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 …

It’s Footbath Friday

It’s Footbath Friday

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Have you ever had a job that wasn’t working out and you knew your days were numbered? I’ve been in that situation many, many times and the last time was back in 2009 when I was working for the provincial government. It was a good job in some respects but …

17 Easy Ways to Relax & Manage Stress

17 Easy Ways to Relax & Manage Stress

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner For my first blog post of 2012, I thought I’d take Homespunspa to the streets, as they say, and see how my friends would respond to this question: “How do you relax and manage stress?” I was looking for some wholesome ideas that anybody can do on a regular basis …

If these runnin’ shoes could tawk!

If these runnin’ shoes could tawk!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner One of the “s’s” in Homespunspa stands for “sports” because I think being fit is a necessary part of living a healthy lifestyle. I personally enjoy exercising and it’s definitely a big part of my routine. I like to encourage people to add some sort of physical activity into their …

Are you a walking coat hanger? (part 1)

Are you a walking coat hanger? (part 1)

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner My friend at Jazzercise, let’s call her Angelina, has been carrying some serious tension in neck and shoulders lately. She’s trying everything she can think of to relieve the tension, which she thinks is happening as a result of sitting at her desk all day, staring at her computer screen, …

10 Ways to View Water as a Metaphor for Wellness

10 Ways to View Water as a Metaphor for Wellness

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Recently, while attending a fashion show fundraiser, I came across a wellness poster that really spoke to me and I thought it would fit in easily with my blog. I don’t know who the original artist of the poster is, otherwise I would give her credit. I think the artwork …

Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa

Add a Home Gym to your Home Spa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here! Yesterday, while I was in the midst of running on the treadmill (24 minutes non-stop — a new record for me), I was chatting with my personal trainer and she was telling me her plans for re-decorating her studio. I was surprised …

300…297…294… A New Spin on Counting Sheep

300…297…294… A New Spin on Counting Sheep

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Last week, I caught a few minutes of the Dr. Oz show and he was talking about insomnia, one of my favourite topics. As you may already know, Homespunspa is all about sharing information on how to relax, take care of yourself and get a good night’s sleep and I …

Nightmare, Sleep Terror or Ghost?

Nightmare, Sleep Terror or Ghost?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner “‘Twas the month of Halloween and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…” until I sprung up from the depths of sleep like a bat out of hell. I saw — and felt — plain as day — a bald man standing over me at the foot of …