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Episode 142: Sibling Death: Will I Ever Be Enough?

September 25, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview bereaved siblings Jason Wendroff-Rawnicki, Keith Singer and Fred Donegan. Jason and Keith lost sister’s Lauren and Lori in separate automobile accidents and Fred lost a twin prior to birth. As adults they explore issues of they have coped and found hope. An Open to Hope […]

Episode 141: Grief Shock; Your Body Is Your Buddy

September 24, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Jason Wendroff-Rawnicki, co-founder of Shine Yoga Center and Heather Stang podcast host and author of Mindfulness & Grief on the importance of paying attention to the physical as well as the mental aspects of Grief. A video is shown of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk […]

Steve Roberts: Finding Forgiveness and Community After the Death of a Child

September 23, 2018

  Steve Roberts and Open to Hope’s Executive Director, Dr. Heidi Horsley, became friend in 2006 when they met at The Compassionate Friends. Professionally, Roberts is a bank consultant, but his experience with grief dates back to 2005 when he lost his daughter. “Kelsey was 11 years old, she was killed at her home by […]

Why Do Therapists Warn the Bereaved that they Will Divorce?

September 22, 2018

Dr. Gloria Horsley responds: You got me. I have been a therapist for many years and have repeatedly been told that, parents who lose children divorce. Let’s see, Phil and I have been married for over forty years and it has been over twenty since our son was killed. Memories of our dear Scott seem […]

Donna Codell: Is Grief Stealing Your Health?

September 20, 2018

Donna Codell is a wellness educator helping others make good nutritional decisions. She lost her husband Evan Michael and her daughter, Jennifer within a year of each other. Donna is the author of There Are No Alligators in Heaven! https://www.opentohope.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Donna-Codell-Is-Grief-Stealing-Your-Health.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Last Words With

September 16, 2018

Coming home was a tough time of day. It signaled the end of the occupational work day, and the beginning of the personal work evening…preparing dinner, doing laundry, taxiing kids, whatever else kept me going until 11 p.m. My 5 p.m. homecoming blues had often been softened by seeing my oldest son Brian’s familiar dark blue […]

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

September 7, 2018

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 how she went forward with her life and found a way to help others. Delores is also the author of a book called “A Mourning […]

Greg Adams: Good Mourning

September 6, 2018

Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT is Program Coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Staff Bereavement Support at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Greg is also an adjunct professor in the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Graduate School of Social Work and currently serves as Chair of the Credentialing Council for the Association of Death Education and […]

David Gettings: Thrive after the Storm

August 30, 2018

David Gettings  is a CPA, advisor and the elected Controller of Lawrence County, PA.  He is the Father of Fallen Marine, Cpl Albert P. Gettings. He is co-founder of the Albert P Gettings Memorial Foundation and Gettings Leadership Centers. His passion is to teach all that “One Person can make a Difference” His original song […]