: 1st August 2023

This is a wise and beautiful book. If you feel disconnected from yourself, caught up in the busyness of life, or just plain overwhelmed, then Jackie Jarvis's book could be just what you need. This book is practical and accessible, whilst also having real depth. And I've never heard the benefits of presence described so clearly: "Being present can be very relaxing because your mind only needs to deal with one thing - the present."


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Reflect, respond and then re-e
Review date: 29th October 2023

In an easy, chatty style, Jackie gently urges us to reflect, respond and then re-emerge from the fast pace of today's world into a place of slower-paced contentment. Drawing on her own life experiences and observations as a business coach, she guides the reader to their own conclusions. She cleverly blends the spiritual and the practical, leaving the reader with a true sense of empowerment at the end of each chapter. This is a great book for anyone who wishes to slow down, but especially useful for those with busy jobs or are self-employed, where the treadmill of goals and targets can become all consuming.


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Rating: 4.80 out of 5 (5 customer ratings)

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Description

Are you always too busy to do the things you really want to do? Do you find yourself unable to take your foot off the pedal despite knowing your wellbeing is suffering? Is feeling stressed, frustrated, and unfulfilled becoming the norm?

Do you want to feel more able to live your best life and be the best version of yourself?

This book will help you step off the hamster wheel, slow down in life and pay attention to your heart’s desire. Its powerful life enhancing messages will inspire you to reduce stress and make simple changes for the better. Changes that enable you to live a deeper, richer more fulfilling life on your own terms.

Jackie Jarvis, business woman and coach, shares her personal journey pushing for what she thought represented success, with honesty and humour. As she learns lessons from what she calls her ‘voice of slow’ she gives guidance on how to stop stressing and over thinking, how to let go of overload and excessive pushing, and most importantly how to slow down and live in a way that quite simply, makes us happy.

In this book you will find simple ways to manage stress, powerful reflective questions, and practical wisdom. If you are a reader of Psychologies and Women’s Health Magazines, Go Slow to Grow can also help boost your emotional wellbeing, self-awareness and health and wellbeing.

If you enjoyed ‘Calm’ by Fearn Cotton, an authentic and inspiring read, Go Slow to Grow builds on that feeling of inner calm by sharing the importance of slowing down and how to create pockets of slow in your daily life.

Or if you were inspired by the wise and beautiful thoughts shared in ‘The Things You Can See When You Slow Down’ by Haemin Sunim, Go Slow to Grow will help you to listen to your inner voice and learn how to slow yourself down.

*This book is based on an earlier version titled ‘In Pursuit of Slow’.’In Pursuit of Slow’ was an Amazon Bestseller in the Top 50 Self Help category.

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"Slow down David, why are you always in a rush? At times I rush to get up and then to eat my breakfast and to get most things done during the day until, believe it or not, I rush to go to bed. ‘Slow down David,’ I say to myself, I have been getting better, taking the time to enjoy the moment, I can now watch a film, stop on my cycles and enjoy the countryside, snooze on the train and turn my phone off in the evening, plus I try to eat slowly. So why did I need the book ‘Go Slow to Grow’ by Jackie Jarvis? Because it helped to reinforce my need to slow down in life and has given me more wonderful tips and ideas. I particularly like chapter three ‘What are you in Pursuit Of’, what a great question. I also loved chapter 11 ‘Listen to your music’ which I have already found myself using in conversation with others, I love that phrase and idea. Jackie gives loads of personal examples and is very open about her stories in her life and how the concept of ‘Go Slow to Grow’ has helped her immensely. The whole book is a great indulgence, giving you the opportunity to have a really good chat with yourself so that you can get more comfortable with yourself, have better conversations with yourself, enjoy yourself more and grow by going slow, so you focus on the really important bits of YOU. Enjoy the book, I certainly did."

David Yeabsley

Rating: 4.80 out of 5 (5 customer ratings)
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Reviews

David Yeabsley
Go Slow to Grow
Review date: 30th March 2020

Slow down David, why are you always in a rush, at times I rush to get up and then to eat my breakfast and to get most things done during the day until believe it or not I rush to go to bed, ‘Slow down David’ I say to myself, I have been getting better, taking the time to enjoy the moment, I can now watch a film, stop on my cycles and enjoy the countryside, snooze on the train and turn my phone off in the evening, plus I try to eat slowly.

So why did I need the book ‘Go Slow to Grow’ by Jackie Jarvis, because it helped to reinforce my need to slow down in life and given my some more wonderful tips and ideas. I particularly like chapter three ‘ What are you in Pursuit Of’ what a great question and I loved chapter 11 ‘Listen to your music’ which I have already found my self using in conversation with others I love that phrase and idea.

Jackie gives loads of personal examples and is very open about her stories in her life how the concept of ‘ Go Slow to Grow’ has helped her immensely.

The whole book is a great indulgence in your self to have a really chat with yourself so you can get more comfortable with yourself, have better conversations with yourself, enjoy yourself more and grow by going slow so you focus on the really important bits YOU, Enjoy the book I certainly did.


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Neil Deuchar
Buddhists recommend walking me
Review date: 22nd June 2023

Buddhists recommend walking meditation. This involves moving slowly so that your awareness becomes focused on your body and your mind gets a break from all the thoughts that constantly clutter it up. “Go Slow to Grow” is a wonderful and concise book that shows you how to still your mind, reflect and expand your conscience of the journey you’re on, a vital thing to be able to do if you seek peace and personal fulfilment in amongst the busyness of life.

The author, Jackie Jarvis, an avid walker who has been published on pilgrimages and their impact on well-being, is a business coach who helps her clients while walking in nature with them. In this book, she not only makes references to her own spiritual journey but illustrates each succinct chapter with the “voice of slow”, an elegant expression of that voice of wisdom that lies beyond the mind but which is always accessible if we still ourselves enough to become present to it.

Clear, simple but never patronising; unfettered by religion yet consistent with all faiths and none; and packed with spiritual truths while staying free of mumbo jumbo and pseudoscience, “Go Slow to Grow” is a gem: an authentic spiritual compass for everyone, written by a woman who not only talks the talk but who also walks the walk.

Neil Deuchar
Retired Psychiatrist, Interfaith Minister and Hospice Trustee for Spiritual and Pastoral Care.


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Amazon Reviewer
An Authentic Spiritual Compass
Review date: 1st August 2023

Buddhists recommend walking meditation. This involves moving so slowly that your awareness becomes so focussed on your body that your mind has a break from all the thoughts that constantly clutter it up. “Go Slow to Grow” is a wonderful and concise book that shows you how to still your mind, reflect and expand your conscience of the journey you’re on, a vital thing to be able to do if you seek peace in the busyness of life. The author, Jackie Jarvis, an avid walker who has been published on pilgrimages and their impact on well-being, is a business coach who helps her clients while walking in nature with them. In this book, she not only makes references to her own spiritual journey but illustrates each succinct chapter with the “voice of slow”, an elegant expression of that voice of wisdom that lies beyond the mind but which is always accessible if we still ourselves enough to become present to it. Clear, simple but never patronising; unfettered by religion yet consistent with all faiths and none; and packed with spiritual truths while staying free of mumbo jumbo and pseudoscience, “Go Slow to Grow” is a gem: an authentic spiritual compass for everyone, written by a woman who not only talks the talk but who’s also walked the walk.


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Amazon Reviewer
A book full of practical wisdo
Review date: 1st August 2023

This is a wise and beautiful book. If you feel disconnected from yourself, caught up in the busyness of life, or just plain overwhelmed, then Jackie Jarvis's book could be just what you need. This book is practical and accessible, whilst also having real depth. And I've never heard the benefits of presence described so clearly: "Being present can be very relaxing because your mind only needs to deal with one thing - the present."


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Guest Reviewer
Reflect, respond and then re-e
Review date: 29th October 2023

In an easy, chatty style, Jackie gently urges us to reflect, respond and then re-emerge from the fast pace of today's world into a place of slower-paced contentment. Drawing on her own life experiences and observations as a business coach, she guides the reader to their own conclusions. She cleverly blends the spiritual and the practical, leaving the reader with a true sense of empowerment at the end of each chapter. This is a great book for anyone who wishes to slow down, but especially useful for those with busy jobs or are self-employed, where the treadmill of goals and targets can become all consuming.


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