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The Damage Done

A recently popular TED talk focused on how the biggest risk to our physical well being is exposure to one thing: childhood trauma.  The speaker explains how trauma actually affects how the brain develops. As one who has experienced childhood trauma, I found this TED talk extremely depressing. It often feels like the imprint of… Continue reading The Damage Done

Finding Freedom From the Law in Netflix’s Watership Down

It’s hard to imagine that a story about bunnies could be emotionally gripping, inspiring, and even terrifying. Yet this is absolutely the case with Richard Adams’ 1972 novel Watership Down, which was recently adapted into an animated Netflix miniseries. The story of a group of rabbits breaking away from their warren to find a new home,… Continue reading Finding Freedom From the Law in Netflix’s Watership Down

What Can We Learn About Failure and Family From Avengers: Endgame?

It’s easy to see how our heroes failed in Infinity War. For one, they had very little advance knowledge of their enemy. Banner’s warning to Dr. Strange and Iron Man came moments before Thanos’s henchman arrived. They are all spread out all over the world with little or no communication. Captain America and Iron Man aren’t… Continue reading What Can We Learn About Failure and Family From Avengers: Endgame?

Finding Resolutions

As the Avenger’s franchise comes to an end, audiences all over the world have wept, laughed, and clapped. The characters in this movie series have long since stopped being nebulous ideas that are forgotten once the lights in the theater turn on. The audience cares about their heroes—evidenced by the emotions expressed by the deaths… Continue reading Finding Resolutions