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Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan
Part 2, Susan’s alternative lenten practices (Episode #39 in SLW! Podcast previews)
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR
- Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly
- Parenting Your Adult Child
- Money in the Kingdom of God
- Raising Kids Who Will Make a Difference
- Kids Creating Circles of Peace, co-author, Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ)
- Just Family Nights
Susan has spoken to groups across the U.S.A. as well as in Japan, Kenya, South Korea, India, the Philippines, and Guam. She leads interactive workshops that leave audiences with practical ideas for a more meaningful and satisfying life.
Trivia note: Susan gave away one thing a day for a year and ate on $4.50/day for six weeks.
ACKNOWLEDGED FAMILY AND MINISTRY LEADER
- Leadership team for the Marianist Lay Network of North America (MLNNA) (2005-present)
- Representative for Lay Marianists of N. America, Asia, Australia, and Ireland (2009-present)
Champion of Simple Living: speaker, author, blogger Susan Vogt.
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MENTIONS in this episode:
The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is an independent, interfaith, nonprofit organization committed to the challenge, “If you want peace, work for justice.” Including Parenting for Peace and Justice (PPJ)
References to blogs:
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Recent Responses to All SLW! Media
Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.
- Feb. 15 — Susan Vogt on Lent
- March — SimpleREV Conference — Revive and Rev It Up! + All Things SimpleREV Podcast. Besides, SimpleREV, Joel Zaslofsky is the Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder at Value of Simple. He also hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show.
Episode 37, part 2: Great Transition Stories: These stories are critical to the adoption of simple living because our current primary stories support growth capitalism, which is devouring the Earth.
Duane on SLW! — Voluntary Simplicity: Lifestyle of the Future?
His professional website: GreatTransitionStories.org
His personal site: DuaneElgin.com: About • Speaking • Great Transition Stories • Articles • Blog • Videos • Audio Files • Books • Contact
His writings there on Sustainability and Simplicity: Voluntary Simplicity: Cool Lifestyle for a Hot Planet • The Garden Of Simplicity • Peril and Promise • Upshifters: Pioneers of an Awakening Culture • Voluntary Simplicity • The Value Of Voluntary Simplicity (seminal 1936 article by Richard Gregg)
Episodes 32-35: WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2014, parts 1-4 // #32 – Igniting Simplicity Within Our Hearts | #33 – Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor | #34 – Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin and more! | #35 – Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more!
Contribute to our on-going collection Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? for Lent/HolyWeek/Easter and to our most widely-read annual resource, Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Both are now published online. Some past editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site under Creative Commons licensing. The articles are carefully indexed — ADVENT/CHRISTMAS || LENT/EASTER.
Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist BOB SITZE || SLW! Honor Roll of Champions of Simple Living || SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit | “WHOSE Birthday?” submission guidelines | The Common Good Podcast || Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps
Episode #30 — Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. Read the notes of my visit at Post #58. • Gospel.Link • small group series on the Spirituality of Work • Growing Up Catholic • GospelLiving.org • Free online series • Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel • Other Simple Living and Ecology resources
SLW! Recommends Literacy Service
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. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.
Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – February
Tony & Shane Uncut
Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!
I hope that you can see the values of the following free resources and will use them as needed, or even better, acquaint yourself with them now so that you’re prepared for your next event.
- Introduction and Preface
- Part 1: Making Choices: Simple Living | Gift Giving | Food and Celebration | Getting Started
- Part 2: Gifts
- Part 3: Celebrations: Jan-Apr | May-Aug | Sep-Dec | Advent | Christmas
- Part 4: Rites of Passage, such as birthdays, anniversaries and funerals
We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes. To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.
Jubilee Economics colleague Lee Van Ham’s new book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, listen to The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce.
In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode.
To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.
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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist
MORE Mentions in Earlier Episodes
- Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement – Jerry’s Excellent Adventure
- Self-Starters Needed!
- Free coaching for groups on the internet
- Bring Simpler Living to Your Group!
- SLW! web site home page | Themes/Seasons Index
- 10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas
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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.