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19 Oct No Way to Measure It.

Ants from rumur on Vimeo. A few years ago, I read Jonah Lehrer's article in Wired "Why Science Is Failing Us". It was a lightbulb moment for me as he connected the dots to so many things that I had been thinking but didn't have the words, or data, to pull together. The deepest connection was his illumination...

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14 Jul Poverty and Stress

We have written about the relevance of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris' work a number of times on Rumur. She's the San Francisco-based doctor who realized that a good deal of the time, she was treating the symptoms of stress in her high poverty patients. When she began to practice with an understanding that her patients' stress was a causative factor...

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01 Apr The Message of Pain

As we work on Story of Pain, we struggle to figure out how best to make use of the flood of amazing and inspirational materials that we are assembling. First and foremost, we want to make a film that tells the story of Dr. John Sarno. This will form the backbone and the heart of the film. In the process of...

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17 Oct Drowning

On a Saturday afternoon in late September, I almost drowned.  On this warm fall afternoon my friend Caroline and I had impulsively decided to swim across a lake.  It’s a big enough body of water that we had to frantically wave at several speedboats to make sure that we didn’t get run over as we crossed.  It’s one of those...

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08 Oct On Meditating On

whirlpool take 2 from rumur on Vimeo.******* see note below **** I am like my daughter, or she is like me, in that I am less inclined to want to learn how to do things from others.  Instead I want to figure it out for myself.  Sometimes this is a good thing, because I can develop unique ways of looking...

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05 Sep Cancer and Stress?

For years we have been working on a film about the connection between stress and pain.  Recently it has expanded to include the connection between stress and overall health.  While the film is about the science of healthcare, it’s also about social science - how ideas move through the world - and it’s about framing.  When a carpenter looks at...

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