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, β€œIt’s the most wonderful time of the …

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Camping

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Canadians love to go camping in the summertime, (although some of us would prefer “glamping” but that’s a post for another time. πŸ™‚ ) To kick off the camping season, I thought I’d share a dry shampoo recipe that you can take with you on your camping trips anywhere across …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Please take a minute to fill out my survey

Please take a minute to fill out my survey

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Dear friends of Homespunspa: These days I’m busy writing a new business plan for Homespunspa Mobile Spa and I need your help. I’d really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to fill out this market research survey β€” it’s only 10 questions β€” so I can re-design …

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 …