Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest
Posted April 15, 2017on:
Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest
April 15, 2017
In This Issue:
- SLW! Podcasts #91-92 — Hazel Henderson, founder of Ethical Markets Media (4/15 & 5/1) //
- Banishing “Fake News” // Simpler Living SANITY // I Buy Blue //
- Our Simpler Living Daily Nudge // Easy-to-share for APRIL: Earth Care
- What Others Are Doing – So Much Help – Latest Posts!
What’s NOW with SLW!
- SLW! Podcasts #91-92 — Hazel Henderson, founder of Ethical Markets Media, and Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer of its TV series (4/15-link error fixed) PREVIEW 5/1 NOW
- SLW! Podcast #90 —Author, blogger, speaker, coach Susan Vogt‘s timely Lenten discipline “Love your enemy” in the highly charged political scene.
- Lent & Easter: SLW! Podcast Episodes #13 & 39; Resources: Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
- April is Financial Literacy Month
- Banishing Fake News: Tip #7. Some folks consider independent, non-commercial news/public affairs programs, such as ‘Democracy Now!’ with Amy Goodman to be too negative. The problem is that DN! avoids ‘news light,’ info-tainment, fluff pieces. It works for change. That is more than some can bear. So don’t watch them every day, or watch the first 15 minutes, the news headlines. Democracy Now! is broadcast on over 1500 public and non-commercial radio and TV channels in America. Plus it is available 24/7 on the internet at DemocracyNow.org. READ MORE + BONUS: The Religious Origins of Fake News and Alternative Facts
- We’ve cancelled our vacation to Alaska and plan to see the fall colors in Vermont instead. More information about “I Buy Blue. Won’t You Too?“
- Simpler Living SANITY: Suggestions in Weekly Nudge. READ MORE
- Our Daily Simpler Living Nudge
- What Is The NUDGE? / How It Works / How to GET It – Subscribe by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com. / How to SHARE It / More About Holidays
- January: Life Principles of Voluntary Simplicity
- February: Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations
- March: Global Justice
- April: Earth Care–Voluntary Simplicity Life Standard: Cherish the Natural Order–Week 1 Water || Week 2: Energy || Week 3: Chemicals & Waste || Week 4: Consumables
- SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
- 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 Daily Calendar – APRIL
- 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 – So Much Help! – Latest Posts
I gladly 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. COMPLETE LIST — Monthly Digest
- Alternative Radio Podcast (David Barsamian)
- Becoming Minimalist (Joshua Becker)
- Center for a New American Dream
- This month, we’re challenging families to rethink their spring holiday traditions to be less wasteful while still honoring the meaning and spirit of the season. Why not give it a try yourself?
- Have a More Fun, Less Stuff Easter: Easter doesn’t have to be yet another commercialized, excessive celebration. You can still participate in all the fun without the waste and stress.
- Take Our Zero Waste Easter Basket Challenge Challenge yourself to create an Easter basket that will produce no garbage that would be sent to landfill.
- Tips for a Environmentally Friendly Passover If you’ve been wondering how to do Passover in a more environmentally friendly way, here are six ideas that might help.
- View all of our Simplify the Holidays resources.
- What’s the biggest threat to middle-aged men? Hint: It’s not smoking or obesity.
- A group of Texas friends sticks together by building a “Bestie Row” of tiny houses.
- They asked each family to buy a “normal week’s worth of food”… and the differences across cultures are striking.
- The Common Good Podcast
- Episode 82: Kelly Siefken–How Sacramento Food Bank Distributes Food (Where the Food System Fails) and Helps Families Become Self-Sustaining (4/1) [BackUp]
- Episode 81: Learning Resistance and Alternatives from Zapatistas and Jubilee’s Mexico Partners (3/1)
- Ep. 80: Walter Brueggemann on the Primal Power of Money & Possessions in Our Lives: 6 Theses [Essential reading: his book’s Preface, Foreword, Introduction (free online)] (2/1) || Part 2: Brief Biblical survey
- Earth Island Journal (Earth Island Institute): Latest News // Current Issue
- Earth Mama (Joyce Rouse) New Song Made for These Times for “Ladies Sewing and Resistance Society” counters the anti-woman, bullying, hate filled policies of the new administration. Lead sheet with melody line, full lyrics, video (1 minute) of singing and sewing, video (6 minute) including wonderful short interviews — all at Monthly Digest (above).
- Eco-Justice Ministries (Peter Sawtell) // Voluntary Simplicity archive // SLW! Podcast #18 // SLW! Podcast #66
- Jubilee Economics / Casa Jubileo
- Living Lightly (Susan Vogt on living more simply but abundantly): 365+ Days of Give-Aways
- Pre-cycling & Packaging – How deceptive advertising and over-packaging can play mind games on us. What parts can you break free of?
- Phone-fast – How long could you go without a cell phone? Do you want to? What to do with the old one?
- Beyond Virtue – Timeliness – As virtuous as it may be to find the perfect place to donate older, but still serviceable clothes, sometimes the perfect can be the enemy of the good. How much is it worth your time?
- Doing Good Can Be Hard – I made the effort to save a 50+ year old appliance. What would you do?
- The Minimalists podcast (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus). Getting us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things — which actually aren’t things at all.
- The OneEarth Project (Lee Van Ham) // “>SLW! Podcast //
- Allies in Spreading the Message of OneEarth Ways (4/6)
- Ecological Events Accelerate Despite Washington, D.C. (3/27)
- Four Years to Prevent 1.5°C Rise in Global Temperature; Best Action? Form Alliances (3/17)
- Patricia St. Onge, “Foreword” Writer for My Book, & I Will Be at the Same Event, 4/25-29. YOU ARE INVITED!
- PostConsumers: Find the Satisfaction of Enough / Full Article Library
- Simple Living: the Good Life (Janet Luhrs)–Time, Finances, Home-Work, Health. Six simple ways to reduce anxiety and manage stress // Sick of being sick? 5 best ways to boost your immune system // Honest Communication: The Key to a Successful Relationship
- Simple Times (Debi Taylor-Hough): Saving Your Time, Money & Sanity
- Smart and Simple Matters podcast (Joel Zaslofsky of Value of Simple: Liberate Your Time, Money and Talent) // SLW! Podcast
- For links to earlier entries, check the SLW! Monthly Digest.
- Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Jan.-April
- SLW! Podcast #89 — A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World — latest from Northwest Earth Institute
- Pastor Milo Thornberry, leader of Alternatives, 1980-89, died recently. Remember his many contributions in the history of the organization, our meeting (Post #181), his writings for Advent/Christmas and for Lent/Easter. [Scan the author column in these indices.]
- SLW! Podcast #88 — Nancy Pearlman, Exec. Dir. of Educational Communications, is an award-winning broadcaster, environmentalist, college instructor, anthropologist, editor, producer, on-air personality, and outdoorswoman who has made safeguarding the Earth’s ecosystems a career.
- SLW! Podcast #87 — Cecile Andrews, author and community organizer, works with Millennials and Minimalists to build resistance to regressive government.
- Review of Lee Van Ham’s new “From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable,” vol. 2 of the “Eden for the 21st Century” Trilogy. Colleague Lee’s new book is now available on Amazon in print and ebook and other locations where you can get the ebook (Nook, iBooks, Kobo). He says, “Hope the book stirs you to write a review, to converse with others, and to help me tell better than I currently do a story for OneEarth living. Wanting to show Earth more love!”
- Post-Election Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Survival Guide
- New Simpler Formats for 2017 — The monthly SLW! eNews and Weekly Digest will feature only the latest posts from colleague organizations. The complete Monthly Digest only on the SLW! site will be updated at least once a week. The Weekly Nudge will feature only offering from SLW! Both the Weekly Digest and Weekly Nudge come as part of your free subscription to SLW! Blog. The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.
- Worth Revisiting: Waging Peace at Tax Time // Taxing Negatives
- Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // Collaborators & Champions
- Recent Responses to all SLW! media
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