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anxiety

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” —Albert Einstein Everyday Anxiety She used to get stomachaches every day. Every. Day. She always had a hunch they were stress-related, but they were so consistent she couldn’t be sure. Plus, she had been sick a lot as a child. It was easy to conjure […]

Ho'oponopono

This post is part of our Mindfulness Methods series, a collection of blogs dedicated to exploring different techniques we use to enhance our float experiences. Let me emphasize that there’s no wrong way to float, but sometimes we need a little help to get the most out of our time in the tank. “Where there […]

mindfulness

This post is part of our Mindfulness Methods series, a collection of blogs dedicated to exploring different techniques we use to enhance our float experiences. There’s no wrong way to float, but sometimes we need a little help to get the most out of our time in the tank. When new customers come into SYNC […]

float better

We like to say flotation therapy meets you where you are. If you come in super stressed and hurried, you’ll likely spend a good portion of your float just calming down. Sometimes that’s all floats are (I know mine have been), and that’s okay and useful in its own right. Sometimes, however, you might hope […]

30-minute float

We’re a little nervous about this. We’re not sure if it’ll work. We haven’t seen anyone doing anything like it. We’re going to try it anyway. The Way Things Are Traditionally, float appointments start at one hour. Some float centers only offer longer 90-minute floats, and I’ve only seen one center in the country that […]

bad float

“People look for retreats for themselves—in the country, by the coast, or in the hills. There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind…so constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.” —Marcus Aurelius I’ve floated many times. More than three, fewer than thirty. This […]

core

“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass themselves without wondering.” -St Augustine   One of the reasons I like to float is because […]

salt soak

Every athlete or weekend warrior has been there: aching from an intense workout but called by their training schedule, love of sport, or need to finish cleaning out the garage to go back for more. While progress might be most measurably gained through action, rest and recovery are arguably just as important for improving one’s performance. We made this essential oil blend for home use as […]

The Remarkable Moments

I have a few photographer friends, and I always find the number of shots they take while on assignment both fascinating and overwhelming. For each masterpiece—the kind worthy of being placed on the mantle in your home or in a magazine ad—there are dozens, if not hundreds, of pictures that didn’t make the cut. Photography […]

What's Their Story?

I recently bought a shirt from a pretty cool non-profit called To Write Love on Her Arms. I found the story behind how the organization got started to be poignant, and I wanted to assist somehow. The proceeds go toward helping people who are depressed, addicted, self-harming, and/or suicidal. The shirt has a potent, albeit […]

Slow Down

This is something I think about a lot. In 1973, two researchers from Princeton recruited seminary students for one of their studies. They asked half of the participants to prepare a speech on the parable of the Good Samaritan. The other half were asked to prepare one on seminary jobs. They were then instructed to […]