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.

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Don’t Ask Me To Get Over Grief with Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

April 23, 2019

It will be 2 years ago in April when my son died. He drank a lot and that drinking caused his heart to become weak and in the night it just quit. They were not able to revive him. I am struggling with this and like everyone I have guilt that I should have been […]

Carrie Pike: When Do You Clean Out The Closet?

April 18, 2019

Carrie pike is the creator of Carrie Bears, a company passionate about helping others through their grief process by making bears out of a loved ones clothing. For almost 20 years, Carrie has been sewing bears, listening to and sharing stories with people who have had a need. In 2018 she completed an inspired goal […]

Lynda Fishman: Grief and Repairing Your Rainbows

March 21, 2019

Meet Lynda Fishman, author of Repairing Rainbows and survivor of an unspeakable tragedy. When Lynda was 13, her mother and two sisters were killed in a plane crash. Her father fell into a deep depression, and she was essentially left to fend for herself.  Lynda is a clinical social worker and grief therapist, summer camp […]

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 […]

Greg Adams: Good Mourning

September 6, 2018

Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT is Program Coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Staff Bereavement Support at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Greg is also an adjunct professor in the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Graduate School of Social Work and currently serves as Chair of the Credentialing Council for the Association of Death Education and […]

Dr. Gary D Jaworski: Parent Loss: Effects Over The Life Span

June 28, 2018

Gary D. Jaworski, Ph.D. is President of Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.  As a child he lost his dad to a sudden heart attack. Before becoming a nonprofit executive, Gary was an academic sociologist, college professor and author. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and recognition in Who’s Who in the East and […]

Brooks Douglas: Choices: Forgiveness and Strength

June 7, 2018

Brooks Douglass is a film producer and actor, lawyer, businessman and former state senator in Oklahoma. In 1990, Douglass was elected as the youngest State Senator to serve in Oklahoma at age 27. His signature legislation was a 1992 bill championing the rights of crime victims. In 1979 Brooks and his sister Leslie saw their […]

Kathy Miller: Chippy Chipmunk Deals With Loss

November 23, 2017

Kathy M. Miller is an award-winning author and photographer of the Chippy Chipmunk picture book series. Her latest book “Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden” helps children who are grieving. After Kathy lost her mother, she found comfort and healing in nature photography. Her book uses nature and a delicately woven storyline to open a […]

Paula Stephens, M.A. : Grief To Growth

April 13, 2017

Paula Stephens is a speaker, yogi and blogger on the topic of healing after loss. Her blog, “What I Wish Other People Understood After Losing A child,” has received over 1.3 million views.  She lost her father at an early age and her son, Brandon, in 2010 from a prescription drug reaction.  She is the […]