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Jennifer Rouse: Loss and the Fight for Happiness

October 31, 2013

Jennifer Rouse, Woodbridge Va., is the author of  Infelicity: Life, Loss and the Fight for Happiness.  On this show Jennifer shares with us her experience of being a single mother of an only child.  She tells us how she made it through tragedy, what she did that worked and things she learned could have been […]

Laurel Rund: Transformation After the Death of a Husband

October 24, 2013

It all began in 2009 when a life-changing event would begin the transformation of Laurel Rund into the woman she is today. Never would she have imagined that the death of her 42 year old husband would send her  on a journey through loss and grief to a redefined sense of self.  Laurel is the author […]

Abel Keogh: Getting it Together After Loss

September 26, 2013

Abel Keogh is author of the memoir Room for Two, the story of the year of his life following his late wife’s suicide and the corresponding death of their unborn child. He is also the writer of the relationship guides Dating a Widower, Marrying a Widower, and Life with a Widower. Now remarried, he and […]

Steve Harris: Men and Grief: Dating and Re-marriage

September 19, 2013

Steve Harris is the president of Creative Edge Communications, a production company in Southern California. He wrote and produced About Tomorrow, an hour-long CD full of encouragement for those in the first six months after loss, featuring interviews with real people who have been there, along with his own experience losing his wife to cancer. […]

Diane Dettmann: Sudden Death of a Husband

August 15, 2013

Diane Dettmann is the author of Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow’s Story of Love, Loss and RenewaI, a memoir about the sudden death of her 54-year- old husband. She is also a contributing author for the “Women’s Voices For Change” website. Diane’s writing has been featured on other online sites and in various print publications. […]

Sandi Amorello: Irreverent Widowhood

July 11, 2013

Sandi Amorello is an artist, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, and single mother of three. Ten years ago she lost her husband and college sweetheart, Drew, to pancreatic cancer. She is the author of The Irreverent Widow: Shockingly True Tales of Love, Death and Dating…With Children in Tow. https://audio.opentohope.com/2013/06/Sandy-Amorello_01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Kerie Boshka; Loving Your Life After Tragedy

July 4, 2013

After the suicide of her husband, author Kerie Boshka felt a devastation that she thought would destroy her. Desperate and needing to care for her two children, she turned to God. Today she has again found hope and happiness. Kerie dedicates her life to sharing her journey with others. She is the author of If […]

Judy Schreiber-Mosher, LCSW; Transforming Your Life


June 6, 2013

From her husband’s death through her first three years of widowhood, Judy Schreiber-Mosher felt that the world had ended, but over time she found that the world transformed due to her willingness to ceremonially disperse ashes around the world; learn to eat, sleep, and travel alone; and eventually to date again. She is the author […]

Dr. Coy Cross II: Caring For a Dying Wife

May 9, 2013

Dr. Coy Cross II is a retired historian with many published works to his credit, but his greatest achievement in life may be his role as a caregiver to his wife Carol, as she struggled with ovarian cancer. Coy’s book, The Dhance – A Caregiver’s Search for Meaning, details his transformation from helpless fear to […]