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Molly Gandour: Sibling Loss

September 1, 2016

Molly Gandour is a documentary filmmaker and producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and is currently enrolled in an M.A. program at New York University.  Her most recent documentary film Peanut Gallery is based on the death of her fourteen year-old sister, Aimee, to leukemia when Molly […]

Molly Gandour: Sibling Loss

September 1, 2016

Award-nominated documentary Gasland. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and is currently enrolled in an M.A. program at New York University.  Her most recent documentary film Peanut Gallery is based on the death of her fourteen year-old sister, Aimee, to leukemia when Molly was ten-years old. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01052654/Molly-Gandour.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Jordon Ferber: Adult Sibling Grief: What Parents Need to Know

June 2, 2016

Comedian Jordon Ferber is the producer of the podcast “Where’s the Grief” Inspired by the death of his brother, Russell. As the sibling leader of the Manhattan chapter of The Compassionate Friends Jordon has helped thousands of siblings recover from loss. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/02064437/Jordan-Ferber-MP3-for-Audio-Podcasting.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Remembering My Sibling and Child: Mitch Carmody

February 4, 2016

Mitch Carmody is no stranger to loss. His father died when he was 12­years­old. His twin sister, Sandy died at thirty-five followed three months later by his 9­year­old son, Kelly. Despite this adversity Mitch has gone on to become a grief expert and is a much loved and sought after inspirational speaker. He is the […]

Judy Lipson: Death of a Sibling

October 8, 2015

Judy Lipson lost her sister Jane at age 22 in 1981 in an automobile accident, and sister Margie at age 35 in 1990.  Judy suppressed her grief for 30 years and five years ago began the journey to mourn for her beloved sisters.’  She is an advocate for adult sibling loss, and does an annual […]

Humor and grief: Jordon Ferber

September 24, 2015

Jordon Ferber is a 14 year veteran of the New York comedy scene, as well as being a bereaved sibling.  He has been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, NBC’s The Restaurant and is a regular on The Joey Reynolds Show on WOR. He is the sibling facilitator of Manhattan chapter of The Compassionate Friends […]

Dale Larsen Ph.D.: Facing Grief and Loss

August 20, 2015

Dale G. Larson, Ph.D., is the bereaved sibling of Dickie and a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and author of the award-winning book, The Helper’s Journey: Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening  Illness His clinical practice focuses on […]

A Good Goodbye: Gail Rubin

December 18, 2014

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. She’s a Certified Thanatologist, that’s a death educator, a Certified Funeral Celebrant and a speaker who uses humor and films to get conversations started on death, dying, advance directives […]

Jill Smolowe: Resilience In A Time of Grief

October 16, 2014

Within 17 months award-winning journalist and author Jill Smolowe lost her husband, sister, and mother.   Jill, a senior writer for People, desiring to help others, used her experience to write Four Funerals and a Wedding:  Resilience In A Time Of Grief. Jill then became a grief and transition coach helping clients learn how to restore […]