Who am I? I am a woman, a grown-up girl, a daughter, a mother, a dual citizen, a dreamer, a friend, a professional, and many others. Below is a summary of the experiences and skills relevant to the moment.
Jen Sonstein Maidenberg, M.A. is a writer, researcher, and dreamworker. She received a Master of Arts degree in 2015 from the Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Program at Bar-Ilan University.
Previously, she worked as a tech content marketing executive, a journalist, and a children’s book club editor. She also founded, in 2007, Mindful Living NJ, a consulting company. She is currently a student of Natural Dreamwork. Her full professional bio may be found on LinkedIn.
As a freelance journalist, Jen has reported for multiple news outlets — including The Times of Israel and the Arizona Jewish Post — covering books, literature, healing therapies, science, technology, psychic phenomena, community activism, and cultural events.
While living in the Northern Israel kibbutz community of Hannaton from 2010-2017, Jen studied creative nonfiction and poetry at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv.
Jen’s essays and poems have been featured in Medium’s Human Parts, Zibby Owens’ Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, Dr. Richard Cytowic’s column for Psychology Today, Proximity, Split Lip, Queen Mob’s Tea House, District Lit, and Silver Birch Press. In 2015, she was named a finalist for the Ruminate Magazine Spiritual Nonfiction Prize.
Jen’s lyric essay memoir (the yet-to-be-published ‘Til I Am) has been named a finalist three times for the Autumn House Press full-length book contest (2016, 2017, & 2020). Two personal essays about her adjustment to life in Israel were included in the 2017 published anthology, Becoming Israeli.
Jen is currently researching precognitive dreams, future memory, time travel, love, music, consciousness, synchronicity, and afterlife communication. To learn more or support this research, please check out her Patreon page. Essays on the topic may be found at jenmaidenberg.medium.com.
Jen guides those interested in exploring dreams as a means for healing. She has been researching precognitive (aka “psychic”) dreams for more than a decade, after her dreams starting showing up as real-life waking events and imagery. Realizing how in dreams, over time, she was confronting trauma and healing past wounds, she devised a methodology for guiding others using dream journaling, storytelling, and the mindful tracking of time and cycles.
Jen also is currently a student of Natural Dreamwork, working her own dreams using this empirical approach, with the hopes of training and becoming certified in this method.