Author: Michael Galinsky

Last year when I talked with Dr. Mate I brought up the story of my father. He struggled his whole life with different psychosomatic issues. After he retired he began to have symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and ALS. Dr. Mate writes a great deal about the connection between the repression of emotions and auto-immune diseases.  In the clip I mentioned that...

I have been told that blog posts should be short and to the point. Unfortunately, not all of my ideas fit that paradigm. I do understand that focused pieces often make more sense, but sometimes the writing itself sparks connections that explode off the page. This is particularly true for me right now because I’ve been doing a lot of...

For the past year I have been taking stock of my 25 years of making art, trying to get some perspective on what makes the work tick. When I was a kid my mom encouraged me to be creative all the time. I drew, I wrote, and I started to take pictures. By the time I got out...

I went to the dentist today and it was not such a pleasant experience. I'm in a program at the dental school at the University of North Carolina where I'm seen by seen by a student, and the one who takes care of me is really great. The program at the university is well run, and I appreciate it not...

Eric Sherman Fear from rumur on Vimeo. Dr. Eric Sherman discusses the role that fear plays in pain syndromes I interviewed Ram Dass the other day for "All The Rage". He told me that when he had a stroke, he was resting in the hospital room surrounded by people who were worried, thinking "the stroke was a bad thing". He cleared...

Last week I posted an article that raised questions about the validity of the data being used to promote the flu shot. This post led to a great deal of interesting debate. It quickly became clear that the article in question had been largely discredited. However, the response on both sides of the issue points to different issues at play. I...