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.
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
Don't turn that dial What can we do when we watch the news and see one disaster after the next, and feel powerless to help? Too often our response is to just turn it off, and turn away from what overwhelms us. I'm talking about watching a relentless stream of...read more
“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