On the power of Human Connection

This summer, through the power of serendipity, I saw three not so new movies, all of which dealt beautifully with the question of why we need each other and the powerful drive to connect with and care for other human beings.    In all three movies, The Station Agent, The Visitor and Lars and the Real Girl, the lead character sees himself as damaged and unlovable, and yet, in sprite of himself, is drawn into the human community through caring for, and being cared for by others.  As each comes alive and risks connection, he finds himself healed.  Check out this trailer for “Lars and the Real Girl”




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Laura Marshall, LCSW, is the founder and director of the Sagebrush Center for Relationship Therapy. Her experience spans thirty years of supporting couples and individuals to create healthy and meaningful lives and relationships. She is also adjunct faculty for the New Mexico Highlands School of Social Work. She lives with her husband Steve and five sons in Farmington, New Mexico.

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