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Hey, I’m Lisa.  I’ve lost both my parents to cancer in my 20’s. I share how I work through my grief. Have you lost your parents? I’d love to connect with you.

Read topics that are important to you on my blog or listen to my “Losing Your Parents” podcast. I record live on Wednesdays at 12:30 PDT, and it’s archived immediately at 1pm on Blog Talk Radio and also on iTunes.

Listen quietly or talk to me. I’m open either way. <3

Holiday Posts To Support You

Podcast Episode #013: Missing Your Parents at Christmas + The Songs That Remind Us of Them

By |December 24th, 2014|

About this episode: Today is a special shout out for those who put in requests to hear Christmas songs that remind them of their parents.

Podcast Episode #012: How to communicate with deceased parents

By |December 17th, 2014|

About this episode: Today we're talking about missing your parents during the holidays, how to change holiday patterns, how to find a therapist, how to get a present from your parents and starting the conversation on how to talk to your parents even after they are "gone".

Podcast Episode #011: Missing Your Parents During the Holidays

By |December 10th, 2014|

About this episode: Today we're talking about missing your parents during the holidays, how to change holiday patterns, how to find a therapist, how to get a present from your parents and starting the conversation on how to talk to your parents even after they are "gone".

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 7)

By |December 31st, 2012|

2012 ends today. What did you do with your time here? Here's some things I did with mine.

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 6)

By |December 26th, 2012|

Did you use some of the tools for dealing with the holiday? What pieces of the holiday were emotionally successful for you this year? What parts were not?

Missing Your Parents During the Holidays Series: 7 Ways to Feel Better (Part 1)

By |December 13th, 2012|

The holidays are not the same if you've lost your mom, your dad, or both of them. It seems like so many memories are wrapped up in Christmas (or Hanukkah), how could you possibly enjoy it?

Guest Blogger: Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

By |December 11th, 2012|

"I lost my Dad in 2003 on December 23rd. I lost my Mom last year on December 26, 2011..."

More Tips on how to deal with Christmas, the holidays, missing your parents, and new traditions

By |December 22nd, 2011|

Here are some more tips on this popular topic: How to enjoy the holidays when your family and traditions shift. There's a lot of pressure around the holidays. It can bring up old memories, conjure up wounds with family that are not yet resolved, and has the potential to make you feel, well, not so jolly.

Missing Your Parents During Christmas Time & The Holidays

By |November 30th, 2011|

Christmas time and the holidays can feel pretty lonely when you don't have parents. Here's some ideas on what you can do to feel less lonely and fill in the gaps.

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Sometimes, there’s gonna be an empty chair.

By |October 5th, 2011|

For years, went to a restaurant where the 4th seat would always be my mom and the empty chair stares back at me now. There's going to be traditions you had with your loved ones that shift. Here's a few things you can try to help yourself through it.

Recent Blog Posts

New Instagram Photo January 19, 2016 at 11:51AM

By |January 19th, 2016|

#Repost @leahsallover with @repostapp. ・・・ This made me think of all of you on the Losing Your Parents Facebook page and those who follow my blog. #selflove #losingyourparents http://ift.tt/1ZyRYtW via Instagram

New Instagram Photo January 17, 2016 at 06:03AM

By |January 17th, 2016|

#secrets #losingyourparents via Instagram

New Instagram Photo December 24, 2015 at 04:07AM

By |December 24th, 2015|

#Repost @waylonlewis with @repostapp. ・・・ “If you touch the fear instead of running from it, you find tenderness, vulnerability, and sometimes a sense of sadness. This tender-heartedness happens naturally when you start to be brave [...]

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The Losing Your Parents Podcast – Episode #050 – Interview with Margo Rose from BodyAwareGrieving.com

By |December 2nd, 2015|

EPIC MILESTONE HERE! I'm 50 podcasts deep and so excited to be interviewing this amazing woman, Margo Rose. Margo has been a personal and group fitness trainer for over 15 years. Her specialties include: functional fitness, senior wellness and injury reduction. She has also created a system of self-care called Body Aware Grieving, practical ways to care for your health during times of loss, stress or disappointment. Margo Rose's first book, Body Aware Grieving, A Fitness Trainer's Guide to Caring for Your Health During Sad Times is available on Amazon.com and also on her website, BodyAwareGrieving.com

New Instagram Photo November 11, 2015 at 02:19PM

By |November 11th, 2015|

#truthbetold #losingyourparents #followyourbliss via Instagram

New Instagram Photo November 11, 2015 at 01:47PM

By |November 11th, 2015|

@goichonthego I found your book on the shelf at @powellsbooks here in #Portland! Happened to be in the #grief section. I got back logged in work after my vacation and it is still on my [...]

Podcast Episode #048: Low Energy & Fatigue

By |September 30th, 2015|

Do you have low energy? Do you feel tired? Feeling fatigue? Me too! Totally normal, let's discuss.

Podcast Episode #047: Committing to Change

By |September 16th, 2015|

Talking about how committing to ourselves helps strengthen how far we can go.

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Interview with Vice President Joe Biden Parts 1 & 2

[MUST SEE] The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Interview with Vice President Joe Biden Parts 1 & 2

By |September 13th, 2015|

This is a vulnerable 2 part interview between two great men with a tragic history; Vice President Joe Biden and Late Show host, Stephen Colbert. In this interview, Stephen gets Joe to open up around the grief and sorrow he experienced most recently with the loss of his son Beau Biden to brain cancer this year, but of his earlier losses of his first wife Neilia and their 13-month-old daughter Naomi.

Stephen Colbert interview with Oprah about the loss of his dad and 2 brothers

By |September 13th, 2015|

I just learned recently that when Stephen Colbert was 10 years old, his father, James, and two older brothers, 18-year-old Paul and 15-year-old Peter, were killed when Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed in North Carolina. Watch this Stephen Colbert interview with Oprah as he tells us how it took him 8 years to start grieving his dad, how this difficult time in his life helped make him the person he is today and what brings him absolute joy in his life now.

  • Episode #46 The Importance of Self Care

Podcast Episode #046: The Importance of Self Care!

By |September 9th, 2015|

What are your ways you practice self care? Let's talk about how to manage stress and to do preventative maintenance on the body, mind and spirit.

New Instagram Photo September 06, 2015 at 01:25PM

By |September 6th, 2015|

#Repost @brenebrown with @repostapp. ・・・ I love it when @aliedwards makes brilliant thoughts beautiful. #losingyourparents via Instagram