The Power of Now Changed My Life

This book changed the way I saw everything. EVERYTHING.

Losing Your Parents Featured on Huffington Post, Blog Syndications and Phew, Thank God M Day is Over.

Guest blogging. The Huffington Post. And I made it through Mother's Day. Can I get an awwww yeah?!

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

More Tips on how to deal with Christmas, the holidays, missing your parents, and new traditions

Here are some more tips on this popular topic: How to enjoy the holidays when your family and traditions shift. There's a lot of pressure around the holidays. It can bring up old memories, conjure up wounds with family that are not yet resolved, and has the potential to make you feel, well, not so jolly.

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.

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?

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.

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.