Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Healthy Mind Platter

With so much focus on obesity in the media, many parents I talk to want their children to be healthy. We have all heard of the healthy eating pyramid, that tells us how much of each type of food to eat. Being healthy is more than this focus, and Dr Dan Seigal and Dr David Rock recently came up with healthy diet for our mind. The Healthy Mind Platter.

Do you feast each day from one section of the platter? Imagine if we focused on the healthy mind diet. I think the next time I went out for coffee I would say “I’m sorry, I have been pigging out on ‘focus time’ all week at work, I think I will just have a little slice of down time”. And promptly lie on the grass, recharging my brain.

“Down time: when we are non-focused, without any specific goal, and let our mind wander or simply relax, we help the brain recharge.”        
     Dr Siegal

You may have started to notice I’m all about parenting, and all about food. A healthy recipe is called for today: make it with your children so that you are also having a healthy mind platter.

Take these scrumptious healthy carrot muffins to the park or back yard, lie down on the grass and tell their children it’s time to feast from the healthy mind platter.  

Holly Treechange

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  1. I could do with a big slice of 'sleep time'!! Excellent post Holly Treechange. Thanks!

  2. At least we have 'connecting time' covered- must have coffee again!

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