The good thing about the New Year is the ability to change perspectives.

I don’t know about you, but I have faulty perception.  In my mind’s eye, I see myself as I want to be, not necessarily as I am.  The Poet Robert Burns has a line which says: “O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!” (To a Louse)   As a former English teacher, I have taught this poem many times, and have mused as to the power of its truthfulness.

We observe things clearly when they pertain to other people.  Well, maybe not clearly, but with a certain amount of objectivity and perspective.   On the other hand, when we are viewing ourselves, we look through our intentions, not our actions, and rather see through rose-colored glasses.
Such is the case with me, and maybe with you too.

Unfortunately, when someone close to us reveals what we truly are, it can be quite a shock.  We are forced to turn off that make-believe recording, or take down that air-brushed photo in the cold light of the facts.  I don’t know if it affects you the same way it did me, but looking at my limitations, (the fact that I cannot out-run a speeding bullet; I do not have super-human powers; and I would not make the cut on the runways of ‘Gay Paree,’) is heartbreaking.   When did things change?

Which brings me to the point of these thoughts.   Things have changed.  Time marches on, and the second law of thermodynamics is still in force.  I have a choice to make:  To look a things objectively, make changes and move forward, or stay stuck in the ‘what might have been’ and continue to be frustrated and disappointed.

Until next time,



About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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