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People & Things to Know Now - The Stuff that Inspires Us!

BBC Reports on the "Smart" Movement to Fund Wellness Proactively

January 14, 2019

"...Devgan says that allocating part of her family’s budget to wellness makes it easier to keep up with the home’s budget as a whole. Creating these separate buckets make it easy to set financial priorities each month, she says. “It's hard to put a price tag on physical and mental health, but allocating a small sum to this realm is a way for me to remember to prioritize it,” says Devgan. “I'm mindful of my family's overall financial health, including college funds, retirement, and recurring expenses first.”

Realizing the Power of Habit

One of our favorite books about aligning our heart/priorities with our habits is You Are What You Love. "In this book, the author shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shapes our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made." What you do on a regular basis is far more important than what you do occasionally, so figure out what your habits need to do to support what you REALLY love in life! 

Parents Living with Zest, Honesty & Intention

Go find a mom or dad on a social, blog or podcast channel that you admire and see what they're living towards. 1000 of you inspire us (seriously) here at 20 Minute Candles. One of those we want you to know about is Jordin Wiklund (@jordinwiklund). She hits us in the gut with beauty, honesty and reminders about how much more capable we with when we are strengthened with joy and love. Her Instagram profile says, "Taking one day at a time, seeking FREEDOM to be present, creative & joyful." @jordinwinklund

Teachers Who Practice Self Care

This podcast is 20 minutes and is called "How to Practice Habits of Self-Care When You Have No Time". It's directed toward teachers but has some amazing points for non-teachers (the rest of us). Quote from Angela "I think that a lack of time and energy is one of the biggest problems teachers are facing, and I’ve spent the last 3.5 years supporting teachers with work/life balance...And to be really honest with you, sometimes, it makes me really fired up, because I see first hand, day in and day out, just how much teachers are having to make do with so few resources and so little support. We’re always hearing about “do it for the kids, it’s all about the kids” and it feels like, well, what about taking care of teachers?" This is a solid listen and inspires.

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