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


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.