“The roots of a lasting relationship are mindfulness, deep listening and loving speech, and a strong community to support you.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Aligning the Spirit of Living and Money
Weds August 18 at 7 pm
One of the largest questions coming out of the COVID-19 Pandemic is, “DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MY LIFE AND MONEY? In this instance “Life” can mean many things but, what comes rising to the surface is the fear of losing one’s Existence to the Virus and or one’s Freedom by stepping back into the rat race of work.
Randall Loop, long time SL supporter and previous board member has used the 9 Steps of Your Money or Your Life (YMOYL) to create a sustainable living since 2004. He has facilitated the course since 2006 and has literally assisted hundreds to create the same for themselves. Join us for a brief introduction of the mindsets and methods of the program that was originally created by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. Randall’s presentation will be followed by Q&A discussion.
Get started on the journey today with the YMOYL Book: https://amzn.to/3kDWOLh If you prefer to pay a little more instead of supporting Amazon, you can buy it at a local Columbus bookstore or you can buy it online at Bookshop.com, which donates money to local bookstores.
Mark Your Calendars! The Democracy Film Series returns
The New Corporation: The Unfortunate Necessary Sequel
Film + Q&A Sat-Sun August 28-29
Co-Sponsored by Simply Living and the
Ohio Community Rights Network
The New Corporation reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiralling inequality; the rise of ultra-right leaders to Covid-19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations’ devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future. More on the festival series here Link to the trailer here.
“Effective community organizing must be rooted in truly authentic relationship building, deep listening and understanding, and 1-1s are the “bread and butter” of effective organizing work — and it takes time! Don’t rush it.” ~ Kristerfer Burnett, Baltimore City Councilman, Progressive Governance Academy Alum
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SIMPLY LIVING’S BE THE CHANGE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
SPAN Ohio Presentation
Medicare Public Option Plans
Saturday, July 24th at 10 AM
“The False Promise of the Public Option” by Dr. Paul Song, current President of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) California, will be the presenter. Free. Go to www.spanohio.org and click on “The False Promise” for more info and path to registration.
Carolyn Harding with Dominic Detwiler and Amanda Erickson, activists and advocates promoting lived and legal equality for LGBTQIA+ Ohioans, young and old. LISTEN TO 94.1 FM and stream US online at WGRN.org. Tune in to GrassRoot Ohio radio Fridays at 5:00pm (and Sunday at 2 pm) More info here.
Our thoughts, our words, our actions are all medicine. (don Oscar Miro-Quesada)
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NEWS + RESOURCES
FOR LIVING LOCAL
Cynthia Strauss Memorial Service in Columbus 10 am Friday, July 30
Long time Simply Living member Cindy Strauss left us over a year ago. Now that people are able to meet again a memorial service is being held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 30 West Woodruff Avenue Columbus, 43210 with Fr. Karl Stevens, officiating. Graveside Service with Interment 1:30 pm Friday, July 30, 2021 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington, Ohio. Read the obituary here.
|Happenings at or around Blue Rock Station|
|We have a number of in-person and online events planned for the coming months: July 24th: Tour make-up for people signed up for 2020.|
|August 14th: Earth Oven weekend at Blue Rock Station. Have you been here before, are fully vaccinated and have a passion for learning how to build an outdoor earth oven at the Overlook at BRS? Send me a note via email or messenger to register. Cost is $55 includes instruction, meals & overnight camping. |
August 16th-21st: Solar Installer Certification Level I class, Zane State College, Zanesville OH
August 28th: Buffalo Gals Round Up spot welding class at Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch Thornville OH (email Annie to register)
August 30th – October 9th: Six week Solar Installer Certification Level I class, University of Dayton, Dayton OH
Last year wasn’t a “lost year”. It was a time of reframing our lives
and setting new priorities. ~ Annie Warmke
Time to Reconnect with Mother Nature?
Malabar Farm State Park Campground
COMMON GREENS OHIO
Simply Living files comments
on oil and gas waste disposal rules
Eight years ago, the Ohio legislature ordered the state’s Department of Natural Resources to come up with administrative rules for how waste from oil and gas facilities would be managed.
This is important because Ohio is a fracking state, and fracking produces millions of gallons of highly toxic and radioactive wastewater that is then disposed of in injection wells across the state. Fracking companies are not required to disclose what chemicals are in this waste, nor are there any rules for how they dispose of it.
This month, ODNR issued a set of draft rules for disposal of oil and gas waste. Simply Living is one of several environmental organizations that submitted public comments about these draft rules.
In short, while we are glad to see regulation of oil and gas waste disposal facilities finally moving forward, we believe the draft rules leave out critical considerations, are full of gaping loopholes, and need to be heavily strengthened in numerous areas before they can actually protect the health and safety of Ohioans and our environment. Read our letter to ODNR.
Removing Batteries from the Internet of Things
All-Natural Bug Spray Recipes
That Actually Get the Job Done
LIVE LOCAL, BUILD COMMUNITY #SIMPLYLIVING
- New Albany Founders Day Festival, Parade, and 5K at Rose Run Park
- COTA Zoo Bus Service and Discount for Columbus Zoo
- 80+ Teacher Discounts on back to school, food, shopping, and entertainment
- Over 215 free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus!
- CAPA Summer Movie Series returns to Ohio Theatre
- Back to school deals and events for Columbus and Central Ohio
- Get tickets for Uncorked: Columbus Wine Festival at COSI
- BIBIBOP Asian Grill Grand Opening specials at BIBIBOP Hilliard – Rome
- The top Free and Cheap things to do in Columbus
- National Tequila Day specials on July 24
- Franklin County Fair returns to Hilliard in full for 2021
- Fun Nights out in Columbus
- Annual Lancaster Festival returns in 2021 for 9 fun days!
- ‘Museums for All’ makes Columbus attractions accessible to all
- Free and cheap family activities to beat the heat
- Cheryl’s Cookies Summer Bake Sale: up to 75% off
- Columbus Clippers Games and Promotions
- Free Outdoor movies around Columbus 2021
- Disability friendly and sensory friendly in Columbus
Beerfest, Cat Videos, Garden Tours & More!
Enjoy a summery weekend! Make sure you get tickets to the Columbus Coffee Festival as some sessions are selling out! Have a great weekend.
Music & Nightlife
Fun Things to Buy and Eat
ENJOY EXPLORING ART
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO
Watch Space Jam at the South Drive-In.
You can Canoe the Lake this weekend, or try some archery.
Columbus Clippers play the Iowa Cubs this weekend with fireworks on Saturday. Studio35 plays Bring It On in their 21+ Series.
Go on Simply Living’s Sustainable Living and Garden Tour.
Enjoy AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
Go on the Ganther’s Place Garden Tour.
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“There’s a gap somehow between empathy and activism. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of soul force, something that emanates from a deep truth inside of us and empowers us to act. Once you identify your inner genius, you will be able to take action, whether it’s writing a check or digging a well.”
~ Sue Monk Kidd
Kidd is an accomplished author, best known for her novel-turned-film “The Secret Life of Bees” and has spent her career writing narratives that inspire women in particular.
Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:00 AM 0 12:00 PM. Human Trafficking Awareness Forum. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship will be hosting an educational forum on human trafficking. It will feature special guest speakers, an update on human services and resources in Ohio. Participants will learn about available resources and ways in which they can take action against human trafficking. On the agenda: Statements from the office of U S Senator Sherrod Brown, office of U S Senator Rob Portman, office of U S Representative David Joyce, Karen Stanton of Judge Marilyn Cassidy (special human trafficking docket), Representative from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Representative from The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, Representative from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor – Human Trafficking Task Force, and more! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86496485904. Meeting ID: 864 9648 5904, Passcode: 675166.
Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:00 AM. The False Promise of the Public Option by Dr. Paul Song, president of California PNHP. Dr. Paul Song was most recently on the faculty of the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and currently sees Medicaid and uninsured patients at Dignity California Hospital. Dr. Song is the current President of Physicians for a National Health Program – California. He served as the co-chair of the Campaign for a Healthy California from 2017-2018 and was the very first visiting fellow on health care policy in the California Department of Insurance in 2013. He is the chief operating officer/chief medical officer of NKMax America, Inc., a subsidiary of South Korean-based ATGen Global, where he oversees all translational research and clinical programs. He is also the chief medical officer of Hawkeye Bio. Dr. Song serves on the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program, Healthcare Now, and Progressive Democrats of America. Register here.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 7:00 PM. Palestinian Liberation Webinar Series – Building Solidarity & Community in this Political Moment. Jewish Voice for Peace North New Jersey is proud to work with coalition partners American Muslims for Palestine, New Jersey Peace Action, The Palestinian American Community Center, and People’s Organization for Progress to present a weekly webinar series in the month of July. Each webinar will have a different focus and corresponding action items to help fight for Palestinian liberation and justice. Register here.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 7:30 – 9:00 PM. Global Security Talks—A Discussion with Japan’s New Diplomacy Initiative.The US conversation about Japan is dominated by a narrow band of US and Japanese voices who are resistant to change, especially when it comes to reconsidering nuclear deterrence and the role of US nuclear weapons. We want to change that—and you can help. By creating opportunities for Japanese voices on security issues to be heard in the United States, we can effect much needed changes in US security policy. A better informed and more comprehensive discussion of Japanese concerns could encourage President Biden to take steps to reduce the risk of war with China, including declaring the United States would never use nuclear weapons first. The Union of Concerned Scientists and Japan’s New Diplomacy Initiative invite you to a virtual event on a paradigm shift in Japanese thinking about security. Join the wide-ranging discussion on how Japan can move beyond nuclear deterrence and become a bridge-builder between the United States and China. Register here.
Monday, August 9, 2021 08:00 PM. Ohio Poor People’s Movement Central Regional Meeting. Register here.
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 7:00 PM. Worthington Interfaith Neighbors (WIN) Community Book Discussion of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Bring your own lawn chair! (Bathroom facilities will not be available.) In the event of inclement weather on the 12th, join us on the 19th. If the weather is unfavorable on both dates, the program will be rescheduled. Location: On the front lawn of Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High Street, Worthington or Thursday, August 19 at 7 PM, on the front lawn of All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High Street.
Saturday, August 14, 2017, 7:00 PM. Columbus Free Press Second Saturday Salon. Since we aren’t getting together in person, we can gather for a couple hours on the second Saturday night of each month. Join Zoom Meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83906590837. Meeting ID: 839 0659.
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