My uncle's brother died this week. His name to me was always "Uncle Neal" even though we were not related by blood. I received a text this am asking me where my dad was buried and realized that today must be Uncle Neal's funeral. It seems he is being buried in the same Jewish cemetery [...]
I have a deep respect for TED TALKS, as world leading thinkers and doers engage the world with their stories and encourage the pursuit of growth. I learned about Rachel Stephenson's TEDxCUNY talk, “Against Grieving in Silence,” in an email she had written to me. I felt very called to watch this video as soon [...]
Cat and I got married! We tied the knot on May 28, 2016. It was my dream wedding in every way. We were surrounded by SO MUCH LOVE... I'm so thankful to our family and friends who came to support us and be witness to this special moment in our lives. As I got ready [...]
Five years ago, I was on a serious hunt to find people who had also lost both of their parents. I started my blog, and soon after, learned about Allison Gilbert. I bought her book Parentless Parents and Always Too Soon on the same day and when I did, I immediately knew I wasn't alone [...]
Have you lost a parent or two? YOUR OPINION IS NEEDED! Can you take 2 minutes or less to fill this out and give me your thoughts? I'm working on a workshop series for you and I'm trying to make some decisions about how I can help folks in the best way possible. Here's [...]
Do you have low energy? Do you feel tired? Feeling fatigue? Me too! Totally normal, let's discuss.
Talking about how committing to ourselves helps strengthen how far we can go.
This is a vulnerable 2 part interview between two great men with a tragic history; Vice President Joe Biden and Late Show host, Stephen Colbert. In this interview, Stephen gets Joe to open up around the grief and sorrow he experienced most recently with the loss of his son Beau Biden to brain cancer this year, but of his earlier losses of his first wife Neilia and their 13-month-old daughter Naomi.
I just learned recently that when Stephen Colbert was 10 years old, his father, James, and two older brothers, 18-year-old Paul and 15-year-old Peter, were killed when Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed in North Carolina. Watch this Stephen Colbert interview with Oprah as he tells us how it took him 8 years to start grieving his dad, how this difficult time in his life helped make him the person he is today and what brings him absolute joy in his life now.
What are your ways you practice self care? Let's talk about how to manage stress and to do preventative maintenance on the body, mind and spirit.