Kimberly Lollis Parrish

Kimberly Lollis Parrish was born in South Carolina to an imperfect but loving family. She followed her passion for children and teaching until she was fired for refusing to change the grades of students to suit the whims of their parents. She appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to share her story...
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Keep Looking Up

One year ago today I typed my last blog post. If you are reading this, I am thankful for you. One year ago was the ten year anniversary of my sweet little brother’s passing. In those ten years, I had come to peace with his death and learned so much

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Him and Me

Hello, Everyone! I hope this finds you doing well. Happy Monday! If you have lost someone you loved, then you know all about the anniversaries of those who have passed on. They can be hard. Yesterday was a tough day in some ways. I thought of how ten years ago

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Lifting Up Mental Health Awareness

This moment and photo made my heart smile big, and so I must share. I always assume anyone who reads my work knows who the characters in my life stories are. I had someone tell me awhile back that wasn’t true. In case you do not know, this is my

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Someone Else’s Healing

Do you ever stop and wonder if the people in your life come and go for a reason? What if every person is meant to be like medicine and come into our lives to heal some deep part of our psyche and our Soul? I’m not talking about someone dying.

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For God So Loved the World

When I was a little girl, I spent every Sunday with Granny Lollis in the Church of God of Prophecy. It was scary at times, but at the same time, there was a whole lot of love. I loved the love of the people there, and I loved the Spirit

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The Shack

We just recently saw the movie The Shack. I had read the book after Griffen passed on and the message it brought was one I desperately needed. Interestingly, it was published in May 2007, the same month and year that my little brother Griffen physically left our lives. The book

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Smiling Dolphins and Courage to Speak the Truth

  I used to be so courageous in life and in speaking my mind. I stood up to the school system, crooked sales associates and I stood up to a major international corporation. I was never afraid of anything in those days. Instead, I reveled in the challenge. It was

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All the Way to Heaven and Back: Surviving the Loss of a Loved One

Part crime drama, part self-help, but totally captivating, author Kimberly Lollis Parrish shares her powerful story of love, brutal loss, and crushing grief. When her baby brother Griffen was born, he captured the hearts of everyone who met him, and Kimberly loved him... Read More ›

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