Open to Hope Articles

Do you want to read stories of others who have been where you are? Are you looking for bereavement help, and advice? Look no further. We offer over 7,000 articles written by our Open to Hope authors.

Articles Home

Loss

Support For High-Risk Individuals During COVID-19

Posted on April 20, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

The loss of a loved one is powerful and can lead many to struggle with how to cope. Add other issues to this equation, and today’s high-risk individuals may be […]

Read More
fear of dying

Affirmations to Ease Your Grief

Posted on April 18, 2020 - by Harriet Hodgson

Here are 10 affirmations from my book, 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey, available from Amazon. As I reconcile my losses, I give myself permission to say no to […]

Read More

The Awakening: A Widow-to-Be in Five Scenes

Posted on April 16, 2020 - by Ginny Grulke

SCENE I I awoke with a start; I had been buried in a dream, but a sound reached in and pulled me out abruptly. Was it a thump? Raising up […]

Read More

How Severe Grief Affects Marriage, and Ways to Recover

Posted on April 16, 2020 - by Ralph Macey

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller Facing the death of a dear […]

Read More

Death From Drug Overdose and Survival Support During Covid-19

Posted on April 13, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

On today’s Facebook Live, we discussed dealing with the grief associated with losing a loved one to a drug overdose. However, we  also extended that to other areas, including those […]

Read More

Learning to Interpret Your COVID-19 Dreams

Posted on April 11, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Today, our Open to Hope podcast featured Carla Blowey, a certified Dream Work Facilitator who works with the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work alongside its founder, Jeremy Taylor. She is […]

Read More

Honoring Death Unrelated to COVID-19

Posted on April 11, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

Are you feeling alone and unacknowledged in your grief, especially when it involves honoring a death that is unrelated to COVID-19? It’s understandable given the intense focus on COVID-19 and […]

Read More

Why Grievers Must Be Extra Cautious During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 10, 2020 - by Peggy Bell

Losing a spouse brings on so much grief. You feel torn apart, depressed, and sometimes unattached from the people around you. Just getting through the day can sometimes be an […]

Read More

When You Don’t Get to Say Goodbye

Posted on April 9, 2020 - by Jill Smoot

During this world pandemic, I identified with a woman on a national newscast interview. She said the hardest thing about her mothers death was that her mom died alone, and […]

Read More

Mercy, Comfort and Hope During the Pandemic

Posted on April 7, 2020 - by Ann Schiebert

I don’t know about you, but when I watched the USS Mercy and the USS Comfort docking at ports on the West and East coasts, my breath was captured by […]

Read More