20 Things to Look for in a Great Holistic Practitioner

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Are you interested in healing a health concern in your life? Would you like to work with a holistic practitioner? If yes, you may also be wondering, “How on earth am I going to find a qualified holistic practitioner” and “where do I start?” First, decide on what kind of …

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 …

Nothing Beats Beets!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Many years ago, I invited a guy over to my apartment for dinner and asked him if there was any food he didn’t like. He said, “I don’t know…beets?” I said, “OK, I won’t serve beets,” (not that I would have anyway that night) but now that I’m reminiscing about …

bowl of borscht.

Nothing Beats Borscht!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Many Ukrainians celebrate Christmas Eve with a 12-dish vegetarian feast on January 6th. Borscht is one of the dishes and I absolutely love it! When prepared to my taste (and no two batches, let alone recipes, are the same) it’s like a fine claret with complex notes. Borscht is also …

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 …

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, …

Can’t have your Dairy and Yogurt too?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. I love yogurt. I used to eat a bowl full of plain, no-fat yogurt with blueberries, cinnamon and ground flax seeds along with half a toasted English muffin, slathered with margarine, plus cup of coffee with milk every morning for breakfast. That was my stand-by for years because it was …

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 …

Tip To Stay Fit On Your Trip

Tip To Stay Fit On Your Trip

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner My Homespunspa Wellness Tour 2012 is starting in just a few days and I’m getting really excited about my trip. But while I’m away, I don’t want to forget about exercising and lose all of the ground I’ve covered in the last several months. And with American Thanksgiving and the …