Mid-October 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a magical mid-October to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
In the photo above I'm standing on a southern California beach
in winter, looking out at the waves, appreciating the expansive
view. Have you treated your eyes to enjoyable scenery recently?
Today's issue has an article on whether vision problems are
inherited from our parents, or not.
Vision: Are eyesight problems hereditary?
People have argued with me that of course poor vision
is inherited, like height and eye color. "Look at all the parents
with eyeglasses, whose children wear them too!", they say.
Yes, that is true, and let me offer another viewpoint.
We've all seen kids who look like miniature copies of Dad
or Mom, the little boy with the same swagger as his father,
or the little girl with her mother's worried facial
expression, maybe even piping up with Mommy's words
of, "A woman's work is never done!" as she fusses over
her dolls. Were these traits inherited through the gene
structure, or instead copied and absorbed after the child
Before children go to school or have language, they
naturally begin mimicking their parents. These big
people seem to know what to do and how the world works,
they think, so let me follow their lead. It isn't much
of a stretch that the child could automatically soak up
poor visual habits, like squinting, or watching TV long past
the time for bed. And I think parental attitudes about
vision get copied too. If a child hears her mother constantly
complain how tired her eyes are, the child may learn to
have tired eyes. And there's a sense of safety and belonging
in being "like Mommy", a part of a tribe, even if the
trait in common is not a strength.
In the picture, my glasses-wearing mother is proudly holding
New Me, while I apprehensively look down to see how far away
the floor is, nervous already. My mother wore glasses from the
time she was a teenager, and often worried about my "bad eyes".
I've chosen not to carry that attitude of worry
forward -- while there are other
traits I'm proud to share with my mother, myopia is not one.
My energy medicine teacher
often says, about teachings or religion, "Take what's good,
and leave the rest behind".
I encourage you not to let your parents' visual challenges
(or other health challenges, or financial challenges), limit
you. You are an individual, learning from your parents, then
finding your own unique way. Who knows -- if you learn about
vision improvement and can see more clearly yourself, you might
be able to reach back and help the generations behind you do
the same. We are all connected, and family more than most.
To see part of my personal "inherited or not?" vision
If you'd like to improve and relax your own vision, whether
your parents wore glasses or not, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
It's a lot of fun to learn how to see in an easier more
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Enjoy the remainder of this abundant month of October.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!