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Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Feb. 22, 2018

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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 just FIVE links to investigate. COMPLETE LIST (Monthly Digest). For links to earlier entries, check the previous SLW! Weekly Digest or Monthly Digest.

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

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Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

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Simple Living Works! eNews

Feb. 15, 2018

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  • SLW! Podcast #109 — Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute //
  • SLW! Bonus Podcast — Richard Lawrence, author of “Light, Bright, Damn Near White” on the Power of White in a Multi-Color Humanity for Black History Month: Stories and Reflections of a Multi-Racial Black Man’s Battles with Racism in America (co-released with The Common Good Podcast) //
  • Our Simpler Living Daily Nudges for Feb. (Celebrating More Responsibly)
  • Jerry’s Guide: Where to Get Books
  • 10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter #6. If you need to give gifts, give appropriate ones. Get to know the recipient. Give what they want to receive, not what you want to buy. Give children one thing they really want, rather than many gifts. Set a price ceiling. Put gifts out shortly before opening them. Then take turns opening them, not all at once, so that each gift can be admired and each giver thanked.
  • Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest has been discontinued and the SLW! Podcast has been reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as 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.
  • Subscribers to SLW! Podcast will receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP will receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. Your comments on these changes are welcome.
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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 just FIVE links to investigate. COMPLETE LIST (Monthly Digest). For links to earlier entries, check the previous SLW! Weekly Digest or Monthly Digest.

What’s Happened

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com 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.

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

*IMAGE: Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

 

Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Feb. 8, 2018

What’s NOW with SLW!

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 just FIVE links to investigate. COMPLETE LIST (Monthly Digest). For links to earlier entries, check the previous SLW! Weekly Digest or Monthly Digest.

What’s Happened

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com 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.

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

*IMAGE: Richard Lawrence, author of “Light, Bright, Damn Near White” from OneEarth Publishing

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

 Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Feb. 1, 2018

What’s NOW with SLW!

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 just FIVE links to investigate. COMPLETE LIST (Monthly Digest). For links to earlier entries, check the previous SLW! Weekly Digest or Monthly Digest.

What’s Happened

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com 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 SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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

*IMAGE: “Light, Bright, Damn Near White” by Richard Lawrence from OneEarth Publishing

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

 

Simpler Living Weekly Nudge

Jan. 22, 2018

What’s NOW with SLW!

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 just FIVE links to investigate. COMPLETE LIST (Monthly Digest). For links to earlier entries, check the previous SLW! Weekly Digest or Monthly Digest.

What’s Happened

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com 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 SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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

*IMAGE: “Rebuilding the Foundations,” by John& Walter Brueggemann

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

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Podcast #15 |

Cecile Andrews

Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation

To LISTEN to this episode, click the player at the top or the bottom of the Show Notes, or visit the Episode Index.

Cecile’s the author of. . .

The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life (1998)

Slow is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre (2006)

Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness (2009)

NEW! Living Room RevolutionA Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good (2013)

A former community college administrator, Cecile received her doctorate in education from Stanford University. She is active in the Sharing movement, the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative and the Transition Town movement, all efforts to build community and sustainability where they count the most, at the local level. She lives in Seattle and spends the winter in Santa Cruz CA, teaching in the Stanford Health Improvement Program and pursuing her passion for leading small groups to help change society.

“From things like Shareable.net and Meetups, we’re seeing a transformation in how our society gets things to change,” Cecile says. “The old ways don’t work any more. They’re costing us too much, not just in dollars but in our future, our children’s future, and the survivability of the planet.”

What needs to happen? “It all starts with local,” Cecile says. “And local starts with small groups, meeting in places like people’s living rooms, cafes, meeting rooms and auditoriums.

“That’s why I wrote Living Room Revolution,” she said. “I see, speak to and talk with lots of groups who really want to have an impact, want to see change. But they don’t necessarily know how to take their energy, vision and commitment to the next level.

Living Room Revolution is all about helping them move forward. It’s meant to be a step-by-step guide for creating and leading the most powerful force our society has ever known — the small group of committed people.”

Cecile’s available for consultations via Skype, Facetime, Facebook and online forums, as well as in person (wherever she happens to physically be at the moment!). Also by email at Cecile@CecileAndrews.com. Cecile’s site is CecileAndrews.com

To LISTEN to this episode, click the player at the top or the bottom of the Show Notes, or visit the Episode Index.

RELATED: Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor | Watch these videos to hear Speth and Schor discuss innovations in collaborative consumption, ways the sharing economy is changing our country, and opportunities to define a new American Dream.

See SHOW NOTES for 

  • Mentions in This Episode
  • Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals
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  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice — Foreword by Cecile Andrews

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  • Day of Remembrance, Feb. 19 | Remember the story of Japanese-American internment during World War II.  READ MORE
  • Simple Living 101 Social Media Supplement: Blog #1 – Intro  |  My personal experience and preferences… READ MORE

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Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews

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

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We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

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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 2. We 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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NOT Jesus CEO!

I wrote a chapter on the Prosperity Gospel for a college text book and named names of the “evangelists” of this devious perversion of Jesus’ words.

Entirely on the other hand, Faith and Money Network*, a colleague of SLW! for over 30 years, now has a new, intriguing limited-time (three month) weekly 60-minute internet radio program on VoiceAmerica.com. I subscribed to the podcast in iTunes. The Show Notes are on the FMN site at FaithAndMoneyNetwork.org. Host Mike Little has outstanding guests lined up! You can listen live Mondays at noon (EST) or hear any of the past shows at. . .

FMN on the Radio

Hear such guests as Rev. Roy Howard and theologian Ched Myers, Trip of Perspective leaders Djaloki Dessables and Kim Montroll, philanthropists Judy and David Osgood, and more, probing a range of topics that can help you make the connection between your faith and your money.  

January 20: Escaping the Work-More/Spend-More Cycle, with Rev. Matthew Colwell, Tim Darst and Angela Lincoln

Pastor Matthew Colwell will show us why and how to slow our lives down a bit and remember who we are and whose we are.  Then Angela Lincoln and Tim Darst will share their story of choosing to consume less than is typical in the U.S., opening a full and faithful life for themselves and their daughters. Through their story, we can begin to see the advantages of being thoughtful consumers, knowing that how we live affects other people and the planet, and how conscious consumption choices can free us to enlarge our mission and impact in the world.

January 13: Faith and Money: The Biblical Vision, with theologian Ched Myers

We may try to separate money and faith in our lives, but the Bible will have none of that.  Money themes are woven throughout the Bible. In both the Old and New Testaments, we have lessons and stories, parables and prophecies about living together in God’s economy of enough for all. Let’s begin to recover what God has provided in the Scriptures.  Activist, theologian and popular educator Ched Myers will share his thoughtful and challenging insights into the Bible’s instructions around money. And we will hear examples of people who are, today, taking these biblical instructions to heart in their daily lives.

Ched Myers is an activist, theologian and popular educator who animates scripture and issues of faith-based peace and justice.  Ched writes prolifically, leads retreats and seminars, preaches and teaches and facilitates gatherings, partnering with a variety of theological and social justice organizations over the past 40 years.

January 6: Faith and Money: making the connection with special guests, Betsy Edmonds and Frank Butler

For more information please contact Mike Little at 202.469.8512 or mike@faithandmoneynetwork.org

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COMING next episode: Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) + BONUS Social Media Supplement – Jerry’s Adventures in Social Media

  • Free Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – Jan. 29: “Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”-from Matthew 6:24-33. How do my clothes reflect my personality and my values? Did the people who made my clothes get a fair wage for their work? Go to your clothes closet. Choose enough clothes to wear a different outfit each day for a week. Put the other clothes aside. Wear only the clothes you’ve chosen for the next two weeks. (from Trek)

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You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13 – Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter  

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

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*GRAPHIC: Mike Little, Exec. Dir., Faith and Money Network, formerly Ministry of Money

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization.

*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 2. We 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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