Happy Garlic Day!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. When you think of a spa, you probably don’t think about garlic at the same time, but did you know that garlic is actually a supernatural spa ingredient? In honour of National Garlic Day on April 19th, here’s a quick snapshot about how garlic is used in cosmetics and how …

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 …

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 …

thank you!

75 Ways to say “Thank You”

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach “Thank you” is a very powerful thing to say in any language. As Canadian Thanksgiving approaches, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the power of saying “thank you.” No matter what language(s) you speak, expressing your thanks and gratitude is transformational for everyone. On top …

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. 🙂 ) 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 …

NEW! Spa Party Theme Packages at Homespunspa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner At Homespunspa Mobile Spa, we specialize in spa parties. Spa parties are great for staggettes, bachelorette parties, milestone birthdays, girls’ night in, holidays, bridal showers, baby showers, staycations etc., etc., etc., and we absolutely love providing revitalizing spa treatments to help people celebrate joyous occasions all over Victoria, BC and …

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 …