Author: Michael Galinsky

Often times when power structures are challenged, there is a direct and disproportionate response. Two cops were murdered by a crazy man in Brooklyn yesterday, and the head of the police union, Patrick Lynch, put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the mayor because he had dared to recognize that the people protesting had legitimate concerns. Other former elected...

  “All the Rage” is not meant to be an attack on medicine, though those who are deeply embedded, and invested, in current practice might feel that it is. Instead, it’s an attempt to re-illuminate the connection between our minds and bodies that is too often stuck in the blind spot of the current medical system. The mechanistic model that holds sway...

As we have moved forward with our Kickstarter for All the Rage, we have received a deluge of incredible communication from people who have either been helped by Dr. Sarno and his work, or who have recently come into contact with it. As the trailer highlights the rapid success of the more famous patients, some people have expressed concern that...

One of our Kickstarter backers sent us this note, "I'm a former patient of Dr. Sarno (saw him in 2007). I went from stuck in bed in agonizing pain to back to work in two weeks. I am forever grateful for this life-changing experience, and THANK YOU for making this film!" We asked her to share her story with us...

Two weeks ago, the day after we started our kickstarter campaign, I posted a blog that detailed my first two months of running since my back went out many years ago. Even though I was active and exercising I avoided running because I thought that my leg was too weak. It was certainly true that my ankle was very...

Last week I went to St. Louis to shoot an interview with Prince Ea, a hip-hop artist racking up millions of views for his spoken word pieces that merge modern concerns with spiritual matters. A couple of weeks earlier, after seeing a very powerful video that he had made about letting go of stress, I reached out to him about...

On Nov 12th we started a kickstarter campaign to fund our film about mind body medicine. If you like this piece please consider clicking through to see more. [caption id="attachment_17539" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Julie Cafritz playing with the Action Swingers at CBGB mid 90's[/caption] For a couple of years the working title of our film about Dr. John Sarno was "Story...

[caption id="attachment_17522" align="aligncenter" width="908"] The author on a friend's shoulders during Thanksgiving in 1977[/caption] Family holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year, so it’s a good time to think about the connection between this kind of stress and back pain, before you find yourself on the bedroom floor of your childhood home, screaming in agony because your...

This summer I read Eckhart Tolle's book, "A New Earth". The writing helped me get a better understanding of ego and empathy. Now I understand the idea; the thinker that is observing our thoughts is our consciousness, and that the thinker of the thoughts is the ego. Tolle uses the term pain body to reference the way in which identifying...

"Be good to yourself". That's what Dr. Arlene Feinblatt said to me when I was stuck on my office floor, unable to even turn over. Five days earlier, as I tried to type a frustrating email, my leg seized up with incredible force, throwing me to the floor screaming in agony. It had cramped up worse than I had ever...