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.


Barbara Hoffman: Don’t Run Red Lights

February 15, 2018

Barb Hoffman is the Executive Director of Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance. She joined this organization as a volunteer back in 2004 after her fourteen-year-old son, Michael Allanson, was hit and killed by a man who ran a red light in Mesa Arizona. Barb is the author of Carelessness is No Accident. Play […]

Neal Raisman: Finding Balance After Loss

February 1, 2018

Neal Raisman Ph.D. is ex-college president who lost his son Isaac to meningitis. He struggled to reconcile and live with the loss finally finding outlet for his grief in writing a book, Standing on One Foot, to express and explore his grief leading to ways to find a new balance in life. Play in […]

Harriet Hodgson: Raising Grandchildren

January 18, 2018

Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance health/wellness writer for 37+ years, is the author of 37 books, and thousands of articles. Her latest writing focuses on caregiving, and this is her 20th year as a caregiver. She was her demented mother’s caregiver for nine years, her twin grandchildren’s caregiver for seven years, and has been […]

Ida D Gonzalez: Military Loss

January 4, 2018

Ida Gonzalez, Mommy, Mom, Mama Gonzo, President of Butterfly Circle of Friends, her son Michael was KIA in Baghdad, Iraq on August 28, 2008. BCOF is non-profit created in memory of Michael assists military, veterans and their families. Sharing her love for Michael has been her way to survive. Play in new window | […]

Catherine McNulty: Strategies To Help With Grief

December 28, 2017

After losing her infant son, Catherine McNulty embarked on a journey to do more than survive grief. She has created a framework to grief that disrupts conventional ways of looking at loss. She challenges her clients to step outside of a victim mindset and regain control of how they navigate grief. Play in new […]

Robert Goor: Writing Through Grief

December 21, 2017

Robert Goor is a teacher, a writer, a mathematician and a scientist. He is an active member of the Bethesda Writer’s Center and of The Compassionate Friends, where he is a trained group facilitator. Dear Andrew, a collection of letters to his deceased son, is his first literary publication. Play in new window | […]

Nisha Zenoff: Techniques For Healing Loss

December 14, 2017

Nisha Zenoff MFT Ph.D is a grief counselor, psychotherapist and certified dance/movement therapist. She has devoted her professional life to supporting bereaved families after the death of her 17-year-old son Victor in 1980. She is the author of The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After A Child Dies? Play in new window | […]

Ashley Jones: Love Not Lost

November 30, 2017

Ashley Jones is a helper. She’s always loved helping others from grade school through Clemson University, and then into marriage. After losing her daughter to a terminal diagnosis, Ashley’s desire to serve others grew stronger and she founded Love Not Lost to preserve memories of those facing a terminal diagnosis and support people in grief. […]

Jenna Rogers Topic: Finding A Place of Hope

November 9, 2017

Jenna Rogers is the Director of Advancement for Faith’s Lodge, a retreat facility that supports parents after the death of a child. As a bereaved mother, Jenna is passionate about helping others who have endured this tragic loss. She created Noah’s Memorial SIDS Foundation in 2010 to help fund SIDS research and support families who […]