Compare Yourself to Yourself

Compare Yourself to Yourself

Understanding yourself better using your dream journal (Part 7/7) When you compare your dream journal to someone else’s, you’re seeing the inner mind of someone very different from you, no matter who they are. They have a different personality, different experiences, and different roles and reasons for being. Those differences are just a start. It…

I Compare My Dream Journal

I Compare My Dream Journal

Understanding yourself better using your dream journal (Part 6/7) Blue Opossum (a pseudonym) is a K-12 educator from Australia. He has an incredibly detailed recall of his dreams and a heightened awareness of the different stages of sleep. He’s got a real gift. Born in 1960, his dream journal, for practical purposes, starts in 1963…

Compare Yourself To Others The Right Way

Compare Yourself To Others The Right Way

The how and why of understanding yourself better using your dream journal (Part 5/7) Don’t compare yourself to others. Be yourself. These ideas find their way into all kinds of creative expressions. There’s a big reason it’s on so many minds. Creators are creative people. Each has a spark or many sparks in them demanding…

Stick With Dream Journaling

Stick With Dream Journaling

Part 4 of 7 Once you start keeping a dream journal, you’re not going to have a breakthrough every night for the rest of your life. That’s not a realistic expectation. Neither are you going to have one amusing dream after another, though there’s a certain joy in a dream that amounts to a fun…

Encode Your Dreams If You Must

Encode Your Dreams If You Must

Part 3/7 Everyone, no matter how young or old they are, has dreams. They also have other people in their life, people who might not understand their dreams the way they do. They can’t. No matter how close you are to someone, your experiences and their experiences are different. You’re two different people after all.…

Keep An Actual Dream Journal

Keep An Actual Dream Journal

Part 2/7 It’s a fact: without a written record, dreams are quickly forgotten, often as soon as by the end of the day. There is no good way to remember them without a written dream journal, preferably on paper. Understanding the dream consists of more than remembering the actual dream components. You’ve got to understand…

What You Know and Don’t Know

What You Know and Don’t Know

Part 1/7 “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”   Donald Rumsfeld When former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said…

Good Food, Exercise Or Sleep?

Good Food, Exercise Or Sleep?

Which is the heaviest hitter when it comes to good health? They’re all important; which is the most vital? What’s the health priority? First, we won’t put air or oxygen on the consideration list. That gas is simply the most important health input. The effects of going without oxygen are felt immediately. Further, bad air,…

What To Do With Your Sleep Tracker

What To Do With Your Sleep Tracker

You slept a total of seven hours and 36 minutes last night. So what? You know the total because you wore a fitness monitor to bed. You synced it with your smartphone. In the morning, you looked at the result: 7 hours, 36 minutes. What are you supposed to do with this information? Sleep trackers…