My Kind (of) America

October 15, 2017

More than ever, Americans are refocusing on what we are known for: kindness, tolerance and compassion. In this interview with Chicken Soup for the Soul Publisher and Editor In Chief,  Amy Newmark, we don't just talk about politics, we talk about people that are changing the world, one kind act at a time.

In this interview we talk about the new book, "My Kind (of) America" that features 101 stories that proudly serve as testimony that America is still a country filled with good people who volunteer in our communities, help people who need help, and pride ourselves on doing the right thing. Our huge and varied country is known for tolerance, energy, and spirit. This is a book about hope and the true American spirit. It reminds us that a kind America is everyone’s kind of America.

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Attraction in Action

October 13, 2017

Check out this interview with a mother and her two children as we explore The Law of Attraction as it relates to parenting. Her son, Andrew, uses the "law" to attract a meeting with the only person on planet earth he really wanted to meet in LA... spoiler alert: It wasn't Johnny Dep...nor was it Sophia Vegara...

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De-Escalate! How to Calm an ANGRY Person in 90 Seconds or Less!

September 27, 2017

In this episode of Dreams Unzipped I talk with peacemaker, Douglas E. Noll. He is the founder of Prison of Peace--meaning he goes into maximum security prisons and teaches the angriest people on the planet how to be calm and "Listen people into existence." He shares his brilliant 3-Step process...that if I can do it, you can do it to. How can we possibly live a dreamy life if we don't have an action plan for our own anger, and the not-so-pleasant emotions of others?

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Kim Vergil Shows You How Your Dreams Can Make You More Artistic

September 22, 2017

Kim Vergil lives and works as full time Mixed Media Artist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Kim has participated in International and National Solo and Group Exhibitions in Europe, U.S. and Canada. Member and Chair of the Arts committee for the - International Association for the Study of Dreams(IASD) for over 10yrs now Kim is helping to integrate the arts more and more into the programing of the conference that takes place every year around the world. The goal of bringing a better understanding of the role dreams play for many artists including herself. Searching for and finding meaning within Chaos is an important part of Kim’s creative process that is inspired by her understanding of how we create our night dreams…. The end results become abstracted DreamScenes as Portals for the Imagination… A lifetime artist filled with energy just needing to be expressed and shared back out into the world. Kim is also a member of her local Art scene participating in the annual Art Exhibitions with - Lakeshore Artist Associaiton(LAA). Being in bilingual Quebec joining the, English Language Artist Network (ELAN) brings together a diverse group of artists Kim shares with and learns from.

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Rubin Naiman, PhD REM Is NOT just a Band from Georgia!

September 19, 2017

In this fascinating interview with Rubin Naiman, PhD, we explore how REM deprivation is the secret enemy of our health!

He is a psychologist, sleep and dream specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the world-renowned University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Naiman is a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream disorders, integrating conventional sleep science with depth psychological, transpersonal and spiritual perspectives.

Dr. Naiman is the author of several groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healing Night, Healthy Sleep (with Andrew Weil), The Yoga of Sleep, and Hush: A Book of Bedtime Contemplations, as well as various professional articles and book chapters. He has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and has blogged about sleep and dreams for HuffPost.  Dr. Naiman’s work has been described as "life changing!" Please see www.drnaiman.com and @DrNaiman on Twitter.

  • On the show we talk about how “dream downsizing” is hurting us, and “the fatal error” of dream interpretation—what does this refer to?
  • Capture, coddle and carry your dreams into the waking world. 
  • Dreaming is not just something we passively experience; it reflects our personal posture toward all experience.
  • Examining a dream with our waking world eyes is like looking at the night sky through sunglasses.
  • Struggles with accessing deeper sleep are struggles with accessing deeper parts of ourselves. 
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Renate Stendhal, Kiss Me Again Paris

June 1, 2017

Renate Stendhal is the award-winning author of the photo biography Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures . After growing up in Berlin and Hamburg, she lived in Paris for almost two decades, pursuing ballet and underground theater, translating American women authors and writing cultural reviews for the German radio and press. Stendhal has published several books in Germany and in the United States, three of them co-authored with her life companion Kim Chernin. Her articles and essays have appeared internationally. She has a passion for country living with Kim, two dogs, and a small orchard, and she still loves to opine about opera and ballet, reviewing culture for diverse magazines. She says, "French feminists stated: 'Any oppression creates a state of war.' I went to war, like an Amazon, and in Paris, I found my tribe. The lessons learned led to my desire to write about them."

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3-D Dreams, Death & Drawing

May 5, 2017
Walter Berry, M.A. is a certified Dream Worker based in the Los Angeles, California area.  He is a longtime member of the IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams, www.AsDreams.org) and has conducted both workshops and morning dream groups in a multitude of the yearly dream conferences.  
 
He is the chair of the Dream Ball for the 2017 IASD conference and is also on the Arts Committee for the 2017 Conference.
He is a founding member of the IASD Southern California Regional committee.
 
The weekly dream group that he conducts in Los Angeles has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and also The New York Times.  
His emphasis is using the visual in working with dreams and he is currently writing a book on the subject- “Drawn into the Dream.”
 
He has written articles that appeared in Dreamtime Magazine, and is one of the authors of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions”.  
 
He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, The California Institute for the Arts and The California Institute of Integral Studies.
 
He is a regular contributor on my radio show “Dreams Unzipped.”
 
He is a visual artist and uses dreams extensively in creating his art.
 
He is also a professional lighting designer in the Motion Picture and Television field.  Currently he is lighting television shows, and is doing lighting design for a giant outdoor art piece on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles designed by artist Janet Echelman which, coincidentally, is a piece entitled “Dream Waves” and is a representation of the what happens to the brain during dreams.
 
More important than all this is his commitment to helping people experience dreams and get something from the experience.  
 
“I believe that if the people of this world would listen to and stand in the experience of their own nighttime dreams and the dreams of others, that we would be a more peaceful enlightened people.”
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Dreams That Change Our Lives

May 5, 2017
Dream Scientist, Bob Hoss, Director of the Dream Science Foundation, and past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (www.AsDreams.org -- and will be speaking at the upcoming conference) wrangled 100 dreamers (ala in the style of "Chicken Soup for the Soul") to share stories that  have done just that!
 
Have you ever awakened from a dream that left you feeling stunned—a dream so vivid or impactful—so unexpected—that it changes your life from that point forward?  Imagine you could ask a question of a dream character, or the dream itself, and watch as a profoundly surprising response appears. Suppose you could take action in your dream to eliminate a recurring nightmare, heal a relationship, or even a physical ailment.  
 
These are what might be called big dreams, stories of life changing guidance, insight and healing; some that reach beyond the senses and even beyond death.  They are presented as guideposts along our life's journey, and introduced by 22 internationally acclaimed experts, psychologists, researchers, and best-selling authors from the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD):  Deirdre Barrett, Susannah Benson, Kelly Bulkeley, Laurel Clark, Gayle Delaney, Marcia Emery, Patricia Garfield, Robert Gongloff, Bob Haden, Robert Hoss, Ed Kellogg, Stanley Krippner, Justina Lasley, Jacquie E. Lewis, Tallulah Lyons, Wendy Pannier, Alan Siegel, Carlyle Smith, Gregory Scott Sparrow, Jeremy Taylor, Robert Waggoner and moi, Kelly Sullivan Walden.
 
On the show today, we talk about some of his favorite stories--these dream tales will inspire you, make you cry, uplift your soul, make you never again take your dreams lying down!
 
 
Here's more about my favorite Dream Scientist: 
 
Robert Hoss, MS is author of Dream Language, Officer and former President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Director of the DreamScience foundation for research grants, advisory board of the Soul Medicine Institute and Haden Institute faculty member. A frequent guest on radio and TV, he was host of the IASD DreamTime Radio series and has been an internationally acclaimed lecturer and/or instructor on dreams and dreamwork at various institutions, colleges and universities for over 30 years. His simple but powerful Image Activation dreamworking approach is based on a unique blending of Gestalt work, Jungian theory, the neurobiology of dreaming, plus his research into the significance of color in dreams. Formerly a scientist, and researcher in the field of optical communications, he was a pioneer with multiple patents and the Corporate Vice President for Global Telecommunications at both American Express and IBM. He now devotes his science and management skills to dream studies. He was recently featured in the PBS Dreamtime TV special, and in Readers Digest, Prevention Magazine and USA Today.
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Dream Journaling Secrets to Get the Most From Your Dreams

May 5, 2017
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. is past President and a co-founder of IASD. Dr. Garfield holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University (1968). Her bestseller Creative Dreaming (1974, 1991) is still in print; available in 15 languages, it is considered a classic. She has written more than a dozen other books on dreams on such topics as: nightmares; children’s dreams; women’s dreams; healing through dreams; grief dreams; and dream-related art. Her fictional books for children include 2016’s Lavender in Larkspur: Katie’s Dream of Romance.
nightmares; children’s dreams; women’s dreams; healing through dreams; grief dreams; and dream-related art. 
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Sexual Dreams to Enliven Your Waking Life

April 14, 2017

Gayle Delaney--Journey w/ me into outer space w/ this out of this world Dream Expert

In this episode, Gayle Delaney and I explore her special way of facilitating dream interpretation. 

Is it just me or is our recent political climate inspiring boldness in those of us who (up until now) have been so PC? It sure seems that way to me!

For example, Gayle was proud to share her Pink Pussy (cat hat) with us that she proudly wore at the Women’s March this past January (2017), which, in turn, inspired me to share my very indecent Scarlett Letter dream.

Click here to see the video: https://youtu.be/b0ftaN5JkEM

Gayle Delaney, in addition to being the best dressed dream expert on this planet and a former professional ice skater, is one of the featured keynote presenters at this year’s IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams) conference (www.ASDreams.org) at the Wyndham hotel in Anaheim, CA. She’ll be enthralling us with her wit and insight with her topic being: Dreams as CT Scans of our Love Life

In our interview, we discussed the following topics (to name a few):

  • Gayle’s #DreamInquiry technique, whereby she says, “I’m an alien from another planet, what’s a zombie?”
  • The most misunderstood thing about dreams
  • The most valuable thing about dream work
  • How, whether we realize or not, whether we want it or not, our dreams evaluate our love relationships within hours or days of our meeting a new potential mate and give us invaluable perspective and insights.
  • How our dreams can help us choose better mates
  • And how can our dreams help us decide whether or not to end a troubled relationship (aka don’t make yourself bloody trying to get blood from a stone!)

If you want to avoid years of unhappiness and despair, and have more joy, fulfillment on all levels in your personal relationships, check out this interview!

Here’s more 411 on Dr. Gayle Delaney:

Dr. Gayle Delaney is the Founding President and Co-Founder of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.  She is Co-Director with Loma Flowers, MD (First Chairman of the Board of IASD) of the Delaney & Flowers Dream and Consultation Center training and granting diplomas to professionals and amateurs around the world in the use of dreams for practical problem solving.  In 1970, while an undergrad at Princeton, she created The Dream Interview Method of interpretation. 

After studying Jungian psychology in New York and Zurich, Gayle became determined to develop a method of working with dreams that would free dreamers from traditional sexist limitations and psychological formulas created in the 19th century.

Her first book, Living Your Dreams, triggered modern interest and research in Dream Incubation or choosing to sleep on a particular problem before going to sleep. And her most recent book, All About Dreams, summarizes her work including that on sexual dreams and romantic relationships.

Gayle’s favorite job was hosting the first daily, three-hour, prime-time radio show on dreams on KVI-AM,Seattle in 1982 and she is honored and delighted to join Dreams Unzipped and explore our favorite topic!

She was on Oprah five times, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, etc. Her website is:www.SmartDreams.net

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