9 Ways to Manage Stress During the Holidays

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. The holidays are just around the corner and for many of us, the winter season means extra food and drinks and finding the time for decorating, shopping, gift wrapping, office parties, travelling, and getting together with friends and family. Although the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

11 things you can do to prevent stretch marks.

11 Things You Can Do To Prevent Stretch Marks

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. One of my readers, Leah of Healing Natural Oils, kindly shared this groovy info-graphic with me about stretch marks and in turn, I’m sharing it with you. I know I’ve had my share of stretch marks over the years and I’ll definitely keep these 11 tips in mind the next …

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, …