Rates of people being diagnosed with Depression in the U.S reached an all time high in 2016 – why, when we’re spending MORE on wellness and mindfulness initiatives are our statistics of psychological illnesses skyrocketing?
The answer is simple – although these are powerful tools of alleviation and reduction, we’ve taken the power of knowledge away from the every day human. Within our hyperkinetic world, we have less time to appreciate what we already have. We’re allowing the media, commerce, trends and TV to fill our brains with intricate details of how badly we’re doing as a race, and forgetting to teach our children about how powerful the human brain already is.
A friend called me today to tell me about an interesting article she’d just read about how certain foods can impact memory. She was excited, yet this kind of news just showcases how truly uninformed most of us are.
Exercise & food impacts our hippocampus (memory), thoughts impact our neural programs, breathing impacts our hormones, mineral deficiencies impact our brain chemistry and the list goes on and on.
But our ignorance doesn’t need to be expanding at such a dire rate.
Mind and Brain Sciences if taught in mainstream schooling can impact the statistical chances of these kids ever knowing what depression or anxiety feel like.
- My child knows the scientific reason as to why sugar impacts her health and creativity.
- My child knows the scientific reason as to why her angry outbursts cause her stomach issues.
- My child has been taught about how powerful her brain is from a very early age through my excitement and honesty.
Let’s get back to the basics and teach our children about the WHY behind nutrition, exercise and thoughts, and give them back control over who they grow up to be.
(There, that’s my vent for the day! Promise)