Loss of a Family Member

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  • The Gravity of Black Grief

    Posted on July 8, 2020 - by Greg Adams

    Let’s be clear right up front. For so many things in the grief and loss world, I just don’t get it. I have never been pregnant, felt the movement of […]

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  • A Southern Baptist Family’s First Cremation

    Posted on August 31, 2019 - by Tracey Wallace

    By 2040, they say more than 80% of Americans will be cremated. Also, more than 53% of us choose that over burial. And while for some this may seem normal […]

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  • Muriel Williams: Hospice and Donor Organizations in Bermuda

    Posted on January 30, 2019 - by Gloria Horsley

    Muriel Williams is a Bermuda native who specializes in organ donation, hospice care and bereavement, serving the country of 65,000 residents and many expatriates who have flocked to the country […]

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  • Ila Roy: Spanish

    Posted on January 17, 2019 - by Jessica Tyner Mehta

    Ila Roy es una trabajadora social con los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH) y ella habla con John Rampton de Open to Hope. Roy trabaja en cuidados intensivos y ve […]

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  • Dr. Anasuya Tegathesan: Multicultural Counseling

    Posted on October 12, 2018 - by Gloria Horsley

    Open to Hope Foundation’s Dr. Heidi Horsley spoke with Dr. Anasuya Tegathesan, a Senior Lecturer at Hope University in Malaysia, about the intricacies of multicultural counseling. She concurrently supervises master’s […]

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  • Ila Roy: Culture and Grief

    Posted on September 9, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    Ila Roy of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spoke with Open to Hope’s Executive Director Dr. Heidi Horsley during the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conferences about […]

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    Acute Anticipatory Grief: What a Surprise!

    Posted on May 24, 2018 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Anticipatory grief isn’t new to me. I’ve studied it for years, written articles about it, and co-authored a book about it. That’s why I was surprised when I burst into […]

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    Death by Hospital Error: What are your rights?

    Posted on April 2, 2018 - by Gloria Horsley

    Reading several articles in the Wall Street Journal Health and Wellness section recently sent a chill through me as my husband of 57 years, Phil, is recovering from cervical surgery […]

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  • The Fear of Forgetting

    Posted on March 11, 2018 - by Harriet Hodgson

    This is the 11th year without my daughter Helen. I still miss her, still love her, and still remember her. But I’m worried. When I try to imagine Helen’s face […]

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    Reaching Grieving People in Communities of Color

    Posted on March 7, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    Brianne Overton is a grief counselor in the St. Louis metro area, and recently spoke with Dr. Heidi Horsley at the Association of Death Education and Counseling conference. Overton specializes […]

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  • Elsa Aguilera: Grief and Culture

    Posted on November 10, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    Dr. Gloria Horsley of The Open to Hope Foundation spoke with Elsa Aguilera during the Association for Death Education and Counseling conference. Aguilera’s mother is an immigrant, and she considers […]

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    Mateo Gomez: Grief (en espanol)

    Posted on November 8, 2017 - by John Rampton

    John Rampton, de Open to Hope, habla con Mateo Gomez en este segmento acerca de cómo se le puede ayudar a los dolientes después de una pérdida de un ser […]

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  • Dr. Anasuya Tegathesan: Grieving and the Hindu Culture

    Posted on October 25, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

      Dr. Gloria Horsley spoke with Dr. Anasuya Tegathesan during the Association for Death Education and Counseling 2015 conference about the many grieving rituals in Hindu culture. Dr. Tegathesan is […]

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  • Hope in a Jar, a Loving Gift for the Bereaved

    Posted on October 16, 2017 - by Harriet Hodgson

      What should you say to a grieving friend? What shouldn’t you say? Finding the right words may be so hard that you decide to send a sympathy card. “Well, […]

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  • Carlos Blessing: Grief and Diversity in Nicaragua

    Posted on October 11, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    Carlos Blessing traveled from Nicaragua to attend the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference, where he spoke with Dr. Gloria Horsley about men and grieving. “We live in […]

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  • How to Own Your Winter Grief

    Posted on October 9, 2017 - by John Pete

    💨 🕶🍲☕🎃🎄☃ Something many of us learn through the course of years, losses and grief is that it’s far better to take control and OWN YOUR WINTERS, rather than to allow […]

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  • David Moller: Cultural Competency Among Health Professionals

    Posted on October 1, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    David Moller of the Truman Medical Center spoke with Dr. Gloria Horsley during the 2015 Annual Association for Death Education and Counseling conference.  Currently, Moller is working with a group […]

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  • End-of-Life in the LGBT Community: Interview with Doneley Meris

    Posted on September 12, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Doneley Meris about the struggles and discrepancies those in the LGBT community deal with during end of […]

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  • Daniela Silva: Coping with Grief in the Brazilian Culture

    Posted on August 12, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    Daniela Silva of Brazil recently spoke with Dr. Gloria Horsley of the Open to Hope Foundation during the Association for Death Education and Counseling conference about the difference in grieving […]

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  • Ana Bendana: Bereavement and Culture in Nicaragua

    Posted on August 8, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    “Culture makes a difference,” says Ana Bendana when interviewed by Dr. Gloria Horsley at the Association for Death Education and Counseling 2015 conference. Bendana came to the conference from Nicaragua […]

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  • Doneley Meris: Diversity and Grief

    Posted on July 30, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    A psychotherapist in New York City, Doneley Meris’ mother was a nurse and he was exposed to death and dying from a very young age. “I love what I do,” […]

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  • Shades of Grief: Culture Shapes Our Mourning

    Posted on July 30, 2017 - by Charles Patterson

      Apple recently developed a screen with a billion different colors and advertised it as an improvement. It may be on iPad, or iMac, or both. But who cares? We […]

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  • Grief 101: Is There Value In Suffering?

    Posted on July 17, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    Grief 101 is the title of my presentation at the Compassionate Friends Conference on July 28, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  It will be a very heartfelt conference and will be […]

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  • Why Summer is a Bittersweet Time

    Posted on June 21, 2017 - by Harriet Hodgson

    I’m originally from Long Island, New York. When I was growing up, most of the towns along the shore were boat towns. Residents had small fishing boats, motor boats, and […]

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  • Ana Bendana: Bereavement and Culture in Nicaragua (in Spanish)

    Posted on May 28, 2017 - by John Rampton

    John Rampton de Open to Hope habla con Ana Bendana acerca del tema de la muerte. La muerte en Latinoamérica, como en cualquier otra región, es parte de lo que […]

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  • I Need to Say Her Name: Surviving the Holidays

    Posted on December 21, 2016 - by Harriet Hodgson

    In 2007 my elder daughter died from the injuries she received in a car crash. Helen loved Christmas and the first one without her was indescribably painful. I thought the […]

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  • December is the Longest Month of Grief

    Posted on December 6, 2016 - by Basia Mosinski

    December is the most difficult time of year for those of us who have children who are physically no longer with us. For me it begins in late September, with the […]

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  • Grief’s Linking Objects: The Winnowing Process

    Posted on November 12, 2016 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Linking objects–things that belonged to a deceased loved one–are reminders of experiences and feelings. A bereaved son may wear his father’s watch, for example, and a bereaved daughter may use […]

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  • My Ten-Year Journey After Losing My Daughter

    Posted on September 18, 2016 - by Randah Hamadeh

    I experienced the saddest moments of my life, as the unthinkable happened to my family, when Samar, my 18-year-old daughter died ten years ago. I never thought that what happened […]

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    Ode to an Urn Maker: Commemorative Urns of Eliza Thomas

    Posted on July 18, 2016 - by Katherine Relf-Canas

    Ceramic artist Eliza Thomas has a unique practice of creating commemorative urns and offering them to those grieving a loss. Hearing of this work, I was intrigued, and tried to […]

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  • What Do We Really Believe About Death?

    Posted on July 1, 2016 - by Elizabeth Horwin

    This is the second of four articles based on concepts, research and experiences shared in, LOVE NEVER DIES by Elizabeth Horwin WHAT IS DEATH? After studying the religions and cultures […]

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  • How to Recognize Your Coping Style When Dealing with Loss or Change

    Posted on June 29, 2016 - by Gloria Horsley

    If you are struggling with an addiction (of any variety), it may well be that you have not yet fully developed the coping strategies that provide a way to handle […]

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  • Solomon R. Benatar: Living and Dying in Today’s Globalizing World

    Posted on June 8, 2016 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) features Dr. Solomon Benatar discussing how living and dying has changed in a globalized world. At the Joint Centre for Bioethics, Dr. […]

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  • Reflecting on Mother’s Day, Yesterday and Today

    Posted on May 7, 2016 - by Lo Anne Mayer

    When our daughter died, all hope seemed to be erased from my body, mind and spirit.  Wherever I looked, whomever I spoke with, seemed to emphasize the despair I felt […]

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  • Webinar: How to Manage the Easter Holiday

    Posted on March 23, 2016 - by Gloria Horsley

    Holidays can be a challenging time for those who have lost a loved one, and with Easter right around the corner, Dr. Gloria Horsley with the Open to Hope Foundation […]

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    Makiko Matsumoto: Grief Support for Children in Japan

    Posted on March 10, 2016 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    At the National Alliance for Grieving Children conference, Dr. Gloria Horsley connects with Makiko Matsumoto from Tokyo, Japan. Last year, she went to The Dougy Center in Portland and decided […]

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    Vonceil Levine: Grieving and Cultural Sensitivity

    Posted on November 11, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    At the National Alliance for Grieving Children conference, Dr. Gloria Horsley discusses cultural sensitivity with Vonceil Levine, who works with Haven House in Florida. Being sensitive to the cultural needs […]

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    Carla Sofka: Death, Dying and Grief in an Online Universe

    Posted on September 10, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    The author of Death, Dying, and Grief in an Online Universe, Carla Sofka, talked with Dr. Gloria Horsley at the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference about her […]

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    Grief and Culture with Dr. Andy Ho

    Posted on August 15, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    Dr. Gloria Horsley talks with Dr. Andy Ho at the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference. As a researcher in Hong Kong, Dr. Ho notes that there are […]

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    How Grief Groups Can Help

    Posted on August 15, 2015 - by Alan Pedersen

    Alan Pederson, the Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends, spoke with Dr. David Fajgenbaum about his work with college students and how they handle grief. The two connected at the […]

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    Hospice in the Latino Community with Deborah Gonzalez

    Posted on August 9, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    Dr. Gloria Horsley connected with Deborah Gonzalez during the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference, where they discussed the relationship between hospice systems and the Latino community. What […]

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    Dr. Andy Ho: Grief and Cultural Differences

    Posted on August 6, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    At the 2015 Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) conference, Dr. Gloria Horsley discusses cultural differences in grief with Dr. Andy Ho. He notes there are tremendous differences in […]

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    Patti Anewalt: Hospice and the Latino Community

    Posted on July 24, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    Patti Anewalt of Hospice and Community Care in Pennsylvania spoke with Dr. Gloria Horsley about hospices and Latino culture during the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference. “The […]

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    James Richardson: Men and Grief

    Posted on July 18, 2015 - by Heidi Horsley

    James Richardson with the Emerging Beyond non-profit organization spoke with Dr. Heidi Horsley during the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference. Dr. Horsley points out that Richardson has […]

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    Doneley Meris: AIDS and Grief

    Posted on July 17, 2015 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    On 2015’s National AIDS Day, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley talked with Doneley Meris on the Open to Hope Radio show. Meris is a grief psychotherapist and training educator, adjunct […]

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    Damita SunWolf LaRue: Enhancing Resiliency While Healing from Loss as a Native American

    Posted on July 14, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    Dr. Gloria Horsley connects with Damita SunWolf LaRue, MA, LPA at the Association for Death Education and Counseling conference 2015. LaRue is a member of the Cherokee Nation and a […]

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    Episode 149: Preserving Art Legacies After Loss

    Posted on November 28, 2018 - by admin

    Art leaves a lasting impression on the world and keeps legacies alive for generations. On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley and guest co-host Doneley Meris, Executive Director of HIV Arts […]

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    Episode 148: Friends Grieving Friends

    Posted on November 25, 2018 - by admin

    Friends often become chosen family, and the loss can be devastating. On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley and guest co-host Doneley Meris, Executive Director of HIV Arts Network, discuss with […]

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