What are you wearing?

I sent this text to a friend last week.  Of course, as soon as I hit “send” and I actually looked at the text, I said to myself – “ooh….that doesn’t look good.”

And I quickly typed “That looked weird.  What do you think is comfortable to wear?”

Words right?  Powerful.  I knew what I meant.  My friend, who responded “LOL.  Leggings and t shirt” obviously knew what I meant.  But…in another circumstance….

Now- this anecdote really doesn’t have anything to do with the post I’m about to write.  I thought it was just a funny way to introduce the story about something I did last week.

I have a friend S, who is very cool and fun.  She is like me, an open minded cynic.  She is willing to give anything a try, but always has a little grain of doubt in the back of her mind.  This is the perfect friend for me:  we had saved a date to play, and when it came time to get an actual plan in place she said to me:

“Let’s do something different.”

“How about a salt room?  I saw a groupon.” I said.

“Great.  Let’s do it.”

FYI- I love friends like this- willing to try different stuff that is neither illegal or immoral.  Fattening is a plus however…

Salt Room.

How do I explain this?

It’s a room filled with Himalayan Salt.  And there’s lights on the ceiling. There is meditative music in the background.  There are two seating options: 1) lay on the ground on the salt itself or 2) lay in a zero gravity lounge chair.

So I laid back on this heavenly lounge chair, at least two comfy blankets on top of me, and I stared at the ceiling and breathed deeply.  In and out.  In and out.  For 60 minutes.

What is it supposed to do?

It is supposed to clear your sinuses.  It is supposed to relax you.  I don’t know if you know this about me, but I’ve had sinus issues of late.  I also have a little trouble relaxing.

Did it work?

Well, I felt relaxed.  Seriously.  My mind was clear.  My body felt a little tingle running through it.  I felt clean.  My sinuses didn’t feel inflamed.  My friend felt the same way.  About the breathing and relaxing anyway.  I didn’t ask her about the tingle.  I mean, I’d already started out the day by asking her what she was wearing- am I really going to ask her if her body is tingling?

Now- here’s the thing:  Did we feel good because the salt room actually worked, or was it a placebo effect?  We already know by my word play at the beginning, our minds are capable of convincing ourselves of anything, or interpreting things in a variety of ways.

So- did the room do what it promised?

More importantly- does it matter, since the end result was two less stuffy nosed and calmer people?

So here’s todays dime store wisdom:

  1. Try new things
  2. Groupon is good if you manage to get the special before it runs out (we missed the special price, but were so excited about the concept we did it anyway- that’s how we roll- we did it without the groupon)
  3. Be open minded, but not naïve
  4. Find a friends to have adventures with
  5. Breathe.
  6. Relax
  7. Find your inner peace
  8. Be careful of how you word a text
  9. Enjoy the experience that is life
  10. Don’t add a number 10 just because you have to have some sort of logic to your numerical list





56 thoughts on “What Are You Wearing?

  1. That salt room sounds…AMAZING! I have a friend like your friend who I think would be up for doing this with me. I also text her weird things and she totally gets what I mean. Thank you for finishing the list on a 10 lol

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  2. The salt room sounds wonderful! So glad you did it even without the groupon- you’re worth it! And I loved that you added a #10 to your list- I don’t think I could’ve handled only 9 points. Ha! 😉

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  3. Fun post! Wish I didn’t often press “send” without thinking and especially without proofreading. Then again, in my circle of family and friends the latter is often entertaining. New ideas is one of my favorite features of Groupon.

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      1. Exactly. One of my new policies requires when I feel annoyed over an autocorrect I take a selfie. That usually snaps me oit of it! Life’s too short and excellence is so often accidental 😄

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  4. I’ve had an on-again, off-again obsession with SD tanks for years…but never manage to scrape the funds together to visit one. My favorite meditation still has to be feet pounding pavement with iPod blasting in ears…cheaper, and more energetic.

    Whenever I write out a bullet-point list, I skip a number…just to see if people are watching 😀 But love your #10!

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  5. I so agree…and starting this year..aka now..I’m going to start trying new things too. It’s always fun when you have someone to share the weirdness with. I used to have a cool intuitive friend who would be willing to try anything…unfortunately she moved away. But life’s too short not to try SOMETHING NEW once in a while! PS I have a salt lamp in my bedroom and livingroom. I’m not sure I’m getting healthier from them, but I do love the glow..

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  6. Thank you for teaching me about, probably the last thing on earth that I ever heard of – a Himalayan Salt Room. Who would have known there was such a thing. You even managed to make it interesting and funny. Thanks again, and take care.

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  7. This definitely has me wanting to try to find one of these salt rooms local to me!! I would love to try it out. And I love your dime store wisdoms at the end!! Each one is so very appropriate.

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  8. Great post. It reminds me of the time in the Middle East when I hit “send” and the post was delivered to 500 employees or more of ADEC. I was sharing a car with some Arabic speakers during the Egyptian uprisings and I mentioned that I felt I needed a ride with another car as the Arabic Teachers were shouting and sometimes, I heard the word “America.” I thought I was sending the message to a few American teachers. One, an Audubon lover, who I had gone on a bird watching trip with him and our co-teachers couldn’t wait to remind me, “Do you know what you did?” That message just went out to everyone!Ah yeah. Try to think twice before you hit SEND.

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  9. The salt room sounds good to me. I think anything that sort of cuts the stimuli and noise we get bombarded with all the time and helps us actually get ‘grounded’ can be great. Good for you for trying it.

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  10. Well I have never heard of such a thing, and I like to think I’m pretty up on all the latest healthy crazes…! Maybe it just hasn’t made it to Australia yet; hmm, could be a business opportunity, if it works as well as you say ; ) I’d love to try it, G

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