Posts by Jennifer Cochran

Jennifer has a background in bodywork and has spent the past fifteen years in a social work based field, dedicating her life to helping others. This work has helped her better understand the people she encounters and show compassion toward them. It is hoped that sharing her experiences may help others going through a similar journey.

How I Healed My Strained Relationship with My Mother

“Give without remembering. Receive without forgetting.” ~Unknown

It was Sunday, April 12, 2015. I had just finished my grocery shopping and was about to leave the parking lot when I noticed a call from my dad.

I called him back so we could talk for a few minutes. He said, “Troy died.” I thought of his friend Troy, who I’d met a couple years prior, and said I was sorry to hear his friend had passed. My dad realized I had not heard him correctly. He said “Troy, your stepdad, he died this morning.”

I felt like someone had punched …