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SLW! eNews #42 – New Voices + Weekly Lenten Previews

Posted on: March 2, 2015

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Simple Living Works! Podcast

March 1 — Episode 41 – Joel Zaslofsky

Joel’s my first guest not of my generation, one of the young adult champions of simple living today.

Joel Zaslofsky is the Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder at Value of SimpleLiberate Your Time Money and Talent. He also hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show. His recent book is Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence and Simply Your Life. He organizes the annual SimpleREV Conference — Revive and Rev It Up! + All Things SimpleREV Podcast.

Joel’s a father, husband, obsessive spreadsheet creator, and many more things. He provides guidance on how to simplify and organize life’s little details. Oh, and everyone gets to have a blast doing it. Learn the full story about Joel and Value of Simple.

COMING — Episode 42 – March 15 – Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and editor-in-chief of YES! Magazine, and author of  Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference. (Preview podcast now.)

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svangelderSarah’s been a colleague at a distance for some 15 years. She and author David Korten founded YES! 18 years ago. Now in addition to an excellent, award-winning quarterly magazine, YES! has a dynamic web site, and reaches out through social media. Under the banner “Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions,” YES! reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, YES! outlines a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

YES! focuses on peace and justice, people power, the planet, happiness, a new economy, commonomics, climate in our hands. YES! produces resources for teachers and runs an online store. YES! is non-profit, independent, reader supported without advertising through Positive Futures Network.

Daily Lenten Nudges

Online I offer free resources for the 40 days of Lent that center around Alternatives’ legacy resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark). For a gentle daily reminder, follow me on Twitter or Linked-In.

Two 40-day calendars:

And two study guides that include weekly reflections and activities:

This Week

3/1-Second Sunday in Lent: Read your 40-day Guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

3/2-Mon., Lent Day 11: Read your 40-day Guide; read activities for Second Sunday in Lent in your chosen series, select one to do.

3/3-Tues., Lent Day 12: Read your 40-day Guide & A Piece of the Pie

3/4-Wed., Lent Day 13: Read your 40-day Guide & When We Disagree

3/5-Thur., Lent Day 14: Read your 40-day Guide & A Meditation on Lint +ART 

3/6-Fri., Lent Day 15: Read your 40-day Guide & What Wondrous Love +ART

3/7-Sat., Lent Day 16: Read your 40-day Guide & catch-up on items you may have missed during the week.

3/8-Third Sunday in Lent: Read your 40-day Guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

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What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming

What’s Happened

  • Susan Vogt-part 2-Podcast Reminder: Author, speaker, blogger, Champion of Simple Living today // Podcast Part 1 // Part 2 // Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan
  • Lent Preview – Week ONE // 2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series. // Mon., 2/23-Read Day 5 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for the First Sun. in Lent from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do. // Tues., 2/24-Read Day 6 of your 40-day guide; read A Meditation for Early Lent // Wed., 2/25-Read day 7 of your 40-day guide; read one or more part of John de Graaf Lenten sermon series. John’s producer and co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. // 2/26-Thur.-Read day 8 of your 40-day guide; read Lent – Have you given up on giving up? // 2/27-Fri.: Read day 9 of your 40-day guide; read Trophies for Tightwads // 2/28-Sat.: Read day 10 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week. // 3/1-Second Sun. in Lent: Read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.
  • LENT Preview – Week Zero // Mon., 2/16-Lent Prep – Read the Introduction to the two Mark-based 40-day guides. Choose one for the season. // Tues., 2/17-Lent Eve – Read the Introductions of both Mark-based series. Choose one for the season. // 2/18-Lent Day 1, Ash Wed.: read day 1 of the 40-day guide you’ve chosen; read the reflection for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen. // 2/19-Thur.: read day 2 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do. // 2/20-Fri.: read day 3 of your 40-day guide; read A Different Kind of Lent // 2/21-Sat.: read day 4 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week. // 2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

What Others Are Doing

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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