Open to Hope Podcast

Feeling discouraged? Relax and tune into "Grief Relief" radio and hear Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview guests with inspiring stories about recovery from loss.


Giving A Hoot About Death with Will Harryman

February 14, 2019

William’s brother Ryan passed away 3 years ago playing water polo. At the time, he was a famous youtuber with a message called Zero Hoots. Last year, William decided to quit his tech job, jump in a van and travel around the country to meet his fans and film a documentary.

Are you feeling Anxious with Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley

February 12, 2019

Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley from the Open to Hope Foundation discuss tips on how to come with anxiety and stress reduction.

Help I am Grieving! Support for young adults ages 18-25 with Fran Solomon

February 7, 2019

Fran Solomon never imagined she’d find herself in the field of death & dying. After triggering events brought episodes of deep grief, Fran refocused her energy into a quest for healing.  She is the President and founder of HealGrief the only national agency addressing the needs specific to young adults ages 18-25 through Actively Moving […]

God Did Not Forsake Me! with Sam Timbrook

January 31, 2019

Sam Timbrook is a Certified Grief Life Coach, Educational Psychologist, and a local Pastor. He has supported thousands of people through their grief journey with compassion and understanding, however his greatest preparation for grief work has been the death of his wife, Helen and later his son, Ryan. Sam has found great support from The […]

Afghanistan: Grief support in a war zone with Lyla Schwartz

January 24, 2019

Lyla Schwartz is a Columbia University social work graduate.  She works in Afghanistan as a technical advisor administering emergency aid to grieving Afghans and their families.  She is committed to promoting mental health to those living in war torn areas, and helping them find hope after loss. Play in new window | Download

Healing through Grief with Yoga with Hope Zvara

January 17, 2019

Hope Zvara is the owner of the Copper Tree Yoga Studio and online yoga support network. Hope has changed thousands of lives by sharing how she survived and thrived after her struggle with an eating disorder and the death of her baby girl. Play in new window | Download

17; Honoring those that Died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting with Sohaib Qureshi

January 10, 2019

Seventeen-year-old Sohaib Qureshi, is a writer of poetry, a dual enrollment (high school / college pre-med) student, and a survivor of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting.  In honor of his 17 fellow classmates killed by the shooter Sahib has written and performs a Rap Tribute. Sahib’s uncle Abdur Rahman joins us on […]

Understanding Death, Spirituality and Life’s Meaning with Anne O’Boyle Vlahos

January 2, 2019

Anne began her journey of understanding of death, spirituality and life’s meaning at 20, upon the loss of her grandmother. Years later she leaned action, acceptance and stillness allow one to see the gifts which only a loved one’s departure brings. She is the author of To Die For: The Gifts of Being Present Through […]

Navigating Life: Living with Purpose after Loss with Kelly & Jay Kovaleski

December 27, 2018

Kelly and Jay Kovaleski lost their son, Nicholas in 2011. They recently published the book Navigating Life: Living with Purpose after Loss and are presenting their workshop to help companion those struggling with life after loss. They have presented at TCF and Bereaved Parents of the USA and numerous local facilities. Play in new […]