Rachel Brumberger

Summer is chock full o’ lessons; part deux

Summer is all about expansion and partnership so this is the perfect time of year to spread your wings, literally! And to spend time with the people you love. It’s all about being in the present moment. Here are some ideas for having an amazing summer: Fresh Air and Sunshine – Get outside and stretch your arms as far as you can just like the branches of the trees. If you are with a buddy, reach out … Read More

Summer is chock full o’ lessons

Last week Joy helped us remember to take it down a notch, let our hair down and lush up the summer time. It’s an incredible time of year for celebrating, being with people and having a ball. It’s also an important time for us to be with ourselves. I just started readingThe Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. I’m going to let you know what I learn along the way. I quickly fell in love with … Read More

Oxygenate, that’s what it’s all about. 7 easy tips for breathing on purpose.

I’ve been reminded by a close friend and colleague of the importance of breathing. And I see it all the time in the treatment room, and in my life – lack of breathing. It’s so important that I’ve even written about it before. Breathing is something we do so unconsciously we do not even think about it; and in some cases we even forget to breathe altogether – we’re accidentally holding our breath. Here’s the … Read More

4 ways to get work done, better together!

Recently one of Sam’s colleagues asked her an important question, “do you and your business partners ever hang-out outside of working and meetings?” Her reply, “Yes, it’s essential.” And she’s right. As business owners together our lives are really intertwined with one another. Joy, Sam and I are fortunate because we really like each other. Well, dare I say love? Yes. Indeed. We respect each other and we chose to be in business together because … Read More

12 tips for choosing your acupuncturist

Choosing an acupuncturist, or any healthcare provider, is an important part of your healing and wellness process. It’s all too often that we are quick to trust “the expert” more than we trust ourselves, especially when it comes to our health. A good acupuncturist is looking to empower you to own your wellness and that’s what we are all about at Third Space Wellness. In fact, from the rich conversations we have on a regular … Read More

“Snupset?” 10 Ways to beat the snowy blues

So far it’s been a snowy 2014 here in the MD/VA/DC metropolitan area. Just when we think the sun is shining us right into more regular springtime weather, schools are closed or opening late from the next white blanket of winter. There’s been a lot of snow upset or as I like to call it “snupset.” With cabin fever, kids home from school and workday flow getting shaken up it’s not surprising to hear that … Read More

Yielding in-between.

We’re in a funny kind of in-between seasons here in Maryland. Just a week ago it was 7 degrees, and today the warm sun is tricking the buds on trees outside of my door to get ready to sprout and come alive. Even the sunlight is changing. I’m recognizing it in myself too. In the mornings I’ve been ready to go, like an engine revving up. In the afternoons I am still sleepy – a … Read More

Rachel’s Story: Part 2

“Hilarious!! Stick needles in people?”  Yeah right…! Trish kept mentioning it, and it only took me a few more weeks to hear her. With encouragement from her and Matt I generated enough curiosity and confidence to attend an open house at then Tai Sophia (now MUIH)… Maybe I would become some kind of healer after all? Looking back now, there were many moments that pointed to “healer” – my fascination with medicine women in stories … Read More

Rachel’s story: Part 1

I’m opening up my mind, body and soul to you, so you really have a sense of what lead me to here. It’s not all pleasantries. Bear with me, TMI and all. Please remember though, it wasn’t all bad. I had a wonderful childhood, and I have wonderful memories of joy with family and friends. Yet, when I look back at my life and recall the anguish I was experiencing being in my body, I … Read More

Another look at thankful

On Tuesday nights, before our standing meeting here at Third Space, I often attend a yoga class. I’ve learned that when I do yoga I am better – in life. I breathe better, I stand taller, my blood moves and I feel easier. But this post isn’t about why people should do yoga – it’s about what I discovered on Tuesday night because I was doing yoga. I almost didn’t go, I mean – really. … Read More