Gotta love a friend who shows up with Henna.
She blessed my Teen and his room with sage and decorated both of us with beautiful and/or meaningful art. He digs her so much and she always has such good ideas for how he can be more at peace with himself and others.
He got a meditation mat and pillow for Christmas, along with an incense burner and some good Nag Champa, an Om trinket, and a book and CD on meditation produced by her Buddhist Monk friend and mentor.
So the two of them have had plenty to talk about.
It's so good to have another adult in his life who really gets him and loves him for who he is. It's not easy being the Teen. He needs all the help he can get sometimes, and she has been an extremely positive influence on him.