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Back injury: one year later

    I feel like a walking miracle. A year ago I had my brush with a painful back injury and now I am reflecting on how far I’ve come.   Pain feels like everything It started as a twinge. As if a rubber band in my back had stretched, twisted, then popped back into place in the span of three seconds – all while simply lifting a bag out of my car. I always … Read More

Why you should come to class

If I had a dime for every time I asked myself “how did I live before the Google?”, I would be a bazillionaire. Okay, maybe a hundredaire… OKAAAY, I would have at least $10. Anyway, with the advent of technology, online yoga classes are becoming more and more prevalent. I am excited that yoga is becoming more accessible. Because many of us have schedules and lifestyles that preclude hopping over to class, I am strongly … Read More

Community Wellness Fund inspired by Bethany Meissner

Some people are an inspiration. Bethany Meissner is one such person. ‘To inspire’ shares the same Latin root as the words ‘breath’ and ‘spirit’: Inspire: ‘inspirare’ – to breathe upon, inspire, excite Breath: ‘spirare’ – to breathe Spirit: ‘spiritus’ – breath; breath of God, inspiration; breath of life And here we are, inspired by Bethany to breathe this precious breath of life together. Bethany is currently living with a cancer diagnosis, this time involving her lungs, … Read More

Kick that cold

Many folks have been experiencing a fall cold lately, with symptoms ranging from sinus congestion to sore throats. Here are some tips to help you prevent it or help your body bounce back from it! Listen to your gut. The first sign of a cold can show up as digestive upset, since 70% of our immune system lives in our digestive tract. Churning, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating that doesn’t go away… these can be signs to go easy … Read More

Judgement-free zone

We’ve been including the words “judgement-free” in several of our class & workshop descriptions lately. Judgement-Free Nutrition Zone, judgement-free prenatal yoga classes, judgement-free regular yoga classes… Judgement is more of a feeling we impose upon ourselves: we fear our bosses will judge us if we don’t get certain projects accomplished within a certain time frame; we fear our mother will judge what we’re eating or wearing; we fear our father will judge what car we decided to … Read More

Be well this summer.

We are big on learning from nature about how to be well. Part of this is taking note of what each season, uniquely, has to offer us in learning to live our lives with more ease. Here we are in summer; the season of the heart. For some of us, it’s this time of year that we look forward to – we can’t wait for it. It’s the best time of the year. For others … Read More

It’s OK to rest.

For me 2015 and 2016 have been full-on lessons in remembering my mortality. It’s easy sometimes to forget how precious health is and to take it for granted or alternately it’s easy to operate in a state of stress (aka in our sympathetic nervous system which equals fight or flight) and not really be present to how healthy we feel or not, but to keep going anyway. These few years have been a keen reminder … Read More

Rainy reframe; how to deal with this rain.

This weather has been getting some of us down. The other day I thought to myself, I’ve always wanted to know what it was like to live in England, or Seattle – not that Silver Spring, MD is quite the same, yet this weather gives me just an idea. I think I’ll stay here then. I’ve been pretty bummed out with so much rain, and today when I came downstairs and noted the grayish-blue skies … Read More

26 things your acupuncturist wants to know about you.

    I’m often speaking to my family members when they mention something in passing that has me pause and say, “Did you tell your acupuncturist about that?” Usually the answer is, “No, I didn’t think to tell him/her.” Chinese medicine practitioners are whole health practitioners. So, even if you’ve come to see an acupuncturist because of a shoulder injury or for anxiety, that doesn’t mean that what’s happening in other parts of your body … Read More

This week’s post brought to you by the letter “C”.

For champagne. Now that we are officially in May we can claim that we have completely completed our first full year in business at Third Space Wellness. Amongst all of the things we have learned, one additional thing is that celebration is key! Hence, champagne. Here is us last year (with the husbands), celebrating our opening: Here is us all this year, celebrating our first anniversary (a little older, wiser and hopefully more gorgeous): Turns … Read More