The Daily Check-In 5.20
Flow for optimism.
Customize this hearty dish with whatever you have on hand: You could mince some ginger and add it in with the onion and top with basil or mint instead of cilantro. Don’t skip the red curry paste, though, that’s what really ties it all together. If you can, save some for leftovers—the flavors will deepen overnight in the fridge.
Self acupressure: open up sinuses
“This massage is profoundly helpful for sinus congestion, especially welcome during allergy season,” says Deborah Stotzky, acupuncturist and owner of Holistico in New York City.
Take your middle and pointer fingers together, placing the middle finger at the level of the nostril, the pointer is more level with the center of the nose. Press into the bone, then down and away from your nose. Take a deep breath in, then release and repeat on the other side.
Clean up your act.
Your own mess can change how you see people on Zoom calls, says Richard Lopez, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Bard College.
A recent study by him and his colleagues suggests that if your living space is unkempt, you may assume the people you’re talking to are disorganized—even if they’re sitting in spruced-up rooms.
Do a pre-Zoom cleanup and chances are, you’ll think more positively and give them the attention and airtime they deserve.
Equinox photography auction
Today’s work is a piece of rock history: The Doors, photographed by Henry Diltz in 1969 at the Morrison Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. All proceeds from the auction will benefit WhyHunger.
"The Doors didn’t have permission to take this picture, so when the lobby was empty, they ran in quickly and sat behind the window." – Henry Diltz
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