thriving

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

Poop, dry cleaning, traffic, and letting go

More on the autumn theme; as Sam established, it is all about letting go – like the trees let go of the leaves. I’ve had a ton of reminders to let go lately, some painful and all necessary reminders that I am really not in control. The notion that any of us really have control over anything is a big fat joke anyhow. And for me, even though I know this deep in my soul … Read More

Cry-fest 2015; 5 ways to get the weepies out

When the season turned from summer to fall I found myself particularly weepy. It generally happens every year, and every year I forget that it happens. In Chinese medicine one of the correspondences for autumn is grief (the other side of that coin is awe or inspiration) and so it’s not really that weird that as the leaves turn and fall, so do the tears. I checked in with a few others, turns out weeping … Read More

Hit the pause button

Whether you are a guru at meditation or a total novice, taking a moment to be still and take a few deep breaths is part of the path to well being. Deep breaths have a ton of wonderful side effects, like: Slowing you down on a crazy busy day and giving you enough space to complete the busy with a bit more ease (and fewer mistakes). Helping you digest your food because breathing provides space … 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

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

The TSW Guide to Prepping for A Party

As you know it’s been busy times for Third Space Wellness. With our new location open we’ve been managing tons of logistics on a daily go. Our plates are full with fun, laughter, learning and tasks. We decided long ago that when we opened our doors we wanted to host some great events for our community. So some of the items on the “get it done” lists are around party planning and community engagement. Thus … Read More

Spring Cleaning – It’s not just for houses!

If you and I have anything in common then it might feel like suddenly amidst the melting snow and bright sunshine there is some hope for energy and an internal sense that things are moving again. I find that during winter time I tend to look around at my home, my laundry pile, my to-do list… I look inward to all of the “I want to’s” and then I peak outside, notice how chilly I … Read More

Why community?

A community that sticks together stays well together. At Third Space Wellness this is one of our guiding principles. In everything we do we are making sure that our commitment to helping people forge relationships that result in a greater sense of having a community is present because it’s our stance that this is key to well being. Community is a popular buzz word and theme right now…Why does it matter and why is it such a popular concept? … 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