Is your mother on a pedestal?

Last night while cleaning more of my parents boxes, I found a letter my mom wrote "to me". It was really one of those venting notes you should probably throw away after you're writing it so that when you die no one finds it, lol.

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.

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!

When you’re lonely, here’s a few tips to help you get through Father’s Day without a Father.

When you are lonely this father's day, remember to think about all the things you DO have in your life. Make a list of all the things you DO HAVE and FILL UP your life. Here are a few other things to do for Father's Day if you don't have a dad to celebrate.