Take your iPod to the Spa

Take your iPod to the Spa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I love my iPod. Admittedly, when I found out my new car had an iPod jack on the dash, I was sold. I have access to 14.2 days of music and a playlist for every mood. According to Spa Finder, the Global Spa & Wellness Directory, “high tech” is one …

My Report on Colbert

My Report on Colbert

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner *SPOILER ALERT — UPCOMING EPISODE OF THE COLBERT REPORT* Laughter is the best medicine and on my lifelong quest to beat stress, I took advantage of an open invitation to participate in a live taping of the comedy tv show, the Colbert Report, during the Vancouver 2010 Winter (more like …

Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa

Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here! Yesterday, while I was in the midst of running on the treadmill (24 minutes non-stop — a new record for me), I was chatting with my personal trainer and she was telling me her plans for re-decorating her studio. I was surprised …

Eat Salmon to Sleep Better

Eat Salmon to Sleep Better

Dear Olympic Athletes: If you’re angling to win a medal in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games — which are starting with or without snow in Vancouver/Whistler British Columbia in just 10 short days (gasp) — listen up for some homespun advice: Eat salmon the night before your competition to get a better night’s sleep. The …