Author: Michael Galinsky

Jonah Lehrer on The Stories We Tell Ourselves from rumur on Vimeo. Making "All The Rage" was a long and winding path. About 6 years into the process, when I was recovering from a second bout of frustration-induced back pain, I stumbled upon an article in Wired Magazine by Jonah Lehrer called, "Why Science is Failing Us". The article was a...

This morning I had a dream in which I was driving but I could barely see over the dashboard and I couldn’t reach the pedals. I had taken the car out of park and I was slowly rolling backwards in a parking spot. I experienced a mild sense of terror that the car was going to hit something, but I...

This morning my wife and I were talking about how people have a tendency to go down the same paths and repeat the same patterns even though we know what a mistake it can be. The unknown can often feel dangerous even though it also contains the possibility of freedom. As we talked I asked her to picture a crossroads. As...

Last night I went to see Geoff Dyer talk about his Winogrand book at Duke. It was a very interesting talk- during which he focused on a set of images of women walking together- as if they were the same women years apart. When I did my mall project I had a crappy camera and an even crappier lens (I...

This morning as I set out on my ramble through the meadow, I was thinking a lot about judgement and empathy; more specifically about how judgement stifles communication and empathy facilitates it. Think for a moment about how difficult it is to talk to a parent, a teacher, or a boss when you know they are searching your words for...

There is no doubt that we are in a time of outrage and upheaval, much of which is facilitated by the media and it's cousin, social media. This is not a statement of blame, but instead, awareness. I believe the real culprit is an asymmetry in power that the culture can no longer bear. Black Lives Matter, #Metoo, and other...

Last week we had a screening of "All the Rage" in Denver. We worked with Dr. Mark Strom - who studied with Dr. Sarno - to do Q and A in order to get press for the event. The extremely well-regarded Westword writer Michael Roberts interviewed Dr. Strom and ran a great article on the day of the screening. After...

For the past year and a half I have worked full time trying to promote and distribute "All The Rage". Work is a relative term; in our culture we tend to equate work with earning, but the only renumeration I have received from this work is the satisfaction of seeing people heal through experiencing the film. It's pretty much the...

- .1 Sometimes we need to take a new perspective in order to free ourselves from what we believe. At least a few times a week I walk in the meadow behind my house; something that was integral to the editing of "All The Rage". My goal is usually to use it as a time to meditate. However, much of...

I turned 49 this year, and while some days I feel a bit long in the tooth, in general I don't have the sense that I'm almost 50. Still, it’s nearly 30 years since Chris, Rachael and I began the band sleepyhead- and that is mind boggling to me. When I was 20 I couldn’t imagine being 30 and now...

Over the years I have written quite a bit about the strange occurrences that have cropped up in relation to my father. This morning I went to shoot a campaign endorsement video for my friend Michelle and I ended up with another mind boggling connection. As we were waiting for her pastor to show up, we were chatting and she...

One of the first questions I get at screenings of "All The Rage" is, "How's your back?", or "Are you healed?" My response is generally something along the lines of, "I'm much better but I have this disease called being human and I haven't fully recovered from that yet." Healing is a journey that does not end. There is always...