listening to your body

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

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

Taking Care of Baby = Taking Care of Me

This entry provided by guest blogger and resident Mommy, Amanda. I look at my son and am amazed.  It’s difficult for me to remember what the world was like without him in it.  Two days after he was born I remember feeling like he’d always been there.  But I haven’t always been a mommy, and although it’s the best thing I’ve ever been, it’s not always been easy. ———- When my first son was born, … Read More

Yoga props are your friends

If you have ever been to a yoga class or even just looked into one, you are probably wondering what the story is behind all the items used by students in a yoga class besides the mat. What are these “props” that people are using?!? What are they for? What do they do? Do I need them as well? Yes, no and maybe are the best responses depending on where you are on your physical … Read More

Oxygenate, that’s what it’s all about. 7 easy tips for breathing on purpose.

I’ve been reminded by a close friend and colleague of the importance of breathing. And I see it all the time in the treatment room, and in my life – lack of breathing. It’s so important that I’ve even written about it before. Breathing is something we do so unconsciously we do not even think about it; and in some cases we even forget to breathe altogether – we’re accidentally holding our breath. Here’s the … Read More

12 tips for choosing your acupuncturist

Choosing an acupuncturist, or any healthcare provider, is an important part of your healing and wellness process. It’s all too often that we are quick to trust “the expert” more than we trust ourselves, especially when it comes to our health. A good acupuncturist is looking to empower you to own your wellness and that’s what we are all about at Third Space Wellness. In fact, from the rich conversations we have on a regular … Read More

Yielding in-between.

We’re in a funny kind of in-between seasons here in Maryland. Just a week ago it was 7 degrees, and today the warm sun is tricking the buds on trees outside of my door to get ready to sprout and come alive. Even the sunlight is changing. I’m recognizing it in myself too. In the mornings I’ve been ready to go, like an engine revving up. In the afternoons I am still sleepy – a … Read More