Simple Living Works! eNews
Posted February 1, 2016on:
Simple Living Works! eNews
#53, Feb., 2016
In This Issue:
- Latest SLW! Podcast: Tim Kasser
The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!*
- Epiphany: Not Ordinary Time!
- DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
- Worth Revisiting – Valentine’s Day
- Free Resources – Lent/Easter
- What Others Are Doing – So much help!
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What’s NOW with SLW!
- SLW! Podcast #62: Tim Kasser, psychology professor and author of The High Price of Materialism; Champion of Simple Living
- SLW! Podcast #61: John de Graaf, producer of Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza videos and co-author of Affluenza and What’s the Economy For, Anyway?; Champion of Simple Living
DIY Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? Click here for tips to CREATE, PRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE and PROMOTE your do-it-yourself version for Lent/Easter.
- FREE RESOURCES (online)
- SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com 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 – FEBRUARY
- 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
SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Director of The OneEarth Project, author of Overwhelmed by Progress
What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.
- Becoming Minimalist (Joshua Becker)
- To Declutter Any Room, Ask These Two Questions (2/1)
- Inspiring Simplicity Reads (1/23)
- The Cost of Convenience (1/19)
- Inspiring Simplicity Reads (1/9)
- The Uncluttered Course: Own Less. Live More. And Discover the Life You Want. (1/1)
- Becoming Minimalist Top Posts of 2015 (12/28)
- The Stories of Generosity We Ought to Champion (12/21)
- 3 Steps to a More Peaceful Home in the New Year (12/16)
- Health and Fitness, the Minimalist Way (12/2)
- A New, Minimalist Economy (10/26)
- Center for a New American Dream: Kids Unbranded Action Kit
- Simplify Valentines Day, Without Stuff: We know that the best things in life aren’t things. Yet many of us feel pressure around Valentine’s Day to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. What if there were a way to show your friends and family how much you love them without stuffocating them with jewelry, flowers, and candy?
- A Year of Buying Nothing New: Mom and simple living expert Julie Fathy plans to buy nothing new this year—and she is taking New Dream along for the ride!
- Going Plastic-free, Faithfully: Retired pediatrician Carol Janus found renewed purpose in helping others when she partnered with the faith-based community—and beyond—to raise awareness about plastic pollution in her community.
- Strengthen Your Community With SoKind: People and groups are using our SoKind Registry in an ever-increasing and inspiring variety of ways. Check out some of the most creative ways our unique tool is being used!
- Consciously Crafting Your Life: What does “the good life” mean to you? Consciousness expansion teacher Evita Ochel believes that well-being is a vital component.
- SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming webinar, where you can learn the ins and outs of establishing your very own toy library. Pencil us in for March 2 at 1 pm ET. More information coming soon!
- The Common Good Podcast
- Creation Justice: CAPSULES – News and Opportunities for Christians Doing Creation Justice
- Earth Mama (Joyce Rouse) – Website, Songbooks, Whole Enchi-Mama on a USB Thumbdrive, Standing on the Shoulders music video, sheet music offerings
- Eco-Justice Ministries (Peter Sawtell) // Voluntary Simplicity archive
- GodSpace (Christine Sine)
- The Homesteading Guide Daily: Homesteading adventurer exploring life off the grid. Inviting you to share my journey and the friends I meet as we help you with your homesteading endeavors.
- Living Lightly (Susan Vogt on living more simply but abundantly): 365+ Days of Give-Aways – Finding good homes for no longer needed items rather than just putting them in the trash // TMI-Too Much Information
1. SPENDING MONEY:
2. CHOOSING WHAT TO GIVE AWAY:
- Inheriting & Investing Money – 3 guidelines for decisions about inherited money
- Generosity & Prudence – How to give money and gifts (panhandlers, charities, trinkets and bell-ringers)
- Gift Giving – What criteria do you use when choosing Christmas, Birthday, or other special gifts?
- Shopping and Silly Socks – 9 shopping lessons from seeking socks
- The Beauty of Empty – 8 easy steps to get started. Start with empty.
- Emptying Our Closet – Here’s how it works in practice including negotiating with other family members
- Too Many Cookbooks – Back to books and how to part with them.
- Lazy? YES, But Done? YES – Don’t let finding the perfect place to give your stuff, keep you from doing anything.
- Live Simply (Third Way: Celeste Kennel-Shank)
- NEW – The Minimalists podcast (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus). Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things — which actually aren’t things at all.
- Mustard Seed Associates (Andy Wade)
- NorthWest Earth Institute‘s newest discussion course ebook, Change Is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions
- The OneEarth Project (Lee Van Ham)
- Solstice, a Healing Day: Rebalancing What Has Gone Too Far (12/23)
- Three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals
- Conversation about The OneEarth Project and Lee’s book,
Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us
- The Common Good Podcast, episode 42
- Lee’s new Slide Show
- The Pastoral Center/Gospel Living (Paul Canavese)
- NEW–Pirate Television: Kima Cargill: The Psychology of Overeating (11/15/15) Americans are obsessed with having it all — cars, homes, fun, alcohol, and food. Researcher Kima Cargill lays bare this “culture of consumerism” and how it’s led to extreme rates of overeating (and subsequent health problems). She explains the ways depression and loneliness lead to the need to consume things, how lack of accurate nutritional facts drives inadvisable food choices, and the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and the food industry. By explaining the psychology behind overeating, she’ll also offer solutions to counter what Marion Nestle calls “the many moral, political, economic, and social imperatives to consume.”
- PostConsumers: Find the Satisfaction of Enough
- Simple Enough (Bob Sitze)
- “Trophy Children?” (2/3)
- “The Lies Bubbles Tell Us” (1/30)
- “Simple Words: Hucksters” (1/27)
- “If you sense something, say something” (1/24)
- *”Whose Birthday WAS It, Anyway?” (1/21)
- “Simple Congregations: Your Verbal Identity”, Part 1 (1/15), Part 2 (1/18)
- “Simple words: Fiasco” (1/12)
- “Simple Things: Locks and Other Fasteners” (1/9)
- “The Great Disruption” (1/6)
- “Terror Management” (1/3)
- Simple Living: the Good Life (Janet Luhrs)–Time, Finances, Home-Work, Health
- Simple Times (Debi Taylor-Hough): Saving Your Time, Money & Sanity
- Latest edition
- Simplicity Collective – Let us be pioneers once more (Samuel Alexander)
- Simplicity Parenting (Kim John Payne): because it is a beautiful world
- Smart and Simple Matters podcast (Joel Zaslofsky of Value of Simple: Liberate Your Time, Money and Talent)
- Slow Food, Social Obesity, and Why Nobody Wins a Parenting Race with Carl Honore – SASM 092
- How to Be Alive and Embrace Your Personal Power with Colin Beavan – Ep.90
- 5 Secrets to Quick and Consistent Mindfulness with Toku McCree – Ep. 89
- Why Simplicity Helps You Reach Your Life’s Purpose(s) with Tsh Oxenreider – Ep.88
- NEW – Social Innovation Solutions: Voluntary Simplicity (Dr. Thomas Jefferson Hoban, IV)
- For links to earlier entries, check the previous SLW! blog.
- Upcoming Alternate Celebrations
- SLW! Podcast Ep. 60: Phil Petrie, artist and leader of St. Paul’s Simple Living group
- SLW! Podcast Ep. 55: David E. Shi, educator, speaker, consultant, author of the classic “The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture”
- SLW! Podcast Ep. 54: Paul Canavese on Pope Francis – How to Keep His Momentum Building
- Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
- Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links
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