listening to your body

Rainy reframe; how to deal with this rain.

This weather has been getting some of us down. The other day I thought to myself, I’ve always wanted to know what it was like to live in England, or Seattle – not that Silver Spring, MD is quite the same, yet this weather gives me just an idea. I think I’ll stay here then. I’ve been pretty bummed out with so much rain, and today when I came downstairs and noted the grayish-blue skies … 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

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

Yin Yoga – for me?

What the heck IS yin yoga? Let Third Space Wellness teacher extraordinaire, Rick, tell you all about it! When I teach yin yoga to teachers-in-training, I suggest they try to avoid thinking about the practice or analyzing it. Just immerse yourself in it. Then we’ll talk. It is yoga. But it might be unlike any other kind of yoga you have practiced. If you are an athlete, gymnast, dancer, or martial arts practitioner, you will find a little … 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

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Simple Fertility

Do the words simple and fertility actually go together? We think they do, and we realize this is not necessarily an easy or pretty topic. So, you’ll have to tune in to see why we’d name an episode with these two words together. This is an episode all about fertility – how we define it, the good – the bad – and the ugly. So no matter whether you have babies, want babies, are having … 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