The days are getting warmer and we have a spring in our step, which can only mean one thing – our brand new Spring Issue 27 is out now! For this special ‘slow living’ edition we’re finding out how scaling back, getting out of the fast lane and spending more time just ‘being’ can help us live better, more fulfilling lives – with thoughts on slow parenting, slow business, slow food, slow thinking and more from Ellie Beck, Carolyn Tate, My Darling Lemon Thyme, James Tutton of Smiling Mind and others. Our cover duo Amanda and Andrew of Church Farm General Store talk about living the good life in their unique converted church home and garden in a small town in NSW, while Belinda Evans from eco weaving and accessories label Alchemy talks finding inspiration from nature and crafting a simple, purposeful existence. Elsewhere, there’s women’s health with Dr Libby, a Melbourne cafe that’s serving up happiness, an ethical fashion startup that supports women affected by conflict, an Indigenous health project that’s giving hope to a remote community, and wisdom from ethical farming guru Joel Salatin. Plus, there’s all the usual natural beauty, sustainable style, cool crafts and lots of other lovely stuff. Grab a copy from your local newsagent or independent store today, and then put your feet up, take a deep breath and enjoy. We hope it inspires you to stop and smell the flowers this spring!