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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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 […]

Death of a Fiancé: Ann-Marie Attaie

December 31, 2015

Anne-Marie Attaie lost her fiancé Michael to a sudden and unexpected heart attack in the summer of 2000.  With his death she came to understand the impact of loss and the need for compassionate care of those impacted by grief.  She is the Administrator of Carelink Hospice Services in Hayward, California. https://audio.opentohope.com/OpenToHope_Ann-MarieAttaie.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Grief to Grace : Mary Potter Kenyon

November 19, 2015

Mary Potter Kenyon is the author of three books. Her most recent is Refined by Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace, which details her process of grief and healing after the loss of her mother, husband, and grandson in a three-year period. Refined by Fire recently received the 2014 USA Best Book award. She is […]

Elaine Mansfield: Death of a Husband Guest

October 29, 2015

Elaine Mansfield leads workshops and bereavement support groups and writes for Hospice and Palliative Care of Tompkins County in Ithaca, NY. Her writing reflects her forty years as a student of Jungian psychology, mythology, meditation, and nature. Since her husband’s death in 2008, her work has focused on a search for love, meaning, and healing […]

Darcy Bellows Mascorro : Sharing Spiritual Gifts and Knowledge

June 25, 2015

After the tragic loss of her beloved husband to be, Vern, Darcy embarked on a side career as paranormal investigator. She is a co-founder of the Lightworker’s Foundation, with three locations in California, whose mission is to explore and share spiritual gifts and knowledge. She is the author of “Finding Vern”. https://audio.opentohope.com/OpenToHope_DarceyMascorro.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Death of a Husband: Elaine Mansfield

April 30, 2015

Elaine Mansfield leads workshops and bereavement support groups and writes for Hospicare and Palliative Care of Tompkins County in Ithaca, NY Her writing reflects her forty years as a student of Jungian psychology, mythology, meditation, and nature. Since her husband’s death in 2008, her work has focused on a search for love, meaning, and healing […]

Military Loss of a Spouse: Kim Ruocco MSW

January 15, 2015

Kim Ruocco MSW, is the Manager for Suicide Outreach and Education Programs at The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of Military Loss (TAPS).  In 2005 her husband Major John Ruocco, U.S. Marine Corps, a decorated Cobra gunship pilot and father of two sons lost his life to suicide. He had returned from a tour in […]

Dating After The Loss of a Spouse and a Child; Guest: Abel Keogh

December 11, 2014

At age twenty-six, after the tragic suicide of his wife and the death of their 9 day old baby Abel Keogh unexpectedly found himself a young widower and bereaved parent.  Abel works in marketing for a technology company and is also the author of the memoir Room for Two, and four relationship guides. His current book […]

Michele Neff Hernandez: Soaring Spirits

November 13, 2014

Michele Neff Hernandez is a bereaved spouse and the founding President, and Executive Director of the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation providing resources and peer support to people grieving the loss of a partner. Soaring Spirits has met the needs of over 500,000 widowed people around the world, and continues to increase their reach through innovative […]