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Don’t Ask Me To Get Over Grief with Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

April 23, 2019

It will be 2 years ago in April when my son died. He drank a lot and that drinking caused his heart to become weak and in the night it just quit. They were not able to revive him. I am struggling with this and like everyone I have guilt that I should have been […]

Carrie Pike: When Do You Clean Out The Closet?

April 18, 2019

Carrie pike is the creator of Carrie Bears, a company passionate about helping others through their grief process by making bears out of a loved ones clothing. For almost 20 years, Carrie has been sewing bears, listening to and sharing stories with people who have had a need. In 2018 she completed an inspired goal […]

Episode 164: Bereaved Parents Get Real About Their Grief

April 17, 2019

On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview five bereaved parents who lost son’s. R. Glenn Kelly, Glen Lord, Dr. Tanya Lord, Annah Elizabeth, and Barbara Hopkinson are all dynamic national speakers, and will talk candidly about losing a child, and eventually finding their way out of the darkness and back into […]

Episode 163: Finding Resilience After Loss

April 17, 2019

On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview bereaved mothers; Barbara Hopkinson, Dr. Tanya Lord, and Annah Elizabeth. Barbara is the founder of A Butterfly’s Journey and creator of Faces of Resilience. Dr. Tanya Lord is the co-founder of The Grief Toolbox, and Director of Patient and Family Engagement at the Foundation […]

Episode 162: Grief in the Workplace

April 17, 2019

On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview R. Glenn Kelly, Glen Lord, and Paul Alexander about grief in the workplace. R. Glenn Kelly lost his only child, Johnathan to a congenital heart defect, and has written numerous books, including Grief in the Workplace. Glen Lord lost his son Noah due to […]

Too Young To Die with Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley

April 16, 2019

How do you deal with the anger that comes and goes when your 34 year old daughter (only child) who struggled to find her way and then, worked hard to get where she wanted to be, was a runner, yoga enthusiast and healthy eater, was so healthy and full of life…. only to have it […]

Grief As A Path to Self Care with Suzanne Falter

April 11, 2019

Suzanne Falter is proof of how human beings can rise again from the most difficult of circumstances. In 2012 her daughter, Teal collapsed of cardiac arrest and died 6 days later causing Suzanne to experience a spiritual unfolding. Suzanne is the author of multiple self-help titles including How Much Joy Can You Stand? and Living […]

Celebration Service Brings Mother Solace

April 7, 2019

My 40-year-old son, Jeff, passed away very unexpectedly on 12/13/2018. I thought my sister’s death was the worse thing I would ever go through. Then Jeff died. It is difficult to describe the feelings. Profound sadness and heartache beyond anything I have ever felt before. Recently, I thought about Jeff’s celebration of life. Jeff struggled […]

Afterlife Children Live On In Spirit with Elizabeth Boisson

April 4, 2019

Elizabeth Boisson has two children in spirit, Chelsea who passed when she was two days old in France in 1991, and her son, Morgan, who passed in 2009 at the Base Camp of Mt Everest in Tibet. As soon as Morgan passed, Elizabeth felt him hug her from the inside and realized that love never […]