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Hurting and in pain and looking for hope? In times of bereavement watch, read and listen to stories of hope and recovery.

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  • Episode 158: Giving Voice to Grief and Recovery

    February 5, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore how film gives voice to grief and recovery. Guests include bereaved siblings Kathy and Arnie Sparnins, Executive Producers of Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey.

  • Episode 157: Navigating Life After a Sibling Loss

    February 5, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore the impact of sibling loss throughout the life cycle. Guests include bereaved siblings, Kathy and Arnie Sparnins, Executive Producers of Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey, and Mary Kate Boylan, producer of the CBS evening news.

  • Episode 156: Hope After Anticipated Death

    February 5, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Dr. Gary Jaworski, President of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, and Annette and Christopher Bozak, whose daughter and sibling, Stephanie died of a malignant brain tumor. Annette is a mentor to bereaved parents, and facilitates a brain tumor support group. Christopher is the producer and […]

  • Episode 155: Widowed; The ups and downs of dating again

    December 19, 2018

    On This show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Kelley Lynn, John Polo, and Michelle Miller, empowerment coaches, best selling authors, and speakers about dating after the death of a spouse.  Tips and tools about how and when to date are discussed, along with problems, issues, and roadblocks.

  • Episode 154: Widowed, Rants, and Raves

    December 18, 2018

    On This show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Kelley Lynn, John Polo, and Michelle Miller, empowerment coaches, best selling authors, and speakers on how they help the bereaved process grief and create a new version of life.

  • Episode 153: I lost the love of my life; how do I go on?

    December 18, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview comedian Carol Scibeli, author of Poor Widow Me and journalist, Laura Fahrenthold, author of The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles, regarding how they used humor and writing to cope with the sudden death of their beloved spouses.  

  • Episode 152: Needs of People Coping with Mass Violence, Trauma and Military Loss

    December 10, 2018

    On This show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Sallie Lynch Development Consultant for Tuesday’s Children, which works with 9/11 families, military families and communities impacted by traumatic loss, and Amy Tucci CEO of Hospice Foundation of America and the executive director of the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® regarding providing grief resources […]

  • Episode 151: Which Loss is Worse? Sudden or Anticipated?

    December 10, 2018

    On This show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Sallie Lynch Development Consultant for Tuesday’s Children, which works with 9/11 families, military families and communities impacted by traumatic loss, and Amy Tucci CEO of Hospice Foundation of America and producer of Living with Grief book and video series regarding strategies for helping families to […]

  • Episode 150: Spouse Loss Hurts

    December 10, 2018

    On this show Dr’s Heidi and Gloria Horsley interview Lisa Kolb bereaved spouse of Erik, who died in a climbing accident on Mount Rainier, and Jenna Cohen MSW, whose husband, Len died of brain cancer, regarding spouse loss and the challenges of a terminal illness compared to a sudden loss.

  • Episode 148: Friends Grieving Friends

    November 25, 2018

    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 Hal Bromm, founder of the Hal Bromm Gallery and Sur Rodney Sur, activist and artist, the friends who died, as a result of the AIDS […]

  • Episode 147: Who Am I Now?

    October 9, 2018

    Loss of a sibling especially a twin is a devastating experience as there are many identity issues. On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Carolyn Shane who was separated from her twin brother at an early age and Tasha Hepburn whose twin sister died at age four about how they have […]

  • Episode 146: Expressing Your Healing Power!

    October 6, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore with Patti DiMiceli artist, inspirational speaker and author of Embrace the Angel and singer, songwriter Denise Ganulin how sharing their talents with others has helped them to find hope after the deaths of loved ones. The show closes with Denise performing What A Party.

  • Episode 145: Babies Don’t Die. Why Mine?

    October 5, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Alison Jacobson CEO/Executive Director of First Candle and Nicole Alston Founder and President of Ok2Grieve how they have dealt with the personal tragedy of infant loss, and gone on to find happiness and success. The show closes with bereaved parent and singer, songwriter Denise […]

  • Episode 144: Dads and Sons Get Real With Their Grief

    September 26, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore the unique aspects of men and grief with bereaved fathers Babe Muro and Arnie Wendroff along with their bereaved sons Keith Singer and Jason Wendroff-Rawnicki. The show closes with bereaved parent and singer, songwriter Denise Ganulin performing.

  • Episode 143: Life Without My Daughter

    September 26, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore with Michelle Muro, Varda Wendroff and Denise Ganulin how they found hope after the deaths of daughters. Grief expert Heather Stang shares tips on dealing with grief and loss. Denise, a singer songwriter, closes the show.

  • 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 […]

  • Episode 140: Who Grieves Harder After Spouse Loss Men Or Women

    August 7, 2018

    On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley explores with bereaved spouses, John Polo and Lisa Kolb, the challenges and issues related to the death of a spouse. Contemporary issues such as blogs and online dating are discussed. John is the author of the best selling book Widowed. Rants, Raves and Randoms. Lisa is a food writer […]

  • Episode 139: Grief: Attending To The Physical and Spiritual Journey

    August 1, 2018

    On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley explores with Brandi Hamlin LICSW, CYT, and Heidi Gessner MDiv, their unique approaches to grief and recovery. Brandi has an interest in yoga and treats the whole-person. Heidi is a Palliative Care Chaplain and bereavement specialist who believes in attending to the emotional pain and transformation that is the […]

  • Episode 138: How to Build Awareness After Loss

    July 30, 2018

    On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley explores with two bereaved mothers, Carol Henderson and Jamie Bright, how they have build awareness though writing and speaking. Carol is the author of Losing Malcolm:A Mother’s Journey Through Grief and Farther Along:The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers. Jamie speaks out against domestic violence sharing the story of […]

  • Episode 136: Healing after School Shootings and Military Deaths

    June 28, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Mitch Carmody and Katherine Castelo the needs of families and communities after a sudden death. Gloria, Heidi and Mitch share their experience of participation in a day of healing for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community and Katherine discusses her work with TAPS, […]

  • Episode 135: Child Loss: Why and How Did They Die?

    June 27, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Heidi Horsley interview Theresa Lervolino whose daughter, Jessica age 27 was killed in 2010 in an automobile crash.  Theresa will discuss how serving as a chapter leader of The Compassionate Friends has again helped her to find hope. Annah Elizabeth is the author Digging For The Light, and […]

  • Episode 134: Parent Death A Discounted Loss

    June 27, 2018

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Open to Hope writers Lauren Muscarella author of Alice’s Law: Finding Deeper Meaning and Honoring Lost Loved Ones, and founder of Trauma to Art: Turning Grief Into Creativity, and Lisa Irish, Chaplain, spiritual director and author of Grieving – the Sacred Art: Hope in the […]