Rachel Brumberger

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

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

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

Do I really need to listen to my doctor? Yes, and…

We’re receiving amazing questions from people for the Q & A portion of our podcast, Wellness Unlocked. Some we are not able to address during an episode and we will periodically be answering these here on our blog. Here’s the gist of an important set of questions we received that inspired this post: How do you politely disagree with your doctor’s recommendations about lifestyle habits due to a particular diagnosis you’ve received? And also, what do you do when you … Read More

Podcast — Wellness Unlocked: Living Well In Winter

Fear not, Winter can be a great time of year for rejuvenation and restoration and this podcast episode will tell you how! Check out our inaugural podcast here, produced by Silver Spring Inc.! In this very first episode, Third Space Wellness unlocks some of the keys to having a great and easy winter. Hosts Joy Andrews, Rachel Brumberger, and Sam Dublin are the co-owners of Third Space Wellness in Downtown Silver Spring. Joy and Rachel … Read More

Some things you might not know about boosting your immunity.

Ba na ba na ba na ba na ba nananana…I ain’t afraid of no flu. Well, actually most people are a bit afraid of the flu! Here we are in cold/flu/sniffle/bronchial gunk/sinus infection season. Everyone’s favorite! There are advertisements for flu shots everywhere, reminders for hand-washing and plenty of masks for all at your favorite ER or drop-in clinic. For some people this is a terrifying time of year; the fear of getting sick in … Read More

Loss: my greatest teacher.

We are settling more deeply into autumn with each day which is a season particularly associated with grief and awe in Chinese medicine. These two expressions are energetic matches as it is our capacity to know something is valuable that leads to our expression of grief when something is lost. In loss, the preciousness of what we value is illuminated and can inspire us to move forward after the loss with greater intention and respect … Read More

Fall into fall; 5 tips for an awesome autumn

It’s official – we are in autumn! I even broke out my for real autumn-winter wear boots this week. In Chinese medicine we take it seriously that us humans are a true reflection of nature, and this includes the seasonal changes too. Thus, one of our measures of “health” is how well we weather the weather. In the treatment room we tend to take note of how people do from season to season, looking for patterns that illuminate … Read More

Menstrual Health Day – Taking Back our Periods

It’s time to talk about our periods, period. This is an entry for everyone, not just menstruating women…so listen up!  First, I’d like to debunk the notion that PMS, feeling crazy, tons of pain and heavy periods that have people in adult diapers is a normal thing, or that a barely-there bleed is normal. It’s not…unfortunately it’s just common. And there is a huge distinction, because what this means is that there is actually an … Read More

Take a break today! 4 ways to slow it down.

This is just a friendly reminder from us to you to make sure you take a little time for yourself today, and every day! Busy life includes work, laundry, who’s making dinner, getting ready for vacation and then recovering from vacation, more laundry, more work, too many Facebook posts to read and more! If you’re finding yourself caught up in the busy bee-ness of life you might notice some things like: I want to sleep … Read More