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 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

Episode 46: 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.

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By |September 6th, 2015|

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By |September 2nd, 2015|

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Just when we thought today couldn’t get any better (it’s just been a really fun day), we received our shipment of Volume 1 of the […]

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By |August 25th, 2015|

Embrace your #vulnerability. #losingyourparents #brenebrown #quotes
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By |August 24th, 2015|

Sending @sarahkatesilverman lots of love on this sad day #losingyourparents #losingyourmom・・・
“My Mom. Beth Ann O’Hara.”
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By |August 1st, 2015|

@goichonthego sent me an advanced copy of her book #14days – A #Mother and #daughter and a two-week #goodbye. Looking forward to reading it, thank you! #losingyourparents #14daysamemoir
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Episode 38: Working at home & the toll grief takes on income

By |July 8th, 2015|

This one goes out to all the entrepreneurs and the folks who work from home! Since I have been working for myself since 2006, the death of my mom in 2009 effected me deeply and therefor effected my work and income at the time. I will tell my work back story and how to deal with grief while working for yourself (and make sure your income flow is moving in a positive direction!).
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Episode 37: The ache of loneliness without your parents

By |July 8th, 2015|

We'll discuss ways to relieve and take care of the body and mind's reaction to feeling lonely and the ache of loneliness without your parents.
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Episode 36: Starting the wedding process without parents

By |July 8th, 2015|

Today I'll be talking about the start of our wedding planning process and how it's been effected by not having parents. I'll also be talking about same-sex marriage and how this adds an additional hurdle.

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 […]