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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.


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 […]

Carla J. Vagnini: Helping Loved Ones After a Death

October 26, 2017

Carla J. Vagnini helped four family members after significant losses. Without a guide or “how-to manual” available to know where to begin, she knew her book could help the ones left behind as they start dealing with everything that comes after death. She is the author of  For the Ones Left Behind:  A guide for […]

Dr. Janis Johnston: Recovery and Rediscovery after Loss

October 19, 2017

Dr. Janis Johnston is a counseling psychologist who uses her personal as well as her extensive professional experience to help those who have suffered a loss. She sees loss and change as fertilizer for new dreams. Janis is a frequent presenter at national psychology and education conferences.  Her latest book is Midlife Maze:  Recovery and […]

Shari O’loughlin: Transformation After Loss

October 12, 2017

Shari O’Loughlin is a bereaved parent and sibling.  She is a transformational life and business coach, speaker, and author of Life from the Ashes which shares her story of the tragic loss of her son, Connor, and her unexpected path of hope and new meaning. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/02085343/Shari-Oloughlin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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 […]

Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley: Option B

September 28, 2017

Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss what to do when there is no option A and instead going with Option B. They discuss Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/11061218/Heidi-and-Gloria.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Rachel Kodanaz: Living Loss One Day at a Time

September 21, 2017

Rachel Kodanaz has been speaking passionately to national audiences for over 20 years, addressing all aspects of loss, change and growth that comes with embracing life challenges – those expected and unexpected.  Her books, Living with Loss One Day at a Time, and Grief in the Workplace: A Comprehensive Guide for Being Prepared have received […]

Christine Duminiak: Afterlife Contacts and Signs

September 14, 2017

Christine Duminiak is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, radio co-host, Member of National Alliance for Grieving Children and Founder of Prayer Wave for After-Death Communication. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/11062522/Christine-Duminiak.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download