How do Swedes Sleep in Summer?
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How do Swedes Sleep in Summer?

June 21st is one of my favourite days of the year. I wish the whole world celebrated the summer solstice as enthusiastically as the Scandinavians and some First Nations do. I was lucky enough to be invited to a backyard BBQ last night on midsummer’s eve-eve and at this time of year in Victoria, British …

Looking at Life Through Rose-Coloured Tresses
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Looking at Life Through Rose-Coloured Tresses

****What Not to Wear spoil alert**** In an effort to cling to the vestiges of my youth as they slip through my fingers like sand, I went to my hair appointment with a colourful idea. I wanted to add some pink. I personally think that getting your hair done is one of the best ways …

Mud Messy? … Who Knew?
Bath and Body, How to throw a home spa pajama party the Homespunspa way book, Ingredients, Photo gallery, Stress Management and Relaxation, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Yoga

Mud Messy? … Who Knew?

I took Homespunspa (read yours truly) on a road trip to Whistler, British Columbia last weekend. Whistler will be the home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and is a wonderful outdoor playground and a perfect location for a summer spa weekend retreat. I could not have picked a better weekend weather-wise. We were experiencing …

Quinoa … Keen Whaaaat?
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Quinoa … Keen Whaaaat?

For the last couple of years I have been on a mission to lose weight and get fit. In April of 2007, I hit my all time high in weight and did not want to see the next higher number. You can guess what the magic number was. I’ll never say.  I have been going …

Catching Some Z’s in Days of Yore, NY Times article
Ingredients, Newspapers and Newsworthy, Sleep

Catching Some Z’s in Days of Yore, NY Times article

It looks like I’m not the only one out there who has a fascination with sleep. I blame Shakespeare. I think that’s where it all started for me. Check out this New York Times article and learn about 17th century theories, including using poppies and lettuce and how to position your body when you’re sleeping. …

International Women’s Day
How to throw a home spa pajama party the Homespunspa way book, Newspapers and Newsworthy, Self-Care, Uncategorized, Wellness

International Women’s Day

Today is the day I’m going to publish my first blog post. And it also happens to be International Women’s Day. I didn’t know there was such a date as International Women’s Day until a few weeks ago when I was invited to a brunch to celebrate the occasion by one of my Jazzercise instructors …