Entries by Abby Copeland

Hey friend, I’m not sure how you feel about Valentine’s Day, but I think we should talk about it. I mean, sure, it’s a woefully commercialized “holiday” that comes loaded with cheap candy and cheesy greeting cards.  And the pressure to get a date or give the perfect gift … ugh! It’s a celebration that […]

Finally . . . my take on spiritual health

It didn’t come easily, but I’ve finally made good on the spirituality post I promised back in August and again in October.   Spirituality vs. Religion The first thing I want to point out is that when I talk about spirituality I’m not referring to religion.  There’s a huge difference between the two. People way more […]

October Greetings & Housekeeping

Good afternoon, my friends.  As I watch October unfold before me I am reminded of the incredible transition our landscape is under.  How quickly the lush greens from those early days of September have faded into muted, earthy yellows and browns.  Even the occasional pops of crimson or amber are fewer and further between.  Gone […]

Back to School

Well hello there! I just got back from the annual flag ceremony at my kids’ elementary school.  It’s a really sweet tradition where each class lines up in front of the school while the parents snap photos of their kiddos with all their buddies.  Sometimes a kindergartener or two cries (at least 10 parents of […]

Body Hair? Don’t Care!

Body fat?  Don’t sweat that! Body fit?  Don’t give a  . . . you get the idea. Today I want to talk about an important topic; body image (I will use the term “beauty” and body image almost interchangeably).  Specifically, I want to talk about your body as it relates to massage.  At least once […]

My Take on Essential Oils

Hey friend!   Let’s face it, you knew this was coming; a blog post about essential oils and aromatherapy.  After all, are there any wellness-related blogs in the blogosphere that don’t cover it at some point?  Doubtful! I will NOT, however, try to sell you essential oils! Multi-level marketing companies are not my thing, so […]

What’s New Around Here?

Ok, so I’ve been a little M.I.A. this winter. But let’s be honest, there is enough web content out there, from celebrity hijinx to political drama to global crises to self-help master classes . . . we’re all over-stimulated and nature deprived; I’m sure you survived just fine during my hibernation. But in case you […]

Golden Milk for Gray Days

Happy Monday, friends!   Quick post here, to talk about another little thing we can do to help improve our health; Golden Milk.  Read through for a FREE offer at the end!   Per usual, this post is inspired by what I’m observing in my massage therapy practice as well as in my own personal […]

Cold Weather >>> Shoulder & Neck Pain

Hey friends!   Sooooo, it’s October 27th and there’s snow on my lawn, deck and pumpkins.  It’s been here for days. Uhhhh, not ok, Mother Nature! #toosoon Let me tell you something about me; I can handle the winter with all the sub zero temps, short, dark days and spazzy weather patterns.  After all, I […]