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The Importance of REM Sleep & Dreaming

June 16th, 2014
We typically spend more than 2 hours each night dreaming. Scientists don't know much about how or why we dream. Sigmund Freud, who greatly influenced the field of psychology, believed dreaming was a "safety valve" for unconscious desires. Only after ...

The Riddle in the Mirror: A Journey in Search of Healing

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Author Jayni Bloch was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the era of apartheid, and that painful period is the context for her story of psychological and spiritual growth. Having grown up myself in the segregated American South, I found Bloch’s story particularly interesting. Not only were there racial divisions in South Africa between black and ...

An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth

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For those concerned about the state of our planet and the lack of a concerted effort to help restore it, here is an exceptional solution -- one that suggests a more compassionate population is the route to restoring our home. A win-win. In An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth, philosopher Jacob Needleman ...

Exploring Your Dreams: Q&A with Robert Moss

Exploring Your Dreams: Q&A with Robert MossDreams can provide us with a wealth of information. But many of us dismiss our dreams. Robert Moss encourages individuals to embrace their dreams and better understand them. Below, Moss explains why understanding our dreams is so important, how ...

Into Your Dreams

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Into Your Dreams: Deciphering Your Unique Dream Symbology to Transform Your Waking Life, by Janece O. Hudson, Ed.D. is a comprehensive guide to unraveling the mystery of those nocturnal dialogues we call dreams. Unlike most dream books and interpretations, here is a personalized look based not solely on science or esoteric belief systems but an integral ...

9 Common Questions About Dreams Answered

9 Common Questions About Dreams Answered Ever wonder why you keep having the same dream over and over again, what your nightmares actually mean and why some dreams seem downright wacky? For most of us, dreams are a mystery. They make little sense — ...

12 Ways to Shut Off Your Brain Before Bedtime

12 Ways to Shut Off Your Brain Before BedtimeDoes getting to bed feel like a nightmare? For many of us, as soon as it’s time for bed, the brain begins buzzing. We might experience racing thoughts or a thought or two ...

How to Analyze Your Dreams (And Why It’s Important)

How to Analyze Your Dreams (And Why Its Important)When people think about analyzing their dreams, they usually think of psychics with crystal balls, dream dictionaries, or lying on a couch while a Freud-like psychologist tells them precisely what their dreams connote (and it sounds ...

Stages of Sleep

Do you ever wonder why you don’t dream when you sleep? The truth is, if you are getting proper amounts of sleep in proper time periods, and not taking medications or using alcohol or illegal substances, you are dreaming. You just don’t remember them unless they wake you. Stages of Sleep Wakefulness includes Gamma, High Beta, ...

The Transformative Power of Dreams

Given the power of dreams to reveal ourselves to ourselves, why do relatively few take advantage of this opportunity? Early societies had symbolic and mystical explanations for every life experience, including dreams. In a postmodern, global culture, many of us have not been taught a way to understand dreams. Understanding the Language of Dreams ...

Harness the Power of Your Daydreams

Far from being a waste of time, as we're often told, daydreaming can aid creativity and problem-solving and help you realize your potential.

When your mind wanders from what you're doing, take a moment to reflect before forcing yourself to concentrate. It may be that you were working on a difficult decision or situation, getting closer

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Dreaming Waves of Emotions

A very good male friend and I are walking on a familiar beach. We are having a discussion, and although I can't now remember the content, I know it was intense. We stop walking to face each other. The ocean is behind him and to the side of us. As we talk, I look ...

Dreaming of Falling into Water

I do not always have the same dream but it is always the same theme. I always dream I am falling into oceans or deep bodies of water. I always know before I fall that I am going to fall. In my dreams I replay the moment right before I fall over and over again so ...

Dreaming of Being Cast Away

My life is awful. When I was pregnant with my second child, and my daughter was just one year old, my husband had an affair with another woman. I don't want to divorce him because I still love him so much and I want a family, no matter if it is good or bad. He has ...

Dreaming of Seeing Him For How He Really Is

I dream I wake up and go to my back door. It smells fresh and wonderful outside. I look to my neighbor's yard and the shrubbery is completely cut down. I can see his house and everything completely. That dream ends and I'm walking on a sandy beach. It also smells wonderful. I feel calm ...

Dreaming of Sex with My Boss

My dream concerns my boss at work. I have been with the company for over 3 years and just started reporting to him about 9 months ago. He is a great boss, but I don't have any romantic feelings for him. He and I work very well together and he is probably the best manager ...

I Dreamt My Boyfriend Was Gay

The dream starts out in the bedroom of my boyfriend (of three years). I just stopped by to give a kiss before I went home. When I get to his room, he is sitting on his bed in a T-shirt and white boxer shorts. He says hello. I ask what's wrong and he says he ...

Dreaming of Putting Our Children Up For Adoption

I've been married 31 years (rocky the last three or four years, wanting to leave but can't seem to because of guilt and security issues), in counseling for the past two years, two adult children, two grandchildren (I adore my kids, their spouses and my grandchildren), social worker for people living with HIV/AIDS. In my dream, ...

A Dream of Unfaithfulness

My fiancé and I have been dating for a year this month. I love him more than anyone, but for about five months I have been having a dream that he is having an affair with another woman. Usually it's a different one each time and I catch them in the dream. Then I wake ...

Learning the Steps

I had an affair a few years ago, and strongly feel the need to prove to my husband that I am being faithful. I'm not sure why I had this dream; but I woke up feeling a little sad and confused, though a little bit stronger. We've been in a position like the dream several ...

A Cold Character

I am in love with a younger man who refuses to enhance our relationship physically. Last night was the first time I dreamed of him. He was with me in an antique shop and questioning me about the use of a silver piece (a small little dish). I felt very uncomfortable. I did not ...

My Teeth Feel Like They Are Going to Fall Out

My teeth feel like they are going to come out, and I feel them and I start to pull them out. I feel really upset about this because I'm afraid it's going to look really bad. I then look in the mirror and I say to myself, well, it's not that bad; but they still ...

At the Zoo

I am newly engaged to a very nice man after having been divorced for 14 years. During that time I have only dated two or three times. My fiance is quite a bit overweight, at around 375 pounds. I am of normal build with a few extra pounds. His eating habits are atrocious. Other than ...