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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

A Dreamer’s Compassion

A Dreamer’s Compassion

The Dream: “I saw my friend, lying on the ground on his side, outside at night, with his knees tucked in. He seemed to be unconscious. I walked over and got down on the ground next to him. For some reason I wrapped my arms… Read More

Using Dreams to Gain Insight to Our Relationships

Using Dreams to Gain Insight to Our Relationships

Dreams can give us a fascinating glimpse into our intuitive connotations with certain people and our emotional health in our relationships with them. The abstract concepts of who takes the lead in a relationship, who is more dominant, and how well we understand each other,… Read More

Why Do We Dream of Being Late?

Why Do We Dream of Being Late?

We’ve all had one of these dreams or something like them: we look at the clock and realize we are late for a major test; we are racing to a significant event but just can’t drive fast enough; we walk in late to a crowded… Read More

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

The Dream: I was on a subway, alone, going to my destination. I was distracted working on something that I can’t remember now. I couldn’t see out the windows. I was nervous because I knew I had to finish my work but didn’t want to… Read More

When Hell Floods Over

When Hell Floods Over

Warning: graphic and violent content describing a nightmare below. I do not write this for the shock factor but to give an example of how we can gain insight into our suppressed thoughts and emotions from even the most disturbing of dreams. I will describe… Read More

Lost on a Train to Jealousy

Lost on a Train to Jealousy

The Dream: “I was on a train and noticed that a woman next to me was wearing my clothes. I told her to give them back. Because I was distracted by waiting to get my clothes back, I missed my stop. I started to panic… Read More

The 1 Question to Ask to Understand Your Dreams

The 1 Question to Ask to Understand Your Dreams

There are many methods used to understand our strange, seemingly illogical, sometimes scary dreams. As I research dreams I find many explanations of the symbols we encounter in dreams—divine communication, mystic symbolism, random firings of the brain, integrative processing of our waking thoughts, etc. While… Read More