NEW YORK (PIX11) — Believe it or not, your nightmares can benefit your healing, your health and your overall wellness.

In her vulnerable new memoir, dream expert Kelly Sullivan Walden – AKA Dr. Dream – explores how each of the unexpected mishaps in our waking lives can take us on a journey to self-exploration to turn the tragic into magic.

Walden joined New York Living on Tuesday to chat more about what it means to escape a waking nightmare. Watch the video player for the full interview.