Open to Hope Radio

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.


Mitch Carmody and Jacob Yurich: Twin Loss

January 25, 2018

Mitch Carmody a nationally recognized grief authority and author of “Letters To My Son, is a bereaved Dad and bereaved sibling. His twin sister Sandy died in 1985. Joining Mitch will be bereaved sibling Jacob Yurich whose twin brother Zachary died in 2000 of the same cancer as Mitch’s son. Both men found hope with […]

Kelly Griffith: Sibling Loss-Tragedy Assistance Program

January 11, 2018

Kelly Griffith is the TAPS Magazine Editor and Manager of Internal Communications and the surviving sister of Marine Corps Maj. Samuel Griffith. Kelly’s background in journalism and the profound impact of Sam’s life and service enable her to share the compassion and care of TAPS through writing. Play in new window | Download

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 […]

Dr. Christina Hibbert: Coping With Family Crisis

September 7, 2017

Dr. Christina Hibbert is a clinical psychologist and author specializing in women’s mental health, grief/loss, parenting, pregnancy, and personal growth. In 2007 her sister and brother-in-law died due to unfortunate cirmstances. Her family then doubled in size as they inherited two adorable nephews. Suddenly, she went from a mom of four children to six. […]

Lisa Nalbantov: Sibling Loss

August 31, 2017

Lisa Miller Nalbantov is an adult bereaved sibling. Her sister, Stephanie, the youngest of 3, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 24. Realizing the limited availability of resources focused solely on grieving siblings, Lisa is working on a book based on her experiences in the hopes of reaching others and providing insight on […]

Brent Green: Questions Of The Spirit

August 24, 2017

In 2015 Brent Green’s sister Judy died of  lung cancer leaving him as the final surviving member of his nuclear family. Brent began his career as a psychologist moving on to become an author and speaker specializing in Baby Boomers.  In his book Questions of the Spirit: The Quest for Understanding at A Time of […]

Alan Pedersen: The Compassionate Friends: A Place of Hope

June 8, 2017

On this how Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends Alan Pedersen the grief journey and how The Compassionate Friends supports those who are looking for hope.  They invite everyone who has been impacted by the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild to attend the TCF […]

Christine Rosenblatt : Missing Gemini: A Tale of Twin-Loss

May 18, 2017

Christine Rosenblatt is the composer of “Missing Gemini: A New Musical.” This intimate story tells a tale of twin-loss, illustrating with nautical flair how grief affects family dynamics. Christine is a graduate of Columbia University and currently studies with the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. Play in new window | Download

Stephen Stott: Sibling Loss

April 27, 2017

Stephen Stott is a social worker and the Counseling Coordinator & LGBTQ Advocate for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of Military Loss (TAPS).  He serves on the diversity commission for The Compassionate Friends and graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work.  He dedicates his work to his best friend and sister, Stacy, […]