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 …

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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 …

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 …

Creating Wellness ebook on Amazon.

I’ve Just Published My “Creating Wellness” Ebook!

by Maria Alexandra Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I’m super excited to announce that I’ve just published my “Creating Wellness” ebook! “Creating Wellness” is the short title; the full title is actually, “Creating Wellness: 3 Massive Mistakes Foodies Make That Keep Them Unhealthy, Overweight, and Uncreative.” My interest in health and wellness started in childhood. Unbeknownst to …

Help, I’m Losing My Hair!

by Maria Alexandra Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Linda gathered some of her shoulder-length, strawberry-blonde hair, ran her fingers through it, and pulled out several strands to show us. “Look,” she said. “But this is nothing compared to what normally happens when I brush my hair and check the brush.” My friend Linda was recently talking about …

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 …