DREAMLAND, we can meet each other there….
“Within the depths of grief and sorrow it is hard to marvel at the sun’s magnificent rays. We can meet again in “Dreamland” where our spirits and thoughts may transcend to play!”
It’s a pretty big deal when one of your closest friends writes a children’s novel with her 8-year-old daughter. Then it’s an even bigger deal when you get to interview her on the radio. Such a proud moment. (Click the black bar above to listen)
Below are more details about the book and how it can help your child. As well as today there is a special event where you can get a copy of the book and meet the authors!
What: Dreamland reading and book signing with Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh and her daughter Niyah
When: April 15, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm private, invite only event (media invited) 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm public event
Where: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Details: Families are encouraged to attend this special reading of Dreamland, a children’s book written by a mother-and-daughter team about dealing with loss, as well as Easter festivities including a visit from the Easter Bunny.
MARCH 28, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – “I’ll see you in my dreams” is a phrase that we often hear and say to those who can’t be with us at all times. For one Ladner working mother, she discovered a place where she and her daughter can always meet. Together they turned Dreamland into a children’s book.
Dreamland is a creative collaboration between Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh and her eight year old daughter, Niyah.
First imagined when she was training to become a family physician and working long hours, this creative venture brought Dr. Dosanjh and her daughter closer. It marked a way for the two of them connect when they couldn’t always be together.
“When time, distance or circumstance separate us, the idea of creating our own Dreamland where we can be connected and present for our loved ones provides immeasurable comfort,” says Dr. Ramneek (Rummy) Dosanjh, a Canadian born, U.S. certified family physician. “By creating this space for my daughter and for children everywhere, I’m fulfilling my personal goal of taking a step towards creating a healthier community and society. It’s often difficult for children to understand loss and creating this space for them to visit with loved ones who are no longer with them or are unable to always be with them brings them a closer connection that their imagination can control.”
Dr. Dosanjh believes the acceptance of loss and time, fosters deeper connections by providing opportunities for relationship building. Her hope is that she will be able to develop more strategies that will continually promote the health and well-being of children and families. Dreamland allows for the creation of a place dependent on the dreamer’s imagination and permits escapism to bridge the gap, whether of loss or of presence, and helps to preserve connection and emotional attachment. From a child’s perspective, the concept of loss and death is particularly difficult to grasp. Dreamland allows the imagination to scheme and to create hopeful scenarios.