Dream Analysis: Should Ann Faraday Be Called the “Fairy Godmother of Do-It-Yourself Dream Interpretation?”

While making the rounds of various TV and radio talk shows, with the release of Dream Power (1972) and subsequent release of The Dream Game (1975), psychologist Ann Faraday popularized both the activity of dream journaling and the idea dreams could be meaningful.  Her books sold over 500,000 copies, according to Harper & Row, her publisher. The Encyclopedia of…

Sleep & Science: Adventures with Leptin

The human body frequently gets compared to a machine. It’s not. Making a comparison like that is taking a mental shortcut. Writers searching for convenient analogies are guilty. We should forgive them, however, because they’re just trying to explain how stuff works in easily understood ways. Besides the fact humans are living and machine aren’t, machines operate…

Fun Facts About Sleep

Here are some interesting facts about sleep and dreams. While there are differences in the way everyone dreams and in the content of those dreams, there are commonalities. The commonalities are good to keep in mind when discussing dream journaling ►12 percent of people dream only in black and white, so they say. Personally, I…