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What you need to know about drinking H2O

Proper hydration isn’t always as simple as drinking enough water. WHAT?! Whether or not you are hydrated can be a bit more complex than what color your pee is and whether or not you are thirsty! Sometimes “my pee is super clear” actually means your water is running right through you – like a dry plant where the water runs right through or off the soil. Many of us are full of pride and proud … Read More

It’s OK to rest.

For me 2015 and 2016 have been full-on lessons in remembering my mortality. It’s easy sometimes to forget how precious health is and to take it for granted or alternately it’s easy to operate in a state of stress (aka in our sympathetic nervous system which equals fight or flight) and not really be present to how healthy we feel or not, but to keep going anyway. These few years have been a keen reminder … Read More

26 things your acupuncturist wants to know about you.

    I’m often speaking to my family members when they mention something in passing that has me pause and say, “Did you tell your acupuncturist about that?” Usually the answer is, “No, I didn’t think to tell him/her.” Chinese medicine practitioners are whole health practitioners. So, even if you’ve come to see an acupuncturist because of a shoulder injury or for anxiety, that doesn’t mean that what’s happening in other parts of your body … Read More

5 tips for a great spring and a great year.

Springtime reminders to help you feel healthier all year long: #1 This is the time of year for moving your muscles! If you’re already a fitness buff then keep at it. If you and your couch or your desk chair have a better relationship than you do with moving your muscles this is the best time of year to start moving. You don’t have to run a marathon or try out for the Olympics unless … Read More

5 big lessons in entrepreneurship (aka what we learned during our first year in business)

    It’s April 2016 and we are officially celebrating an entire year of Third Space Wellness having an open location. For a few years we searched the 20910 high and low, we had late night meetings around a kitchen table, we taught classes on the go, and saw clients in a one-room office. Then it happened, the stars aligned and everything fell into place. We opened the doors to a beautiful center. It hasn’t … Read More

Top ten reasons to work with a nutritionist

Food food food. Everyone is always talking about food…what to eat, what to never eat. Our relationships with food can be quite complex. And the relationship between how healthy we feel and the food we are eating (or not eating) can be equally as complex. If you are feeling like food or your health is a yucky and loaded topic then working with a nutritionist could be just the thing to help lighten the load … Read More

Six super easy cheap ways to get better sleep

Ok so I have an infant, hence, lately I am reminded about how precious good sleep is. This little babe is teaching me a ton more about life-hacks for better sleep than I could have possibly imagined. Tons of people want more or better (or both) sleep. In the treatment room, one of the things Joy and I hear all the time is symptoms of poor sleep, fatigue and a gazillion other things that happen … Read More

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