Should You Try To Wake Up To Record Each Of Your Dreams In Your Dream Journal?

The “messenger” sat in the chair slumped over, breathing heavily, exhausted. Though his face was obscured, the way he was dressed reminded one of the Roman god Mercury, the deity of messengers.  “Do you know how hard it was to get through to you?” the man said between heaving gasps of air.  I shrugged. I didn’t. I had no idea…

Dream Journaling: Take the Temperature of Your Life With Your Dream Journal

It’s a rough morning. You feel sick after a restless night. You’re coughing up phlegm. You feel dizzy and vaguely nauseous.   It’s time to go see your doctor, you decide. You call in sick to the office.   At the doctor’s office, one of the first things the staff is going to do is take your temperature. They’re also…

Dreams & Science: How to Decide If You’re “Crazy” Or Not

When she was compiling her research, the scientist kept hearing one odd story after another from the people she interviewed.   One girl spoke of her dead brother visiting her bedside in the hospital.   Another elderly man spoke of how his deceased mother patted his hands and comforted him as he faced his terminal diagnosis.   She encountered…

Sleep Science: Have Vivid Dreams With Pyridoxine — The Dream Vitamin

When you’re learning about nutrition, it’s hard to distinguish one B vitamin from another. That’s probably because of how they’re presented to the learner: all in one group. They all sound alike.  They’re distinct, however. Biochemically separate. As B vitamins, they’re grouped by function. It’s an attempt to organize the information in an understandable way. All of…

Dream Interpretation: “Say You Saw Stevie Nicks”

A number of shabbily dressed peasants were being interrogated by a law enforcement official: “Who did you see?”  “I don’t know,” they said.  “Say Stevie Nicks,” the official said, apparently feeding them answers.  “Okay,” they agreed. “Stevie Nicks.”  “Good,” he said. “That will make it better and safer for you.”  Then it was the famous singer’s turn. She…