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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 […]

Anne Castaldo: Helping Siblings Heal

March 28, 2019

Anne Castaldo started the The Tony Brown Foundation as a tribute to a life well lived and believes that even after loss you can lead a full, productive and passionate life. She created the foundation after the loss of her youngest son, Tony, who is survived by his two older brothers. She has gone on […]

Episode 160: Warriors of Grief; Conquering Grief After Child Loss

March 8, 2019

On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview bereaved parents Richard and Barbara Pryor, about how to conquer grief and find happiness again. Richard is the author of Warriors of Life, Conquering Grief and Battling Your Way Back to Happiness. The show closes with singer songwriter, Paul Alexander singing The Butterfly Song.

After Death His Music Lives On with Alycia Marshall

March 7, 2019

Dr. Alycia Marshall lost her only child, Aaron Gene Marshall (AG), to a single car accident on April 11, 2016 at the age of 19.  As an active member of The Compassionate Friends and Bereaved Parents USA, she shares hope, encouragement and practical advice with others on the grief journey.  She has also written for […]

Five Signs of Love’s Eternal Essence

February 25, 2019

  Valentine’s Day has come and gone for millions of happy couples, friends, children, and parents who celebrate this Day of Love, but for countless people who have lost a special someone, pain continues to pull on their heart strings for what seems like an endless loop of days that merely exist as Before and […]

Child Accidental Deaths with Latanya DeBruhl

February 21, 2019

Dr. Latanya DeBruhl is a veteran educator, whose life was shattered when her 5-year old daughter asphyxiated on the monkey bars of her school playground during recess. She found new purpose in life as founder of Safe At Play, a nonprofit working to improve playground safety knowledge, understanding, and accountability. https://www.opentohope.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Child-Accidental-Deaths-with-Latanya-DeBruhl.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]