I talk about my interview with Stephanie Fleitas from CreatingWithin.com + birthday triggers, why birthdays can be incredibly challenging without your parents and how they can be easier and more enjoyable as time goes on.
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
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?
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.
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?
"The site changed my life! I just never thought anyone felt the same way as me. Gave me tools to deal. ”
I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let's talk about stuff that's hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get to a more peaceful place.
My intention is to connect other adult orphans; those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive. Read more about me.