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.
“One does not become enlightened by imaginary figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” CG Jung Dreams: What's not to love? When a new acquaintance learns that I work with dreams,...read more
Awake in the night Despite everything we know about the benefits of getting enough sleep, and everything it does to support our health and happiness, we are still falling into bed too late, exhausted—or we doze off in front of the TV before we even get there. We’re...read more
Considering Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 In which the dangers of dream divination are discussed This week I volunteered to be the darshan at the meditation group I attend at my synagogue, where each week one of us takes a turn talking about the assigned torah portion. That...read more
Want to Sleep Better? Watch Your Mouth The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have deemed America's sleep deficit an epidemic. There are many reasons we are tossing and turning into the wee hours of the night. But here's one that I'd like to add to the list:...read more
3 Tips for Getting the Rest You Need When Sleep Won't Come We love to be informed, in charge, and in control. Okay, so maybe I'm projecting my own issues onto everyone else. But really, I don't know many people who are truly skillful at surrender and letting go. And...read more
How traveling can help you find the mattress of your dreams Some things I love about travel: Trying new things, having conversations with people from different places and cultures, sampling unfamiliar foods … and then deciding what fresh ideas I want to bring home...read more
Lessons in Listening to Dreams The first time it happened I was about 5 years old. I woke one morning from a dream, in which I’d tiptoed through the house in the middle of the night to find an inflatable Mickey Mouse doll on the living room floor. As I approached it,...read more
Making a Sacrifice for Free Speech I must be doing something wrong. If I were doing things right, you see, I’d have earned some money last month when I went to DC to participate in the People’s Climate March to call attention to issues of climate change, and to demand...read more
7 Lessons from Dreams and Nightmares in Difficult Times by Tzivia Gover Good Morning Dreamer, Or good afternoon, or good evening. Whatever time of day it is when you are reading this, I would like to talk to you about waking up, and staying awake—and how dreams can...read more
Finding the Big Dream of Your Life Career counseling for high school and college students these days often consists of sitting down in front of a computer and logging onto a site that offers screen after screen of multiple choice questions (like one of those...read more