Meet Kelly Sullivan Walden

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable

Meet Kelly Sullivan Walden aka “Doctor Dream”

Kelly Sullivan Walden is on a mission to awaken the world to the power of dreams. She is thrilled to be joining the Chicken Soup for the Soul family once again after the debut of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. Kelly is also the author of several bestselling books, including I Had the Strangest Dream, It’s All in Your Dreams, Dreaming Heaven, Dream Oracle Cards, The Love, Sex & Relationship Dream Dictionary, Discover Your Inner Goddess Queen, and Goddess Queen Pearls of Wisdom Journal.

In First for Women magazine, she is the “Dear Abby of Dreams,” answering the inquiries of people worldwide in her, “Instant Insight: Unlock the Power of Your Dreams” monthly column.

Her approach to dreams is both reverent and zany, which may account for why she’s rumored to be the lovechild of Carl Jung and Lucille Ball. Her empowering message has been featured on many national talk shows, including Doctor Oz, Ricki Lake, The Real, Bethenny, Coast to Coast, and Hallmark’s Home & Family.

Kelly is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, whose unique approach to dream therapy (dream alchemy) led her to become a trusted advisor, coach and consultant, enriching the lives of countless individuals, including Fortune 500 executives, UN ambassadors, celebrities, entrepreneurs, inner-city kids, and stay-at-home moms. She is known as an inspirational speaker/workshop facilitator and founder of Dream-Life Coach Training (an on-line training program to empower people to develop dream mastery). Kelly is also proud to be the program director/ founder of CHIME IN — The Change Is Me International, a youth-driven, adult-supported initiative that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by empowering young leaders (age 16–24) by inspiring radical diversity and extreme self-responsibility.

Like John Lennon, Kelly Sullivan Walden is a dreamer, but she knows she’s not the only one. She dreams that one day people will stop taking their dreams lying down, and instead, be excited to sleep, and inspired to wake up to the power of their dreams. She imagines water cooler conversations and international summit meetings that begin with, “So, what did you dream last night?”

Sign up for your free Dream Declaration Meditation at You can also find her on Facebook at KellySullivanWaldenDoctorDream, or on Twitter or Instagram as KellySWalden.

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