Annual Review of 2013: It’s All About Feeling Good

by Dr. Christopher on December 31, 2013

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks

I didn’t do an annual review for 2012.heartonmirror

Life, it seems, has its own course, whether I’m at the wheel, or not.

Although I did do one for 2010 and 2011, following Chris Guillebeau’s lead.  I found that reading other people’s annual reviews helped me do mine.

My sincere hope is that you wear my annual review shoes in order to walk the path you want for your life in 2014.

The transparent reason for not doing an annual review (or even writing much) is that I’ve had no energy for the process over the past couple of years.  A large part of me wants to crawl in a hole and just be in it.  Or run to nature like Christopher McCandless did (true story).

Sign posts along life’s path (like the picture above) point me in the right direction again.  I’ll explain more below.

Serving others has been my life purpose for as long as I can remember.  The problem is that I’ve never served myself.  As the constant teacher time always reminds me, you can only love others as big as you love yourself.

Nonetheless, I seem to have a mid-life crisis every year.  It’s common enough that I’m now calling it my mid-month crisis.

Without it, how would I ever know whether I’m ever on the right road or path?

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The Truth Behind Achilles Tendinitis

by Dr. Christopher on December 10, 2013

Achilles Tendon ScarDoes your Achilles tendon hurt?

Then you may have achilles tendonosis.

**Note: 97% of achilles tendon tears had a non-symptomatic achilles tendonosis present.  If you don’t want to end up like the person presented to the right, read on.

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Taking Off Your Ball-N-Chain And Liberating Your Soul: On Attachment

August 22, 2013

“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.” ~Simone Weil Allow me to set the scene. I’d just spent a gut-wrenching, soul-liberating, ego-dropping weekend in Mexico where the fifteen or so other good-life seekers were looking to experience the same. Phoenix-life transformation not only in our business […]

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What Will You Do With Today? [Let Seneca Help You]

January 26, 2013

If perspective is one of our most powerful tools for Aristotle’s the good life, then how can we mold it to create our ideal reality today? By following the path of the greats. Here is one of them.  Seneca’s prose is meant to be ruminated on, savoring each phrase for the power in his well thought […]

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The Physiological Basis of Bliss: 5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain Circuits [Part 2]

December 5, 2012

Question. Do you crave bliss, ecstasy, or the passion of life? Maybe even heaven on earth? If not, do you at least want to be a little happier? When neurologist Jill Taylor had a stroke[Part 1], little did she realize that she would help us figure out how we could live a happier existence by […]

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Jill Taylor and The Physiological Basis of Bliss: Rewiring Your Brain Circuits [Part 1]

October 11, 2012

What if I told you that bliss, nirvana, enlightenment, oneness with God, oneness with the universe, ecstasy, heaven on earth, or whatever the heck you wanted to call the happiest you can ever imagine being, actually has a physiological basis in the body? That’s right. Just like how diabetes is caused by the death of the […]

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