I am American but have spent most of my adult life in Japan and the UK. Although I live in the United States now, I continue to travel between these different cultures in my art and dreams.
In 2006 I completed my masters degree in Human Development, where I focused on the role imagery in dreams and the arts play in healing, personal growth and spiritual development throughout the life span.
One of my favorite dreams seemed like a very ordinary dream until I looked down and saw that I had lion's paws instead of hands! That gave me a whole new way of looking at myself and how I was getting along in the world at that time. Through my lion's paws I found new possibilities to get through a very difficult time in my life that I had not been able to imagine previously.
I have many favorites books but I think my all time favorite is Robert Bosnak's A Little Course in Dreams.