I have three happy, healthy and energetic teenagers, who have kept me on my toes since birth. What you may not know is that they actually enjoy hanging out with Mum and Dad. We are BLESSED. Very blessed and we thank the kids for their love every day and after spending 5 weeks traveling together I can safely say that we are stronger than ever as a family. Our first trip we traveled down to the Great Ocean Road, camping in the Otway National Forest before we crossed Bass Strait to Tasmania and camping in Cradle Mountain for a week. We used this time to hike, appreciate the gifts from Mama Earth and connect more as a family after having a very busy school year. It always amazes us how refreshed we all feel after camping, sleeping on the ground and enjoying the beautiful blessings of nature. Now, for some of you this kind of trip sounds way to crazy and out of the realm of possibilities in their life, however if you have kids, especially teenagers, this is a fun and easy way to really connect as a family. It just allows you to plug in with one another on a meaningful leave with little effort. A family that camps together, plays together creates an everlasting bond…
Bbbbbut, this isn’t about camping with teens.
It’s about MUST haves for a Happy, Healthy and Energetic Teenagers…
What has inspired me to share these thoughts was the observations and comments of so many strangers this summer, plus I have had several friends with teenagers ask me what my secret is for having such happy kids. To the point that 2 years ago one of my daughter’s teachers actually told us during a parent teacher conference that she is too happy and needs to learn to take life more seriously. It was ALL I could do not to laugh… I politely smiled and said “There is no such thing as being too happy… and there is plenty of time in life to be serious. Right now is a time for enjoying life.” She was not too impressed, but the Headmistress thought it was a great response, as she hid her smile from the teacher.
Why write about this now you may ask, well it is too easy and with it being the beginning of the school year why not share the wealth.
My first MUST have is Himalayan Salt Light…
Back in 2010 my girl friend gave me my first Himalayan Salt tea light candle holder and I haven’t looked back ever since. This was a really stressful time in our lives. My husband was deploying for 6 months, our youngest son was still recovering from a concussion that occurred early in the year and I felt like I was struggling to keep things together. And because life occurs other little things kept coming up that made just made me uneasy. Little did I realize that this one candle holder was going to have so much effect instantly. I remember dropping 3 candles in to my beautiful gift, lighting them and within minutes all the static energy that had filled my downstairs was GONE. The “white noise” was gone… WOW! If that was the only thing that happened I would have been thrilled, but what happened next made me a true believer in the power of Himalayan Salt.
My sons were playing the Xbox with a friend and as usual I felt the energy rising. The boys started getting louder and no matter how low I turned the volume of the system down it was just head splitting LOUD. So I decided to experiment with the salt candle. I moved it so it was in a safe place and in a central location. I lite the candles and noticed with minutes the entire house vibration shifting. Now this was ONE 3 light Himalayan Salt tea light candle holder. Just a quickly as the energy started to rise with the video game the boys began to settle down, sit down and the gleeful screaming turned into playful banter. My headache went away and I noticed that I actual started enjoying watching the boys play rather than feeling a need to run away. I experimented with this one tea light for a week before I brought more Himalayan Salt tea light candle holders to my house. I would get up early in the morning and light candles before the kids came down to get ready for school and that made our mornings soooooooooo peaceful. It reached a point that the kids noticed such a difference that if I hadn’t lite the candles by the time they came home in the afternoon they’d help replace the candles and light them for me. With the candles being such a hit I expanding our Himalayan Salt collection by purchasing lights for each of our bedrooms and the public rooms we spent the most time in.
The difference was amazing. The kids slept better, were more relaxed and responsive. When my husband came home he even noticed a more relaxed home environment. Our entire worlds changed with that one Himalayan Salt tea light holder. For me it is a MUST have! When we moved to Australia I sold all of mine in the US and replaced them with new ones here in Australia. When we move back this year I’ll do the same thing, the only difference is I know where to go in the US to purchase exactly what I need when I arrive.
If it speaks to you give it go…at worst it will not create any change in your family’s life. At best it will change your life forever!
Yes, salt lights weep and the salt melts. My solution is that I put tiles under all of my salt lights and wipe the tile weekly. Minimum mess…fantastic solution!
Here is an article by Dr. Axe explaining HOW they work.
Next blog I will share my number 2 MUST have item and why!
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The Crystal Goddess of the Southern Hemisphere... also known as Krista Ducharme, is an Energetic Healer and Teacher has combined her love of health and fitness with her passion of Mind, Body and Soul balance to create a SPARKLY love of life. Join me on my adventures around the globe...