Mid-November 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous mid-November to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
In the photo above I'm at an energy medicine workshop in the
tropics, supporting a healing. I'm trying to stay centered
and not burst out laughing, since the woman being
worked on is having a big release and starting to giggle.
Healing can be a lot of fun!
Today's issue has an article on how looking at details at all
distances is good for your visual system.
Vision: Details Near And Far
It's becoming a common assumption that computers and electronic
hand-held devices are "bad for your eyes". Not really! It's how you
use them, and what you do with your eyes and mind during that time.
Of course if you spend hours looking at your cell phone
a few inches from your face, your body may decide to optimize
your near eyesight, at the expense of your distance
vision. If you don't use it, you could lose it!
Looking at screens is not the problem, it's that you may not be
doing much of anything else. You can prevent "computer vision
syndrome" (don't you just love how they're always inventing
alarming names for what is simply a bad habit?). Follow the
20-20-20 rule when at the computer: every 20 minutes, look at
something 20 feet away, scanning the details there for
20 seconds. Show your brain you want to see in the distance
as well as see well close to you.
When I'm away from the computer, whether sitting or moving around,
I make a point now of switching my focus periodically from near
to far, then back to near. The problem is that when I'm at the
computer, especially if I start drifting closer
as my eyes get tired, I can lose awareness of everything but
the screen right in front of me. I need to remind myself to
sit back far enough that I have more periphery to be aware of,
and to remember the 20-20-20 rule I mentioned above.
The Maya Angelou quote comes to mind: "When you know better,
you do better". I know now I need to use my precious eyes to
look at objects at all different distances, to keep this
function working well. If you look around you, you might be
surprised how much interesting detail surrounds you, at every
distance. To see a recent experience of mine when that
happened with me, click
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Enjoy the second half of your November.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!