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.

The Power of Now Changed My Life

This book changed the way I saw everything. EVERYTHING.

Black & Blue: Moving on from Painful Memories

I had a 1998 blue VW beetle. It was the most amazing car. My dad bought it for me originally. I had a job when I was 17, so I made payments towards the car as an agreement with my dad. It was half of my paycheck, but I didn't care. I had a cool

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?

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

Hoarders & The Rat Man. This guy has 2500 Rats! What happens when you don’t process your grief?

What happens when we deny our own grief? I watched a Hoarders episode the other night. After his wife dies, he collected over 2500 free-roaming rats that hoarded Glen out of his home and into a shed on his property.

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?