Christine Louise Hohlbaum is a recovering speedaholic who recognized the power of slow while one day eating ice cream with her then three-year-old daughter. Life is in the details. Don’t let it whiz by.

Email: Christine Hohlbaum – christine (at) diaryofamother (dot) com

Mailing address:

Schucklbergstr. 5, 85307 Paunzhausen, Germany

Tel: 011-49-177-863-8661

Skype: chohlbaum

19 Responses to “About”

  1. I share your sentiments and passion for helping people slow down. After having worked extensively with super busy parents and professionals at every level of the corporation, I have helped thousands to focus, focus, focus! Too many people wear busyness as a badge of honor on their sleeve rather than mindfully living their life based on their priorities and values. I encourage my audiences and coaching clients to do something different or do something differently if they want different results. A hectic, joyless lifestyle isn’t what any of us strives for, is it??

  2. powerofslow Says:

    Thank you, Natalie! I love the title of your Web site. Overcoming distractions is something we are all challenged with today. I’d love to learn more about you! Warm regards, Christine

  3. Suzanne Collier Says:

    Hi Christine – I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog (through Peter Shankman’s HARO) and can’t wait to read your book. I tend to be one of those speed-a-holics, just trying to get everything done (I LOVE seeing those checks on my to-do list when something gets done!) I’m starting to learn the beauty of slowing down and stopping to smell the flowers now that I have a child, but I know that I have so far to go!

  4. I like your approach. My own writing is also about finding balance. Simplicity is a big theme in Quakerism (my religion), but I find material simplicity much easier to attain than schedule simplicity in a family of four.

  5. Paula Lovell Says:

    Can’t wait to get your book. My trick is to dive into the woods and take a very deep breath. Works about 90 percent of the time.

  6. I am truly looking forward to having you share your time challenges and insights when it comes to slowing down. I find people say they want to slow down, but aren’t willing to do what it takes to actually make it happen. Everyone seems too afraid that they’ll “fall behind”. I can hardly wait to speak with you on “Loving the Life You’re In”. See, even our words make us go too fast. (but if I slow down and enjoy all the time till the show airs, I’ll be able to wait with patience and grace…) I remind everyone (myself included) to Stop! Breathe! & Focus! It’s the fine art of responding instead of reacting. I wish you all the best!

  7. powerofslow Says:

    Thank you for your delicious eloquence, Loren. I truly look forward to connecting with you and your listeners soon!

  8. Olivia Says:

    Just discovered your blog and book TODAY after writing this post yesterday about being greedy for time:, thus so timely.

    As a former life coach, I’m aware of all of the usual advice for slowing down and becoming mindful, but I find your book filled with specific, concrete ideas that are fresh and useful—YAY! I previewed it on Amazon (thank you for doing the Look Inside), ordered it right away, tweeted about it (@obrown), and cannot wait to get it. Needless to say, I’ll continue to write about what I learn as I read it.

    I also subscribed to your blog, of course 🙂

    Thank you for sharing what you’ve learned along your journey; I know it will help me greatly!

  9. Delvita Reid Says:

    Having only recently taken major steps to becoming a minimalist in virtually ever facet of my life, I have come to realized that to be most effect and the least burned out, I decided to pursue only two things in my life: contract bridge and voice acting. And that’s it. Two days ago it occurred to me that it did not matter how much I completed in the run of a day. As long as I completed 1 or 2 tasks per day in the direction of my goal, I would get there without being totally exhausted. I don’t have to stay up all night or work 24/7 … just slow and yes …. steady … and yes … consistently. For me that is the key to success.

    Best wishes to you.

    P. S. I discovered your website on page 9 of the Smith Alunae Quarterly.

    Vita Reid
    The One Minute Minimalist.

  10. powerofslow Says:

    What a wonderful way of looking at things! Instead of getting mucked up in a million little tasks, focus on the one or two big things that lead toward your goal. That is exactly what the power of slow encourages people to do. Zen-like plodding is what I call it. Never lose the Big Picture. It is the canvas with which we were born. Wonderful stuff! Thansk for stopping by, Vita!

  11. Janis Hui Says:

    Wow – what a neat concept! Just the title of your book alone is transformational. I look forward to reading more on your blog.

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  18. l0ve0utl0ud Says:

    Dear Christine. I really enjoy reading your blog – your posts are always interesting, original and inspiring. That is why I would like to give you the Inspiring Blog Award!
    My nomination can be found here:
    All the best

  19. powerofslow Says:

    That is so incredibly lovely. Thank you ever so much. I am humbled by your praise!!

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