Remember that Roach??

Things in Erin's Brain Is it possible that the cockroach is my spirit animal?  Do you remember my recent newsletter about the *palmetto bug*? How horrified I was that the same critter had the nerve to enter my home not only once, but TWICE?  I don't know WHY Universe...

If Jerry Had a Blog

Things in Erin's Brain "If I had a blog, I'd write about how after 25 [ahem, 27] years together, I learned that my wife doesn't like to measure things [pronounced "may-zure"]. I would tell them you're the only person I know who got an 'A' in calculus and is afraid of...

Feelin’ Groovy

Feelin’ Groovy

WELCOME TO CAREGIVING:  The Things Caregivers Never Talk About ​Available on Amazon ​ ​ When in doubt - ask Simon or Garfunkel. On Monday my coffee pot threw a fit. A spattering, dribbling, messy, not-a-full-cup, take-it-or-leave-it kind of mess.  "Oh, no...." Jerry's...

Butterfly Rancher

Butterfly Rancher

WELCOME TO CAREGIVING:  The Things Caregivers Never Talk About ​Available on Amazon ​ I am an exceptional Productive Procrastinator. I excel at it. I have a special gene mutation akin to Spider Man and when faced with very big deadlines, I will find something VERY...

Interview Part 4

Interview Part 4

WELCOME TO CAREGIVING:  The Things Caregivers Never Talk About ​Available on Amazon ​ Earlier this month I was interviewed by Jo Ellen Newman, CEO of Transforming Your Tomorrows. With this final installment of the interview series, I am asking you to invite a friend...

Interview Part 3

Earlier this month I was interviewed by Jo Ellen Newman, CEO of Transforming Your Tomorrows. Below is Part 3 of our interview. To catch up on Parts 1 and 2, please visit my blog at ErinCopelan.com​ ​ Jo Ellen: You mentioned all of the "other duties as assigned."...

The Patient Handbook

I used to sit in Jerry's doctor's appointments and try to take notes. I'd write in random pads and on scraps of paper. I had a calendar thing, but there wasn't enough room to write and the notes were scattered about. I'd try to get us organized before the...

Interview Part 2

Earlier this month I was interviewed by Jo Ellen Newman, the CEO of Transforming Your Tomorrows. If you missed last week's installment, you can catch it and all of my past newsletters on my blog at ErinCopelan.com​ ​ We all go through major shifts in life. What was it...

This Isn’t That

This Isn’t That

Last week I got the first draft of my book cover. My book coach said, "Stop and get excited THEN tell me what you want to change." I cried happy tears because I had something in front of me that looked like a BOOK, a real BOOK. Then I understood what she meant. This...

Interview Part 1

Interview Part 1

​I recently did an interview with Jo Ellen Newman of Transforming Your Tomorrows. One of the first questions she asked made me tingle right down to my root. ​ "Who were you before you became a Caregiver?" ​ I had to pause and think back. Back before Jerry's liver...