Open to Hope Interview with Lisa A. Snyder

Listen to my interview with Open to Hope's Dr. Gloria Horsley about Losing Your Parents and following your bliss.

I’ve been holding onto a lot of secrets

Being there during the transition of my parents, as well as Catherine's dad - you never know what's going to happen in life. Why wait to be happy? Why wait for one day?

Forbes 2013 list of The 100 Best Websites For Women

Hi everyone! I have some exciting news on the horizon to share with you... In the meantime, I'm this out there to the universe - Would you please vote for my blog, for the 100 Best Websites for Women? And perhaps this awesome website ? All you have to do is: write the


Energetic Walls. You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em.

Re-occurring (bad) dreams

I have a re-occurring dream I think I would consider a nightmare. Is it here to remind us of how we spend our time here?

Black & Blue: Moving on from Painful Memories

I had a 1998 blue VW beetle. It was the most amazing car. My dad bought it for me originally. I had a job when I was 17, so I made payments towards the car as an agreement with my dad. It was half of my paycheck, but I didn't care. I had a cool

Hoarders & The Rat Man. This guy has 2500 Rats! What happens when you don’t process your grief?

What happens when we deny our own grief? I watched a Hoarders episode the other night. After his wife dies, he collected over 2500 free-roaming rats that hoarded Glen out of his home and into a shed on his property.

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

Today's source of strength: People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is usually to meet a need you have

Support Systems: Who’s in and who’s out?

There are going to be people who don't understand you. Sometimes they are inspired by you and your story and sometimes they shut down. Not sure if someone is capable of being a support system? I've got a basic list.

I sold my 2nd painting at Trenton’s Art All Night!

Although I went to Art School, I had never really let myself indulge in painting until my mom was diagnosed w/ Leukemia in Oct '08. After the Environmental Program Director from NJ's Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Michelle Knapik, bought my piece at the Trenton Artworks Art All Night 2010, I was inspired to keep going. Last weekend, I sold my second piece and got to meet the buyer, a man named Joe!