wellness

Celebrating love is good for you

Right now I’m traveling to the wedding of one of my brothers. How sweet it is to take time to set everything aside for a moment to focus on love. In fact, it’s not only meaningful, it’s healthy. Our cells physically respond to love by opening and relaxing, thus promoting the smooth flow of blood, fluids, and Qi throughout the body. Think about the last time you had a moment of love… for a cupcake, … Read More

What did you learn from your Spring cold/cough?

Lots of folks lately have had a spring cold that shows up in all kinds of ways like messing up digestion, settling deep in the lungs, and lingering forever. Whether it’s allergies or a full blown flu, it can put a damper on your energy level and day-to-day living. I recently had a visit from the cough fairy. I paid attention to it because last year at this same time I also had a live-in cough. … 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

SEVEN excellent reasons to join the TSW Silver Spring Running Club

Here are seven seriously excellent reasons to join the TSW Silver Spring Running Club or #SSRunClub for short: Because misery loves company. Okay, not really, but it will be so much better to have someone running by your side than toughing out a run alone. To have someone hold you accountable. And for you to hold someone else accountable. Imagine if your workout had the dual purpose of not only helping yourself but helping someone … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: The Community Speaks

We’re serious when we talk about the importance of community. So, we decided to bring some of our peeps in to chat with you about their wellness experiences with acupuncture, yoga, food and more… we want you to hear from the folks we consider the real experts (that’s you – yep! You are the best wisdom for your own body and wellness). We’ve got fabulous guests – Rebecca, Nate, Pete and Tia – community members to … Read More

How to deal with your non-drinking friend

Do you have a friend who is fasting from alcohol? Are you staring at her like she has two heads? Have you ended your friendship with her? I hope not. The reactions to my 73-day alcohol fast range from a congratulatory hug to visible recoil. More noticeably, I find that it makes people think about their own relationship with alcohol. I get it. Drinking has a huge social component to it and it is a good social … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: The 80/20 Rule For Wellness

In this episode we discuss how to discern what wellness practices work for you and in what balance. For example, we think eating well matters a ton, yet so do donuts and cookies! We have to have room for both. Joy and Rachel debate about the importance of flossing your teeth and why you might like to take vitamins and/or probiotics. Sam inspires us to make sure we rest enough within our fitness routine and … Read More

Wellness + Community in a bar?! You bet.

Think a bar, wellness and community don’t go together? Think again. On January 24th, we joined forces with Denizens Brewing Co. in Downtown Silver Spring to host a Community Wellness Open House. We knew it might sound strange to some to host a wellness-themed event at a bar. And on a cold, wet Saturday afternoon too? Forget it. We expected most people would stay at home to avoid the wintry mess outside. What happened instead … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Those New Year’s Resolutions

So it’s 2015 and everyone’s talking resolutions…loving them, hating them, keeping them or falling off the wagon. In this podcast episode, we’re talking about how to make great choices for yourself at the New Year and any time of year. What are they keys to success anyhow? In this episode we discuss tapping into your willpower, the resolutions we’re keeping ourselves, what to do when you’re on an alcohol fast (yep), the REAL timeline of making … 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