Dreaming on Lake Atitlan

Dreaming on Lake Atitlan

Finding Comfort And Meaning Half a World Away It was like a dream, stepping off the boat and entering a world defined by a glistening blue basin of a lake, watched over in the distance by a trio of majestic volcanoes. The fringes of thatched-roof buildings rustled in...
Rainbow Dreams: A Post-Hurricane Post

Rainbow Dreams: A Post-Hurricane Post

Shortly before I was scheduled to offer a program on “The Yoga of Dreams,” at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, I dreamed I saw dark stormy clouds nearly obscuring the retreat’s palm tree-dense property. This wasn’t terribly surprising, because I knew at the time that...
Mooning Over the Moon

Mooning Over the Moon

Is there room for one more dreamy stanza about the moon? I won’t name names, but once I attended a writing conference in the company of a former poet laureate. One night, after all of the seminars and readings were finished, I found myself on a shuttle bus that was...
The Elusive Dream*

The Elusive Dream*

I’m currently at work writing a book about dreams, so the first task is to try to define my terms. What is a dream? And before I even get to page one—I am stuck. The dream itself is as elusive as a slippery fish you’re pursuing with your bare hands. Most mornings they...