Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Simple Approaches to Life's Complexities
Denise Fournier Ph.D.
Looking to make positive changes in your life? You can start by calling BS on some of your beliefs.
Spending more time at home than ever before? A few simple adjustments can make that experience a more pleasant one.
Are you tired of feeling stagnant and stuck in patterns that don't serve you? Learn to let pain show you a new way of living.
Have the last few months left you overwhelmed and exhausted? A few intentional practices can go a long way in keeping you stable, resilient, and hopeful.
Finding yourself consumed by this crisis? Take a moment to consider what it might be contributing to our growth and evolution.
Are you having a hard time finding a good therapist? These tips can help.
Am I the only one who doesn't like making much fuss about the new year?
Are the stressors of daily living dragging you down? Meditation can help.
Why the TV host’s insensitive pop news coverage called for an apology, and why hers so woefully missed the mark.
Does it feel like your past is haunting your relationship? It doesn't have to be that way. Approaching your baggage in a mindful way can change everything.
Want to improve your quality of life—and maybe even the length of it? Start practicing self-awareness.
Want to become a more effective communicator? These simple tips can get you there.
We may not have control over life, but we do get to control how we deal with it.
Do you want to change the way you see yourself and your life? Start with what you say.
How strong is your self-care practice? Turns out taking hold of your self-talk is one important way to boost it.
Does the concept of manifestation intrigue you? Knowing what's real about this practice may go a long way.
Feeling down? Gratitude can help.
Are wishing and wanting bringing you down? There are ways to turn it around.
What do we do with our confusion and grief? Perhaps we can translate it into new ways of thinking and living.
Do you struggle to accomplish the goals you set for yourself? Maybe the bites you're taking are too big or tough to chew.
Are you going through a difficult time? Give yourself permission to feel, and consider these simple practices to help you heal.
Do you wish to make a contribution to the world? Working on your presence and the way you connect with others can go a long way.
Want a satisfying and lasting relationship? Keep your rules and boundaries clear, and keep the conversation going.
Could your life use more purpose and your moments more meaning? I've got just the acronym for you.
For those drawn to Eastern traditions like Zen, yoga, and meditation, practice is key.
Do you suffer from addiction? These fundamental factors can support you in cultivating a clean, sober, independent, and productive life.
Want an ancient life hack that's guaranteed to shift your life experience? Make acceptance a way of life.
Ever feel consumed by anger and unsure what to do about it? You might be surprised to learn that listening to it can go a long way.
Could you use a little more self-control in your life? Good news! You can start to acquire it, right here and now.
Have you ever stopped to notice how much children know about life? As it turns out, it's quite a lot.
Denise Fournier, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, coach, and adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University.