Good morning folks, today is the beginning of Mental health awareness week for children and being a parent (and I was a single dad) so I know how we as parents worry about our children, their health and well being.
I know that we’re a healthy eating forum but we eat healthily to be physically and hopefully mentally fit and healthy, which is the basis for our self esteem and well being. And one piece of advice that rings true whether its for a healthy heart, mind or body is the need for a ballanced diet, exercise and getting enough sleep.
My worry is the false importance some place on their virtual lives and how others respond to them on facebook, which is crazy and just fuels paranoia and neurosis in my opinion. When in reality we should all be encouraging one another to live fulfilled lives rather than competing over who has the most facebook friends, material advantages etc. So to me where we as a society have gone wrong is our lack of awareness of our own and each others spiritual needs, our need for 'food' for the soul...Our children are our future so lets look out for them...
So here are a couple of links that may be of interest.