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

Birthdays are never the same…

When a parent dies around your birthday, it may see like birthdays will never be the same ever again. Here's one way I get through it.

Playing Out Roles & Patterns

Sometimes, when you don't have parents anymore, not only do you have a big hole in your heart, but there's some big shoes to fill and no ones stepping in them anytime soon. You may begin to (or have been for a long time) play out roles or patterns with others.

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.

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.

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?

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.