(originally published May 13. 2017) Tomorrow is Mother's Day. And it's not just any Mother's Day. Tomorrow will be the first Mother's Day for me that has a big fat question mark. Am I still a mother? I know I would tell anyone else in the same situation that yes of course you're still a … Continue reading 18 My Mom card has been revoked
Good News! The book was published on 11/11/2019 and is now available on Amazon as paperback and ebook. The official launch will be announced soon, but you can buy the book now. Click here to order
It's happening! I am publishing my book. We are weeks away from the official book launch on Amazon. I will post updates here. And stay tuned for giveaways and special discounts to my blog followers. One of the many reasons I decided to write and publish this book was because of the many comments and … Continue reading My New Normal (Book) coming soon …
I had the pleasure of being interviewed recently for a podcast with Salt Lake Magazine for their weekly podcast, Salt Lake Speaks! I wanted to share it here. Give it a listen. We need to keep this dialogue going, as this epidemic is not going away anytime soon. We can do better. So let's do … Continue reading When 28 Days Isn’t Enough
A video blog or Vlog if you will. Another chance to spread Cassidy’s ashes. This time over the Golden Gate Bridge.
A beautiful day spreading Cassidy’s ashes at Refugio Beach near Santa Barbara a couple months ago. Enjoy this Vlog from Sept. 2017
I haven't felt like writing lately. In fact, if I'm being honest with myself, I haven't felt much of anything lately. Just another stop in one of those pesky stages of grief I suppose. So here I sit. . . Watching time trickle by, without her. Sometimes I'm sentimental about all things Cassidy, but lately … Continue reading 25 Be back soon. . .
I found this school paper of Cassidy's on my laptop just a few weeks after her death. I think it's such an interesting look at her life, according to her, as a teenager. A heartbreaking peek into the mind of an addict and the perceptions of a brain that had been remapped by opiates. Most … Continue reading 4 Cassidy’s Story, according to Cassidy. . .
Please watch: Cassidy's memorial scrapbook video Written and spoken by Charla Cochran Bocchicchio at Cassidy Aspen Cochran’s Celebration of Life on November 18, 2016. -we never intended to become the poster family for this issue, but here we are. Cassidy died of a Heroin overdose, this is our truth. We lived with this disease as a family … Continue reading 3 Cassidy’s Eulogy (as told by mom)
My daughter died of a drug overdose. This is my truth now...