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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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Judy Mandel: Replacement Child

Posted on September 8, 2016 - by admin

Judy Mandel is the replacement child born after her sister was killed in 1952, when American Airlines Flight 6780 crashed into her family’s New Jersey home. It would be years […]

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Molly Gandour: Sibling Loss

Posted on September 1, 2016 - by admin

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 […]

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Molly Gandour: Sibling Loss

Posted on September 1, 2016 - by admin

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 […]

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

Posted on June 2, 2016 - by admin

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 […]

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Remembering My Sibling and Child: Mitch Carmody

Posted on February 4, 2016 - by admin

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. […]

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Judy Lipson: Death of a Sibling

Posted on October 8, 2015 - by admin

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 […]

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Humor and grief: Jordon Ferber

Posted on September 24, 2015 - by admin

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 […]

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Dale Larsen Ph.D.: Facing Grief and Loss

Posted on August 20, 2015 - by admin

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 […]

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A Good Goodbye: Gail Rubin

Posted on December 18, 2014 - by admin

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, […]

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Jill Smolowe: Resilience In A Time of Grief

Posted on October 16, 2014 - by admin

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 […]

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