What is downshifting? Laura Sevier | 28th March 2008 Are you living the dream? Or walking zombie-like through the nightmare of modern consumerism? Laura Sevier explores the sanity of downshifting Creative ways to downshift Laura Sevier | 28th March 2008 What does quality of life mean to you? Is it the stuff you buy, keeping up with the Joneses? Or is fresh, clean air, the company you keep, and a less stressful living environment more important?