Our founder, Esther Pipoly, has been busy talking about LOLA. Catch up with our news below.


When Tragedy Strikes: How To Help A Co-Worker Cope With Grief And Loss

Whether death or divorce, natural disaster or partnership disagreement, loss is a fact of life. The impact of these events (and the grief that follows) cannot be denied. So what's the best way to prepare for, and cope with, the inevitable?

LOLA: The next big thing in benefits?

Two businesses spawned by personal loss are helping employers and their clients navigate through grief.


We are proud to have been featured in the May issue of Benefits Pro, a magazine distributed to professional benefits brokers.

Our article appears on page 31.


Modern Ideas for Aftercare - The Leader

When my brother-in-law passed away two years ago, so many people wanted to help us, but we didn't know where to start or what we needed. Our funeral director proved to be invaluable because he gave us ideas about what to ask for during the process.

Crosley Law Helps a Grieving Family Find a New Purpose

Overwhelmed, Esther turned to Tom Crosley of Crosley Law for help. Tom had been friends with Carl and was honored to help his family during their time of need. Tom's team of experts carefully analyzed Carl's life insurance applications and all his signed forms, then evaluated them in the context of Texas law.

Esther Cardenas Pipoly - Loss of Life Advocated (LOLA) - Business Building Women

Esther Cardenas Pipoly - Loss of Life Advocated (LOLA) Death is a difficult topic. In fact its so difficult many of us avoid discussing it at all. We put off taking care of the things we know we should and when the inevitable finally arrives, we leave our families to not only deal with grief but hundreds of unanswered questions, legal battles and endless paperwork.


The Conversation About Death That Can Change Your Life

Courtesy / Esther Pipoly Sixty-three days. That's all it took for life as I knew it to come tumbling down around me. It's the number of days that passed between the death of my father and the death of my husband.

A Well-Planned Death

On July 1, 2013, Esther Cardenas-Pipoly's world began turning upside down. The San Antonio native and employee benefits account administrator signed an offer letter that day for a position in Denver and then found out her widower father had cancer.

Loss of Life Advocates guides loved ones through tangled affairs of death

If your spouse died today, would you know how to close down their business affairs? Would you be financially prepared to keep up with the mortgage or be sell if need? Can you handle their banking and investment accounts? What about closing credit cards, shutting down social media sites, taking over vehicle titles?


Cooking Up Beautiful Memories on Mother's Day -

Cooking up beautiful memories with family recipes is a way of honoring posthumous mommies on Mother's Day through handed down recipes. Two of the best things about any holiday? Gathering with family and eating good food! But for families who have recently lost a loved one, the celebration can be painful and awkward.

Experts discuss grief and celebration on 1-year anniversary of Uvalde bus crash

UVALDE COUNTY, Texas - It's been a year since 13 New Braunfels church members died in a bus crash in Uvalde County. Experts say that holidays like Easter can be a struggle for those trying to celebrate, even as they still grieve.


S.A. Widow Creates New Business to Help Survivors Navigate Death | News Radio 1200 WOAI

They say that nothing is inevitable except for death and taxes. Many Americans hire somebody to do their taxes, and now a San Antonio entrepreneur has created a company to help out with the death part, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Dealing with a loss

Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares tips on what you should do if you're dealing with a loss or someone you know is bereaved. Diane also says there are five things we should all know about being prepared: (source: Loss of Life Advocates) Know where your original will is located and keep it updated as your life changes.


I Am a San Antonio Mom: Esther Pipoly

The Alamo City is lovingly referred to by many as a big city with a small-town feel, and having the opportunity to chat with born-and-raised San Antonian Esther Pipoly, founder of LOLA: Loss Of Life Advocates, really brought home that message of connection for me.

Death - The Elephant in the Room!

Death may be one of life's certainties, but that doesn't mean you are ever prepared for it. From settling estates, to closing businesses and bank accounts, there are hundreds of issues to consider when it comes to the end of life.

Funeral etiquette - the dos and don'ts | AK Lander | AK Lander

At a funeral knowing what to wear and where to sit are all things that can be confusing, so look at our funeral etiquette guide that will answer some common questions.