Daily Dose “Surrender” April 3, 2020 – Living the Inner Life

On this 3rd day of April during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, today’s ‘Daily Dose’ involves the powerful (yet paradoxical) act of “Surrender”. The current conditions are strange and frustrating, and there is a natural instinct to deny, resist or struggle against them. Oddly, the act of surrender, that is, a total acceptance of the present … Read more

Daily Dose: “Just Breathe” 04.02.20 – Living the Inner Life

Hi, it’s Chris from Living the Inner Life, and today is April 2nd, the second day of the stay at home, stay in place orders that we have to follow throughout the month of April, 2020 during this coronavirus outbreak. So as I promised, everyday I’m going to give you some tidbit of information, maybe … Read more

What Martin Scorsese Got Right and What He Missed:

Martin Scorsese directs a film from behind the camera

In a November 4, 2019 Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, film director Martin Scorsese further explained his position that Marvel (and other) superhero movies are not ‘cinema’. Instead, he likened them to theme park rides. This is not a new debate, as there has always been a split between ‘movies’ and ‘film’. Movies … Read more

The Wonder Woman Archetype: Revealing the Power Within

Comic book superheroes seem to be popular recently, to make an understatement. Clearly, we spend a lot of money on movies, merchandise and spin-offs. But why? What is it about these super-powered caped crusaders and mysterious masked marvels that resonates so deeply within each of us? Maybe it’s the desire to be stronger and greater than we are, … Read more