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eNews #40-New Collaborators and Champions

Posted on: January 3, 2015

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Look and see what others can’t see. Hear what others aren’t able to hear. Tell what you have seen and heard.

As author Vicki Robin said in our podcast interview, there are lots of blogs about simple living on the internet. It’s not hard to find them using an internet search. (My favorite search engine is Ecosia.org because their profits are used to plant trees.)

I’d like to help save you time by previewing some of the sites, podcasts and blogs on my site. If you see something that interests you, click the link and enjoy. I include both faith-based and secular. I’ll tip you off in my blog when there’s a new batch, or you can check back from time-to-time.

By listing a blog, I am not necessarily recommending it. I have added a few gentle cautions about some of them.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites

NEW Collaborators

  • Christian Simplicity — Conversations about God, trust, and money — Money Lies // God Ideas // Finding God // Mindfulness // Simple Living // NEW, under construction, being developed by Kevin Tupper: Five guides first, blogging second, and then money-help third.
  • Dave and Sheryl Balthrop: Simple Life Reboot — Making Room for That Which Matters Most: Transformational, healthy minimalism. The Balthrop’s 2-3 minute episodes are simple reading of their brief ‘essays.’
  • Simple Life Together, a podcast dedicated to leading a simple life in the modern world by Dan and Vanessa Hayes.
  • SimpleREV Conference — Revive and Rev It Up! + All Things SimpleREV Podcast. Besides, SimpleREV, Joel Zaslofsky is the Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder at Value of Simple. He also hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show. When he’s not enjoying nature, making his wife smile, or playing with his two young sons, Joel’s busy minimizing, being Paleo, doing public speaking gigs, connecting, reigniting his personal renaissance, and Experience Curating.
  • Joshua Becker is the Founder and Editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website with over 500,000 regular monthly readers dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. Motto: Caring for Your Whole Self. His rational approach to minimalism, focusing on passion and purpose, has made him one of today’s most-influential simple living advocates. He has sold tens of thousands of his books, has been invited to speak all across America, and has made media appearances in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post Live, and the CBS Evening News. His most recent book, Clutterfree with Kids, consistently ranks among the best-selling parenting books in America. Currently, he lives in sunny Peoria, Arizona, with his wife and two young kids.
  • Sarah Wehkamp is passionate about helping families find balance and simplicity in their home life. She and her husband, Chris, are founders of Parents Who, a website that equips parents with tools to create and maintain a simpler, more meaningful family life. She’s the mother to the youngest firemen in the world, identical twin boys Mr. B & Mr. C, a fair trade chocolate enthusiast, a former elementary school teacher, and an avid traveler.

THANKS to Duane Elgin for putting me onto some of the above. Don’t miss my recent podcast interview with Duane.

IMAGE: Spirit of Simplicity: Art #2-A2471

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Highlights of SLW! 2014 Annual Report

SLW! blogs are up to 195; podcast to 35 episodes. Interviews of Champions of Simple Living Today will intensify in 2015.

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