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.


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 […]

Out Of Grief Comes Art with Elizabeth Coplan

December 20, 2018

Elizabeth Coplan, playwright, author, & grief speaker, uses theater to start difficult conversations. Her play, Grief Dialogues, invites audiences to reconsider the rhetoric and stigma around death and to share their own grief stories. Play in new window | Download

Death in Cyberspace with Kel McBride

December 13, 2018

Kel McBride, MLS, CEOLS, also known as the Lively Death Lady is a death and dying educator. She supports people in making informed decisions about their death that are in sync with their values. From health care to legacy, McBride makes the morbid intriguing and light hearted. Her clients get their documents in order, have […]

Cathy Cheshire: Thriving After the Death of a Child

December 6, 2018

Cathy Cheshire is a bereaved parent and author of  “Thriving After the Death of a child,” summarized top grief expert findings in the “Understanding Grief and Loss” module, and founded the “Certified Master Grief Coach” training program. Join her on the cruise sailing March 2019. Follow her at Play in new […]

Jane Williams: Your Thoughts Can Transform Your Grief

November 29, 2018

Dr. Jane Williams is a clinical psychologist whose career has focused on trauma and loss. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School where she trained in medical crisis counseling. After retiring from Wake Forest Medical School, she recently published Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief, a book that focuses on transformative thoughts that […]

Chris Shank: Military Loss: The Ultimate Sacrifice

November 22, 2018

Christopher Shank is a surviving sibling of Cpl. Jeremy Shank, who lost his life in Iraq in September 2006. Christopher is a filmmaker and is currently working for Tragedy Assistance Program for Military Survivors (TAPS) as a Survivor Care Advocate, where he helps support other survivors of military loss. Play in new window | […]

John Stanley: Can Faith Heal You?

November 15, 2018

John Stanley is a Minister with the First Presbyterian, Gastonia, NC. Following the death of this only child Susan, John and his wife Rose co-founded a Chapter of The Compassionate Friends and John served on the National Board. He recently presented at the Bobby Resciniti Foundation’s Day of Hope and Healing with Dr. Gloria and […]

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 […]

Michael Rovito: Getting Men and Boys to Express Feelings

November 1, 2018

On this show Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley interview Dr. Michael Rovito Founder/President of Men’s Health Initiative and professor at the University of Central Florida regarding strategies that he uses to empower men and to help them express their feelings. Dr. Rovito uses his own story to illustrate how one can go from despair to […]