May 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous May to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo above shows me having just arrived at a windy beach, talking
with a friend who is off-camera. I'm appreciating my bare feet on the
ground, after spending so many hours in a plane.
Today's issue has 2 articles, the first on EFT and self-acceptance.
The second is on how the out-of-doors can help your vision.
EFT: I accept myself. No, I don't!
Awareness of a conflict is the first step to solving it, so
congratulate yourself for noticing this kind of pattern. Try
tapping on "I
accept that part of me likes myself, and part of me doesn't!".
Another EFT technique which may help and is fun is argument
tapping. You can tap while saying
"I'll be in debt forever. I'm such a loser!",
then "No I won't -- I've solved other problems and I can
solve this too!". By giving voice to both sides of an inner
conflict, the pattern can start to loosen.
A typical round of EFT starts with "Even though I have this
(naming your specifc issue), I deeply and completely accept
myself." Some people identify so closely with their problem,
they're not comfortable saying "I accept myself" -- it feels
like a lie. "How can I accept myself, when I'm so overweight,
or my debt is so high, or I'm afraid to speak up to my boss?",
One approach when this happens is to find different wording,
perhaps "I am moving toward accepting myself" or "I
accept that I have this resentment", something positive
about the situation which can be said
with conviction. If the voice in your head counters with "Yeah,
right!", your energy is not aligned with the statement. See
the second article (next to the large red "BIG BUT" image) in
this recent newsletter,
for some hints on reducing negative self-talk.
Something else to notice is how you accept compliments. Do you
push them away and divert the attention to something else as
fast as you can? Try just graciously saying "Thank you" (it's
only 2 syllables!) and letting in the compliment as much as
you can. Before long you may find you are starting to accept
yourself more. And doesn't that feel good?
If you'd like to explore your own conflicting feelings or thoughts
about self-acceptance, consider an
EFT Coaching session.
Together we can untangle your past from your present, to
help you be more fully in the Here and Now.
Vision: Get out-of-doors to help your sight!
A point the Huffington Post article didn't mention, which I think
is that out-of-doors you can let your gaze travel farther. You're
not limited by the nearest wall, or the far wall on the other
side of the room. You can look down the street for a mile, or to
the mountains in the distance, or to the clouds overhead.
A recent Huffington Post article reported on the alarming
incidence of myopia in young people in Asian countries,
and the research
into possible causes. The culprit was expected to be
too much time at a computer, but this was not
the case. The common factor among those who developed myopia
turned out to be too little time spent out-of-doors.
You can read the entire article
So why would your vision be better if you spent time outside?
Natural light is a key component -- this is the most healthy
and nourishing for our eyes (and brains!), the way human vision
Full-spectrum light bulbs are better than poor indoor
lighting, and certainly better than those awful fluorescent
lamps which give sensitive people headaches. But there's
nothing as good as natural sunlight for the eyesight, and
for the attitude!
Your brain and body try to maximize your resources to do what you do
best, and if you never look far, that ability will start to
decline. So give your vision the gift of some time outside in Nature,
while you easily look at and appreciate a distant scene.
Use it or lose it!
To read more about my own experience of using Nature to improve
my vision, click
If you're interested in exploring and improving your own
looking habits, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
I'd love to work with you.
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You're helping many other people!
Enjoy the start of this merry merry month of May.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!