TSW Media & Blog

Summer is chock full o’ lessons

Last week Joy helped us remember to take it down a notch, let our hair down and lush up the summer time. It’s an incredible time of year for celebrating, being with people and having a ball. It’s also an important time for us to be with ourselves. I just started readingThe Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. I’m going to let you know what I learn along the way. I quickly fell in love with … Read More

Be Lush: a lesson in wellness from summer

We at Third Space Wellness teach a workshop called “Living Well with the Seasons”. Essentially, we uncover ways we can learn about what’s going on inside our bodies by paying attention to what’s going on outside our bodies. We are constantly affecting nature and nature is affecting us. You probably have more insight than your realize about how your body responds to what’s going on with the weather, flora & fauna, and seasonal food. I … Read More

10 ways to thrive in the workplace

Have you ever seen a Dilbert comic strip, read it, start laughing and then crying hysterically because you realize that your office is probably the inspiration for it? Trust me, I have been there and many, many people have to endure the kind of workplace environment that would make even Dilbert look preferable. So what can you do when your office is soul crushing and getting another job is not quite an option? Decorate your … 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

How long does it take for acupuncture to work?

How long does it take for acupuncture to work? That’s a trick question. The answer is it depends. It depends on  a) what your personal set of symptoms are and  b) how long you’ve been carrying your symptoms around. Your symptoms are unique to you. Even if 10 different people report having a migraine, one may experience it after running, one after not enough water, one may describe it as pounding and hot, and someone … Read More

Meditation: It’s here to cure what ails you

We are hearing more and more about meditation and its benefits. It can make you more alert, reduce your stress, enhance your creativity, make you taller and pump up your biceps… (Okay, scratch the last two…) But it sounds like the magical pill that will cure whatever ails you and everyone is trying to get in on it… After all, it’s only about sitting on a cushion, closing your eyes and breathing deeply, right? Well, yes … Read More

4 ways to get work done, better together!

Recently one of Sam’s colleagues asked her an important question, “do you and your business partners ever hang-out outside of working and meetings?” Her reply, “Yes, it’s essential.” And she’s right. As business owners together our lives are really intertwined with one another. Joy, Sam and I are fortunate because we really like each other. Well, dare I say love? Yes. Indeed. We respect each other and we chose to be in business together because … Read More

A 7-step plan for coping with allergies

Oh, Springtime! Lush but lethal for those whose sinuses close up at the mere thought of stepping outside. Here are a few tips to live with allergies this season: 1. Treat your sinuses like your garden: irrigate them Wash away the debris and irritants getting stuck in your nasal passages by using a neti pot. Using a neti pot takes a few tries to get past the “I’m drowning” sensation; don’t worry, you’ll conquer your … Read More

Lower back pain? Here are 3 great poses for you!

Raise your hand if you or someone you know suffers from lower back pain. I bet a lot of you raised your hand. It is one of the more common complaints that I hear from yogis and non-yogis. It is usually followed up with the question, “Which yoga poses do you recommend for lower back pain?” Below are my top 3 yoga poses for easing lower back pain: 1. Cat-cow pose (Marjaryasana – Bitilasana) Start … 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