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Health. It's what I'm about.
But, for the longest time I've been battling Cheetos and cheddar fries, bacon & brisket, and the misleading claims of ANYONE trying to sell you coconut oil baked in bullshit.
I've known for some time that it is our overall eating pattern (below) that's what's killing us. Quite simply, Pollan was right. The best solution to eating is to "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Eat more GREEN and eat less YELLOW and you're on your way to healthier eating. It is THAT simple.
Any argument is a distraction. Enough battling to see which is the "healthiest food". Done. Case closed. Plants rock.
My New (Mental) Mission.
In my battles for good health and good information, I've found that our choices begin and end in our heads (brains)...and it's complicated...which is why it's so hard to change. This is a great discussion on Determinants of Food Choice. I recommend printing, saving, and sharing....with all those that think that "one size fits all" in terms of changing your own eating patterns. We're ALL different.
And, with that in mind...we get to the mind...and health.
I've learned along my research into "change" that sound mental health may be the key (or obstacle) to every other area of human health, from healthy choices and physical health to spiritual health, healthy relationships, optimal work performance and every other area of our lives.
And, lack of mental health (or presence of mental illness) seems NOT to be discussed as a mainstream topic. I hope to "mainstream" mental health (and mental illness). Mental illness should NOT be viewed, as it has been for so long, as merely a weakness.
I hope to inspire, enlighten, and give hope, wherever I can...to bring good health to the minds of my readers. It's so much easier to choose the apple over apple schnaaps when your "head" is in the right place.
You may have already noticed my shift in mission over my last several posts. If not, take a look back...and enjoy!
Life Replacement Therapy
The Fight for (Mental) Health
Recovering "Heart & Soul" Health
My heartfelt best to you all!
Every year we reward kids for perfect attendance, good grades/scholastic performance, and athletics.
Beyond showing up, studying, and being good in sport, I'd like to see rewards for the development of kids' values, heart & soul.
And, as a father of four, I believe that education, in a broader sense, should ALSO include emotional and interpersonal education, preparing our youth to function in a difficult and challenging world.
In addition to the "usual" awards, in order to have a mentally healthy and strong future for our society, I'd like to see awards (at all grade levels) for:
Most Supportive of Others
Passing tests, showing up, and being good in athletics is one thing. Encouraging and raising good people is another. Human and moral values are universal. Let's teach them, too!
We can teach emotional intelligence! We can teach forgiveness!
Let's reward & raise good people...for the mental health, sanity, and strength of our society.
Do you have any suggestions for rewards for our educational system?
I created General Healthy as a passionate spokesperson for true health. I've been in the health field for a very long time. My story is here.
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