Wellness

The art of being thoughtful.

If you live in the MD/DC/VA Metropolitan area you’ve possibly noticed a bit of a subtle shift in the weather… a bit more heavy feeling with the humidity and cooler evenings. And if you are a friend of the farmer’s markets like we are you may have also noticed an abundance of juicy produce including peaches, tomatoes, plums and so much more. All this signifies a special time of year that in Chinese Medicine we call … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Sleep – it’s an art and a science

Sleep, snooze, schluff (what, Yiddish?!) – Whatever you like to call bedtime, this is an episode all about sleep. We’re talking about healthy sleep in this episode – what healthy sleep is, how to begin achieving it, and some commonly overlooked sleep breakdowns. We’re going to cover alarm clocks and your snooze button, electromagnetic disturbances, and the importance of clean sheets (the truth really comes out here!). And what about dealing with sleep when you … Read More

Hit the pause button

Whether you are a guru at meditation or a total novice, taking a moment to be still and take a few deep breaths is part of the path to well being. Deep breaths have a ton of wonderful side effects, like: Slowing you down on a crazy busy day and giving you enough space to complete the busy with a bit more ease (and fewer mistakes). Helping you digest your food because breathing provides space … Read More

Summer lovin’

This weekend happens to be the 4th of July. I am not going to get into the history of the holiday or the political, social and/or economic issues surrounding how we feel about our independence and freedom here in the USA and what it all means. I deeply respect that as a country we have a lot to be thankful for and oh-so-much work to do to be in wholeness together as a diverse culture … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: It’s a Shit Show

No matter what you call it, we need to talk about it! This is an episode all about digestion and what happens when yours is working and when it’s not. If you’ve ever wondered if your toilet matters are “normal” this is the time to investigate. We’re talking about what it should look like, smell like, how often you should go and what a healthy system looks like and acts like. Of course because it’s … Read More

I’m an acupuncturist, though I’d really call myself…

Weeks ago Joy, Sam and I were having some laughs about what our titles would actually be on our business cards if we were to abandon the formalities of job titles. Amongst the most popular were things like: Travel Blogging Doula Donut Aficionado Fairness Coordinator Shower Psychic Grammar Champion Bullshit Whistleblower If you know us (email info@thirdspacewellness.com to match the owner to the title and you will get a little prize from us if you get … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Living Well In Summer

This episode is all about living well in the summertime. For some folks it’s the best season of them all, for others not so much. We’re chatting about that and more. Don’t fret if you hate a season that most people love. Everyone’s got their time to shine. Summer is all about passion, fun, and spreading our wings to connect with others. So whether you have summer sadness like Rachel (who hates this song) or … Read More

Celebrating love is good for you

Right now I’m traveling to the wedding of one of my brothers. How sweet it is to take time to set everything aside for a moment to focus on love. In fact, it’s not only meaningful, it’s healthy. Our cells physically respond to love by opening and relaxing, thus promoting the smooth flow of blood, fluids, and Qi throughout the body. Think about the last time you had a moment of love… for a cupcake, … Read More

Gut Check: 6 non-food ways to get gut healthy

I get excited coming out of the cold seasons into the warm ones for many reasons, and one of them is the availability of local, fresh produce. Going to the farmers market really gets me delighted about food again. And, since I wouldn’t call myself someone who enjoys cooking, it also makes this a more bearable “to do” on my list. Since I am not into cooking, I often get a little lazy…a pizza here, an order of Chinese … Read More

What did you learn from your Spring cold/cough?

Lots of folks lately have had a spring cold that shows up in all kinds of ways like messing up digestion, settling deep in the lungs, and lingering forever. Whether it’s allergies or a full blown flu, it can put a damper on your energy level and day-to-day living. I recently had a visit from the cough fairy. I paid attention to it because last year at this same time I also had a live-in cough. … Read More