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

Recent Blog Posts

The Father’s Day Blues

By |June 19th, 2015|

Are you missing your dad on Father's Day? Are you looking for something to try to help you through the day? If you don't have a dad, Father's Day can be hard. Here's some resources .

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By |June 19th, 2015|

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By |June 19th, 2015|

#losingyourparents to #cancer #cancersucks
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Episode 35: Dealing with Disappointment

By |May 27th, 2015|

Dealing with Disappointment: Inspired by emails I've received, we'll be exploring the feeling of disappointment and how to come to terms with a life that wasn't what you expected.
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Episode 34: Who would I be if I practiced yoga & meditation everyday?

By |May 20th, 2015|

Do you visualize yourself doing something but in reality actually do something else? What might bringing yoga and meditation into our lives feel like?
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How Was Your Mother’s Day?

By |May 11th, 2015|

What did you do for yourself on Mother's Day? What would you do differently?
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Episode 32: “Dear Motherless Daughter, My Wish for you on Mother’s Day”

By |May 6th, 2015|

Continuing the Mother’s Day Prep I'll be reading a blog post that's written like from your mom: "Dear Motherless Daughter, My Wish for you on Mother’s Day".
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Episode 31: Preparing for Mother’s Day

By |May 6th, 2015|

NOTE: I'm going to be posting some of the episodes out of order so that the Mother's Day prep shows can be be posted first. In this show we'll be talking about preparing for Mother's Day and doing some self care so that you can be your best as this day approaches.
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Guest Blogger: Gift Someone’s Mom

By |April 28th, 2015|

A guest blog post by Nilia Berkin

This will be my first Mother’s Day without my mother. Both of my parents died within six months of each other last year so I will be going through […]

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Mother’s Day Ads = Nope! Not for me.

By |April 26th, 2015|

Mother's Day is 2 weeks from today and now is the time I usually start preparing. Here are some things I'm doing to help myself prepare. Take what you need.
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Episode 27: Got Flashbacks?

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Have you experienced flashbacks after a parent dies? Let's talk about ways to work through difficult visions + experiences you might be feeling.
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Episode 26: Real Stories About Post Traumatic Stress with Fig Ally

By |April 1st, 2015|

Fig talks about father's abusive past, the role it played at the end of her mother's life 4 years ago, and how she worked through her post traumatic stress.

What’s your biggest challenge? What kind of topics would you like to hear about?

By |March 19th, 2015|

I'd love to get your feedback, ideas, suggestions and learn what your biggest challenges are. If you could please take a min, it would help me to help you.

Episode 25: She lost her mother at 16: Interview with AutoStraddle Writer Maddie Taterka

By |March 19th, 2015|

She lost her mother at 16 to cancer. Listen as Lisa A. Snyder and Maddie Taterka discuss her loss + her Autostraddle blog post, "This is a Dead Mom Essay."
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Episode 24: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 5: eBay & Your Parents Estate-Is eBay the right tool for you?

By |March 18th, 2015|

About this episode: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 5: Ever wondered how what to do with your parents stuff after they are gone? Learn if eBay is the right tool for working on your parents estate.
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Tune in Today @ 12:30pm PDT – Interview with Autostraddle Writer, Madeline Taterka as we talk about her blog post “This is a Dead Mom Essay”

By |March 18th, 2015|

Maddie Taterka lost her mom at 16 to cancer. Listen as we discuss her February blog post on Autostraddle, "This is a Dead Mom Essay".
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Episode 23: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 4: Craigslist & Your Parents Estate-How to Use Craiglist for Selling Stuff

By |March 4th, 2015|

About this episode: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 4: Ever wondered how to sell your parents stuff? I've sold a ton of my parents things (as well as my own) on craiglist and I have direct tools to make this work for you that have worked for me. We'll also talk about the "David's Thoughts", a blog written by a guy named David, giving a male perspective on grief.

Episode 22: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 3: How to decide to keep, donate, recycle, sell or throw away items from your parents estate

By |March 4th, 2015|

About this episode: PART 3: Your Parents Estate: How to decide what to keep, donate, recycle

Episode 21: THE GETTING ORGANIZED SERIES Part 2: What to do with parents stuff after they die

By |February 20th, 2015|

About this episode: PART 2: We'll continue the conversation on how to face the task of getting organized with your parents belongings that they've left behind.