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Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

March 8, 2017

In This Issue:

What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming

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

What’s Happened

  • 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
  • SLW! Podcast #86 John de Graaf, producer of the famous “Affluenza” films and author of several books, including links to his recent articles.
  • SLW! Podcast #84-85 —Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Money & Possessions // His book’s Preface, Foreword, Introduction (free online) — essential reading!
  • 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

    Podcast Reminder

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

    • Image: SLW! #364 People & Sun

    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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Simple Living Works! eNews

#66, March, 2017

In This Issue:

What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming

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

What’s Happened

  • 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
  • SLW! Podcast #86 John de Graaf, producer of the famous “Affluenza” films and author of several books, including links to his recent articles.
  • SLW! Podcast #84-85 —Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Money & Possessions // His book’s Preface, Foreword, Introduction (free online) — essential reading!
  • 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

    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: http://www.ecoprojects.org/nancypearlman.htm

    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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Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Feb. 22, 2017

In This Issue:

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.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 – FEB. //  MARCH
  • 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’s Coming

  • Early 2017 SLW! Podcast guests: Hazel Hendersonfounder, Ethical Markets Media, and Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer of its TV series, also author and syndicated columnist; Nancy Pearlman, producer of EcoNews; Northwest Earth Institute‘s newest “A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World.”

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

What’s Happened

  • 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. Valentine’s Day carried added meaning because colleague Lee’s new book became 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
  • SLW! Podcast #86 John de Graaf, producer of the famous “Affluenza” films and author of several books, including links to his recent articles.
  • SLW! Podcast #84-85 —Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Money & Possessions // His book’s Preface, Foreword, Introduction (free online) — essential reading!
  • 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: Taxing Negatives
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // Collaborators & Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media

    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: 

    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.

egostoeden_withforewordSimple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Feb. 15, 2017

In This Issue:

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • 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. Valentine’s Day carried added meaning because colleague Lee’s new book became 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!”
  • Banishing Fake News: I blogged recently that we were changing our long-standing ‘Alternate Celebrations’ to ‘Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations’ because the terms ‘alternate’ and ‘alternative’ had been compromised by the new buzz words ‘alternative facts’ in DC. Larry Trover asked, ‘Do you have any ideas for banishing fake news without abridging freedom of speech and freedom of the press?’ Here’s a dozen. READ MORE
  • We’ve cancelled our vacation to Alaska and plan to see the fall colors in Vermont instead. More information aboutI Buy Blue. Won’t You Too?
  • Simpler Living SanityWeekly Suggestions. READ MORE
  • Our Daily Simpler Living Nudge
  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.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 – FEB.
  • 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’s Coming

  • Early 2017 SLW! Podcast guests: Hazel Hendersonfounder, Ethical Markets Media, and Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer of its TV series, also author and syndicated columnist; Nancy Pearlman, producer of EcoNews; Northwest Earth Institute‘s new course on voluntary simplicity.

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)

What’s Happened

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Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

Feb. 8, 2017

In This Issue:

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.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 – FEB.
  • 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’s Coming

  • Early 2017 SLW! Podcast guests: Hazel Hendersonfounder, Ethical Markets Media, and Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer of its TV series, also author and syndicated columnist; Cecile Andrews, author and community organizer; and Nancy Pearlman, producer of EcoNews.

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

What’s Happened

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Simple Living Works! eNews

#65, Feb., 2017

In This Issue:

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • 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?
  • Bye-bye “Alternate Celebrations.” Simple Living Works! was originally called Alternatives. Since 1973, Alternatives has produced resources to help people of faith “challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly.” To celebrate responsibly, we provided “alternate celebrations,” ways to celebrate holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.) and rites of passage (birthday, anniversaries, etc.) that are much less commercial and build relationships.

    Now that the new regressive administration in DC is using “alternative facts” to distinguish themselves from the real facts, we may have to change “alternate celebrations” to something else to keep from being associated with a web of lies and deception. Using the Fifth Life Standard of “Living More with Less,” we will use “Non-Conform-Freely-Celebrations” for the time being. We hope that we can return to Alternate Celebrations when the cult of fake news is banished.

  • Simple Living SanityAlthough much of American culture already stands in opposition to a simpler lifestyle, the prospects of the new national administration and the predominance of regressive state administrations promise to put any progress on the Five Life Standards into reverse. We offer weekly Suggestions. READ MORE
  • SLW! Podcast #86 John de Graaf, producer of the famous “Affluenza” films and author of several books, including links to his recent articles.
  • SLW! Podcast #84-85 —Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Money & Possessions // His book’s Preface, Foreword, Introduction (free online) — essential reading!
  • Our Daily Simpler Living Nudge
  • 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.
  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through iTunesStitcher.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 – FEB.
  • 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’s Coming

  • Early 2017 SLW! Podcast guests: Hazel Hendersonfounder, Ethical Markets Media, and Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer of its TV series, also author and syndicated columnist; Cecile Andrews, author and community organizer; and Nancy Pearlman, producer of EcoNews.

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

What’s Happened

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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
  • Mentions Last Episode
  • Mentions in Recent Episodes
  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice — Foreword by Cecile Andrews

What’s NOW with SLW!

  • 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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What’s Happened

What Others Are Doing

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Check out a few of these thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE.

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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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