Joy Andrews

Why Downtown Silver Spring?

Why do we focus on Downtown Silver Spring? Here are a few things we have going for us here:   A meditation museum! The headquarters for Discovery Communications which means we see a 747-size blow-up shark attached to their building during Shark Week. Science on a Sphere: A massive dynamic globe for us science nerds: this is the closest thing to viewing the earth from space. Housed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The … Read More

We all need somebody to lean on

Over the past few blog posts, we’ve told you the stories of how we each ended up where we are today. Here is how our paths crossed and intertwined: I fell in friend-love with Rachel on the first day of grad school at our acupuncture program when, as we went around the room introducing ourselves, she stood up – with her whole family in tow. Her fiance (now husband) Matt, said “I hope you all … Read More

Joy’s story: the journey to acupuncture

The word coincidence is such a mysterious word, alluding to a collection of seemingly random events that lead us to drum up a dizzying amount of possible meanings. The term didn’t used to be so magical; it originated as a scientific math term to describe when two right angles fit together, or coincide. Here I will unfold a few specific events in my life that that fit together perfectly and led me to become an … Read More

What’s in a name?

We polled a sample of bright minds to help us land on a name for our future wellness center. And the survey said….Third Space Wellness! So what’s the meaning of Third Space? When the inklings of this wellness center began to bubble up in our imaginations, we envisioned it as a vibrant, inviting space – less like a spa, more like a coffee-shop-meets-Apple-store feeling. We imagined a quality of liveliness – of people coming to … Read More