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Reflections

Obsession in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft learns that when a drive becomes an obsession, it can distract us from what's really important in our lives.

Shang-Chi and the Reality of the Blood Debt

Our decisions and actions always influence the people around us. Shang-Chi learns a powerful lesson about this influence from his father Wenwu.

Finding Yourself in Star Wars: Visions – The Ninth Jedi

In Episode 5 of Star Wars: Visions, confident self-worth is shown to be a an expression of true humility that inspires dignity in others.

Responding to Hopelessness in Star Wars: Visions – Akakiri

Love is a beautiful thing, but Episode 9 of Star Wars: Visions show us that doing absolutely anything for it can lead to dire consequences.

The Value of Defense in Star Wars: Visions – The Elder

To be defensive is more than just a fighting or sports technique. It's a way of being in all things, as Episode 7 of Visions teaches us.

The Power of Connection in Star Wars: Visions – The Village Bride

Episode 4 of Visions shows us that to live fully means to surround and bind ourselves to others, for that is the greatest Force there is.

Fighting for Family in Star Wars: Visions – The Twins

No matter the era or timeline, Star Wars is a recurring tale of giving others the benefit of the doubt, as reflected in Episode 3 of Visions.

Moving Forward for Friends in Star Wars: Visions – Tatooine Rhapsody

Episode 2 teaches us that dwelling fondly on the past is pleasant, but it can prevent us from living life more fully with, and for, friends.

Expecting the Unexpected in Star Wars: Visions – The Duel

The twists on Japanese samurai films and Star Wars itself in Episode 1 capture the heart of the sci-fi franchise—and where it all began.
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Luca and the Wisdom of Children

The young cast of Disney's Luca reminded writer Andrew Crawford of his son in how children teach us to find beauty in everything and everyone.