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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.


Ida D Gonzalez: Military Loss

January 4, 2018

Ida Gonzalez, Mommy, Mom, Mama Gonzo, President of Butterfly Circle of Friends, her son Michael was KIA in Baghdad, Iraq on August 28, 2008. BCOF is non-profit created in memory of Michael assists military, veterans and their families. Sharing her love for Michael has been her way to survive. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/04092417/Ida-D-Gonzalez-.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Catherine McNulty: Strategies To Help With Grief

December 28, 2017

After losing her infant son, Catherine McNulty embarked on a journey to do more than survive grief. She has created a framework to grief that disrupts conventional ways of looking at loss. She challenges her clients to step outside of a victim mindset and regain control of how they navigate grief. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/01080600/Catherine-McNulty.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Robert Goor: Writing Through Grief

December 21, 2017

Robert Goor is a teacher, a writer, a mathematician and a scientist. He is an active member of the Bethesda Writer’s Center and of The Compassionate Friends, where he is a trained group facilitator. Dear Andrew, a collection of letters to his deceased son, is his first literary publication. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/01080251/Robert-Goor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Nisha Zenoff: Techniques For Healing Loss

December 14, 2017

Nisha Zenoff MFT Ph.D is a grief counselor, psychotherapist and certified dance/movement therapist. She has devoted her professional life to supporting bereaved families after the death of her 17-year-old son Victor in 1980. She is the author of The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After A Child Dies? http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/01075901/Nisha-Zenoff.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Ashley Jones: Love Not Lost

November 30, 2017

Ashley Jones is a helper. She’s always loved helping others from grade school through Clemson University, and then into marriage. After losing her daughter to a terminal diagnosis, Ashley’s desire to serve others grew stronger and she founded Love Not Lost to preserve memories of those facing a terminal diagnosis and support people in grief. […]

Jenna Rogers Topic: Finding A Place of Hope

November 9, 2017

Jenna Rogers is the Director of Advancement for Faith’s Lodge, a retreat facility that supports parents after the death of a child. As a bereaved mother, Jenna is passionate about helping others who have endured this tragic loss. She created Noah’s Memorial SIDS Foundation in 2010 to help fund SIDS research and support families who […]

Pamela Hagens: Helping Loved Ones After a Death

November 2, 2017

Pamela Hagens is a lifetime proponent of taking care of health through exercise and yoga. She currently teaches and inspires others on how to work with their grief through daily healthy practices. In July of 2013 she lost her 19-year-old son, Samuel. She is a frequent presenter at The Compassionate Friends national conferences. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23111314/Pamela-Hagens.mp3Podcast: Play […]

David Ferber: A Dad’s Grief

October 5, 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 […]

Debbie Gossen: Remembering: Poetry and Pictures

August 10, 2017

Debbie Gossen is a registered nurse currently working in Oncology and a Nationally Certified Grief Management Specialist. Her daughter, Kristin Lund, died in 2001 at the age of 20 due to complications from an autoimmune disease.  Following Kristin’s death a collection of her poetry and pictures were assembled in the book Life Is, Was, and […]