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Wellness + Community in a bar?! You bet.

Think a bar, wellness and community don’t go together? Think again. On January 24th, we joined forces with Denizens Brewing Co. in Downtown Silver Spring to host a Community Wellness Open House. We knew it might sound strange to some to host a wellness-themed event at a bar. And on a cold, wet Saturday afternoon too? Forget it. We expected most people would stay at home to avoid the wintry mess outside. What happened instead … Read More

Walking the walk and talking the talk

This year, Rachel and I each came up with a plan to do a daily activity that we could add to our routine. Nothing crazy… Just a little something different added to our daily life. We both felt that if we wanted 2015 to be better and different from 2014 we needed to introduce a change into our behavior – both agreeing that even small changes can have a huge impact. It was no surprise … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Those New Year’s Resolutions

So it’s 2015 and everyone’s talking resolutions…loving them, hating them, keeping them or falling off the wagon. In this podcast episode, we’re talking about how to make great choices for yourself at the New Year and any time of year. What are they keys to success anyhow? In this episode we discuss tapping into your willpower, the resolutions we’re keeping ourselves, what to do when you’re on an alcohol fast (yep), the REAL timeline of making … Read More

Jen’s Awesome Reading List for 2015

Hi, my name is Jen. I enjoy running and love my two cats. I hike the national parks with my husband during summer vacations. During our honeymoon 8 years ago I was bit by the book bug and have been exploring books ever since! I like a good book that sucks me in and takes me to a place so different from daily life. I have a new list of favorites from 2014 that I want to offer to … Read More

Alcohol-free? Are you crazy?

It’s that time of year when I am overcome with guilt on everything I imbibed on over the holidays. There are no regrets mind you… but my body has stopped speaking to me. And this happens year after year after year. Another thing my husband and I do year after year after year is go on an alcohol-fast (because a couple who fasts together stays together? Not sure about that one – it gets dicey at … Read More

New Year’s ass kicking, with love from Rachel

Life is precious, yes? Especially at these holidays that we all love to love, or love to hate – to me one thing is crystal clear – life is precious. Generally, it’s a pretty damn good gift. Maybe it’s more poignant at winter holiday time because we are often spending it with people we call loved ones. Usually this group includes some babies and some elders. Babies; with their fantastic ability to remind us about … Read More

Tis a gift to receive

Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time where we take a moment to reconnect with loved ones, rest, give thanks, and give gifts of love. I am especially thankful for this holiday season because it comes at the end of a year filled with both joys and trials including the loss of a long time larger-than-life family friend to ALS. She was diagnosed before the ice bucket challenges started … Read More

Podcast — Wellness Unlocked: Surviving The Holiday Chaos

Holiday madness have you feeling nutty? We get it and we’ve got some ideas for you. In this second podcast episode, Third Space Wellness continues to unlock the keys to your wellbeing – this time we’re talking about enjoying the holiday season so you don’t revert to embarrassing teenage behavior or worse… like in the infamous “Whole Foods parking lot” video! In this episode we discuss how to survive the holiday chaos with deep breathing, hydration, … Read More

Your recipe for winter: Bone Broth

A street vendor in NYC recently received some press for selling bone broth in coffee cups as a cozy, nourishing treat/meal. The story about him then got picked up by the Washington Post and some other news outlets and went viral. Why the hype? What is bone broth? It’s simply a soup broth made by boiling chicken or beef bones with water, some seasoning, and sometimes added veggies. It’s something many of our grandmothers made, … Read More

Can I get hurt doing yoga?

The truth is YES. Yes, you can get hurt doing yoga. But is it innately more dangerous than any other form of physical exercise or movement? NO. No, it isn’t. And I am not saying that because I love yoga but as someone who has been practicing for over ten years. When we do any physical movement, whether it’s dancing, running, or yoga, even if it’s under the watchful eye of an instructor, we have … Read More