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The Two Types of Dreams and Why They Matter

The Two Types of Dreams and Why They Matter

Early last night, I dreamed I was at the dance studio I own, checking clients in as they walked in for class. Everything felt like a normal day at work: a typical setting along with the same stress I have each class that we will… Read More

The Nightmare Boss

The Nightmare Boss

The Dream: I woke up lying on my back in sleep paralysis; my body was frozen, but I could look around my room and everything seemed normal. Then my boss walked in and stood towering over me in the dark, wearing the same suit he… Read More

Cultivating Mindfulness with Dream Analysis

Cultivating Mindfulness with Dream Analysis

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information and distractions, our own thoughts can be drowned out, suppressed, or distorted. The drastic effects of this resulting mindlessness on our mental health are exemplified by the fact that the simple practice of mindfulness—a peaceful… Read More

A Patient’s Fears

A Patient’s Fears

The Dream: “I had rats for hair—long tails growing from my scalp with rats at the end. I was scared and started to pull them out but it hurt and I wasn’t sure if it would be dangerous to my health to pull them out.”… Read More

The Demon in Disguise

The Demon in Disguise

The Dream: “My boyfriend and I had fallen asleep lying next to each other on the couch. I was facing away from him, toward the front of the couch. I woke up in sleep paralysis and the room just looked dark and normal, but I… Read More

Lost Lashes

Lost Lashes

The Dream: “All the lashes on my left eye fell off at once when I was washing off my makeup. Later in the same night, I dreamed that my big toenail on my left foot fell off, but then I saw that underneath it was… Read More

The Broken Flag

The Broken Flag

The Dream: “I was waving a very large flag and was looking up at the flag and a blue sky behind it. The large flag was made up of many smaller flags… I think they were sports team flags and country flags from all over… Read More

Why Dream Analysis is Empowering

Why Dream Analysis is Empowering

Recently I was asked how I feel when writing about dreams. Especially after reading the nightmares I analyze, people often think that dream analysis must be somehow traumatizing, but I don’t look at it that way. After thinking about the question, the best answer is… Read More