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 …

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SPARTY! So Glamorous!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at a red-carpet event like the Grammy’s and the Tony’s? Well, these days, in the midst of all of the lights, camera, and action, the award-winning celebrities have been trading in their designer gowns and tuxes for terry robes and …

How to get rid of a rash under breasts

by Maria Koropecky. Having a rash under the breasts can be very debilitating. Unsightly rashes can undermine your confidence and make you feel self-conscious. A rash may keep you from wearing a cute bikini this summer, or from getting a massage, or from going out on a Saturday night. To see what I’m talking about, …

Can’t have your Dairy and Yogurt too?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. I love yogurt. I used to eat a bowl full of plain, no-fat yogurt with blueberries, cinnamon and ground flax seeds along with half a toasted English muffin, slathered with margarine, plus cup of coffee with milk every morning for breakfast. That was my stand-by for years because it was …

The Story of My Mole on My Cheek

The Story of My Mole on My Cheek

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I’ve had this brown mole on my face all of my life. It has been sitting just below my eye on my right cheek ever since I can remember. I was pretty used to it and the only time it bothered me was when someone else pointed it out or …

I’m Going on a Wellness Tour

I’m Going on a Wellness Tour

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner “The Road to Wellness is up the road and around the corner” was the lead in an article I wrote in 1998 when I was a reporter for the Peninsula News Review. My assignment was to interview a Naturopathic Doctor who had just opened a wellness clinic in Saanichton. At …

Checklist for a Successful Spa Party

Checklist for a Successful Spa Party

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Are you planning to celebrate a special occasion soon, like a birthday party, bridal shower, wedding, anniversary or seasonal holiday and would like to do something fun and unique for your bff’s? How about hosting a spa party? If a spa party sounds like a great idea to you, here’s …

The Benefits of Restorative Yoga

The Benefits of Restorative Yoga

by Chrys Muszka and Donna Wilding, Guest Bloggers Due to everyday stresses, high-pressure responsibilities and busy schedules, we spend most our time in the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS). It’s within this system that our “fight or flight” response resides, causing anxiety and over stimulation. In the past, when our fight or flight system was responsible …

It’s Footbath Friday

It’s Footbath Friday

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Have you ever had a job that wasn’t working out and you knew your days were numbered? I’ve been in that situation many, many times and the last time was back in 2009 when I was working for the provincial government. It was a good job in some respects but …

17 Easy Ways to Relax & Manage Stress

17 Easy Ways to Relax & Manage Stress

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner For my first blog post of 2012, I thought I’d take Homespunspa to the streets, as they say, and see how my friends would respond to this question: “How do you relax and manage stress?” I was looking for some wholesome ideas that anybody can do on a regular basis …