jet lag.

Don’t Let Jet Lag Keep You Grounded

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. I’ve got travel on my mind! First, with the Summer Olympics being a big draw, the International Olympic Committee has predicted that 480,000+ tourists and sports fans will travel from all corners of the earth to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August, 2016. That’s …

thank you!

75 Ways to say “Thank You”

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach “Thank you” is a very powerful thing to say in any language. As Canadian Thanksgiving approaches, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the power of saying “thank you.” No matter what language(s) you speak, expressing your thanks and gratitude is transformational for everyone. On top …

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Camping

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Canadians love to go camping in the summertime, (although some of us would prefer “glamping” but that’s a post for another time. 🙂 ) To kick off the camping season, I thought I’d share a dry shampoo recipe that you can take with you on your camping trips anywhere across …

labyrinth

Find Peace of Mind As You Walk A Labyrinth

by Maria Alexandra Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner “To travel a circle is to journey over the same ground time and time again. To travel a circle wisely is to journey over the same ground for the first time. In this way, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and the circle, a path to where you wish to be. …

Splash Some Spa Time into Your Staycation this Summer

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Now that summer is officially in full swing — yay! — you might be looking for fun things to do. Have you considered planning a staycation? Victoria, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places on earth and as locals, we should enjoy and appreciate our city …

Holly.

My Pick for the #1 Spa Ingredient Native to Canada (2014)

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Happy Canada Day! You may be surprised by my pick for the #1 Spa Ingredient Native to Canada in 2014. I’m going to go out on a limb and not pick something obvious. I’ve decided to go with Holly Oil (Ilex aquifolium) this year. Yes, I realize Holly is an …

My Interview with Helen Hodgson of Serve the Goddess Mobile Spa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I first met Helen Hodgson thanks to a “mobile spa Google alert” I received in my inbox in 2011. She had been interviewed by the “Massage Nerd” and was promoting her 5-week teleclass on “How to Create your own Mobile Spa Business” and I was compelled to click on the …

Laverbread: A Tasty Seaweed Surprise!

by Annie Waterman, Guest Blogger Whenever I think of seaweed, I think of Laver. Laver is a type of edible seaweed and it’s very good for you. It’s famous for its dark purple colour and has a high content of minerals such as Iodine and Iron, so it’s great for your dietary system. Why am I …

Homespunspa is Featured in Spa Life Magazine

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner As many of you know, earlier this year, I went to Toronto, Ontario on a Wellness Tour and one of the highlights, definitely, was when I was approached, out of the blue, by Lauren Nesbitt-Baggerman for an interview in Spa Life Magazine. Of course, I said “Yes, I’d love to …