What’s My Workplace Wellness Program?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. I’ve been encouraging people to start their own workplace wellness programs for years and I truly believe that being proactive about your health and wellness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. So, as a self-employed wellness professional with a mobile spa and a wellness coaching business, …

Numbers on the Bathroom Scale Don’t Tell the Full Story

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. It’s time to rethink our relationship with bathroom scales. They may not be so useful after all. Take for example, this photo of this vintage Sunbeam bathroom scale — it doesn’t even start at zero! Some people use bathroom scales for motivation to lose weight or gain weight but often …

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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 …

Creating Wellness ebook on Amazon.

Sharing a Tip From My Creating Wellness Ebook on How to Sleep Better

by Maria Koropecky, Author of Creating Wellness I’m so excited to announce that my Creating Wellness ebook is now available on Amazon.com and I’d like to share a tip on how to sleep better to give you a taste of what’s inside. First a few words on the importance of being healthy. As Count Tyrone …

Creating Wellness ebook on Amazon.

I’ve Just Published My “Creating Wellness” Ebook!

by Maria Alexandra Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I’m super excited to announce that I’ve just published my “Creating Wellness” ebook! “Creating Wellness” is the short title; the full title is actually, “Creating Wellness: 3 Massive Mistakes Foodies Make That Keep Them Unhealthy, Overweight, and Uncreative.” My interest in health and wellness started in childhood. Unbeknownst to …

Help, I’m Losing My Hair!

by Maria Alexandra Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Linda gathered some of her shoulder-length, strawberry-blonde hair, ran her fingers through it, and pulled out several strands to show us. “Look,” she said. “But this is nothing compared to what normally happens when I brush my hair and check the brush.” My friend Linda was recently talking about …

RIP, Merle Barwis, Supercentarian

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner When I heard the news that Merle Barwis, Canada’s oldest person, died on November 22, 2014, at the age of 113, yes 113!, I marvelled at her longevity. Her 80’s were 30 years ago! Merle was born on December 23, 1900 in Iowa. She is a “supercentarian” because she lived …

Remember Your New Year’s Resolutions?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner We’re now seven weeks into the new year and I’m just wondering how your New Year’s resolutions are coming along. Do you remember your New Year’s resolutions? Are you still actively working towards your goals? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions at all? By mid-February, most of us barely …

School’s No-Touch Policy is Cold

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Yesterday, I heard that an elementary school in nearby Aldergrove, B.C. introduced a no-touch policy for its students and I’d like to add my two cents to this conversation. According to my research, the kindergarten kids at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School are no longer allowed to do things like play …