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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Jenna Cohen: How to Embrace Your Life After Multiple Losses

November 8, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Jenna Cohen bereaved parent and spouse. Six years after the death of her baby her beloved husband, Len died of brain cancer. As a result of her losses she made a decision to leave her career and change her life. She has remarried and is […]

Donna Codell: Is Grief Stealing Your Health?

September 20, 2018

Donna Codell is a wellness educator helping others make good nutritional decisions. She lost her husband Evan Michael and her daughter, Jennifer within a year of each other. Donna is the author of There Are No Alligators in Heaven!

Herb Knoll: Widower’s Network

August 23, 2018

Herb Knoll was known as a man who could get the job done. But when the former bank president and author lost his wife to cancer he found few resources. The more he learned about the plight of widowers the more he became motivated to write a support book. He is the author of The […]

Dr. Edward Shaw: Alzheimer’s: Keeping Love Alive

July 6, 2017

Edward Shaw, MD, is dually trained as a physician and a mental health counselor. He was the primary care partner for his wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007 and died after a nine-year battle. Dr. Shaw is the co-author of “Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade: The Five Love Languages […]

Cheryl Lankford: Empowering The Bereaved

April 6, 2017

Cheryl Lankford’s husband, Command Sgt. Major Jonathan Miles Lankford, served 23 years in the Army. At the time of his death, CSM Lankford was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, with the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit. Cheryl is actively involved with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), helping other bereaved military families. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/04083937/Cheryl-Lankford.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Joanne Moore: Spouse Loss, Living in a New Way

December 15, 2016

When Dr. Moore was widowed, she sought mentors for living in a new way. She was inspired by the stories of more experienced widows and widowers. This prompted her to found the magazine, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, and Right After the Loss of a Spouse: What’s Next?

Peter Lichtenberg: Spouse Loss

October 27, 2016

Dr. Peter Lichtenberg is a clinical psychologist and professor at Detroit’s Wayne State University. Peter specializes in patients with geriatric issues. When he was finishing his degree in clinical psychology at age 25 his wife Becky died while jogging. Thirty years later his wife Susan died of breast cancer. Grieving and healing from these two […]

Charlene Cole: How Long will the Pain Last?

June 30, 2016

Charlene Cole is no stranger to loss. Her only child Joe was killed over thirty years ago and in 1998 her husband died by suicide. Charlene has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is the author of How Long Will the Pain Last? Every Bereaved Parent Wants to Know. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/02090949/Charlene-Cole.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

Getting Through the Grief of Widowhood: Carol Brody Fleet

January 14, 2016

In 2000, Carole Brody Fleet lost her beloved husband Mike after a two-year battle with ALS. At age 40 she was on her own raising an 11-year-old daughter. She realized that widows wear stilettos too, not just black, she thus set out to help others feeling the emotional shock and devastation of widowhood. She is […]