Open to Hope TV

Don't miss watching the award-winning TV series, "Open to Hope," hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley. Each episode will to introduce you to people who have suffered loss and again found hope.

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Episode 147: Who Am I Now?

October 9, 2018

Loss of a sibling especially a twin is a devastating experience as there are many identity issues. On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Carolyn Shane who was separated from her twin brother at an early age and Tasha Hepburn whose twin sister died at age four about how they have […]

Episode 145: Babies Don’t Die. Why Mine?

October 5, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Alison Jacobson CEO/Executive Director of First Candle and Nicole Alston Founder and President of Ok2Grieve how they have dealt with the personal tragedy of infant loss, and gone on to find happiness and success. The show closes with bereaved parent and singer, songwriter Denise […]

Episode 144: Dads and Sons Get Real With Their Grief

September 26, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore the unique aspects of men and grief with bereaved fathers Babe Muro and Arnie Wendroff along with their bereaved sons Keith Singer and Jason Wendroff-Rawnicki. The show closes with bereaved parent and singer, songwriter Denise Ganulin performing.

Episode 141: Grief Shock; Your Body Is Your Buddy

September 24, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Jason Wendroff-Rawnicki, co-founder of Shine Yoga Center and Heather Stang podcast host and author of Mindfulness & Grief on the importance of paying attention to the physical as well as the mental aspects of Grief. A video is shown of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk […]

Episode 133: Peer Support Can Change Your Life

June 27, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview comedian and bereaved sibling Jordon Ferber, Manhattan chapter leader for The Compassionate Friends and Katherine Castelo social worker providing support and counseling for families at TAPS, an organization for those who have lost a loved one in the military.  Videos of The Compassionate Friends and […]

Episode 123: On The Road Again-Angels Across The USA Tour

February 26, 2018

On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley talks with Alan Pedersen, singer, songwriter and bereaved parent. Alan is the past Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends and is currently on the road with The Angels Across the USA Tour where he will speak and perform in over 100 U.S. cities in 2018. Joining them on the […]

Episode 121: Impact of Sibling Loss in Early and Later Life

February 23, 2018

On this show Dr. Heidi Horsley and Alan Pedersen explore with Allie Franklin Sims, whose baby brother  “Big A”, died when she was four and Mitch Carmody who whose twin sister Sandy, died when he was an adult, the relationship between age and grief.  Allie is the president of the board of The Compassionate Friends […]

Episode 120: Resources for grieving families

January 8, 2018

On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley highlight three outstanding programs for grieving families. Nancy Cincotta MSW talks about her work with families at Camp Sunshine in Maine. Bereaved parents Marie Levine, National Board member of The Compassionate Friends and Allison Jacobson Executive Director of First Candle discuss their missions and how they […]

Episode 114: Guys and Grief, Healing Stories of Sibling Loss with Zach Sullivan and Ryan Tomasello

November 17, 2017

On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss the healing power of stories with two bereaved siblings; Zach Sullivan bereaved brother of Kyle and Ryan Tomasello bereaved brother of Rory. A video clip is shown featuring Jordon Ferber discussing the importance of remembering his brother, Russell.