Have you ever been woke up from a sound sleep to the excruciating pain of a charlie horse?! Ugh… then there’s that panic to fly out of bed and, as much as you know it’s going to hurt, force your heel down to the floor to make that pain stop!! Man, although my last charlie horse was probably 22 years ago, I will never forget what that’s like, because it was happening to me about 3 times a week!
You work all day, then you do what needs to be done in the evening, and just when you’re looking forward to a nice evening with the one you love….you’re just so exhausted that once you sit still, you’re asleep by 9:00? Sound familiar?
Our children today are at such a disadvantage from those 100 years ago. I’m not talking about material things, I’m talking about something much more important than that…..the opportunity to grow up truly healthy. One hundred years ago, people ate food literally for nourishment, and the food that was available actually DID provide nourishment. Today, this lack of available nutrients coupled with eating so many processed foods which in turn, deplete you of even more nutrients, is causing major health issues even in our children. Things that use to be considered adult diseases are now increasing amongst our children. And believe it or not, this lack of nutrients also has a major effect on our children’s demeanor and behavior, i.e. how happy they are, how they handle a stressful situation, how much patience they have, how well they are in control of their emotions, etc. I’ve seen first hand what a positive impact a well-nourished body can have on a child. My focus is on children, because for so many years, they are truly at the mercy of their parents.
What does all this have to do with my new mission, “Helping Kids Find Their Happy Face”? I’ve seen what a negative impact this lack of nutrients has had on our children. My daughter said it to me once when she was in middle school….”I don’t know what’s wrong with the kids in school, Mom, all someone has to do is accidentally bump into someone else and they want to start a fight!” How ridiculous is that…that our children are so on edge and SO INTOLERANT of a simple accident of bumping into someone! And it gets even worse during their pre-teen and teen years, when their hormones are all out of whack! Our own family’s experience with and without supplementation is outlined in an older blog. Click HERE to read it! If you haven’t already read it, I wish you would, it would help explain why I’m so passionate about helping families realize what a difference quality, proven supplementation can make in their child’s physical and mental health.
I’m happy to discuss this in a personal one-to-one with you, either in person or if you don’t live in the the Colorado Springs, CO area, over the phone. Through a discussion of what’s happening in your family, we can figure out if there’s anything I offer which might help you. It would give me immense pleasure to help YOU “help your kid find their happy face!” Shaklee has a 100% money back guarantee on their products, so if after meeting with me, you decide to give one or two products a try (depending on the age of your child), and a month or two later if you feel like they didn’t make a difference in your child’s mood and/or behavior, then you can simply get your money back…yes, even on an empty bottle! So, why not consider giving it a try….you’ve got nothing to lose, yet so much happiness to gain!!
Every kid deserves a happy face…..so, together, let’s help your child find theirs!!!
Editor’s Note: The contents of this blog post are an expression of my own personal opinion and experiences, including any mention of Shaklee’s products, and none of the contents and/or claims herein are endorsed by the Shaklee Corporation.
This post is dedicated to my grandson, Trevan, who turned 8 in June of 2017, as it was he that inspired me to create this gratitude game, called “The Thank You Game”. My husband and I, by nature, have always been optimistic people, and we feel like we passed this way of life on to our two wonderful children. It has always lead to many good things in our life and for that we are truly blessed and grateful. But in the past few years I have learned more about how to nurture this feeling and one of many things that I have found to be absolutely imperative for bringing more good into your life is to be consciously grateful for things which you already have.
Our lives are busy and there’s always those days when you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in a day. And the holidays are almost upon us, so it’s about to get worse! But do you seem to STAY overly worried about things left undone?
It’s a vicious cycle no matter which comes first, the stress or the sweets!
Here’s how it works:
You eat a high sugar food, or you get stressed, or you get emotional….causing you to…..
Deplete the existing B vitamins in your body!
And because you’re now deficient in B vitamins……
I was a stutterer….. but I now have it completely under control!!
It started when I was a young child and like most stutterers, I have no idea why or how it started. But the important thing is that I’ve figured out how to keep it under control! Before I begin my story, let me share some advise to those of you who have a child, relative or close friend who stutters. Don’t bother telling he or she to “slow down” or “think before you speak”, because I’m here to tell you ….. it has absolutely no bearing on how the words will flow.
Many of us have stayed away from “Green” cleaning products because they’re expensive, and many of them are just not effective! If you’re one of those people, I know exactly how you feel, I felt that way too….but what I found in Shaklee’s green cleaners, completely changed our family’s life!! Not only do they WORK, they SAVE US A LOT OF MONEY!!
One day when my daughter was just under 2 years old, my husband had picked her up from the babysitter’s house a couple hours before I got home from work. I arrived at home and found her running around like crazy in a big circle which went through our kitchen and around through the living room. At first I didn’t think much of it, but when she didn’t stop…..I thought to myself “what is going on here, she never acts like this”??
“I’m trying to quit smoking”…. a phrase we all hear left and right! I, personally, have never smoked, so I would have no idea how hard it is to quit, but I heard it said once “it’s easy to quit….the hard part is not starting again!” 😉 I think as long as someone has a strong enough determination or “Why” to make it happen, they can do it! It won’t be easy, but it’s definitely possible. My mother is a prime example of that. She started smoking at about the age of 16 and made the decision to quit at about the age of 38. This was easier said than done. I remember her trying on her own many times, with no success and then something interesting happened.