November 2011 Newsletter
Dr. Lynn Hellerstein

Happy Thanksgiving!

November’s E-Newsletter is dedicated to Thanksgiving, one of my favorite inspirational holidays. Thanksgiving is a time for me to acknowledge and be thankful for all my blessings. Yes, this should be done daily, but too often my busy life consumes me and I may neglect and not be aware of those wonderful daily happenings. A fun, yet powerful strategy to “re-view” the past year is to visualize…allowing the past year of your life’s journey to come to mind like a “movie.”
Here are some of the insights I notice as I relax and visualize my last year 
I am thankful for:
  • My beautiful family, friends and office staff at Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, PC.
  • The patients and colleagues that I have had the pleasure of working with over this past year.
  • The teachers and mentors that have touched my life in so many ways.
I am blessed with great health and abundance. Love fills every cell of my body, from the top of my head all the way to the tips of my toes.
As I continue to breathe in and out, my mind and body continue to relax, letting go of any stress or tightness, a new light appears in my “movie.”  This light is that of my grand-daughter, Edina who has now passed the 1-year old mark.  Her growth, development and discovery of the world is delightful.  Every time she goes into a room, she “oohs & ahhs”…admiring all the beauty and excitement of what a simple toy might bring. 

Now, it’s your turn. I invite you to take the opportunity for a few moments out of your busy schedule to “re-view” your past year. Close your eyes and focus on your breath as you breathe in and out. Continue breathing in fresh clean air and exhaling any tension or tightness. Now gently allow your imagination to create a “movie” of your life over this past year. Re-wind your “movie” and watch it again from the beginning.  Observe all the wonderful events and opportunities that you were able to experience. See all the people and things in your life for which you are grateful—no matter how small or simple. See…feel…observe. Review your movie as long as you’d like. When you have completed this, allow your eyes to gently open. You might want to write a few thoughts or insights on a notepad.  Consider spending a few moments during this Thanksgiving month with your friends & family to:
  • See It! – visualize your special experiences in your life
  • Say It! – declare who you are in your truest self
  • Do It! – take action. Write 2 things down as to what you will do to be and live into the life that you have declared.
  • Ta-Dah!  Enjoy your life’s journey and celebrate the transformations in your life.
I continue to be filled with gratitude and love. It is you, my family, friends, patients and colleagues who have taught me and energized my creation of the model by which I live my life — See It. Say It. Do It!  (Visualize.  Declare. Take action). Through this model, Ta-Dahs are created; the transformation on our life’s journey.

Stay tuned for monthly updates on "Vision Development through Edina's Eyes". The September & October 2011 newsletters have discussed Edina’s vision development from birth to four months.  This story, Vision Development Through Edina’s Eyes Part III will continue in the January 2012 newsletter.

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Click here to catch up on the vision journey, Vision Development through Edina’s Eyes.

Feel free to send questions, comments or insights on your journey of transformation.
With love and gratitude,

Lynn Fishman Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

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