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BOOKS

Care

The radical art of taking time

Brooke McAlary

RRP: £18.99

5 January 2023

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760878207

Now, more than ever, we’re burnt out, heartsick and overwhelmed by a world full of problems that seem too big to fix. The solution doesn’t lie in caring less and switching off. Nor does it lie in caring more and throwing ourselves into further burnout. The radical solution is to learn how to care small. Tiny, even.

Care: The radical art of taking time explores what it means to care in small, powerful ways-for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities-and reveals that caring doesn’t need to cost us our wellbeing, happiness or connection to the world. That making simple changes to how we live-spending more time in nature, putting down our devices and connecting with each other face-to-face, finding awe and wonder in the world around us and remembering how to play-will have ripple effects that reach far beyond our own corner of the planet.

With unwavering compassion and understanding, Brooke McAlary takes us on a journey to rediscover the small pleasures that create large ripples, reminding us that no one needs to shoulder the burden of doing it all by themselves-we only need to cast our eyes forward and start small, with care.