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March 1 — Episode 41 – Joel Zaslofsky

Joel’s my first guest not of my generation, one of the young adult champions of simple living today.

Joel Zaslofsky is the Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder at Value of SimpleLiberate Your Time Money and Talent. He also hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show. His recent book is Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence and Simply Your Life. He organizes the annual SimpleREV Conference — Revive and Rev It Up! + All Things SimpleREV Podcast.

Joel’s a father, husband, obsessive spreadsheet creator, and many more things. He provides guidance on how to simplify and organize life’s little details. Oh, and everyone gets to have a blast doing it. Learn the full story about Joel and Value of Simple.

COMING — Episode 42 – March 15 – Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and editor-in-chief of YES! Magazine, and author of  Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference. (Preview podcast now.)

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svangelderSarah’s been a colleague at a distance for some 15 years. She and author David Korten founded YES! 18 years ago. Now in addition to an excellent, award-winning quarterly magazine, YES! has a dynamic web site, and reaches out through social media. Under the banner “Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions,” YES! reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, YES! outlines a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

YES! focuses on peace and justice, people power, the planet, happiness, a new economy, commonomics, climate in our hands. YES! produces resources for teachers and runs an online store. YES! is non-profit, independent, reader supported without advertising through Positive Futures Network.

Daily Lenten Nudges

Online I offer free resources for the 40 days of Lent that center around Alternatives’ legacy resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark). For a gentle daily reminder, follow me on Twitter or Linked-In.

Two 40-day calendars:

And two study guides that include weekly reflections and activities:

This Week

3/1-Second Sunday in Lent: Read your 40-day Guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

3/2-Mon., Lent Day 11: Read your 40-day Guide; read activities for Second Sunday in Lent in your chosen series, select one to do.

3/3-Tues., Lent Day 12: Read your 40-day Guide & A Piece of the Pie

3/4-Wed., Lent Day 13: Read your 40-day Guide & When We Disagree

3/5-Thur., Lent Day 14: Read your 40-day Guide & A Meditation on Lint +ART 

3/6-Fri., Lent Day 15: Read your 40-day Guide & What Wondrous Love +ART

3/7-Sat., Lent Day 16: Read your 40-day Guide & catch-up on items you may have missed during the week.

3/8-Third Sunday in Lent: Read your 40-day Guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

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  • Susan Vogt-part 2-Podcast Reminder: Author, speaker, blogger, Champion of Simple Living today // Podcast Part 1 // Part 2 // Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan
  • Lent Preview – Week ONE // 2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series. // Mon., 2/23-Read Day 5 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for the First Sun. in Lent from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do. // Tues., 2/24-Read Day 6 of your 40-day guide; read A Meditation for Early Lent // Wed., 2/25-Read day 7 of your 40-day guide; read one or more part of John de Graaf Lenten sermon series. John’s producer and co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. // 2/26-Thur.-Read day 8 of your 40-day guide; read Lent – Have you given up on giving up? // 2/27-Fri.: Read day 9 of your 40-day guide; read Trophies for Tightwads // 2/28-Sat.: Read day 10 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week. // 3/1-Second Sun. in Lent: Read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.
  • LENT Preview – Week Zero // Mon., 2/16-Lent Prep – Read the Introduction to the two Mark-based 40-day guides. Choose one for the season. // Tues., 2/17-Lent Eve – Read the Introductions of both Mark-based series. Choose one for the season. // 2/18-Lent Day 1, Ash Wed.: read day 1 of the 40-day guide you’ve chosen; read the reflection for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen. // 2/19-Thur.: read day 2 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do. // 2/20-Fri.: read day 3 of your 40-day guide; read A Different Kind of Lent // 2/21-Sat.: read day 4 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week. // 2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

What Others Are Doing

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

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

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 GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

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

*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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No, thank you, sir. During Lent I’m practicing moderation.

Online I offer free resources for the 40 days of Lent that center around Alternatives’ legacy resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark).

Two 40-day calendars:

And two study guides that include weekly reflections and activities:

For a gentle daily reminder, follow me on Twitter or Linked-In (see below).

This Week

3/1-Second Sunday in Lent: Read your 40-day Guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

3/2-Mon., Lent Day 11: Read your 40-day Guide; read activities for Second Sunday in Lent in your chosen series, select one to do.

3/3-Tues., Lent Day 12: Read your 40-day Guide & read A Piece of the Pie

3/4-Wed., Lent Day 13: Read your 40-day Guide & When We Disagree

3/5-Thur., Lent Day 14: Read your 40-day Guide & A Meditation on Lint (+ART) 

3/6-Fri., Lent Day 15: Read your 40-day Guide & What Wondrous Love (+ART)

3/7-Sat., Lent Day 16: Read your 40-day Guide & catch-up on items you may have missed during the week.

3/8-Third Sunday in Lent: Read your 40-day Guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

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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).
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Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com or SimpleLivingWorks2@gmail.com], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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

IMAGE: Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art #3-A0333

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

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 GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

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

*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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Susan Vogt, author, speaker, blogger, Champion of Simple Living today

Podcast Part 1 // Part 2

Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan

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  • LENT Preview – Week Zero // Mon., 2/16-Lent Prep – Read the Introduction to the two Mark-based 40-day guides. Choose one for the season. // Tues., 2/17-Lent Eve – Read the Introductions of both Mark-based series. Choose one for the season. // 2/18-Lent Day 1, Ash Wed.: read day 1 of the 40-day guide you’ve chosen; read the reflection for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen. // 2/19-Thur.: read day 2 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do. // 2/20-Fri.: read day 3 of your 40-day guide; read A Different Kind of Lent // 2/21-Sat.: read day 4 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week. // 2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.
  • PEACE – Institute for Peace & Justice; more
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

What Others Are Doing

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).
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 Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com or SimpleLivingWorks2@gmail.com], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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

IMAGE: Vogt family photo

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

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 GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

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

*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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Online I offer free resources for the 40 days of Lent (Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 through Holy Saturday, April 14) that center around Alternatives’ legacy resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark). Two 40-day calendars:

and two study guides that include weekly reflections and activities:

For a gentle daily reminder, follow me on Twitter or Linked-In (see below).

This Week

2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

Mon., 2/23-Read Day 5 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for the First Sun. in Lent from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do.

Tues., 2/24-Read Day 6 of your 40-day guide; read A Meditation for Early Lent

Wed., 2/25-Read day 7 of your 40-day guide; read one or more part of John de Graaf Lenten sermon series. John’s producer and co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic.

2/26-Thur.-Read day 8 of your 40-day guide; read Lent – Have you given up on giving up?

2/27-Fri.: Read day 9 of your 40-day guide; read Trophies for Tightwads

2/28-Sat.: Read day 10 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week.

3/1-Second Sun. in Lent: Read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

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What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming

What’s Happened

What Others Are Doing

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).
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 Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com or SimpleLivingWorks2@gmail.com], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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

IMAGE: Spirit of Simplicity #3-A555–Search for Truth?

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

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 GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

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

*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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Learning the Cost of Discipleship

 

The 40 days of Lent begin Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and end on Holy Saturday, April 14 (also called the Vigil of Easter). Sundays during the six weeks of Lent are not counted in the 40 days.

Online I offer two free 40-day calendars and two free study guides that include weekly reflections and activities.

For a gentle daily reminder, follow me on Twitter and Linked-In (see below). The reminders will, appropriately, center around Alternatives’ legacy resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark).

This Week 

Mon., 2/16-Lent Prep – Read the Introduction to the two Mark-based 40-day guides. Choose one for the season.

Tues., 2/17-Lent Eve – Read the Introductions of both Mark-based series. Choose one for the season.

2/18-Lent Day 1, Ash Wed.: read day 1 of the 40-day guide you’ve chosen; read the reflection for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen.

2/19-Thur.: read day 2 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for Ash Wed. from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do.

2/20-Fri.: read day 3 of your 40-day guide; read A Different Kind of Lent

2/21-Sat.: read day 4 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week.

2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

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  • Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? is an expanding, free collection of alternative resources for Lent/Holy/Week/Easter. This year it features ten lenten blogs by author, speaker, workshop leader Susan Vogt. Susan is also our interviewee on both episodes of SLW! Podcast this month. Get to know her in Part One. Part Two, released Feb. 15, focuses on alternative Lenten practices. Contribute to Whose Risen from the Dead, Anyway? online. | Submission Guidelines || MORE Free Lent/Easter Alternative Resources
  • PEACE – Institute for Peace & Justice; more
  • Alternative Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16
  • Alternative Ash Wed. and Lent, Feb. 18
  • MORE Free Lent/Easter Alternative Resources
  • 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
  • What’s Coming

  • Feb. SLW! Podcast – Author, speaker and blogger Susan Vogt
  • March – Blogger, event organizer Joel Zaslofsky. Joel is the Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder at Value of Simple. He also hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show, SimpleREV Conference and All Things SimpleREV Podcast.
  • What’s Happened

  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links
  • What Others Are Doing

  • The Common Good Podcast 
    Episode 56: Carol Watkins on Shared Housing
  • NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals
    Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham. | TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 | Lee’s new Slide Show
  • Godspace for Lent 2015: Seven Tips for Creating Sacred Space for Lent || 5 Ways to Foster Creativity in Kids During Lent || Get Creative and Play Games in Lent
  • Colleague Kevin Tupper’s new Christian Simplicity site is starting a new discussion using Mark Scandrette’s book, “FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most.” He welcomes anyone to join in.
  • 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).
    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 Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com or SimpleLivingWorks2@gmail.com], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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

    For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

    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 GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

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

    *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.

    SLW! Recommends

    Literacy Service

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    LITERACY
    Look and see what others can’t see.
    Hear what others aren’t able to hear.
    Tell what you have seen and heard.

    Intro

    Simple Living is a comprehensive way of living. It’s so much more than its stereotype of growing a few tomatoes and wearing our favorite old clothes!

    This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites.

    These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides.

    Mildly interesting historical note: For most of its 40 years of service Alternatives offered a Book Service. From 1995-2008, Alternatives published and distributed a modest quarterly Resource Guide, i.e. sales catalog. I reviewed hundreds of resources to find the ones ideal for our audience. Since August, 2010, I have continued to review resources, most of which I recommend to my local public library and they add to their collection. I have interacted with each of these titles and sources.

    SLW! does not sell anything, but we recommend resources from other sources and publishers, which we urge you to get from your public library or your local, independent bookstore. For help locating a local source, visit IndieBound.org. Some are free on the internet. Most of the links take you to my previews.

    Some of the titles are faith-based, most are not. They vary from simple to complex, from friendly to polemical.

    Find a TOPIC that interests you; try a few of the entries. Then move to another TOPIC. The titles are not in alphabetical or priority order.

    TOPICS
    Activism Literacy
    Celebrating Literacy
    Economic Literacy
    Environmental Literacy
    Family/Children Literacy
    Financial Literacy
    Food, Water and Agriculture Literacy
    Happiness Literacy
    Health/Medical Literacy
    Historical Literacy
    Media Literacy
    Peace/War/Militarism/Empire Literacy
    Political Literacy
    Spiritual/Faith Literacy
    Time and Work Literacy
    General

    For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

    What’s NOW with SLW!

    What’s Coming

    What’s Happened

    • Author Cecile Andrews, Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation. Her latest: Living Room RevolutionREAD MORE
    • Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) + Jerry’s Excellent Adventure – Feb. SLW! Podcast | Sharing the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media

    What Others Are Doing

    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). 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.

    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, Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation | #16: Rites of Passage, including Wedding Alternatives | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of the best-seller Your Money or Your Life

    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 Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com or SimpleLivingWorks2 AT gmail DOT com], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

    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.

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

    *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.

    5-A333Mid-March Celebrations

    Purim is a light and fun-filled festival about Jewish survival. Celebrants read the story of Esther from the Bible, exchange gifts, and sometimes dress up in appropriate costumes.

    Purim is regarded as a minor festival because the directive for observance is in the book of Esther, not the Torah. It is the only Jewish holiday that deals specifically with anti-Semitism.

    What’s NOW with SLW!

    • Alternative Rites of Passage, including Wedding Alternatives – March 1 Podcast – New bride calls Wedding Alternatives “essential tool”
    • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – March 11-Your congregation probably has a Social Ministry Committee. Find out what the members do. Typical projects are direct help, such as serving at the local Soup Kitchen, or education, such as a Social Concerns Fair. Resolve to participate in one project this year.

    Another Kind of Lenten Fasting

    Our most important family alternative celebration occurs during Lent. We used the following idea one year and, at our children’s request, have repeated it. READ MORE

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

    What’s Coming

    What’s Happened

    • Author Cecile Andrews, Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation. Her latest: Living Room RevolutionREAD MORE
    • Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) + Jerry’s Excellent Adventure – Feb. SLW! Podcast | Sharing the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media

    What Others Are Doing

    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). Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

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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, Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation | #16: Rites of Passage, including Wedding Alternatives | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of the best-seller Your Money or Your Life

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    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.

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

    *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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