Wellness

Wellness + Community in a bar?! You bet.

Think a bar, wellness and community don’t go together? Think again. On January 24th, we joined forces with Denizens Brewing Co. in Downtown Silver Spring to host a Community Wellness Open House. We knew it might sound strange to some to host a wellness-themed event at a bar. And on a cold, wet Saturday afternoon too? Forget it. We expected most people would stay at home to avoid the wintry mess outside. What happened instead … Read More

Jen’s Awesome Reading List for 2015

Hi, my name is Jen. I enjoy running and love my two cats. I hike the national parks with my husband during summer vacations. During our honeymoon 8 years ago I was bit by the book bug and have been exploring books ever since! I like a good book that sucks me in and takes me to a place so different from daily life. I have a new list of favorites from 2014 that I want to offer to … 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

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

Tis a gift to receive

Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time where we take a moment to reconnect with loved ones, rest, give thanks, and give gifts of love. I am especially thankful for this holiday season because it comes at the end of a year filled with both joys and trials including the loss of a long time larger-than-life family friend to ALS. She was diagnosed before the ice bucket challenges started … 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

Your recipe for winter: Bone Broth

A street vendor in NYC recently received some press for selling bone broth in coffee cups as a cozy, nourishing treat/meal. The story about him then got picked up by the Washington Post and some other news outlets and went viral. Why the hype? What is bone broth? It’s simply a soup broth made by boiling chicken or beef bones with water, some seasoning, and sometimes added veggies. It’s something many of our grandmothers made, … 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

What’s the deal with Magnesium?

We recently received this question from an enlightened community member: “I’ve been reading about magnesium deficiencies. What are your thoughts on this?” Magnesium has been getting a lot of attention lately, and apparently everyone is deficient. So what’s the deal? Is this legit or is this overrated? I have had training in nutrition; I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor. I’m speaking from my own experience and observations of my acupuncture patients here. Let’s start … 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