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  • Episode 164: Bereaved Parents Get Real About Their Grief

    April 17, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview five bereaved parents who lost son’s. R. Glenn Kelly, Glen Lord, Dr. Tanya Lord, Annah Elizabeth, and Barbara Hopkinson are all dynamic national speakers, and will talk candidly about losing a child, and eventually finding their way out of the darkness and back into […]

  • Episode 163: Finding Resilience After Loss

    April 17, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview bereaved mothers; Barbara Hopkinson, Dr. Tanya Lord, and Annah Elizabeth. Barbara is the founder of A Butterfly’s Journey and creator of Faces of Resilience. Dr. Tanya Lord is the co-founder of The Grief Toolbox, and Director of Patient and Family Engagement at the Foundation […]

  • Episode 162: Grief in the Workplace

    April 17, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview R. Glenn Kelly, Glen Lord, and Paul Alexander about grief in the workplace. R. Glenn Kelly lost his only child, Johnathan to a congenital heart defect, and has written numerous books, including Grief in the Workplace. Glen Lord lost his son Noah due to […]

  • Episode 161: Where’s the Grief? A Candid Conversation About Sibling Loss

    March 8, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview bereaved siblings Sarah Lyman Kravits and Jordon Ferber, about living their lives without their brothers’. Sarah leads a Bereaved Parents USA sibling group in New Jersey, and Jordon leads a Compassionate Friends sibling group in New York City. The show closes with Paul Alexander […]

  • Episode 160: Warriors of Grief; Conquering Grief After Child Loss

    March 8, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview bereaved parents Richard and Barbara Pryor, about how to conquer grief and find happiness again. Richard is the author of Warriors of Life, Conquering Grief and Battling Your Way Back to Happiness. The show closes with singer songwriter, Paul Alexander singing The Butterfly Song.

  • Episode 159: Navigating Life After Parent Loss

    March 8, 2019

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore navigating life after parent loss. Guests include Paul Alexander, singer, songwriter, and psychotherapist, and Daniel Kenner, actor, playwright, and co-author of Room for Grace. The show closes with singer songwriter, Paul Alexander singing your light will always shine.

  • 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 […]