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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paula Stephens, M.A. : Grief To Growth

April 13, 2017

Paula Stephens is a speaker, yogi and blogger on the topic of healing after loss. Her blog, “What I Wish Other People Understood After Losing A child,” has received over 1.3 million views.  She lost her father at an early age and her son, Brandon, in 2010 from a prescription drug reaction.  She is the […]

Jeanne Weaver: Death of A son in Military

February 23, 2017

After her son, Todd, was killed, Jeanne turned to her God-given talent to help her learn how to navigate through her new state of being. Art was her vocation. She would now use it therapeutically. Jeanne created 21 oil paintings and later a book Losing Todd. A Mother’s Journey. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/15064713/Jeanne-Weaver.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Melanie Warner: Topic-Defining Moments: Coping With The Loss of a Child

February 20, 2017

Melanie Warner is an author and speaker for over 25 years. She is the founder of the new Defining Moments book series that offer positive stories of hope and inspiration from people who have overcome extreme challenges in life. In 2005, Warner lost her son, which inspired her to write this book as a resource for […]

Harriet Hodgson: Raising Grandchildren

February 9, 2017

Harriet Hodgson has been a freelancer for 37 years and is the author of 35 books. In 2007 four family members, including her daughter (mother of her twin grandchildren, and the twin’s father) died. John and Harriet became the twin’s legal guardians and cared for the twins for seven years. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/06112911/Harriet-Hodgson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]