Today’s your day. And so, in the waning hours of summer, treat yourself to a little ‘me’ time, and some of the self-help practices we’ve tried out for you. Over the last few months, we’ve asked MEL writers to float, freeze, starve and chow down on Soylent all in the name of bettering themselves. Spoiler: Soylent is poison; Marie Kondo is chill.
Find your next moment of zen below.
Can Marie Kondo turn a SoCal slob into a California minimalist?
What does sensory deprivation actually feel like?
‘This is how a wolf must feel. Always hungry, always intensely aware.’
Can a brain-sensing headband transform me from angsty to chill? I used Muse for a week to find out
Can working out high transform my body and mind? I got stoned and tried five different workout classes to find out.
Can a 40-minute movie teach me to control my dreams, my mind and my destiny?
Will the ‘smart drug’ aniracetam help me slay the work week?
We attempt to see how well rested Beddit will leave you
Will freezing your body for three minutes heal your pain?
Or, what is a toxin and can I really just sweat it away?
Can avoiding food for long stretches liberate me from the culture of office snacking?
Striving for enlightenment, via a sound bath
What happens when you don’t talk and just meditate for 10 whole days? Inside a Vipassana silent meditation retreat