Who is Jacqui Saldana? Learn about Baby Boy Bakery

My cousin posted this video yesterday of a woman named Jacqui Saldana, who got a surprise call to go up on stage with Ellen at her show. I learned this woman had lost her 3 year old son, Ryan Cruz, in May. He had gotten hit by a truck while playing Frisbee. I learned that she was always scared to be a mom, which I often feel, not yet being a mom and having to make the extra effort to make that happen, being in a relationship with a woman. When her son was born, she started a blog called Baby Boy Bakery, a blog about her passion for baking. It’s now turned into a grieving blog. I appreciate her honesty and how even though she has a hard time getting out of bed sometimes and that the holidays are difficult, she still finds ways of “living loud & wild...

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Losing Your Parents Episode 12: How to communicate with deceased parents

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".

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Losing Your Parents Episode 11: Missing Your Parents During the Holidays

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".

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Losing Your Parents International Radio Show Episode 10: Grief Eating & Weight Gain

About this episode: We'll be talking about Lady Gaga, Howard Stern, performance expression to move through grief, eating to deal with grief and the yo-yo weight gain/loss that comes along with using food as a way to temporarily "deal".

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Lady Gaga Talks About Healing Her Sexual Assault Through Creative Performance

In an interview with Howard Stern, Lady Gaga reveals she was raped as a teen by an older music producer and what her extreme (throw up) art performance at SXSW really meant to her.

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Losing Your Parents International Radio Show Episode 9: The Guilt We Carry

In this episode: Today we'll hear from a few people who have written to Lisa about losing their parents and discuss methods to move through guilt you carry along after a parent has died.

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Losing Your Parents International Radio Show Episode 8: Love, Rejection & Thanksgiving

In this episode: This week we talk about love, rejection and the upcoming holiday, thanksgiving. We'll discuss the idea of releasing expectations and we'll hear from Naz, a caller, follower and new friend from India!

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Last year this time, we were driving to Nashville.

This time last year we had driven to Nashville for the first time. Before we arrived, we had made a pit-stop in a Walmart parking lot so Catherine could have a work meeting and I, an interview that was scheduled with OPEN TO HOPE, an organization that supports grief workers. I saw in the back of my Kia Soul, which was on the tow dolly behind the RV while I was being interviewed about our journey and my blog, losingyourparents.org. (You can listen to that interview,...

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Losing Your Parents Episode 7: What do I do on Thanksgiving?

About this episode: This week we hear from an anonymous caller who's got questions about how to deal with thanksgiving after losing his mom.

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What do parent illness, coming out of the closet & death have in common? Watch my Candid Conversation with Stephanie Fleitas from CreatingWithin.com

Watch my Candid Conversation with Stephanie Fleitas from CreatingWithin.com as we explore growth and awareness surrounding parent illness, the loss of my parents, coming out of the closet, and death.

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Losing Your Parents International Radio Show Episode 6: How to Cope with Birthday Triggers

In this episode: I talk about my interview with Stephanie Fleitas from CreatingWithin.com and continue the conversation about birthdays: birthday triggers, why birthdays can be incredibly challenging without your parents and how they can be easier and more enjoyable as time goes on.

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Losing Your Parents International Radio Show Episode 5: Birthdays

About this episode: It's my 33rd birthday! I'm talking about birthdays and ways I work with and through them without my parents. I'll also be discussing the connection to the day my dad died.

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