Missing Your Mom on Mother’s Day: Mothers Day Prep 2012 – Part Two

This weeks topic: To distract or dive in to feelings? That is the question. My advice: decide what kind of person you are and how you'd like to deal with this day.

Jet Life – A Film About Letting Go

Evan Walker lost his step-father to a drug overdose in December of '09 at age 15. This summer, Evan and his best friend, Jason, plan to document a cross country journey to help move through their own grief and share their personal stories with the world.

Interview with “A Blending of Bittersweet Memories” Author, Emily Israel Hoffman

What do you get when you mix a pinch of memory, a dash of grief, a dollop of deliciousness and a heaping spoonful of love? A Blending of Bittersweet Memories, a cookbook dedicated to those who have lost a loved one. A compilation of story/recipes collected from food-lovers across the world, A Blending of Bittersweet

Missing Your Parents During Christmas Time & The Holidays

Christmas time and the holidays can feel pretty lonely when you don't have parents. Here's some ideas on what you can do to feel less lonely and fill in the gaps.

Starlight Express – Are you real, yes or no?

I woke up wanting to hear music from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway Musical, Starlight Express, a show we saw as a family in New York back in the late 80's. I often feel cheated of a relationship with my parents. I find music, like this song, to be a good connector. I'm thinking about my dad specifically today.

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!

What is D Day to us? My mom’s is coming up on June 23. Here’s a video tribute we made.

The days leading up to my mom's transition, I played Enya's Shepherd Moons CD on repeat for my mom. When my dad was transitioning, I played Steely Dan for him. Jeffrey Fadden and Lori Ingwerson helped me to make this tribute video for my mom, which we played at her viewing, the night that Michael Jackson died, June 25, 2009.

Have you seen Yoko Ono’s Mother’s Day Project, My Mommy Is Beautiful?

Upload your mother's photo to Yoko Ono's Flickr account, here, "write her name, a note about her and to her and to yourself. If it gets to be a love letter, a poem or a very long message as long as a novel (!) that's fine."