“I’ve made it a point in my life to attack anything that I’m scared of.” — Will Smith, before bungee jumping out of a helicopter
What We’re Trying
Definition: Halotherapy (i.e., salt therapy, i.e., those fancy salt rock caves you’re seeing popping up on your Instagram feed) is an alternative form of medicine that treats multiple ailments and conditions from asthma to inflammation. By breathing in the salt particles, you’re clearing toxins, viruses, and pollutants out of your airways, allowing treatment and preventing future ailments.
How to Enjoy It: Wear something comfy. Dark salt cave + cozy blanket + relaxing soundtrack = zzz’s.
Why We Love It: It was the best cat-nap we've ever had. We went to a 45-minute treatment at the Montauk Salt Cave in New York’s East Village. Perfect for bringing your closest friends or co-workers to kick off a day of self-care. Be sure to drink lots of water over the following 24-48 hours. As the salt’s negative ions enter the bloodstream and disperse throughout the body, you may experience some severe dehydration. Adding a little more water to your day is always a good idea.
What We’re Listening To
Hello Workwell Spotify Playlist: Work Fuel
Favorite Song Right This Second: New Shoes by Paolo Nutini
Appearances By: George Ezra. Vance Joy. Noah Kahan. Mumford and Sons. Caamp.
What We’re Reading
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Our Favorite Character: Mummy
Words to Remember: “These days, loneliness is the new cancer—a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way. A fearful, incurable thing, so horrifying that you dare not mention it; other people don’t want to hear the word spoken aloud for fear that they might too be afflicted, or that it might tempt fate into visiting a similar horror upon them.”
Why We Love It: Loneliness is something that we’ve all experienced. Honeyman’s story beautifully reminds us that there is always, and we mean always, someone who can make you fell connected.