Autumn 2018 Updates

The change of season came quickly this year! Its been interesting to get the fall harvest gathered in between the raindrops! Nearly done digging roots for winter wellness and gathering the last bundles of herbs along with the garden annuals. I hope this note finds you feeling well and settling in to the changes with ease.

I attended the Healing Beyond Borders international conference for a week in early September. It was amazing. I completed the first phase of my training for teaching Course two workshops and attended many speaker sessions that expanded my skills and tools to be able to serve my clients more fully. New applications of techniques for assisting with trauma release,integrating past and present,and visioning for the future. I am excited to have these new options and have been using them as part of my own self care routine.
This poem resonated with me and the transitions I am experiencing in my own life right now.

Autumn Leaves

Golden, crisp leaves falling softly from almost bare trees,

Lifting and falling in a hushed gentle breeze.

Slowly dropping to the soft cushioned ground,

Whispering and rustling a soothing sound.

Coppers, golds, and rusted tones,

Mother Nature’s way of letting go.

They fall and gather one by one,

Autumn is here, summer has gone.

Crunching as I walk through their warm, fiery glow,

Nature’s carpet rich and pure that again shall grow.

To protect and shield its majestic tree,

Standing tall and strong for the world to see.

They rise and fall in the cool, crisp air.

It’s a time of change in this world we share,

Nature’s importance reflecting our own lives,

Letting go of our fears and again, too, we shall thrive .

© Edel T. Copeland Published: November 2016


As we let go of patterns, habits and ways of thinking it creates space for new growth opportunities- here are some of the fun things that were co created in this expansion!


I had two opportunities this season to share about herbalism and energy based therapy along with the services we provide at Energy for Life connection.It is big step for me in expanding my social media skills and on line presence. It was a little scary and a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy listening!.

Here are the links to the podcasts- you can also access them on the website classes and events page.



Stacey and Joseph will be teaching at the Whole Foods Co op in Duluth and at the Virginia Natural Harvest. Check the website for class schedules at both locations and sign up with the co ops if you see one that interests you!

HEALING TOUCH – November 3-4, 2018 HIBBING, MN. Still has room for registrants. Registration brochure available on the website



For years Joseph and I have talked about how to help people put into practice the information and lifestyle changes that we share with them. We all have tools in our tool boxes that we don’t readily use because its hard to figure out how to shift our habits and make room. As a result of the CUTV interview I finally organized our ideas into a service package. You don’t have to be from out of town to get in on this deal!

Energy for Life Connection in Duluth Minnesota – The perfect place to Plan your holistic wellness getaway!



The Arrowhead Region Herbal Guild had our debut presence at the 2018 fall Harvest Festival at Bayfront park. This group consists of a number of clinical herbalists with a vision to create more community access and education to herbs and our herbal services. In the coming year expect to see us in the Duluth area offering herbal classes and consultations — more to come!


another exciting collaboration came along as part of this new herbal group

Melissa Borer and Stacey Quade collaborating -Melissa and I are offering an energy based therapy and herbal service package to offer the skills of two practitioners to help you with your wellness goals.


Herbal Tips and Pearls of Wisdom Reading the Body, clinical skills and more. Margi Flint returns to Duluth June 22-23, 2019 ! Awesome fill for your wintertime daydreaming! Plan now for attending her Amazing class!

GRATITUDES – Thank you to my amazing web designer Scott Schumacher for helping with all the new additions to my website and making it look so good!

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