About Robyn Murfin-Roberts
Robyn Murfin-Roberts was born in Michigan, but was raised
and still resides in Central Florida. She and her husband, Dave Roberts, share
their home with three cats. Most of Robyn’s family live in Florida, including
her daughter, Jenafer, a music teacher and college student majoring in
literature and international affairs. Daughter Monica is married to Vinny, and
their home is in Brooklyn. Dave and Robyn enjoy regular visits from their New
York-based children and grandchildren, Angelo and Arianna.
Prior to her adolescent years, Robyn discovered interests in
understanding both human behavior and dreams. She took naturally to writing, as
well. An early creative outlet was poetry, which she still composes, but she
enjoys all forms of writing. Robyn also loves reading, collecting angel and
bird images, and listening to music (especially the live music of her daughter,
husband, and friends.)
During the years of working her way through college to a
bachelor’s degree in social psychology, Robyn worked at a wide variety of jobs.
Inspired by her ancestral cousin, author Mark Twain, she felt that varied
employment would broaden her perspective, help her better understand people,
and contribute to her abilities as a writer. Throughout this time dreams
continued to intrigue her. She did research, reading anything she could find
about dreams and what they mean. The insightful interpretation work of the
“Sleeping Prophet,” Edgar Cayce, provided much of the foundation of Robyn’s
understanding of dream analysis. She also attended dream and symbology lectures
and workshops, devouring the data and learning how to unlock the mystery of
Work experience has included supervising and counseling
at-risk teens, producing and coordinating self-help seminars, leading support
groups, delivering motivational lectures, and working as a therapist, group
supervisor, and case manager in psychiatric care and other treatment centers.
She also coordinated volunteer training, chaired a public relations committee,
and did crisis intervention, public speaking, and support group facilitation
for a suicide prevention center.
Many years as an educator in a community college setting
have allowed Robyn to work with young adults. She has said about her students,
“If I contribute in any positive way to the knowledge and self-esteem of these
precious souls on the brink of adulthood, I cherish that ability to reach out
to them and am endlessly grateful for the opportunity.” Robyn has specialized
in the behavioral science courses of psychology and sociology, and has also
taught many relationship and life management classes. Under her guidance most
of her Psychology I students have completed dream analysis papers, interpreting
their own visions of the night.
Her dream work curriculum and interpretation project led
Robyn to develop an easy seven-step technique that can be utilized by anyone to
understand their dreams. Dreams Uncovered briefly leads readers through
these steps and guides them to answer questions like, “What did that crazy
dream mean?” When the dreamer can answer that question, he or she can use the
insight to solve problems and improve waking life. The more we remember,
understand, and act on our dreams, the better our lives can become. It is Robyn’s dream that the modern world will
awaken to the connection and importance of dreams to our daily existence.