Wellness

Choosing myself

I picked up the phone and with shaky hands dialed the phone number I had dialed daily, sometimes hourly, for years. I knew I was calling with a purpose, to simply close the chapter. She answered and I calmly said the words I was compelled to speak out loud, “I would have done anything for you, you told incredible lies that caused severe damage, we both know the truth.”   I hung up and felt … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Taken over by the men!

It’s a podcast takeover episode! We struck up a little fun with our friends at Silver Spring Inc, who run the podcast Movie Nightcap. We agreed to take over each other’s podcast for one episode. We decided to watch a movie, then podcast about it (click here to listen), and they would, in turn, podcast about wellness. In the episode, the men of Movie Nightcap take over and talk about keys to wellbeing from a layman’s perspective. Hosts … Read More

When you don’t hate your job (but you don’t love it either)

The following is a guest blog post by DC’s favorite hugger, writer and coach Lauree Ostrofsky of Simply Leap. There was a time when I knew that I would be happier somewhere else, but had no idea how I was going to get there. My job was perfectly good on paper. My income was okay. I liked the benefits. The people were nice. I didn’t hate it. When “I don’t hate it” is the nicest thing you … Read More

White-flag Winter: 5 tips for wintering well

Despite the nuttiness of our winter temperatures so far here in the mid-Northeast, it’s still winter. There’s no denying it when the sun sets early and rises late. It’s a signal from mother nature to slow it down. Many of us are better at staying busy and running on adrenaline or coffee, however a failure on our parts to move toward some semblance of hibernation in winter creates unnecessary suffering in the future. This can … Read More

An acupuncturist’s self-care tool box

Now is a great time to build in some TLC for yourself and renew your commitment to take care of your amazing body. Here are only some of the tricks I have up my sleeve to take care of myself. These are not blanket recommendations for everyone; self-care is a personal pursuit of balance and comfort, so the exact mix of helpful tricks varies from person to person. Exfoliation: Dry skin brushing or wet skin exfoliation do more than … Read More

Are you going to make it?

The holiday season is almost over. Even if Christmas isn’t something you celebrate, you are still affected by it. So the real question is: ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE IT? Yes! Yes, you are. How do I know? Because you are going to do the following things: #1.  Get organized. Make a list of everything you need to do. Great or small. Then maybe do a little dance every time you check one off the … Read More

What IS health?

He saw health not as something defined statistically or mechanistically. Rather, he saw health as the ability to adapt to one’s environment. Health is not a fixed entity. It varies for every individual, depending on their circumstances. This is an excerpt from an editorial on defining health. We opened Third Space Wellness as a place where the community could come together and support one another in living a lifestyle that promotes wellbeing for each unique … Read More

What coloring in my mid 30s has taught me…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed the coloring books for adults trend. (Note: My husband would like to point out that he’s been coloring way before “the craze.”) Anyway… I’m glad it’s caught on. It’s an incredibly soothing activity. You can either clear your mind as you color or observe your thoughts as they come in. It has provided so much clarity during stressful times. Coloring has taught me a few … Read More

Do the sanity dance

This Thanksgiving weekend, add a little jig to your routine. Preparing a turkey, turduckin, or tofurkey? Not sure it’s cooked all the way through? Do a little jig. Running out to the grocery store to grab some last minute butter or ice and getting stuck in super long checkout lines? Bounce a little while you’re waiting. Getting into a heated political discussion with you favorite family member? Shake your shoulders out. Taking the kids outside for a … Read More

Patience, young grasshopper

Sometimes things work themselves out. Patience pays off, as all great Kung Fu movies tell us. My car door wouldn’t lock. Then one day it did. An app on my phone didn’t work. Then one day it did. I had a headache that lasted three days. And then it was gone. Sometimes you don’t have to solve every single problem or wrestle every issue. If you can muster a little patience, some things just work out. … Read More