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SLW! eNews! #47 – Earth Mama

Posted on: July 29, 2015


Simple Living Works! eNews #47 – August, 2015

SLW! Podcast #50 Joyce “Earth Mama” Rouse — Read her bio, philosophy and resources at her NEW Website. Also, NEW Songbooks! NEW Whole Enchi-Mama on a USB Thumbdrive! NEW Standing on the Shoulders music video! NEW sheet music offerings! is a 24 hour internet station that plays Eco or Earth music—and has listeners in over 120 countries.  Joyce was one of the founding members of the board of MUSE (Musicians United to Sustain the Environment).

Her music is streamed in many places—Spotify, Amazon Cloud Drive, iTunes Radio and iTunes Match, XBox, Rhapsody, and more streaming and internet radio. You can listen to some full cuts at
Her “Enough Is as Good as a Feast” is in Alternatives’ Stories and Songs of Simple Living — Introduction, Audio and Lyric sheet.

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What’s NOW with SLW!

  • So Much Help!  I’m glad to pass along many links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. I’m not suggesting that you read them all. Skim through them. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.
  • July 15 — SLW! Podcast #49: Laird Schaub, Exec. Sec., Fellowship for Intentional Community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cooperative culture. Intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution, including 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.
  • 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!
  • 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

Upcoming Alternate Celebrations

What’s Happened

Podcast Reminder

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


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*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

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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