Things in Erin’s Head


“Now THIS is why I live in South Florida.”

It was the first thing that popped into my head this morning as I walked out the door at 7:45am for a follow up doctor’s appointment. It was not abusively hot. I was perfectly comfortable in my shorts, tshirt and sandals, and there was an ever so slight crispness to the air. I actually took a moment to breathe it in and appreciate it. 

I trotted off to see my primary care physician with my copy of The Patient Handbook in hand (Yes, I do use my own resources). In the waiting room I double checked my list of prescriptions and supplements, did a quick scan using the Body Scan Checklist, and reviewed the questions I had been adding to my Appointment Notes pages all week. The appointment was relatively quick and smooth because I was prepared. I have my notes to follow up with my specialists and to do a little responsible research on my own. I was in and out within an hour.

It feels a little eerie and surreal to me, but I am oddly prepared for 2024 (although you cannot hold me to this because I have zero idea what I will be like come Thanksgiving when I typically feel like the remains of the calendar are hurling themselves at me full throttle). Part of it is because several months ago I released myself from any “extra” obligations. I am speaking at the Society for Transplant Social Workers national convention in a few weeks and I have dedicated a lot of time to really showing up with insightful information for that group on all the things caregivers never talk about… and the balance of the year is for connections and building. Dreaming and mapping. But from a place of balance, joy, and creation (instead of forced, anxious, production).

In my preparedness, I’m really happy to share with you that the 2024 edition of The Patient Handbook is ready and available for purchase. If you’re new to The Patient Handbook, there’s an opportunity to purchase it now with a free 2023 calendar to get you going right away and then cruise smoothly into the New Year. If you just need refills to set you up for success, the 2024 calendar refill is available for purchase and if you need to top up all of your pages I’m offering a discounted bundle that includes the 2024 Calendar Refill, Appointment Notes, and Love Notes pages. I’m also now offering all of my products with free shipping… because I just like free shipping. You can access all of these on my website at NOTE: The Patient Handbook is NOT currently available on Amazon.

You will also find two new resources on my website:

Pure Patient Direct is the new virtual patient dispensary offered by Pure Encapsulations. I was first introduced to Pure Encapsulations by Jerry’s transplant nutritionist and I’ve been a pretty faithful user ever since. Through Erin Copelan Massage I am able to offer the dispensary as a tool for you to purchase the supplements you need at a 10% discount. By using Pure Patient Direct you have 24/7 access to your own account, and orders are fulfilled quickly and directly by Pure Encapsulations (so you don’t have to wonder how long they’ve been sitting on your practitioner’s shelf). Reminder: As a licensed massage therapist I am not allowed to diagnose or prescribe, so this is a tool for you to use with the guidance of your medical team. Please be sure to advise your doctors if you add a vitamin or supplement to your regimen. 

I have also connected with Comphy Co. to be able to connect my clients, friends, and fellow Caregivers with quality linens to help support good sleep habits (and that spa feeling at home NEVER hurts). I use the Comphy sheets in my massage practice and nearly every one of my new clients comments on how soft and luxurious the sheets feel. I use them at home as well and love how they wash and stand the test of time. 

As I continue with my research and develop new tools and resources, they will be added to the Resources page on my website: so feel free to check in periodically to see what’s new (I’ve got meditations there, free downloads, my book, the Patient Handbook, and affiliate links).

Finally, I’d like to take just a moment to #ShareTheLove for a few things my close friends are up to (because sharing is caring).

My friend Kim Galloway is having a Birthday Flash Sale this weekend (Sept 22-23 2023 ONLY) on one of her flagship courses FINALLY WRITE YOUR BOOK. If you’ve been toying with writing a memoir or other non-fiction book, or maybe you’re like me and you started and got stuck, this may just be your sign to snatch this program up for 41% off (I’ll let you guess how old Kim is turning…). You will need to enter the code BIRTHDAY to get the 41% discount. You can use my special affiliate link: >>KIM’S BIRTHDAY FLASH SALE<<


My friends Julietta and Graciela are hosting a really beautiful retreat opportunity this fall in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from October 28 – November 2, 2023. These ladies represent authenticity, beauty, and quality to me and I believe this retreat will be a truly first class, empowering adventure. If you’re curious, please visit their website where you can learn more and even request a 1:1 chat if you are ready for a year end reset. Visit the Voices of the Goddess website:
(this is not an affiliate situation – I just love so much what they have put together and wanted to share it with you).

WHEW! I think I’ve got you all up to date. As always, if you have any questions about any of my services or offerings, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. 

With love (Because it’s all about love…)

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