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  • Building Resilience Through Art

    Posted on June 3, 2020 - by Elaine Voci

    This is an excerpt from Resilience Art: A Grief Coloring Book Using Ritual and Music to Help You Grow by Elaine Voci, Ph.D. which is available on Amazon.com. I believe […]

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  • Living and Telling Your Own Story

    Posted on May 30, 2020 - by Fran Gerstein

    This is an excerpt from Grief From the Inside Out:  Creating Meaning Around the Loss of a Child from Substance Abuse or Suicide, By Fran Gerstein, MSW, LCSW. It is […]

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  • Solace in a Birdsong

    Posted on January 29, 2020 - by Tambre Leighn

    There are days when I feel the weight of old memories, heart losses, and traumas suffered along the path of life. What triggers this can vary. So, what I choose […]

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  • Unanswered Emails

    Posted on December 8, 2019 - by Carol Henderson

    In the poem, “Note,” Ellie Schoenfeld writes that she is still sometimes surprised and angry that she receives no calls or emails from the dead. Death should be a place […]

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  • Suicide, Betrayal and Coming Home

    Posted on February 18, 2019 - by Elaine Voci

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”  an epitaph from a headstone in Ireland I stared at the plain paper note […]

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  • Music Can be a Balm for Grief

    Posted on November 7, 2018 - by Jane P. Williams

    Music can be soothing during our low points in grief.  It may resonate with our soul even when there is not personal meaning in it.  The tempo, rhythm, melody, harmony—all […]

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  • Expressive Arts to Heal from Grief: Interview with Brianne Overton

    Posted on September 11, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Brianne Overton about using the healing arts to help people cope with grief. In the video below, Brianne […]

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  • Art of Grieving, After Loss of Child: Interview With Dr. Delores Gulledge

    Posted on September 7, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Dr. Delores Gulledge about life after the death of her 17 year old daughter Melanie. She shares […]

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  • Pieces of You

    Posted on June 25, 2018 - by Tambre Leighn

    Today, I gave away another piece of you. A piece that’s traveled with me for thousands of miles back and forth between Los Angeles and Canada and other places. A […]

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  • Life After Loss the Afterwards

    Posted on April 23, 2018 - by Laurel D. Rund

    On February 11th, 2018 it was nine years since my husband, Marty, passed away.  I saw a post on Instagram the other day which took my breath away because the […]

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  • Nancy Gershman: Healing Through the Arts

    Posted on October 16, 2017 - by Nancy Gershman

    Nancy Gershman recently spent two months in Russia, and was surprised that this “Motherland of Suffering” could have so many lessons about hope. She shared her experience with Dr. Gloria […]

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  • The Bitter Taste of Grief: Art and Healing

    Posted on October 10, 2017 - by Katherine Relf-Canas

    “Take the bitter taste of this night and move on…” This evening, I read this phrase in a New York Times article “Mexico Earthquake, Strongest in a Century, Kills Dozens.”  The reporter […]

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  • How to Own Your Winter Grief

    Posted on October 9, 2017 - by John Pete

    💨 🕶🍲☕🎃🎄☃ Something many of us learn through the course of years, losses and grief is that it’s far better to take control and OWN YOUR WINTERS, rather than to allow […]

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  • A Grandmother’s Pain of Infant Loss

    Posted on September 6, 2017 - by Catherine McNulty

    As part of my connection to Empty Cradle, an organization that supports pregnancy and infant loss in the San Diego area, I spend time facilitating support groups for those who […]

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  • Coping With the Next Loss Differently: Interview with Dr. William Buckley

    Posted on August 28, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Dr. William (Bill) Buckley about how people can cope with a loss in a different manner if […]

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  • Christina Vasquez: Art Therapy

    Posted on August 17, 2017 - by Connie Vasquez

    Board certified art therapist Christina Vasquez spoke with the executive director of Open to Hope, Dr. Gloria Horsley, during the 2015 annual Association of Death Education and Counseling Conference about […]

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  • Sharon Strouse: Collage Therapy to Process Grief

    Posted on August 5, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    The author of the book Artful Grief, Sharon Strouse, spoke with Dr. Gloria Horsley during the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference about collage therapy. “This book came […]

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  • Still, but Not Stagnant

    Posted on June 26, 2017 - by Bunny Bennett

    Grief often makes us slow down.  We simply don’t have energy, and we must allow our bodies and souls to rest more.  Yet, this does not have to mean that […]

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  • Open to Hope Television Wins Prestigious WAVE Award

    Posted on March 21, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    We are pleased to announce that our Open to Hope television show Returning to Work After Loss has won a 2017 Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE). Through Public Access and […]

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  • Episode 180: Minding Your Grieving Soul

    Posted on December 15, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Karla Helbert and Heather Stang about mindfulness, yoga, and grief.  Karla is a bereaved mom, a licensed professional counselor, and […]

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  • Episode 179: The Beat of Grief

    Posted on December 15, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Claudia Coenen and Josh Robinson about Expressing Grief Creatively. Claudia is a widow, the creator of the Karuna Cards, and […]

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  • Episode 168: Creative Ways to Heal After Loss

    Posted on June 28, 2019 - by admin

    Are you looking for unique ways to memorialize or celebrate the life of your loved one? Then join Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley in an interview with memory artist […]

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    Episode 158: Giving Voice to Grief and Recovery

    Posted on February 5, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore how film gives voice to grief and recovery. Guests include bereaved siblings Kathy and Arnie Sparnins, Executive Producers of Voices […]

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    Episode 148: Friends Grieving Friends

    Posted on November 25, 2018 - by admin

    Friends often become chosen family, and the loss can be devastating. On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley and guest co-host Doneley Meris, Executive Director of HIV Arts Network, discuss with […]

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    Episode 146: Expressing Your Healing Power!

    Posted on October 6, 2018 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore with Patti DiMiceli artist, inspirational speaker and author of Embrace the Angel and singer, songwriter Denise Ganulin how sharing their […]

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    Episode 134: Parent Death A Discounted Loss

    Posted on June 27, 2018 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Open to Hope writers Lauren Muscarella author of Alice’s Law: Finding Deeper Meaning and Honoring Lost Loved Ones, and founder […]

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    Episode 123: On The Road Again-Angels Across The USA Tour

    Posted on February 26, 2018 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley talks with Alan Pedersen, singer, songwriter and bereaved parent. Alan is the past Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends and is currently on the […]

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    Episode 107: Carol Kearns and Deborah Kennedy-Putting Death Into Perspective

    Posted on August 3, 2017 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi interview Dr. Carol Kearns, bereaved mother of Kristen and author of Sugar Cookies and a Nightmare and expert in grief in […]

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    Episode 105: Remembering Them

    Posted on May 18, 2017 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview psychologist Dr. Mary Jane Gandour, author of Heart Work regarding her family coming together after the death of her […]

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    Episode 101- Amy Cooper and Tom Tomasello: Will I Ever Sing Again?

    Posted on March 27, 2017 - by admin

    Will I ever smile or sing again? On this show Drs’ Gloria and Heidi Horsley and Alan Pedersen, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends, explore with bereaved parents; Amy Cooper, […]

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