Simple Living Works!

SLW! Weekly: So Much Help!

Posted on: July 24, 2015


Non-conform Freely, the fifth Life Standard of “Living More with Less”

Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Some Unsubscribers say they’re unsubscribing to simplify their life. This is a mystery to me. Why cut yourself off from a terrific source of help and inspiration for simplifying? I honor their request and then send an invitation once or twice a year to re-subscribe. Most don’t.

I’m glad to pass along many links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. I’m not suggesting that you read them all. Skim through them. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate. You may want to subscribe to those that are helpful to you and yours.

I will continue to share each week what others are doing that is helpful. Some faith-based, some not. As usual, I’ll repeat some items for awhile and add new items from the same source. I’m dating each item with the hope that that bit of info is helpful.

Your feedback is welcome.

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What’s NOW with SLW!

  • July 15 — SLW! Podcast #49: Laird Schaub, Exec. Sec., Fellowship for Intentional Community. FIC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cooperative culture. Intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution, includeing ecovillagescohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other projects where people live together on the basis of explicit common values. Since its beginning in 1987, FIC works in a number of ways, including the Communities DirectoryCommunities magazine, Community Bookstore, community-focused Events, Classifieds, the Blog, and more. FIC’s passion is promoting cooperative culture and sustainable living. That means providing the information and inspiration for those seeking community, forming communities, struggling with the challenges of community, and those who want to develop a greater sense of community where they are. However community touches your life, FIC’ll try to help you find what you’re looking for. In turn, you can help by becoming an FIC member.
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through or your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • July 1 — SLW! Podcast #48: Mike Mercer, Exec. Dir., Northwest Earth Institute || NWEI on Wikipedia // NorthWest Earth Institute‘s newest discussion course ebook,  Change Is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions, is a brand new five-session discussion course on climate action that will help your community or organization to do just that – take action to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Presented in an interactive ebook, this new discussion course experience integrates video, audio and printed content with action plans.
  • SUBSCRIBE for free through or your favorite podcast service.
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – AUGUST
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index

What Others Are Doing


Aug. 1–SLW! podcast Joyce Earth Mama Rouse (complete preview)

Upcoming Alternate Celebrations

What’s Happened

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at or at (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email [or or], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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

IMAGE: “Non-conform Freely,” the fifth Life Standard from Living More with Less. Art by Kathy Klein in “Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art.”

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Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

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