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One of the first questions I am asked at most screenings of All the Rage is, "How's your back?" or "Are you better?" My answer is that I'm doing great, but I'm also human. Things crop up, and the more work I do, the more equipped I am to deal with the issues that arise. I have hit the...

This weekend I started to think about the Wizard- the one behind the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz". I began to make the connection between the story of the film and the story of how our emotions shape our relationship to the world, including our sense of our own health. I found a few clips from the film on-line...

I'm on day 13 of an Oprah and Deepak 21 day meditation program. It's actually day 17, but I have been traveling, making it difficult to find the time to meditate, so I've missed the last few days. These 21-day programs are designed to guide the participant to go deeper into esoteric concepts through a carefully structured program, and the...

Last night I was driving home from dinner when I heard a discussion with Nathaniel Rich, author of a full NY Times Magazine devoted to looking at the science of Climate Change. The discussion was devastating to listen to because it painted a picture of a dire situation that was close to being solved 30 years ago. A couple of...

[caption id="attachment_23495" align="aligncenter" width="640"] An illustration from the Vox article using my photo of Dr Sarno[/caption] About a year ago Vox ran an article on all of the science about Back Pain treatments, and it failed to mention Dr Sarno. This was a particularly egregious omission because the article was largely based on a book by Cathryn Ramin called "Crooked: Outwitting...

A few months ago the Nasher Museum requested some of my mall images for possible inclusion in a show of local North Carolina photography. I was excited to have the work considered because, for the most part, I have not had much contact with the world of galleries and museums. When I first made this work I took it to...

When I run I often compose posts like this in my head. This morning, when I went for a run, I was thinking about some of the hidden ways in which a myriad of systems and connections shape our social sphere and further; how my own decisions, regarding how I choose to interact with these systems, affect my life. I...

People sometimes share their stories with us. I woke up to this one today and it was very moving because it reflected what our hopes were for the film- that it would help people to heal- but that it would also be a work of art. Hi Michael, Today I watched your documentary about Dr. Sarno for the second time. Again it...

"All The Rage" had its theatrical premiere at Cinema Village one year ago, on Friday June 23rd, 2017. On that same day, Dr Sarno passed away. It would have been his 94th birthday. It was difficult to do the Q&A's after we found out because it was not yet public knowledge and yet we wanted to let others know. That...

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...