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  • Episode 180: Minding Your Grieving Soul

    Posted on December 15, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Karla Helbert and Heather Stang about mindfulness, yoga, and grief.  Karla is a bereaved mom, a licensed professional counselor, and […]

  • Episode 177: Yoga as Fuel for Healing with Paul Denniston

    Posted on November 13, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Paul Denniston, about how yoga helped him heal after his sister Ella died of cancer. Paul created Grief Yoga and […]

  • Episode 169: Finding Hope Through Baptiste Yoga

    Posted on July 8, 2019 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley interview Rebecca Bara, owner of Baptiste Yoga Silicon Valley and Sarah Franco, Yoga Instructor at Lyons Den Power Yoga about helping […]

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    Episode 141: Grief Shock; Your Body Is Your Buddy

    Posted on September 24, 2018 - by admin

    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 […]

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

    Posted on August 1, 2018 - by admin

    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 […]

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    Episode 134: Parent Death A Discounted Loss

    Posted on June 27, 2018 - by admin

    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 […]

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    Episode 131: Redefining Ourselves After Loss

    Posted on April 11, 2018 - by admin

    On this show, Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Christine Duminiak and Dr. Tanya Lord about redefining ourselves after multiple losses.  Christine is an internationally recognized expert on […]

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    Episode 115: Spiritual Experience and the Afterlife

    Posted on January 8, 2018 - by admin

    On this show Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley interview bereaved parents Elizabeth Boisson, Irene Vouvalides and Ernie Jackson regarding their view of the afterlife and how their experiences have […]



  • Is Suffering Necessary?

    Posted on November 26, 2019 - by Nina Impala

    I have been thinking a lot about suffering, how much we suffer in a lifetime. There seems to be no way of escaping it. The short version for this? We […]

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  • Advent: A Visit in the Darkest Hours

    Posted on November 12, 2019 - by Elizabeth Brady

    During the season of Advent 2003, I was eight months pregnant with Mack. Iz had just turned six and was dressed as an angel having participated in the Christmas Eve […]

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  • Angels, Lights, Birdies and Butterflies: Is it Really Them?

    Posted on September 24, 2019 - by Nina Impala

    When are loved ones leave us sometimes we will have profound dreams of them. Those dreams can be alarming or bring peace. In the early stages of grief, we want […]

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  • We Don’t Die. Our Bodies Do.

    Posted on September 24, 2019 - by Bernie Siegel

    As someone who has had a near death and past life experience, I know the truth about what we call death. When my wife died 18 months ago, the incredible […]

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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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  • How Can We Put Hope Into Action?

    Posted on July 31, 2019 - by Ann Schiebert

    By Ann Schiebert, PsyD When I first had the honor of being invited to be a guest on Open to Hope TV, I was taken by the title “Open to […]

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  • A Funeral, a Wedding, Graduations and One Unwanted Guest

    Posted on June 22, 2019 - by Elizabeth Brady

    It has been six and a half years since our son, Mack, died suddenly on New Year’s Eve 2012, just shy of his ninth birthday. As the many of us […]

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  • Chuck Overton: Spiritual Journey

    Posted on October 6, 2018 - by Neil Chethik

    Open to Hope recently spoke with Chuck Overton, a Spiritual Director at Caris Healthcare in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a chaplain, Overton has worked closely with grieving families as they learn […]

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  • Patricia Therese: Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria

    Posted on September 26, 2018 - by Gloria Horsley

    As the first Bereavement Consultant for the Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria, established under the archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Australia, Therese attended the 2015 Association of Death Education and […]

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  • Don’t the Dead Take their Time Leaving?

    Posted on September 23, 2018 - by Heidi Gessner

    After my father died, I became fascinated about where he went. Someone came to take his body out of our house and to a funeral home. He was cremated and […]

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  • To The Widow Struggling With Guilt

    Posted on September 3, 2018 - by Kerry Phillips

    On the outside, the world sees you hurting from the loss of your spouse. They don’t know; however, that in addition to the “normal” feelings of grief, you’re also struggling […]

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    Spirituality After a Loss: Interview with Reverend Michael Jemmott

    Posted on August 10, 2018 - by Gloria Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Reverend Michael Jemmott about faith and spirituality after loss. Reverend Michael works with bereaved people in Baltimore […]

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  • Head and Heart: Like the Acorn and the Oak Tree

    Posted on February 9, 2018 - by Charles W. Sidoti

    Grasping a concept or idea intellectually is one thing: having it become a real part of who you are is something different. I once heard it said, “Scripture contains the […]

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  • Waiting for God to Respond to a Prayer

    Posted on December 22, 2017 - by Charles W. Sidoti

    There is a classic psychological question you may be familiar with that is related to our ability to wait on God:  “If a tree falls in the forest and there […]

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  • Keep the Door to Your Soul Open

    Posted on December 17, 2017 - by Elizabeth Brady

    I was given a pocket size daily devotional after Mack died called “Healing After Loss” written by Martha Whitmore Hickman, who was also a bereaved parent. I carried it in my purse for […]

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  • Stories I Do Not Tell: Grief & Spirituality

    Posted on November 16, 2017 - by Tambre Leighn

    Einstein said, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form into another.” Strange that a scientist’s quote brought me comfort in dealing with the […]

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  • Where Do They Go?

    Posted on September 14, 2017 - by Nina Impala

    Recently, I have received phone calls from dear friends who have lost people they love. Lost. That word, it is so final, but do we really know? Still, there is […]

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  • Antonio Sausys: Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit

    Posted on September 8, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    During the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference, Dr. Heidi Horsley spoke with Antonio Sausys from Uruguay. Sausys operates a program that integrates yoga techniques and therapies that […]

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  • Galen Goben: Faith and Healing After a Death

    Posted on August 15, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    The Grief Support Coordinator for Forest Lawn, Galen Goben, spoke with Dr. Heidi Horsley of the Open to Hope Foundation during the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference […]

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  • How Can I Connect With My Child-In-Spirit?

    Posted on July 25, 2017 - by Sheri Perl

    If you are reading this article, let me first say that I am so sorry for your loss. No one understands the wounds of loss better than another bereaved parent. […]

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  • Becoming Aware of God’s Presence

    Posted on May 23, 2017 - by Charles W. Sidoti

    “We have what we seek. We don’t have to rush after it. It was there all the time. If we give it time it will make itself known to us.” – Thomas […]

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  • Finding God in Daily Life

    Posted on April 5, 2017 - by Charles W. Sidoti

    God isn’t removed from us, sitting on some throne up in heaven somewhere. The “universal creative life energy” is found within the created world, within life’s natural cycles. From womb […]

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    Seven Years Later, the Grief Lingers

    Posted on March 9, 2017 - by Brandi Reyna

    7 years seems like such a long time, yet it also seems like such a small amount of time as well. 7 years full of birthdays, holidays, weddings, birth of […]

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