Losing Both Parents by Age 27: How I Began to Heal

Earlier this year, my blog was selected as a top ten site for grief and loss by GoodTherapy.org. Afterwards, they asked me to join their "Share Your Story" campaign. Here's my story, I encourage you to share yours. "Losing my dad at age 22 helped prepare me for my mother's passing five years later in ways I could not imagine. The healing? That I had to do on my own. View Story >> http://t.co/Q0iOH6pRJ0

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.

Seriously, who am I supposed to get life advice from now?

By age 12, I had traveled alone to Texas & Brazil. By 15, I was traveling to New York City by myself frequently. At 17, I had moved out on my own. By 24, I had started my own business. I think it's safe to say that am no stranger to doing it alone... So now that my parents are gone, who gives the life advice?

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?

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

Happy 2012! Plus – I entered The Sketchbook Project by Art House Coop at The Brooklyn Art Library

First of all, happy 2012! Second of all, I'm SUPER excited! 2 min ago, I was entry # 3,013 of 5,000 to participate in a world wide collaborative art project! My book, once I send it in, will be on display at the Brooklyn Art Library Summer of 2012. Want to join in before they run out of room? I've got a coupon code on this blog post!

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.