Samantha Dublin

The light at the end of the alcohol fast tunnel

I have seen and soaked in the light at the end of the tunnel!   My husband and I went alcohol-free for 71 straight days. It started on January 1st and ended on March 13th. That’s the Friday before Saint Patrick’s day – if you’re wondering about the random number. It is our fourth year doing this fast together. You can read about why we do this annual challenge here. This year’s fast coincided with … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Living Well in Spring

Living well with the seasons ain’t for nothing! Turns out there’s a great deal of wisdom from the ancients and older generations we can use in our modern lives that differentiate what is needed in each different season for optimum wellness all year long. In this podcast, we’re talking about how to live well in spring. It’s seasonal wellness tips to keep you on your A-Game year round…because each season affects the next! In this episode … Read More

How did #StrikeAYogaPose go?

Frankly? It sucked. Not the doing yoga part… The sharing on social media part… It was a pain in the neck – even for hubs who had to take the pictures. The picture taking was pretty disruptive. (Read about #StrikeAYogaPose). BUT I did enjoy having yoga as part of my every day life. Just standing on my yoga mat – before I had even done any poses – helped melt the stress away. On particularly rough days, collapsing on to my yoga … Read More

Just a gentle reminder

Just a gentle reminder from one of my favorite yoga teachers, Nina Stanger: Winter. Over it. Need sun. And to all the ladies* I’ve talked to this week frustrated with how hard it is to not gain a few pounds during this time of year: You are beautiful and it is okay. Myself included. *And men, too. Please be as kind to yourself as you are to others. Happy wintering!  

How to deal with your non-drinking friend

Do you have a friend who is fasting from alcohol? Are you staring at her like she has two heads? Have you ended your friendship with her? I hope not. The reactions to my 73-day alcohol fast range from a congratulatory hug to visible recoil. More noticeably, I find that it makes people think about their own relationship with alcohol. I get it. Drinking has a huge social component to it and it is a good social … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: The 80/20 Rule For Wellness

In this episode we discuss how to discern what wellness practices work for you and in what balance. For example, we think eating well matters a ton, yet so do donuts and cookies! We have to have room for both. Joy and Rachel debate about the importance of flossing your teeth and why you might like to take vitamins and/or probiotics. Sam inspires us to make sure we rest enough within our fitness routine and … 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

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

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