Tom Zuba

Tom Zuba

Tom Zuba believes that loss cracks us open, giving us the opportunity to consciously participate in the transformation that awaits us. Tom’s 18-month-old daughter Erin died suddenly in 1990. His 43-year-old wife Trici died equally as suddenly on New Year’s Day 1999 and his 13-year-old son Rory died from brain cancer in 2005. Tom and his teenage son Sean are learning to live a full, joy-filled life, one day at a time. He is an author, inspirational speaker, and workshop facilitator who appeared in April 1999 with best selling author Gary Zukav on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Tom appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” talking about “What Do I Do Now; Dealing with Multiple Loss.” To hear Tom being interviewed, go to the following link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/26528/what-do-i-do-now-dealing-with-multiple-losses

Articles:

At Thanksgiving, Say Their Names

This article was first published on Open to Hope in 2010. Thursday will be the 21st Thanksgiving I’ve lived through following the death of my 18-month-old daughter Erin in 1990.  […]

Read More
Open to  hope

The Halloween Graveyard

The other day, while mindlessly driving down a narrow, fall-colored, leaf-filled neighborhood street, I noticed that Halloween decorations were beginning to appear.  Pumpkins.  Ghosts.  Witches.  And then the graveyard. I […]

Read More
Open to  hope

Remembering ‘The Last Lecture’ co-author Jeff Zaslow

“Best selling author, Jeffrey Zaslow, who wrote best-sellers such as The Last Lecture about a professor dying of pancreatic cancer and a recent book on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery […]

Read More
Open to  hope

Remembering Whitney Houston

And I will always love you. I will always love you. My first introduction to the song was in 1974, way before SHE recorded it for “The Bodyguard.” I am […]

Read More
Open to  hope

Death Cracks Us Open

By Tom Zuba — I believe that the death of someone we love cracks us open.  I believe it’s supposed to. Death shatters us.  It breaks us into a million […]

Read More
Open to  hope

Grieving Baby 35 Years Later

Tammy writes in: My friend who is 52 is grieving over a baby she lost when she was 17. She has?two other children- adults now. But she is suddenly feeling this loss feeling like she was supposed to have three children. Is it possible to grieve this far from the death?

Tom Zuba, author, inspirational speaker, and workshop facilitator,?responds: Yes, it is possible to grieve many years after a death has occurred.?

Read More
Open to  hope

It’s OK to Laugh… and Other Hints for the Holidays

By Tom Zuba — My 18-month-old daughter Erin died suddenly on July 18, 1990.  Had she lived, we’d be preparing for her 20th birthday this January 2.  Even though I […]

Read More

Helping Others to Help Us During the Holidays

At the time in our life when we need people the most – following the death of someone we love – most of us feel abandoned. When people should be […]

Read More