Can I Offer You A Hot Beverage?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Sheldon: Did you offer him a hot beverage? Leonard: No. Sheldon: Leonard, social protocol states when a friend is upset, you offer them a hot beverage, such as tea. Howard: Tea does sound nice. Sheldon: You heard the man, Leonard. And while you’re at it, I’m upset that we have …

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, …

20 Things You Can Do To Avoid The Flu

20 Things You Can Do To Avoid The Flu

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Last December/January, I caught the worst cough I can remember and I don’t want to go through that ever again. I lost my voice to laryngitis for a few days, the painful, phlegmy coughing kept me and everyone in my household up at night, and it took about three weeks …

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 …

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 …

Ask An Herbalist About Your Insomnia

Ask An Herbalist About Your Insomnia

by Marguerite Wright, Guest Blogger People are asking their herbalist for that special remedy to help them get a good night’s sleep, but getting rid of insomnia may not be as simple as taking an herbal supplement. With natural healing, the goal is to get to the root cause of the issue and deal with …

Preparing Your Body & Mind For A Better Night’s Sleep

Preparing Your Body & Mind For A Better Night’s Sleep

by Geraldine O’Keefe, Guest Blogger Like the 71 million Americans who suffer from various sleep issues like insomnia, hot flashes, nervousness, and anxiety, I have found myself wide awake in the middle of the night on many occasions. Here are some tips that have worked for me and may help you get a better peaceful …

Use Lavender To Make Your Bedroom More Sleep-Friendly

Use Lavender To Make Your Bedroom More Sleep-Friendly

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Many of my neighbours grow lavender and I often see vibrant purple and green bushes of lavender teaming with bumble bees and butterflies this time of year. Lavender is the ultimate Homespunspa ingredient because it’s so versatile and can be used in thousands of different ways for thousands of purposes. …

Turn off those Blue Lights at Night

Turn off those Blue Lights at Night

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Did you know that blue lights (like the lights from your tv, computer, cell phone and even your alarm clock/radio) dim your chances of getting a good night’s sleep? As it turns out, blue lights tamper with our circadian rhythms and therefore our melatonin levels and therefore our sleep cycles. …

When was the last time you changed your sheets?

When was the last time you changed your sheets?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Here’s another tip on beating insomnia: wash and change the sheets on your bed, particularly if you had a fitful sleep the night before. How often should people change their bedding and when was the last time you changed your sheets? Housekeeping experts suggest changing your sheets once a week …