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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Jan 28, 2020

In tough times, where do we go? To the nearest bottle of wine? To the consolation of a good friend? Or … do we try to sleep and dream our way through it?

The last option might be a good one according to Dr. Joshua Black. He’s a Canadian researcher with a PhD in dreams about the deceased. And he provides a fascinating look at how these sleeping visions can provide us with much direct guidance.

But first, I recount my own experiences with the healing power of crisis since everything fell apart for me in 2012, including the death of my daughter Teal. This essay from my blog, called ‘Seven Years After My Meltdown: What Crisis Teaches Us’  has struck a chord with many readers.

In my conversation with Dr. Black, I learned the following:

  • Can dreams really be interpreted … and how best to do it?
  • When we tend to have our most powerful, motivating dreams
  • Why some people remember their dreams and others don’t
  • Research on how dreams relate to your waking life
  • Why most of our dreams about the deceased are positive
  • What to do about negative dreams
  • How grief dreams can benefit us
  • How to maximize the chance of having a dream visit from a loved one

It’s a powerful show that I think is also a lot of fun.

Thanks for joining me!


The Self-Care Group for Extremely Busy Women

The Grief Dreams podcast

Joshua Black’s story


Canadian scientist Dr. Joshua Black is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of grief dreams, and he’s the host of the Grief Dreams podcast. He’s the host of the Children’s Grief Awareness Event at Brock University, and has been sited and interviewed by many media outlets including the CBC.