[Ezine] 10 Things You Can Do When You’re Older

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #36 – September 21, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

A Time For Change

I just got back from my Tennessee cabin where I spent some time with my friend Jason doing light chores and splitting wood for the upcoming winter.

While there, I had a chance to reflect on my older years, and marvel at the speed of change.  Things are much slower in Coker Creek, Tennessee, than they are in the Big City of Atlanta, so I actually had time to reflect on becoming a charter member of “The Old Buzzard’s Club” with a few close friends.  

It seems like only yesterday, for example, that a 20 Megabyte hard drive was enough to store every piece of software I could ever load. Now, super-fast operating systems eat up 20 TERAbytes like Pac-Man used to gobble up ghosts…

And that’s just in computing.  Change is gobbling up every aspect of our lives, from dance and education to social media and slang. Used to be, the phrase “in a minute” meant that you were going to be there very soon.  Now it means “like, forever.”  Go figure.  

Since we can’t really buck change, I figured the next best thing is to make a list of all the stuff we as older adults can do that younger folks can’t . . . or don’t want to.  So, if you find more than 50% of this list relevant to your life, welcome to The Old Buzzards’ Club!

The List

These are the 10 Things I get to do as an older American:

  1. Fall asleep on the couch.  I used to watch shows all the way through.  Now, I sometimes “mediate” unexpectedly.
  2. Keep stuff in TWO sheds.  One is never enough after age 45.  Besides, you never know when you’re going to need that skeleton key from grandma’s old house!
  3. Repeat myself.   You forgot what you said, so you say it again, “just to be sure”…
  4. Repeat myself.  Did I just say that?
  5. Play the Curmudgeon.   This is the fun part about getting older . . . you don’t have to please everybody, especial those who are younger, i.e., “wet behind the ears.”  Throwing questions at them based on your experience and/or common sense often work wonders to frustrate the hell out of phone solicitors and bureaucrats. “Now – what’s your name?” (Felicia) “Now, Felicia, have you ever had someone break a skillet over your head, then show up at your room in the hospital to try and sell you a new one…?  Now you know how that feels to me…”
  6. Talk about my diseases.  Your grandparents did it.  Your parents did it.  Now it’s your turn at the megaphone.  Go ahead – tell the whole world about your bunions, your back pain and your kidney stones.  Whether they want to know or not, they need to know!  After all, it’ll be their turn someday to pass on this vast amount of knowledge prostate problems to their kids.
  7. Talk about the Old Days.  “When I was your age, gasoline with 25 cents a gallon, phones were attached to a cord,  and we were happy with 3 TV channels…”
  8. Write letters.  The only ones who remember how to actually send a letter by sitting down, writing on paper, sticking the paper in an envelope, licking and mailing it, are folks born before 1985.
  9. Not worry about global warming.  If the world temperature is rising a fraction of a degree each year, we won’t be around to worry about it 40 years later when its 5 degree warmer.  Maine and Canada should be happy with more immigrants.
  10. Repeat myself.  Oh yeah, I said that already…  

 

 

 

Here’s to your Success,
Michael
www.logicalsoul.com

[Ezine] Another Stormy Week

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #35 – September 12, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

The Big Blow

This past week has been a whirlwind… literally.  Last week I was getting ready to head to Lima, Peru.  This week, Hurricane Irma paid a not-to-social call, blew away a few people, and contributed to the deaths of 35 people in the Caribbean and 9 in the US.  

The storm was bad, but not as bad as expected.  Here in Atlanta, the wind gusted a few times and lots of rain and pine cones fell, but we never lost power (some did) and the worst was over in a few hours.

This was the first time ever Atlanta has been under a “Tropical Storm Warning.”  And, of course,  residents reacted in the same way they do whenever snow “threatens”… cancel flights and trains, close schools and businesses, and generally freak out for a few days.  Then nothing.

How did you do?  I hope each of you was safe, and that nothing too drastic happened to you, your family or neighborhood.

Soma and I and our few guests never lost electric power, but a few Atlanta residents died and over a million people are still without power.  One can only imagine the current struggles of folks in SE Texas and Florida.

As a Red Cross volunteer in the late 1960’s I remember many of the homes of families we assisted were almost submerged.   But, although these families lost most or all of their possessions, many of them were still smiling, singing, or helping others in need.  At times when desperation can often run high, its good to remember what’s really important, i.e., minimal loss of life, and communities and families coming together to save and rebuild.

While I grew up in Savannah, GA,  we got hurricane warnings every year.  In 1959, Hurricane Gracie, a Category 4 storm, came barreling ashore, knocking my dad down when he opened the door (I still don’t know why he did that!) and giving me my first and only view of a hurricane eye.

Those powerful images will always be with me.

By the way…

The move to Peru has been postponed for 6-8 months . . . something about me not being able to get a work visa because the new Peruvian president is pulling a Trump on us by halting all immigration for awhile.  I actually don’t mind; this gives me and Soma a chance to catch our breaths during this time of rapid change…

More next week.

Here’s to your Success,
Michael
www.logicalsoul.com

[Ezine] How to Manifest Your Dream

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #34 – September 5, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

Things Happens By Design

Last week I told you the story of meeting John and Mary, and how that meeting lead to Soma and I ordering our DNA tests to find out how to avoid diseases latent in our genes . . . something I’ve wanted to see happen for decades.  

This week another miracle blast happened.

Before I go into the details, however, let me lay the groundwork by saying that I’ve always been interested in healing miracles, shamanism, meditation, and love to watch shows on healing, ancient astronauts and earth mysteries.  

I also held the vision of retiring in a few years to some coastal area, maybe in some exotic location like Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador or Peru.   I would continue to work by giving sessions,  working as a chiropractor, or holding transformation workshops.

Fast Forward to Today  

Through a series of unforeseen events and contacts, I now have a firm job offer to be a chiropractor in Lima, Peru!

There are obviously some major details that have to be worked out before the final decision is made, I can tell you this much – my dream job came about because of two things:

  1. A Strong Vision, and
  2. Getting out of my own way.

Vision Makes It All Happen

When you have a real vision, nature moves heaven and earth to bring about the circumstances for your vision to happen.  My guru Maharishi used to say “support of nature” is a strong indication that you are supposed to be doing something.  

This past week, I have a lot of support of nature.  While I’m supposed to leave next month (!) and will be separated from my wife for awhile, this opening is one I feel I must go through.  I will keep you updated.

The other element is equally important, i.e., get our of your own way!

Are you afraid of change or making big decisions?  This may be due to subconscious hidden decisions that keep you stuck in the past.  You will therefore miss the little hints that may be regularly popping up – that gossamer thread – that will lead to your dream.

The Logical Soul® is designed to let you break through all barriers – past, present and future – that may be limiting your success in life. 

Do You Have a Dream?

Do you have some idea you’ve been dreaming about for a while, but maybe thought it had no chance of coming true?  I have just six words for you:  Take Action and Don’t Give Up!  

Recently I’ve been taking steps to renew my chiropractic license in Georgia.  By chance, I got in touch with an old chiropractic classmate of mine after 25 years, and mentioned my interest in travel.  He gave me the name of a doctor in Peru who needed an associate.

The number I called, however, did not work, and my friend didn’t have another one.

I could have given up, but I didn’t.  Through an intense online search I was able to find another number for the doctor, i.e., the number of his wife in Florida who was advertising for help on an obscure website.

This number worked.

I spoke with Marta, the doctor’s Peruvian wife, at length, sent them my resume, and received an email from the doctor in Peru the next day with the good news.

Go For It

The universe offers you great opportunities, but the hints are very subtle.  It takes desire, patience, and the ability to follow the gossamer thread of events that lead to the next step, that may eventually lead to your vision – or something greater.

If you take these little steps, and are not afraid to make big decisions, great things can happen.   If you don’t, you’ll be stuck with more of the same.  

Here’s to your unlimited Success,
Michael
www.logicalsoul.com

[Ezine] A Solution To All Diseases…?

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Dr. Michael Craig,   Vol. 5, #33 – August 29, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).

Time vs. Health

It seems like only yesterday I was 35.  So when I woke up back in March feeling like 95, it came as quite a surprise. Although I was “only 64,” health issues were suddenly at the forefront.


I was at a loss to explain my sudden health problems.  I have been taking great care of myself for the past 45 years and knew more than most people about health-related issues and a healthy lifestyle.

“I don’t have time for this,” I said, arguing with my body who obviously had other ideas.  “I have to save the world, make tons of money and retire to the beach.”

The medical bills piling up on my desk said otherwise.  I had to pay this stuff since I was not yet eligible for Medicaid…

It was a moment of truth for me.  I obviously did NOT have all the answers, and became more open to alternative ideas.  That’s when the magic couple came to dinner…

The Visitors

Mary and John came to visit last week.  Handsome couple.  Mary, 72,  actually looks as if she’s in her mid 40’s.  Then they revealed their secret:  they were able to find weak links in their DNA that threatened their long-term health.

“Sometimes,” Mary said, “the solution is very easy and inexpensive.”  She said she found out that her being vegetarian was creating a stress on her heart that would lead to heart disease unless she was able to add a specific amino acid to her diet . . . that only came from meat.

She did, and never looked back.

“You can also get this information and avoid debilitating diseases down the road that are sitting idle in your DNA.”

Is The Solution At Hand?

While this is not quite Star Trek medicine, DNA sequencing information comes close.  And, while I cannot say this will help you at all, it is certainly worth checking out.

Here are the steps Mary gave us:

  1. Go to www.23andme.com and order your DNA sequence.  It costs either $99 or $199, depending on which service you want.  Either service, however, will help you with the next step.
  2. Visit www.MTHFR.net (once you get the results of your DNA Sequence) for information by Dr. Ben Lynch on how to get more valuable information from that sequence to discover weak links in the form of unwanted gene mutations (snps).

That’s it.  Two steps and you will have what you need to avoid life-threatening or debilitating diseases that may be waiting in the wings.

Do it now – for you, your spouse, and your kids.  You will thank me later.

Sincerely wishing you good health,

Michael
www.logicalsoul.com

[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
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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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