About Lisa

Help me turn Losing Your Parents into a non profit!Donate Now I lost both parents to cancer at 22 & 27. Let's talk about stuff that's hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how we can bridge the gap from grief to peace when the weird stuff comes up. My intention is to connect with as many adult orphans as possible and those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive. Subscribe to the Blog | Listen to the Losing Your Parents Podcast on iTunes on Stitcher and on iHeart Radio

Help me turn Losing Your Parents into a non profit!

Please donate if you have even $1 to spare. Help me get this set up and help me to keep this podcast and blog online and available for the world.

A family visit to my dad’s grave

My uncle's brother died this week. His name to me was always "Uncle Neal" even though we were not related by blood. I received a text this am asking me where my dad was buried and realized that today must be Uncle Neal's funeral. It seems he is being buried in the same Jewish cemetery

The Losing Your Parents Podcast – Episode #054 Interview with Dr. Deborah S. Derman, Ph.D.

Debbie Derman has been through a lot. In this episode, we discuss the loss of her neighbor to suicide, the tragic plane crash she witnessed with both her parents on board, and the death of her husband to a heart attack when she was pregnant with their their child. She has taken her extreme experiences

The Losing Your Parents Podcast – Episode #053 – Interview with Sergio Alemdariz

Sergio Alemdariz is a University of Texas Grad Student working on his documentary, On Losing A Parent. His intention is to capture the story of 3 individuals who have lost parents in their 20's. In the film, Chaney Greenwood, Lyndsey Anthony, and Austin Gage will work on re-creating a photo of the parent they lost.

The Losing Your Parents Podcast – Episode #052 – Interview with Sasha Rose Hamrogue

I learned about Sasha Rose Hamrogue one day on facebook when I saw the article, "I lost both parents to lung cancer – the grief almost overwhelmed me" pop up on my newsfeed. Not only had she lost both of her parents, she lost them to cancer, and I immediately identified with her experience. In

Do you have a tattoo to remember your mom or dad? I want to meet you!

I am actively looking for people who have a tattoo to remember or that reminds them of their mom or dad for a project I am starting. Do you have a tattoo like this? Submit your tattoo images + story here. Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016  

BOOK REVIEW “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive” by Allison Gilbert

Five years ago, I was on a serious hunt to find people who had also lost both of their parents. I started my blog, and soon after, learned about Allison Gilbert. I bought her book Parentless Parents and Always Too Soon on the same day and when I did, I immediately knew I wasn't alone

New Instagram Photo March 18, 2016 at 12:25PM

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The Losing Your Parents Podcast – Episode #051 – Interview with Rachel Stephenson

Rachel talks with me about her family's struggle to confront their own feelings surrounding the sudden loss of her mother when she was 5, her TEDxCUNY talk, "Against Grieving in Silence" and how her father's recent alcoholic death may have been avoided.

New Instagram Photo March 16, 2016 at 12:12PM

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