All THE SNOOZE THAT’S FIT TO PRINT
Welcome to Tzivia’s blog about the other third of our lives…the time we spend asleep and dreaming.
Here on this blog, we’ll get curious about dreams and explore them from every angle—from dream journeys to dream journals, and from dreams that are hard to remember to dreams that won’t let us forget. You may also find dream poetry, dream reports, dreams that tell the future, and dreams that tell it like it is. We won’t turn our back on nightmares or neglect dreams of ecstasy and bliss. We’ll examine messages from beyond and messages that seem to need a codebook to decipher. Be they sublime or ridiculous, we’ll track the territory and mine the mysteries of sleep and dreaming.
A gift in the night I'd like to tell you a dream I had. I know, you don’t like to hear about other people's dreams. You think they’re long, and you have no idea what they mean, right? But I’m going to tell you this one anyway. Because, it illustrates something that I...read more
A mindful approach to dreamwork In classical meditation we sit and observe the contents of our minds. Without judgment, we notice when thoughts arise, but we don't engage with them. With a curious and calm attitude, we simply watch the thoughts as they pass by. When...read more
Q&A: Do all dreams have meaning? A 'Sleepy Skeptic' wants to know. Q: I've heard you say that everything in a dream has meaning, but I'm not sure I believe it. Some of my dreams seem pretty random. Signed, Sleepy Skeptic A: Sorry to have taken so long to reply to...read more
Dreams, Narrative, and The Meaning of Life Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, by Salman Rushdie. (2015, Penguin Random House) In honor of the holiday season, a few weeks back, I had dinner with members of a writing group I belong to. We each brought a...read more
Mutual Dreams As a professional dreamworker I talk to people about how to use their dreams for personal growth and development. But that's only one part of what I hope people will do with their dreams. I believe dreams can help us not only with our individual lives,...read more
Learn the 3 R's of dreamwork ... ... and unlock the messages of your subconscious mind The fact that so many people are perplexed by their dreams, tells me that we need to become more literate in the language of the subconscious mind. To help you learn to read and...read more
Q: Help! What to Do When A Dream Offers a Diagnosis? I just had a scary dream in which I heard a voice tell me that I should see a doctor because I have something wrong in my heart. I trust my dreams and honor their messages when I can, but I recently had a physical...read more
Hold fast to your dreams? On the first night of a weekend Dream Poetry workshop I offered to a group of writers, I suggested the participants try to remember their dreams. I offered them my standard instructions for improving dream recall: Place a notebook and pen by...read more
Not alone in the dark If you've been beating yourself up about your inability to sleep well or to log enough hours on the pillow, I invite you to ease up on yourself. For starters, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have deemed our...read more
Dreams are a Terrible Thing to Waste When we do dreamwork, (meaning we pay attention to our dreams, learn to understand what they are saying to us, and we do the emotional homework that they are in a sense assigning to us each night), things actually get a lot better...read more