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

New Instagram Photo August 01, 2015 at 05:11AM

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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New Instagram Photo August 01, 2015 at 04:44AM

By |August 1st, 2015|

#lisaagoich 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
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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|

@catcaperello’s pop #losingyourparents
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New Instagram Photo June 19, 2015 at 03:54AM

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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