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, …

survey says 48% have missed work because of stress related illness.

Survey Says 48% Have Missed Work Because Of Stress-Related Illness

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. I have a Workplace Wellness Survey on Survey Monkey where I’m asking people about stress. Because April is National Stress Awareness Month, I thought I’d analyze the results of my survey, which has been active since 2013, though I haven’t managed to collect that many responses. Although I don’t claim …

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 …

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 …

Energy Alignment: Balancing Outer Action With Inner Receptivity

by Christy Whitman, Guest Blogger Anyone who knows me knows that I love my spa days! – but not many people know exactly why, or how much I receive from the time I invest in recharging myself in this way. For me, a spa day is not just about releasing stress, looking better and feeling …

Feeling Stuck in the Mud? Try the Kneeling, Standing, & Sitting Method

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner My mother likes me to go to church with her on Sundays. Sometimes I’d rather watch Super Soul Sundays on tv instead but I’ve been going to church more often these days. When I’m at church, I mostly sit in contemplation. Last Sunday, I was reminded of a conversation I …

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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. …

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Well, it’s January and I’m still in Ontario. It’s snowing right now and there’s about 4 to 5 inches of snow on the ground already but I’m not letting that stop me from taking daily walks through my neighbourhood. Over Christmas vacation, I walked for almost an hour every day …

Throw Your Stress Into The Sea

Throw Your Stress Into The Sea

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I’ve come up with a genius (if I do say so myself) idea on how to manage stress and I really want to share it with as many people as I can. I call it “stone throwing on the beach” and I highly recommend it to anyone who is feeling …