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Open to Hope Radio

Feeling discouraged? Relax and tune into "Grief Relief" radio and hear Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview guests with inspiring stories about recovery from loss.


Ellie Andiorio: Daughters Losing Mothers

July 20, 2017

Ellie Andiorio is a 26 year old woman who lost her mother to lung cancer 12 days before her senior year of college. She recently completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Columbia University and hopes to work in the healthcare field. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/17171458/Ellie-Andiorio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

July 13, 2017

Amy Cooper is a singer/songwriter and bereaved parent whose son died of an accidental overdose in 2014.  She is the Outreach Director with the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse and is a member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project Coalition. Her goal is to bring awareness and education regarding drug abuse […]

Dr. Edward Shaw: Alzheimer’s: Keeping Love Alive

July 6, 2017

Edward Shaw, MD, is dually trained as a physician and a mental health counselor. He was the primary care partner for his wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007 and died after a nine-year battle. Dr. Shaw is the co-author of “Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade: The Five Love Languages […]

Mindy Cassel: Children and Grief

June 29, 2017

Mindy Cassel, Ph.D., is the Co-Founder and Senior Clinical and Program Advisor of the Children’s Bereavement Center® . She is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Thanatologist and a bereaved sibling. Dr. Cassel’s professional career in the Miami community spans more than 30 years working with individuals, families, and children. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06054039/Mindy-Cassel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Rod Mebane: Tributes To Lost Children

June 22, 2017

Rod Mebane is a writer, editor, and independent publisher.  Following the death of his 19 year old daughter Emma in 2011 he became curious about what other families do to honor their departed children and after researching the topic he wrote “Tributes to Lost Children” (2016) – a snapshot of how 147 families have honored […]

John Ruark: Caring For The Bereaved

June 15, 2017

John Ruark, MD  is a retired Clinical Associate professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School, Thanatologist; Medical Ethicist; award- winning author of Dying Dignified: The Health Professional’s Guide to Care http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06054245/john-ruark.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Alan Pedersen: The Compassionate Friends: A Place of Hope

June 8, 2017

On this how Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends Alan Pedersen the grief journey and how The Compassionate Friends supports those who are looking for hope.  They invite everyone who has been impacted by the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild to attend the TCF […]

Marty Tousley: Finding A Place Of Hope

June 1, 2017

Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT moderates the online Grief Healing Discussion Groups, serving over 8000 members. As a bereaved mom and daughter, she uses social media to inform and educate the public about the grief that accompanies all kinds of loss.  Her books include Finding Your Way Through Grief: A Guide for the First Year […]

Ron Glenn Kelly: Men and Grief

May 25, 2017

Glenn Kelly, author of Sometimes I Cry In The Shower, unexpectedly lost his teenage son and only child to a congenital heart defect.  Since then, he has become an authority on male versus female expressions of grief. Citing the impacts of Nature and Nurture on each sex, R. Glenn brings awareness of how these pre-wired […]