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  • Episode 192: Finding Love After Loss

    Posted on June 20, 2022 - by admin

    What qualities would you like in a soul mate? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guest Dr. Frank Powers Licensed Psychologist and artist.  Dr. Powers lost his father […]

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  • Episode 191: The Myths and Fears of Dating After Loss

    Posted on June 20, 2022 - by admin

    Has your belief system stopped you from dating? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guest Dr. Frank Powers Licensed Psychologist and artist.  Dr. Powers lost his father at […]

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  • Episode 190: Dating After Loss?

    Posted on June 20, 2022 - by admin

    How do you know if you are ready to date again? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guest Dr. Frank Powers Licensed Psychologist and artist. Dr. Powers lost […]

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  • Episode 189: Dating After the Loss of a Spouse

    Posted on December 14, 2021 - by admin

    Why aren’t you dating? Are you dating too early? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guest Michelle Neff Hernandez, President of Soaring Spirits Foundation to hear thoughts on […]

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  • Episode 188: Rediscovering Yourself After A Loss

    Posted on December 14, 2021 - by admin

    Wondering who you are without your spouse? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guests’ bereaved spouses, Priscilla Schubert and Sade Ariyo and Michelle Neff Hernandez, President of Soaring […]

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  • Episode 187: Surviving the Loss of a Spouse

    Posted on December 14, 2021 - by admin

    Are you looking for grief support? Join Dr’s Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their guests’ bereaved spouses, Rick Melott and Alex Rivera and Michelle Neff Hernandez, President of Soaring Spirits […]

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  • Episode 185: Surviving Terrorism, Mass Violence, and Traumatic Loss

    Posted on September 10, 2021 - by admin

    Suffered a traumatic loss? Join Dr. Heidi Horsley and her guests Maureen Basnicki, Heather Dearman and Sallie Lynch founding members of the Survivors of Tragedy Outreach Program (STOP) an initiative […]

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  • Episode 183: Men and Grief: Brotherhood and Connection

    Posted on September 6, 2021 - by admin

    Join Dr. Heidi Horsley in an interview with Dave Turner New York City firefighter who lost 15 of his FDNY brothers’ in the 9/11 attacks and Carrie Pike author of […]

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  • A Widow’s Guide to Healing

    Posted on June 8, 2022 - by Kristin Meekhof

    A Widow’s Guide to Healing available at Amazon.com : widows guide to healing

Articles

  • When a Spouse Dies Suddenly: Two-Week Game Plan

    Posted on June 8, 2022 - by Kristin Meekhof

    When a Spouse Dies Suddenly What do you do when your spouse dies suddenly? First, contact medical or other authorities. Then call a friend, neighbor, or relative to be with […]

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  • Messages From My Deceased Wife

    Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

    I cannot deny since my wife died, a little over two years ago, my experiences have been incredible. The first experience was a call from a former patient and mystic […]

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  • My New Girlfriends: Pets and Grieving

    Posted on June 1, 2022 - by Bernie Siegel

    I can’t help but reflect on how caring and wise my family’s animals are. My wife died a little over two years ago, and I have remained at home with […]

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  • Hey, Widowers: What’s the Hurry to Remarry?

    Posted on May 23, 2022 - by Herb Knoll

    Suddenly, it hits you, you’re a widower, and you don’t want to live the rest of your life alone. You always knew that most women outlive their husbands, so the […]

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  • There’s a New Way to Do Grief

    Posted on May 20, 2022 - by Nikki Scott

    A New Way to Do Grief Try to think about the ways you have been taught how to grieve the loss of someone or something. When you were a child […]

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  • Overcoming Male Grief: The Widower’s Journey

    Posted on April 29, 2022 - by Herb Knoll

    Overcoming Male Grief For nearly 14 years, I have dedicated my life to the service of widowers worldwide, and during that time, I have learned much about what it takes […]

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  • Gifts in the Pain

    Posted on April 14, 2022 - by Mike Bernhardt

    Gifts in the Pain My wife Susan died unexpectedly in April 1991, the Sunday after Easter. I could never have imagined beforehand how transformative an experience that would be. Nothing […]

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  • When Grieving, Listen to Yourself

    Posted on April 14, 2022 - by Samantha Ruth

    Meltdowns Come and Go Last week, I had a meltdown. Ok, a major meltdown! And I realized that I STILL need to give myself permission to grieve.  Almost two years […]

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    Second Holiday Without Your Spouse Harder Than First

    Posted on December 12, 2021 - by Peggy Bell

    It’s the holiday season again. People told you last year the first without your spouse would be the most difficult. But here it is, another year past, and the second […]

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    Widows Wonder: Where Was God When I Needed Him?

    Posted on November 27, 2021 - by Kim Knight

    My friend Margie asked me one day if I was angry with God over my husband Dale’s death. Sad? Yes. Angry? No. It made me think, though. I’ve talked to […]

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    ‘Perfect Widow’ Asks: Who Am I Now?

    Posted on November 27, 2021 - by Kim Knight

    Widow Asks: Who Am I Now? Who am I now? Who am I really? It’s a question nearly everyone grapples with at some point in life—when you retire, after you […]

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    Surviving the Shock of Widowhood

    Posted on November 27, 2021 - by Kim Knight

    The Shock of Widowhood In the course of a day, my husband, Dale, stepdad to my two children, business partner, best friend, and—truly—the most interesting person I have ever known, […]

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    The Day My Old Life Ended

    Posted on November 27, 2021 - by Jenny Lisk

    My Old Life Ended When you finally arrive home on a Friday evening — one kid in tow, the other successfully deposited with the Boy Scouts for the weekend — […]

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  • After 30 Years, Still Not Over It

    Posted on October 22, 2021 - by Mike Bernhardt

    Many Years Later, Still Not Over It When a bereavement counselor or group facilitator meets us for the first time to support us in our grief, the first question they […]

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  • Get a Grief Buddy

    Posted on September 8, 2021 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Get a Grief Buddy Many grief books and articles say it’s important to tell your story. Indeed, telling your story is a forward step on the healing path. And one […]

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