Jeanne Van Bronkhorst has worked with people facing life-threatening illness for twenty years, including ten years as a hospice social worker and bereavement counselor. She has led grief groups and trained volunteers in how to sit with grief for several different hospice organizations in the US and Canada. She has graduate degrees in psychology and in social work with a strong interest in social science research. Her life-long interest in dreams led her to introduce dream appreciation into her hospice work, which eventually became the basis for this book. She lives in Ontario, Canada.