I gotta tell ya’, I am loving Lorae’s list on the Company Memo this week. The website and movement Becoming Unbusy is really speaking to me during this season of life. After getting serious about carving out sacred space for connection and rest in our family, we have been intentional about limiting our children’s after-school activities this year in order to preserve our weeknight time together. I love the resources the website provides and can’t wait to read more. Thanks, Lorae, as always, for such a thoughtful, conscientious list.
Watch: Documentary Recommendation from Becoming Unbusy
I am always in search for ways to teach empathy, goodwill and responsibility to my children, and this week, I found a resource that is too good not to share. Becoming Unbusy is a thought-provoking website—I’d even call it a movement—that has incredibly insightful information on how to be more mindful and minimal in our lives. A post that caught my attention was a article on documentaries to watch with our children to help shape their worldview. With film topics ranging from kindness to modern minimalism to living on one dollar a day, I look forward to watching these conversation starters with my girls.
Want: The Shine Project
Ashley LeMieux of The Shine Project is a problem solver and inspirational employer in Phoenix, Arizona. As the proprietor of a jewelry line that employs scholarship-seeking, college-bound students, Ashley teaches business and life skills to inner-city youth. Students are involved in every aspect of the business from customer service to design and sales to shipping and receiving. Shine has awarded 40 scholarships since 2011 and currently employs more than 11 inner-city students. The Druzzy bracelet is what first drew me to the line; it comes in multiple colors. As a former Stella and Dot stylist, I still like to work the “stack”, and another one of my current Shine favorites is the Nicole bracelet stack.
Read: Children’s Books by Sujean Rim
Insta Follow: Jill Rosenwald
If you’ve ever coveted a unique dish or vase, you must follow Jill Rosenwald. The Boston-based designer and ceramicist has the most amazing line of ceramic goods. Her pottery feels clean and refreshing and her colors are always on point. Her pieces leave you inspired to clean off those shelves and brighten things up with a pop of color. Jill’s indigo line is my favorite and I would love to fill my house with her work. It would be a true splurge, but here’s to hoping we can all own of piece someday!
In a recent edition of Company Memo, I suggested reading Mindset by Carol Dweck. This week, I found the fantastic Big Life Journal for kids that helps bring growth mindset techniques into practice. With 26 weeks of themes that echo the principles of the book, the Big Life Journal is filled with stories, illustrations, writing prompts, and inspirational quotes. You can purchase as a pdf printable or hardcover journal. The company also has a blog featuring many informative and thought-provoking articles.
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