Richard Ballo

Author + Speaker

dynamic speaker

award-winning author

Compelling Writer

dynamic speaker

award-winning author

Compelling Writer




Grief & Healing



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Latest Posts from Richard

My writings, so far, have come from my life experiences like flunking out of college, working, marrying, the death of a spouse, being a single parent, and my general interest in life, home repair, city development, daycare, women business owners, and more.

  • Turning 70 by Richard Ballo

Turning 70

In a couple of months, I will turn 70. I was nervous. Seventy sounded so old and I didn’t feel old.

  • Author Richard Ballo Grief Blog, Featuring Guest Writer Jessica Liria on Processing Grief for Mental Health and Wellness

Processing Grief for Mental Health

When you're grieving, it's important to check in on your mental health, look out for warning signs, and build up your resilience. Guest writer Jessica Liria, shares tips on how to do this.

reviews from readers

Read what our readers are saying about the healing power of Richard’s grief books, the self-discovery of his journals, and the magic of his children’s stories.

Average Rating

360 degrees of Grief sums up the cycle, and how you can get back to your normal before loss. That is something I have been trying to do since day 1 of the loss of my Dad. Yet, everyone tells you, that’s not how it (grief) works. Thank you for validating life after loss by sharing your story with Lisa and experiences.

Lindsay Pursglove

Martin the Mouse in the White House – Such a cute story! Very colorful illustrations and a fun tale to follow and wonder what that mischievous mouse will do next. My 2 year old grandson loves “Martin” the mouse and likes to hold him while we read. Can’t wait to see what Martin does next!

Christy Meredith

Life Without Lisa offers help in at least two very important ways. Richard Ballo’s remarkable descriptions of his many painful — and frequently changing — reactions reassure the reader of how normal these feelings are, even when nothing, especially oneself, seems normal.

Patricia Kelley, RN, CHPN,
Vice-President, Montgomery Hospice, Rockville, MD

Richard Ballo in the Media

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