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[Ezine] Where Were You….?

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #32 – August 22, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

Finally it’s over . . . the only complete solar eclipse in North America over the last 99 years.  So where were you when  it happened? 

If you were like the few million of us who watched the eclipse from the “band of totality,” you were no doubt in awe of how celestial fireworks can alter your perception about life on earth, history, and human relationships.

For one magical afternoon, most people forgot about Donald Trump, confederate statues, and Russian hacking to look up (hopefully with the right glasses!) and see a sight very few humans have seen before – the blocking out of the sun by a hit-and-run moon.

Soma and I decided at the last minute to drive up I-85 from Atlanta to visit a friend in Lavonia, GA, in the totality area near Lake Hartwell.  We were planning to stay home since the glasses I ordered were late and had not yet arrived in the mail.

We left to drive up anyway.

Once there, we paid our $5 to get into Tugaloo State Park and got our glasses for free.  Then we sat near the lake with dozens of others whose sole connection was to witness this event.

I was so glad we went.

Those 2 minutes of totality – and being able to see the sun’s corona during the day – was something I had often dreamed of as a kid when the night sky and telescope were my constant companions.

Other Experiences

I discovered that the eclipse often brings out hidden agendas and true feelings in people.  Depending on their outlook on life, many saw it as either magical, not-so-magical, or downright boring, especially if they weren’t able to see the full eclipse.

One mother thought it would be nice thing to see, but wanted to reschedule it via Twitter…

 

It takes all kinds, I suppose.

Enjoy!

Michael
www.logicalsoul.com

[Ezine] Using the Logical Soul Lie Detector…

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #31 – August 15, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

Hi – This is Part 3 of the Men-Women Series, as Soma and I continue working on our new book Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy… So enjoy.

Why a Lie Detector?

Let’s face it. We all lie, even if its a simple “white” lie that we use to cover up some ugly truth.

But the biggest problem is this: once we start with little lies, we get more comfortable with bigger ones until . . . well you get the idea. This is, after all, the age of Fake News!

A simple lie detector – in the form of muscle testing with your partner or spouse – can do wonders for those who want to “come home” after wandering in the fake news wilderness for years and decades.

How It Works

The whole concept of the Logical Soul® muscle testing is based on Boolean logic. That means your answers are only “yes” or “no.” If the muscle testingperson you are testing is named Joe Smith and makes a statement like “My name is Joe Smith,” you should get a “yes” based on the fact the muscle stays strong when you push down on it. If the person’s name is NOT Joe Smith, a “no” answer (based on a weaker-testing muscle) is expected.

Try it with your spouse or partner. It’s not only fun, but can be very revealing, especially when it comes to the substance of relationships and money. By getting yes’s and no’s for a complex array of statements, you can start to hone in on exactly what is holding you or your partner back from happiness and success.

You can get more details at www.LogicalSoul.com.

Happy testing!
Michael
www.logicalsoul.com

A Time For Pirates…?

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #30 – August 11, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

So what gives?  Don’t we have anything better to do in August??  

I’m talking about the fact that there are no “official” holidays in August.  But that not due to lack of trying…

Hey, today is my sainted grandmother’s 124th birthday (God rest her soul).  Three days ago it was my wife’s birthday.  Not enough for you?  Try this:  

International Pirate Month

August is for pirates.  You know… the swashbuckling kind.  The ones with peg legs, parrots, and all that…

—–>  Read all about it here 

Sorry, but that’s all I have for you this week.  Next week my wife is back from New York City and we’ll get down to some serious (almost) book writing.  

Till then . . . Aaaaaaarrrrrgggh!!

 

 

To your health and happiness,
Michael
www.logicalsoul.com
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[EZINE] More Men-Women Stuff… Part 2

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #29 – August 3, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

Hi – Today is my 65th birthday – I made it while Medicare is still solvent (so far)! And, since my wife is so good to me today, I’m back on her favorite subject:  Men-Women relationships. 

UPDATE:

Zilch is happening on our book. Nothing more to report.  Yet.

But that will soon change.  What with a constant flow of traffic through our house from AirBnB folks, various diseases, home/rental property repairs and other hassles, we have been lucky just to keep up.

But I’m not making excuses; we will begin writing again when we return from my “restful” trip to our Tennessee cabin where I spent the last 2 days fixing a water leak behind the shower wall.

Men Want Women to Be Happy

Its true.  Most men in long-term relationships say their greatest joy is to see their woman smile.  (I’m not sure how it works for gay couples, but the more masculine of the set would probably find this true for them as well.)

My greatest birthday wish, for example, is to just chill and allow my wife to do the same. We love to take short walks in the woods, rock on the porch, visit neighbors, and watch a favorite movie we can both agree on . . . all four of them!

When Soma smiles, I know I’m not currently guilty of anything. This is a major deal, since I’m usually adept at crossing all sorts of hidden barriers and violating non-verbal protocols. When that guilt creeps in and I have crossed the line, I know the best defense is to stop, let her talk (or fuss), and accept everything she’s saying at face value. Then I take a deep breath and tell her how much I appreciate her efforts, her devotion, and her love.

Then the smile comes. Usually. Sometimes it takes a bit longer.

Guys: Persevere. You don’t need to understand, just accept. Then love.

To your health and happiness,
Michael
www.logicalsoul.com
 

 
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Christmas in July…?

Santa ClausSaint Nick messed us up.  Big time.

If you want something as a child, you either ask your parents, grandparents, or that guy at the mall called Santa Claus. And (assuming you’ve been “good”) you’ll actually get it! Great deal, huh? Want something. Get results.

We didn’t know it then, but “we was had!”

When you grow up, this process no longer works. While it makes sense as a child to expect that your cuteness will bring “stuff,” as an adult, you are no longer as cute. In fact, you must often work hard for what you get! Many people, however, continue to follow this “desire = results” pattern as adults in the form of positive thinking and affirmations and expect the world to support these desires. Further, they refuse to look at the reality of the situation and change.

I call this adult affliction “The Santa Claus Theory of Reality.”

Actually, the Santa Claus approach may still work . . . if you’re a CEO and have a staff of people working for you.  But even here, you’ve already laid the foundation for the results to happen!

If you are NOT a CEO or have folks doing your bidding, you must begin the manifestation process using practical approaches that involve concrete belief, thought and action.  Otherwise nothing constructive will happen.

TRUTH ALERT   

If you believe that sincere hope, prayer, or the Law of Attraction will save you, forget it. The Law of Attraction will give you results based on what you believe inside . . . not on some fanciful idea of prosperity or theory of manifestation based on your imagined wants or needs.

Your subconscious mind – like Santa Claus – knows when you’ve been bad or good . . so be good, for goodness sakes!!

In my practice I often come face to face with those who still believe in Santa Claus.  It is then my job to help my patients or clients see that belief alone will not do it.  The reason some people are able to accomplish their goals in life is because the strength of their deepest thoughts and desires matches their actions.

Bringing a client to a place where he or she can manifest thought and desire requires that I help them discover their inner strength, and to focus on where they are and where they want to be.   Once they stop being weak and scattered,  they are transformed and amazing things begin to happen!

Here’s how it works… 

If your innermost self (subconscious) is conflicted about a thought or desire, your results will be conflicted as well.

On the other hand,  if your Soul (or true self) is dynamic, strong, and clear, it naturally follows that your thoughts, desires, actions, and results will follow. It all comes down to who you ARE . . . not who you think you are!

Manifestation has little or nothing to do with who you’d like to be, or who other people think you are – but who you truly are at the deepest level.

Next week I’ll go over how the mind actually works to deliver both good – and not so good – results.  Stay tuned 🙂

Michael

[EZINE] One Secret about Men Women don’t know…

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #27 – July 11, 2017

Hi – Here’ more men-women stuff…

(Sorry I didn’t follow up on this last week, but the holiday needed a comment or two…)

Soma and I were having a discussion about our upcoming book yesterday, and I casually mentioned that I and most other men feel the need to just stop talking after a certain time – usually around 6-8 pm.  

Apparently she did not know that we guys run our of things to say after we’ve used up our “word quota”. . .   

Its true.  Say a man’s WQ is 16,000 words a day.  Once we hit that number, say goodbye to any further conversation!  Most guys need “Cave Time,” usually after dinner . . . and lots of women don’t understand this.  

Because he doesn’t talk, women assume he’s just stupid – at least for the time being – or doesn’t love her.  And a women feeling not loved is a powder keg leading to major discord.   

The man, however, is just is sitting in his cave, feeling all comfy. If a woman comes at him (because she doesn’t feel loved), he simply tags her as “crazy,” then tunes her out as best he can.   

Now, obviously, this WQ thing will vary from man to man, but the general rule applies.  If a man engages in daytime work that doesn’t require a lot of conversation, he’s free to use more words at night.  His wife or girlfriend, then, would assume he is just like her all the time . . . and forget to back off during the times he uses up his WQ.

Men’s brains apparently are wired to process information in a sequential manner, i.e., one thought at a time.  Women, however, are more wired for multi-processing and can say and do multiple things at a time (this comes in handy for raising kids!)  

So Men  – you’re not really stupid.

And Women –  you don’t have to feel crazy.

Life is that way sometimes.

More fun facts next week,

Michael
www.logicalsoul.com

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[EZINE] July 4th was bad for this President…

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #26 – July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!  While you are enjoying your hot dogs and fireworks, there is a little known danger lurking in plain sight that already killed one president, and knocked yours truly for a loop as well!

What danger…?  Fireworks?  Guns?  Car accidents?

No.  I’m talking about food poisoning.

In case you haven’t noticed, the weather in the northern hemisphere in July is usually very hot.  And hot weather spoils food faster than the final stretch of the Indianapolis 500!

This was also the case back in 1850 in Washington DC when President Zachary Taylor scarfed down a bowl or two of milk and cherries for a hot July 4th treat.  He developed intestinal bacterial food poisoning (the doctors then called it “cholera morbus”) and died 5 days later at age 65, only 16 months into his presidency.  Ouch.

I’m about the same age as Old “Rough and Ready” was when he died, and I too got food poisoning from eating cereal yesterday morning with some milk that tasted “funny.”  Fortunately for me, I had some Lugol’s iodine, some cleansing herbs and routines, and lots of Advil to get me back on my feet in a day.   Whew.  

Refrigerate Those Suckers

Word to the wise:  Keep perishable food in the fridge and always check the expiration date!  The bad milk I drank was beyond that date by several weeks.  That, plus hunger and momentary stupidity, knocked me off my feet for over 24 hours.

While antibiotics or a good cleanse can knock it out these days, the resulting agony from bacteria running wild in the meantime is scary.  So why take a chance? 

July 4th History and Trivia

The fourth has a long history and is worth checking out.  

=====> Visit Here For More July 4th Fun Facts <====

 

Talk next week,

Michael

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[EZINE] July 4th was bad for this President…

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #26 – July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!  While you are enjoying your hot dogs and fireworks, there is a little known danger lurking in plain sight that already killed one president, and knocked yours truly for a loop as well!

What danger…?  Fireworks?  Guns?  Car accidents?

No.  I’m talking about food poisoning.

In case you haven’t noticed, the weather in the northern hemisphere in July is usually very hot.  And hot weather spoils food faster than the final stretch of the Indianapolis 500!

This was also the case back in 1850 in Washington DC when President Zachary Taylor scarfed down a bowl or two of milk and cherries for a hot July 4th treat.  He developed intestinal bacterial food poisoning (the doctors then called it “cholera morbus”) and died 5 days later at age 65, only 16 months into his presidency.  Ouch.

I’m about the same age as Old “Rough and Ready” was when he died, and I too got food poisoning from eating cereal yesterday morning with some milk that tasted “funny.”  Fortunately for me, I had some Lugol’s iodine, some cleansing herbs and routines, and lots of Advil to get me back on my feet in a day.   Whew.  

Refrigerate Those Suckers

Word to the wise:  Keep perishable food in the fridge and always check the expiration date!  The bad milk I drank was beyond that date by several weeks.  That, plus hunger and momentary stupidity, knocked me off my feet for over 24 hours.

While antibiotics or a good cleanse can knock it out these days, the resulting agony from bacteria running wild in the meantime is scary.  So why take a chance? 

July 4th History and Trivia

The fourth has a long history and is worth checking out.  

=====> Visit Here For More July 4th Fun Facts <====

 

Talk next week,

Michael

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[EZINE] This Men-Women Thing . . .

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #25 – June 27, 2017

My wife Soma and I are working on a book, this one entitled Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy… its a working title, but that pretty much covers the theme.   

We committed to spending one hour a day brainstorming and recording the session.  Today it started.  

The session was hard – not because of the actual work involved – but because we communicate so differently.  She talked on and on about addressing women who totally ‘get’ her.  Then she added that women have their own understanding, and it only takes a few words between them to get things that men will never understand.  

That’s just crazy talk.  But she’s right.

I will never understand.  I also believe most other men won’t either . . . that is until we break the “code” that keeps the sexes apart and start accepting the other as they are, instead of projecting out own expectations onto them.  

Hey men:  you and I  will never understand a woman’s “emotional logic” anymore than we can fly by flapping our arms.   While we complain that women are never ready for our intimate advances (they “need too much foreplay”), they complain we are too slow when it comes to EMOTIONAL readiness, i.e., we men need too much “emotional foreplay”!  

Are men stupid?  Only if we deny this problem exists.  

Soma and I have been through all of this in our 24 years of being together.  And it never gets boring to hear that all couples – young or old – have the same barriers to success in love.  Unlike many other couples, however, we have been able to (mostly) work though our difficulties by coming up with a viable communication tool – Logical Soul® – that helps us clear up stuff that would normally tear us apart.   

By sharing our experiences and our tools, we are better able than most to help couples not only adjust to each other, but to become closer and closer as time goes on.  Soma, in fact because of this work, is my best friend, and has been since we’ve been together.  

You and yours can have this too.   

More next week,

Michael

 

Michael

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[EZINE] The Rabbit Died . . .

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #24 – June 20, 2017

Actually, the little thing was murdered yesterday . . . by our male cat, Sammy, who finds joy in rounding up small critters.  

Sammy was immediately scolded and exiled to the back room . . . his “time out” place.  

It was not a good day.  I spent the next hour trying to save the baby rabbit before he finally succumbed to his wounds.  I now have him enshrined for viewing in his cardboard open casket . . . ready for burial as soon as the rain stops.  

There is a silver lining, however.  Baby rabbits, small moles and a few unfortunate lizards are the only thing our cats catch these days . . . ever since we took a few precautions.  

How to Protect Birds and Other Critters

While I love our two ragdoll cats, I also understand they are hunters by nature, and won’t stop no matter what we say or do. My wife and I were able to find something, however, that has at least saved a goodly number of the flying prey . . . 

Its called CatBib.  You simply attach the bib to the front of their collar using the built-in velcro, and this disrupts their bird-catching rhythm.  

And hey – it works!  Last year our cats caught dozens of birds.  This year they caught only one – a wounded baby bird that apparently fell from its nest.  All the other flying critters are very happy to now visit our bird feeders again.  And the cats don’t seem to mind the inconvenience.  

I just wanted to share this little tip, mainly because I figure the more birds we save, the healthier the planet will be.  

So pass this one along to other folks with cats, and let’s all make a difference.  

To the Birds,

Michael

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