Author: Michael Galinsky

Last summer we had an intern named Ana.  She is the new york born niece of a good friend from Chapel Hill.   When she first came by our office we were just starting a project for Newyork.com in which we were going to profile interesting and creative New Yorkers.  Ana is a film student at NYU and she had made...

**** I have updated this several times.  I kind of dashed it off originally, and wanted to expand it. **** For many people the idea that their emotions are causative in terms of their pain or illness is unfathomable.  However to me it's crystal clear that this is the case.   This is not to say that all pain is emotional pain. ...

update**** Letha passed away this evening Sept 24, at 9:05.  I wrote this piece in July.  I just sat down to write something about what an amazing person Letha is, and realized I'd already done it. **** There was a fundraiser planned for Letha in November in NY.  I'm assuming it will now be a memorial, but should still be...

Declaring war on anything; a country, a concept, or a person, is a bad idea. This is not to say that we should not defend ourselves when attacked, but declaring war is a mistake. I have been thinking about this concept of war in regards to the 2011 decision by the Institute of medicine to declare pain a disease...

This morning, on the way to day camp, my daughter asked how many words there are in the world. I replied that there are millions of words and they're all in dictionaries. I offered to sit down with her and go through one. She asked why there are so many words and I explained that words help us get more specific...