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Are Your Dreams Speaking this Language?

May 3, 2020

Your dreams are rich with symbols, even symbols you might never have heard of. This video is an intro to the Five Elements (as used in Traditional Chinese Medicine) and how they show up in your dreams. You’ll learn about each element’s motion, color, season, emotion, and corresponding organ in the body. Grab the free…

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The Dreamers’ Den Series Ep 3: Dodging a Bullet By Trusting My Dreams (a conversation with Denise Conner)

April 22, 2020

Have you ever dreamt you had a serious illness or injury? Maybe it scared you, at first, but then you came to understand the dream symbolically? It can be a relief to realize, “It’s a metaphor.” But sometimes, our dreams truly are about our physical health. For me, that’s one of the greatest gifts of…

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The Dreamers’ Den Series Ep 2: Cognition is the Gardening Tool of the Soul (a conversation with Will Sharon)

April 7, 2020

What can you learn from a kid with nightmares, a young therapist at the VA, a corporate executive, a life coach, and a dreamworker? Everything in this episode! Will Sharon has been in all of those roles, and his combination of education, experience and care for people shine through in this conversation. I think you’ll…

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The Dreamers’ Den Series Ep 1: Uplifting Gifts from Unassuming Dreams (a conversation with Melissa Grace)

April 7, 2020

Melissa’s open-heartedness and deep attention are so welcoming that I spontaneously shared this morning’s dream with her, right after we got on the phone. I share it with you later in the episode. Throughout this conversation, you’ll hear stories from each of us about our own dreams, including a couple of unexpected “transcendent experiences” that…

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I Can’t See My Own Face: Why I Rely on My Dream Group

February 18, 2020

I’d say I’m “experienced” in working with my dreams, but I wouldn’t say I’m an “expert.” I’m not sure a person can be an expert on their own dreams. Of course, I say that at the same time that I hold this belief: only the dreamer can know the meaning of their own dream. How…

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Why Bring Dreamwork and Chinese Medicine Together?

January 16, 2020

I’ve had to admit that only certain people lean in and ask for more when I say, “I had such an interesting dream last night…” Others give a vague, “Hm,” or steer the conversation to another subject. And that’s fine. I love talking about dreams – with people who love talking about dreams. When a friend shares a…

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5 Ways Dreams Invite Insights About Your Physical Health

September 15, 2019

You’ve had those dreams, right, that you just know are important? But you have no idea what they mean? In my experience, every dream is significant. But at first glance, I usually have no idea what a dream means either. Stepping into dreamwork is like stepping blindfolded into a space filled with sounds, scents, and textures. Disorienting, mysterious, and endlessly interesting. We…

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Metal Element Imagery In Dreams

August 1, 2019

Yes and no. The radiance of sound and light. Poignancy. Grief. In the cosmology of Chinese medicine, these resonate with the Metal element. This means they also resonate with the Lungs – think of an inhale, discernment of what stays (oxygen) and what goes (carbon dioxide), then an exhale. The Large Intestine is our other “Metal…

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Heart Imagery in Dreams: Wildfires of Anxiety & Soothing Water

June 10, 2019

How does this wildfire come to rage out of control? One stray spark… a forest of parched trees… a wild wind? If I see this in a dream, I might wonder, how can I douse the wildfire within me, that out-of-control spreading, that flaring of panic and anxiety? Water, would be my first instinct. Then,…

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