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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

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

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

My wellness checklist; the ultimate in self care.

I spend a ton of time coaching in the treatment room because, as I tell people on their very first acupuncture visit, “you are the wise person who lives in your body. I’m not the expert on you, I’m here to help illuminate that inner wisdom.” And I mean it. Acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbs and all of the modalities at my finger tips are in my opinion some of the best medicine on the planet. Though … 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

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

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

8 Tips for Keeping you Healthy in Winter

As a Chinese Medicine practitioner I am a bit obsessed with keeping people from getting too cold. I admit it. Guilty. I’m like the cold police. Which means that despite my husband’s strong pleas that I stop concerning myself with his winter weather gear I still went searching high and low for the scarf and hat he was most likely to wear in below freezing temperatures – just in case. He rolled his eyes when … Read More

Wellness In the Written Word

By Shannon Collier, LMT and Chaplain and Owner of Holistic Helping Hand After a recent acupuncture session with Joy, she and I were musing on the experience of hurting and healing. I shared my reflection on the “where’s”, “whys” and “what the f’s?” of the discomfort in my middle-aged body and life. In strategizing on how to “feel better” Joy heard me share my enjoyment of writing. Capitalizing on the expression of my own inner-wisdom, … Read More

Anthony Bourdain & Depression – Through the Eyes of a Therapist

By Rosenny Fenton The recent loss of Anthony Bourdain has many talking and thinking of suicide and depression. As a regular viewer and fan of his work (including his CNN series Parts Unknown; No Reservations on the Travel Chanel, A Cooks Tour on the Food Network, and the many other series he has had a hand in, including one of my favorites, Mind of a Chef on PBS) the news of his death feels personal … Read More