Episode 15 :: Author Cecile Andrews, Champion of Simplicity Circles

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Cecile Andrews

Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation

A community educator, Cecile is active in the transition movement in the United States. Cecile and her husband are founders of Seattle’s Phinney Ecovillage, a neighborhood-based sustainable community, which has morphed into Sustainable Greenwood-Phinney.

She’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)

Cecile’s site is CecileAndrews.com, NOT SimplicityCircles.com, which says it’s about simplifying your financial life. It looks pretty suspicious to me.

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Mentions in This Episode

NorthWest Earth Institute

Shareable.net about a sharing economy | New Dream Community Action Kit: Guide to Sharing

Simplicity-Matters.org | My Travel Journal to D.C./Maryland. Scroll down to Post #198 to see their happy faces and comments.

Vicki Robin, co-author of the classic Your Money or Your Life, has a new book, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth.  Also, http://www.jubilee-economics.org/journal/

Champions of Simple Living Today | I interview John De Graaf, producer and author of Affluenza, on TheCommonGoodPodcast.com.


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.

Living Room Conversations – Open your ears. Open your mind. Open your home. (from Joan Blades, founder of MoveOn.org)

Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals

(We talked about Lent and Easter – 4/20 – in Episode #13.)

  • Passover – Tue., April 15, 2014 – 7 days – Mon., April 21. In the USA, Passover ends one day later, Tues., April 22. In the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate Passover on the sunset of Mon., April 14. | Freedom from slavery | What links are in place in your community?

Mentions Last Episode
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 SupplementJerry’s Adventures in Social Media

Mentions in Recent Episodes

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

Lent/Easter10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Article/ART Index: Easter | Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season. | En Español (all) | Lenten Calendars and 40-Day Guides - For the current liturgical cycle (A), use #6, 9, 12, 15, or 18. Some are not based on a cycle and can be used any year. | Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Lent/Easter, e.g. #19 | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice ( Foreword by Cecile Andrews | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART )

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Individual 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

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