Going to a viewing: How do you handle it?

We went to a viewing today. Death can be a strange thing, so here's some things you can use to prepare for one you may have to go to in the future.

Steve Jobs: “How to live before you die.”

The greatest man to ever utter the words "apple", "iPhone", or "innovation, Steve Jobs, has died. Watch in this speech Steve wrote for Standford University as the 2005 Commencement speaker, as he expresses "How to Live Before You Die". Please share this post with others.

Sometimes, there’s gonna be an empty chair.

For years, went to a restaurant where the 4th seat would always be my mom and the empty chair stares back at me now. There's going to be traditions you had with your loved ones that shift. Here's a few things you can try to help yourself through it.

The Real Truth About Death

Many people only believe in things they can touch, smell, see, taste or hear. The fact that you can't see radio waves but you know they are there, doesn't that make you question things like, is there life after death?

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 have a new twitter account!

The new twitter account for this blog/website is @LosingParents. My @LisaASnyder is going to be more geared towards art and other things. Please follow me on this new twitter account!

Have you been dragged through the emotional dirt?

We've been cleaning out my parent's stuff after they passed away in what seems like a never ending up hill battle. Watch this visual metaphor of how going through their stuff makes me feel.

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

Clearing Your Parents Estate – Take 50million ::slap::

Stuff. Stuff. More stuff. When you think you're done you're not. Hi, I'm venting, nice to meet you, lol. My brother is coming here (to NJ/PA) next week (from Montana) to go through some of my mom's stuff. She left a lot of it. I'm having some anxiety -- I've just come back from a

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.