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    The Death of Gianna Bryant Can Trigger Sibling Loss

    Posted on February 11, 2020 - by Gloria Horsley

    On this episode of Open to Hope Conversations podcast, we respond to a listener’s question. The listener said that they had a sister who was killed in an accident several […]

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  • After Many Years, So Grateful

    Posted on January 3, 2020 - by Judy Lipson

    I stepped onto the ice after a hiatus of ten days, a substantial break for an adult figure skater to lack practice. Ice skating is my passion, a major focal […]

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  • Sibling Loss: Interview with Stephen Stott

    Posted on December 22, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Stephen Stott about the loss of his sister and how eventually he found peace and hope with […]

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  • Multiple Sibling Loss: Interview with Shavaun McGinty

    Posted on September 3, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Shavaun McGinty, an expert on sibling loss. In the video below I talk to Shavaun about the […]

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  • Coping With Sibling Loss

    Posted on June 23, 2016 - by Beryl Kaminsky

    Houston, Texas counselor Beryl Kaminsky shares tips for handling sibling loss during the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) conference. She wrote Mending the Broken Heart: After Your Child […]

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  • A Letter to My Living Children for Mother’s Day

    Posted on May 3, 2016 - by Maria Kubitz

    Dearest ones, Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Each year, I’ve received beautiful hand drawn cards or beautiful crafts from you that I cherish and save. Your words of love and […]

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  • Loss Changes Everything

    Posted on May 2, 2016 - by Sarah Kravits

    I had one of “those days” recently – the kind of day when I feel a subtle but pervasive discomfort, uneasiness, agitation. Trying to feel better, I searched through the […]

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    Sibling Loss and The Compassionate Friends with Stephen Stott

    Posted on August 9, 2015 - by Heidi Horsley

    Stephen Stott, a Columbia University graduate and one of Dr. Heidi Horsley’s former students, is in the field of sibling loss after losing his own sister in 2002. Stott’s mother […]

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    Cori Bussolari: Grief Therapy What Families Need

    Posted on June 11, 2015 - by Cori Bussolari

    With a background in pediatric psychology, Dr. Cori Bussolari now specializes in grief therapy within a private practice and also teaches at the University of San Francisco. She has extensive […]

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    Telling a Child about a Death

    Posted on December 29, 2013 - by Elizabeth Wagele

    Asking “what if” is helpful when it includes thinking things through in order to be prepared. One example is: “What if my child needs to be told some difficult news? […]

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    Holidays Don’t Have to be Harder Than Other Times of Year

    Posted on December 16, 2013 - by Zander Sprague

    The holidays are here.  This time of year can bring all kinds of stress and anticipation for you and for your living children. Sometimes, just the anticipation can be the […]

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    Sister Unloads Grief Years After Brother’s Suicide

    Posted on August 7, 2013 - by Tarah Hipple

    I was a sweet, blue-eyed seven-year-old girl watching The Parent Trap while my big brother was babysitting. He got me a cup of water after asking if there was anything […]

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    Episode 157: Navigating Life After a Sibling Loss

    Posted on February 5, 2019 - by admin

    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 […]

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    Episode 120: Resources for grieving families

    Posted on January 8, 2018 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley highlight three outstanding programs for grieving families. Nancy Cincotta MSW talks about her work with families at Camp Sunshine in Maine. […]

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    Episode 114: Guys and Grief, Healing Stories of Sibling Loss with Zach Sullivan and Ryan Tomasello

    Posted on November 17, 2017 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss the healing power of stories with two bereaved siblings; Zach Sullivan bereaved brother of Kyle and Ryan Tomasello bereaved […]

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    Episode 94: Loss and Its Impact on Parenting with Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn and Rachel Stephenson

    Posted on December 12, 2016 - by admin

    Have you ever thought about how loss can impact parenting?  On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore this important topic with bereaved sibling Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, author of […]

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    Episode: 66: Mortality; Living Your Best Life

    Posted on April 26, 2016 - by admin

    On this show Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley interview Sara Feldman Sheehan and her husband Bobby Sheehan producers and directors of Mortal the first documentary that addresses the shifting paradigm […]

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    65: Sibling Loss

    Posted on March 9, 2016 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss the impact of losing a sibling with Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn whose brother Ted, died of an immune disorder. She is […]

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    Episode 58: Children and Grief

    Posted on October 30, 2015 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley interview jazz singer, producer and actor, Cristina Morrison about the loss of both her parents and how she has coped and […]

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    Episode 42: Saving At Risk Children

    Posted on May 7, 2015 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Tashel Bordere Ph.D., CT regarding her work in death, dying and bereavement with black families. A video clip is […]

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    Episode 29: Holiday Candle Lighting and Cooking

    Posted on February 12, 2014 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with the executive director of The Compassionate Friends, Alan Pedersen, bereavement advice for getting through the holidays. Included is […]

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    Episode 24: Siblings the Forgotten Mourners

    Posted on December 10, 2013 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Dana Brophy and Zander Sprague author of MAKING LEMONADE: Choosing A Positive Pathway After Losing Your Sibling the […]

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