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

Mother's Day is 7 weeks away. When a holiday like this comes around, it's easy to feel left out. This year I'm going to post often about this topic to help all of us who need support. Here's a few steps to get us started.

Guest Blog Entry: Just Surviving by Caitlin Maloney

Caitlin Maloney submitted a guest blog post to us. She lost her mom @ age 8 and her dad 3 years ago to suicide. Contact Caitlin if you want to connect with her.

Transitioning from present tense to past tense: How we talk about our parents.

Back in December, I started talking about how my mom really loves Christmas. That it's her favorite holiday. And half-way through, as the words were coming out of my mouth, I realized that I felt really strange. 'Does she love Christmas' or 'did she love Christmas'? 'Is it her favorite holiday' or 'was it her favorite holiday'? She's been gone for 2 1/2 years... So, does telling a story about our parents mean we have to feel uncomfortable every time?

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.

How do you make people feel?

Posted today by a facebook friend, DY Greiner. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Dr. Maya Angelou

More Tips on how to deal with Christmas, the holidays, missing your parents, and new traditions

Here are some more tips on this popular topic: How to enjoy the holidays when your family and traditions shift. There's a lot of pressure around the holidays. It can bring up old memories, conjure up wounds with family that are not yet resolved, and has the potential to make you feel, well, not so jolly.

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.

I have a free car. So, why don’t I want it?

I have a free car sitting in a driveway. Waiting for me. Calling my name. So, why don't I want it?

Unexpected Grief: How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha can help.

What do Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Ke$ha have to do with grief today?