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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.

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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 […]

Christine Rosenblatt : Missing Gemini: A Tale of Twin-Loss

May 18, 2017

Christine Rosenblatt is the composer of “Missing Gemini: A New Musical.” This intimate story tells a tale of twin-loss, illustrating with nautical flair how grief affects family dynamics. Christine is a graduate of Columbia University and currently studies with the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/25082847/Christine-Rosenblatt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Allen Roth: Overdose: Supporting Parents

May 11, 2017

Allen Roth’s 30-year-old daughter, Tammy, died from a drug overdose in 1995. In the aftermath, he became involved with The Compassionate Friends and is currently the group’s Regional Coordinator in Washington state. Over the years, he has observed in himself and others the progression from overwhelming grief to a balance of being open to joy […]

David Ferber: A Dad’s Grief

May 4, 2017

David Ferber is the father of Russell Ferber, who died in a car accident in 2002 at age 21. David soon joined, and then became the facilitator of a fathers group at The Compassionate Friends, the support group for grieving parents. The fathers group was an instant success, and it became a regular feature of […]

Stephen Stott: Sibling Loss

April 27, 2017

Stephen Stott is a social worker and the Counseling Coordinator & LGBTQ Advocate for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of Military Loss (TAPS).  He serves on the diversity commission for The Compassionate Friends and graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work.  He dedicates his work to his best friend and sister, Stacy, […]

Technology and Grief: Option B and Dear Evan Hansen

April 25, 2017

On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss how technology has taken the world of grief, loss and recovery to a whole new level with the new musical ” Dear Evan Hansen” regarding students response on Facebook to the death of and classmate and Facebooks, CEO Sheryl Sandburg’s book “Option B” based […]