"I've had a lot of negativity in my life over the last year and I really am trying to focus on the good that people can do and bring to the world. Losing my brother to suicide was very, very difficult, my only sibling. I really floundered with that and sometimes, you just can't deal. Especially being a restaurateur, you're out in the public eye, and being on television, it was very difficult," she shared while volunteering in the Project Angel Food kitchen to prepare the organization's 12 millionth meal in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 18. "Then, I just lost my mother a couple weeks ago. The funeral was last week, so I just came back from England. But that's life, and we all have to deal with loss in our life. It's about moving forward and remembering the good times."
Lisa also shared during an interview with Extra at the event that “it's been a very tough year." "I just want to focus on the positivity," she said.
Lisa previously reflected on her difficult year during an appearance on RuPaul in June, sharing that she learned the importance of connecting with others following her brother's passing. "I'm also all about talking about what's happening in your life because when you reach out to people, when you share your stories, people will benefit from your experience, and you can say how you worked through it or maybe how you can prevent something in the future. So reaching out and being the best you can be and being the best support to those around you," she shared. "If you're going through something, it's OK. We're all gonna go through something."