Loss of a Family Member

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  • What Is Broken Heart Syndrome?

    Posted on November 15, 2019 - by Peggy Bell

    Research tells us that grief is one of the most stressful events we will ever experience in our lifetime. If you have ever lost a spouse, you understand the pain […]

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    Can You Grieve for a Place?

    Posted on September 6, 2019 - by Harriet Hodgson

    My husband and I are moving in a month. He is paraplegic. I’m recovering from open heart surgery and have a pig valve in my heart. These factors made us […]

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  • When a Spouse Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye

    Posted on June 22, 2019 - by Peggy Bell

    Depending on the circumstances behind your husband’s death, one of the regrets you may have is the fact that you did not get to say goodbye.  Everything ended abruptly and […]

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  • After Child-Loss, Joy Can Return

    Posted on February 17, 2019 - by Jill Smoot

    After the death of our son, I read a verse in the Bible that said, “weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)  I […]

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  • Michelle Ramirez: Spanish

    Posted on January 24, 2019 - by John Rampton

    Michelle Ramirez es una consular de duelo y ella habló con John Rampton de Open to Hope acerca de los retos que enfrentan los familiares que experimentan duelo por la […]

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    Don’t Fall for These Grief Myths!

    Posted on January 18, 2019 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Grief is an assault on the body, mind, and soul. You anticipated this. However, you may not have been prepared for the myths that surround grief. Despite research and anecdotal […]

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  • Kathie Supiano: Caring Connection

    Posted on January 12, 2019 - by Gloria Horsley

    Dr. Kathie Supiano heads the Caring Connections at the University of Utah, and was recently interviewed by Dr. Gloria Horsley during the Association for Death Education and Counseling 2015 conference. […]

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  • Antonio Sausys: Yoga and Grief (in Spanish)

    Posted on September 28, 2018 - by John Rampton

    John Rampton, de Open to Hope, dialoga con Antonio Sausys acerca de la ayuda que brinda el yoga a las personas en duelo, siendo el yoga una disciplina integral que […]

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    Acute Anticipatory Grief: What a Surprise!

    Posted on May 24, 2018 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Anticipatory grief isn’t new to me. I’ve studied it for years, written articles about it, and co-authored a book about it. That’s why I was surprised when I burst into […]

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  • The Weaving of Love and Loss

    Posted on May 3, 2018 - by Mary Jane Hurley Brant

      When we open ourselves up to love, we open ourselves up to loss. That is why loss hurts so much – it’s connected to the greatest mystery of all: […]

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  • Say What?! The Outrageous Things People Say to Grievers

    Posted on April 23, 2018 - by Brenda Tobias

      I used to keep a list of the most outrageous things people said to me regarding my husband’s death. At some point I stopped, realizing that it was not […]

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    Trauma/Heal The Body

    Posted on April 17, 2018 - by Heidi Horsley

    In episode 48, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley interview Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. They […]

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    Valentine’s Day Killings at Parkland MSD High School: Grief and Trauma Support for Parkland

    Posted on March 1, 2018 - by Gloria Horsley

    My daughter Heidi and I and our foundation, Open to Hope, have been invited to be a part of a grief support group responding to the deadly Valentine’s Day killings […]

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  • Grieving Suicide, Homicide or Traumatic Deaths: Finding Purpose in the Pain

    Posted on February 17, 2018 - by Mary Joye

    If everyone around you does not understand why you can’t get past the past, perhaps it is because you are grieving a very complex or traumatic death. In the face […]

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  • What’s On Your Brave-Making List?

    Posted on January 10, 2018 - by Marlys Johnson

    My husband and I met at his family reunion. His sister (my best friend) invited me for a weekend of baseball playing and river dunkings and campfire sitting on an […]

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  • How Long Should Grief Last?

    Posted on December 31, 2017 - by Bob Baugher

    A man whose wife of 35 years died 12 months ago does not suddenly walk out his front door today and say, “Okay, I’ve resolved that issue.” Parents whose 4-year-old […]

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    Communication training plans 1 to 5 for school pupils that are middle

    Posted on December 11, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    Joining our group isn’t as simple as it might appear at first sight. Our expert group of proficient academicians is constantly prepared to fit your requirements. With all these offers […]

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    Characteristics Of ChildrenAdults

    Posted on December 6, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    Educational criteria along with work experience must be considered before granting entrance. Pupils may have difficulty in fixing their special vocation expectations. It truly is really a kind of understanding […]

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    Region Addicts by Nadine Gordimer, a

    Posted on December 5, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    Section expository writing is the. Paragraph essay isn’t clouded by authorship. Writing a report is truly that easy. Paragraph essay including specific strategies and examples. Each section have to give […]

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    Persuasive Essay Topics for Academic Publishing

    Posted on December 1, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    Persuasive documents are nearly always fascinating to study but on occasion it becomes a terrific pain to participate a reader within the essay, for this you will find several methods […]

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    The Top Anti- Keylogging Software

    Posted on December 1, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    Ordinarily, Apple will simply supply you with a new one and should isn’t under warranty they’ll let you know to obtain a brand new one. It has always improved a […]

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    How to Publish an Exploratory Composition with Test Reports

    Posted on November 30, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    We’re an incredibly rapid article publishing support which performs relentlessly to make sure your pleasure. We’re an expert service-provider to cope with your entire article writing obligations. They supply an […]

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    Just how to Alter Edges in Term

    Posted on November 29, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    If you attempt to imagine where to get an essay on line, look no more, Freelancehouse.co.uk is on the list of top custom essay writing services on line, therefore it’s […]

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    Sample Letter for Launching a New Staff

    Posted on November 24, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    Although writing an autobiography is a striving occupation ( showing every one of the details briefly ), it might end up being a satisfying experience fundamentally. This period is referred […]

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    In what other vocation…

    Posted on November 21, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    Session programs must be fair for every single learner. Again, this might require extra function to generate unique documents that have the particular training programs. The student may additionally take […]

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  • Saying ‘No’ to Holiday Traditions is OK After a Loss

    Posted on November 14, 2017 - by Greg Adams

    For many of us, for much of the time, it is hard to say “no.” Even when we’re busy, even when we’re tired, even when it’s something we really don’t […]

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    It’s not possible that schools will make textbooks cheaper.

    Posted on November 1, 2017 - by Robert Neimeyer

    The simple essay writing approach which could be beneficial is making an outline, that will limit the blood supply of ideas to particular quantity of words. Listed here are helpful […]

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  • Dealing with Painful Memories of a Loved One

    Posted on August 19, 2017 - by Harriet Hodgson

    Losing a loved one was awful enough. But when you least expect it, you may recall painful memories — an odd experience, an argument, hurtful words best forgotten. You wish […]

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    Quitter? Returning to College After a Family Death

    Posted on August 15, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    Whether it’s the loss of a parent, sibling or friend grief can be all consuming and lead to a deep depression that makes it difficult to deal with life’s normal […]

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  • Mary Jane Gandour: Sibling Loss

    Posted on August 3, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    Recently retired clinical psychologist Mary Jane Gandour spoke with Dr. Heidi Horsley at the 2015 Association of Death Education and Counseling conference. Currently, Dr. Gandour is writing a memoir about […]

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    Land of the Ill

    Posted on June 24, 2017 - by Molly Gandour

    Recently, my friend’s mom was dying.  I had no idea what to say or do. Because I’ve been through it all — the hospital waiting rooms, diagnosis, ICU, oxygen machine, […]

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    possible from new writer, Mike Russell

    Posted on June 22, 2017 - by Neil Chethik

    The Three Points   When life is framed within the confines of grief, it can be limiting in choices for the survivor.  I think that the rest of the world […]

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  • Why Summer is a Bittersweet Time

    Posted on June 21, 2017 - by Harriet Hodgson

    I’m originally from Long Island, New York. When I was growing up, most of the towns along the shore were boat towns. Residents had small fishing boats, motor boats, and […]

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    Finding the Strength You Need

    Posted on June 8, 2017 - by Harriet Hodgson

    The death of a loved one is such a shock to the body and mind, you may wonder if you’re going crazy. You aren’t going crazy; you are grieving. In […]

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  • The Stages of Grief, according to Winnie the Pooh

    Posted on June 6, 2017 - by Mitch Carmody

    Mitch Carmody of Heartlight Studios spoke with Dr. Heidi Horsley during the 2015 Association of Death Education and Counseling 2015 about the death of a child. He lost his own […]

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  • Glen Lord: The Grief Toolbox

    Posted on June 3, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    As part of The Grief Toolbox, Glen Lord spoke with Dr. Gloria Horsley at the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference about the death of a parent as […]

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  • Family First at Facebook: Company Offers Groundbreaking Bereavement Policy

    Posted on March 8, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    The world watched Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg deal with her own grief process when she lost her husband in May 2015. Like anyone who loses a loved one, she needed […]

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  • Who Am I Now that My Sisters Passed Away?

    Posted on February 4, 2017 - by Judy Lipson

    Who am I now that my sisters passed away?  Not an easy question to answer. My life has evolved through many unpredicted punches, most powerfully by the loss of my […]

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    Another Thanksgiving, Another Grief Acceptance Step

    Posted on November 22, 2016 - by Harriet Hodgson

    My elder daughter, Helen, was born on Thanksgiving day. She died in 2007 from the injuries she received in a car crash. “Blunt Force Trauma” was the official cause of […]

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  • Valarie Molaison: Supporting Grieving Families for the Long Haul

    Posted on June 12, 2016 - by Heidi Horsley

    Right after someone passes is often the most difficult period. Dr. Heidi Horsley interviews Dr. Valarie Molaison about how to handle this time, and what you can do to help […]

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  • Disenfranchised Grief

    Posted on May 30, 2016 - by Ken Doka

    Disenfranchised grief is a type of grief that a majority of people stigmatize and/or don’t feel comfortable talking about. This can include suicide, pet loss, death from an overdose, and […]

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  • Dark World Community: Grievers Helping One Another

    Posted on April 14, 2016 - by Mark Liebenow

     When death comes, we leave the world of light behind and enter a world of shadows. Colors mute to gray. Sounds are all in the distance. Even if it’s sunny […]

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  • Amy Florian: Finding Hope After the Loss of a Spouse

    Posted on March 23, 2016 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    The founder and CEO of Corgenius, Amy Florian, shares her thoughts on losing a spouse and finding hope in the aftermath. As a bereavement consultant, she pursued her career based […]

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  • Jim Stewart: Katy’s Kids at CCMe

    Posted on January 21, 2016 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    Dr. Gloria Horsley talks with Jim Stewart from Katy’s Kids. A bereaved parent himself, Stewart founded Katy’s Kids after his daughter Katy died at ten years old. The Children’s Museum […]

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  • Make a New Year’s Resolution to Lean into Grief

    Posted on December 31, 2015 - by Joni Norby

    I wasn’t prepared for 2009, the first new year after our son Ben’s death in 2008. How could we make new memories without our boy? This revelation hit hard around […]

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  • Loss of an In-law

    Posted on December 27, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    The web developer for the Open to Hope Foundation, Christopher Conlan, interviews the founder of the Foundation, Dr. Gloria Horsley. As the author of The In-Law Survival Guide, Dr. Horsley […]

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    Dear Dad: Anger and Apologies

    Posted on September 24, 2015 - by Katie Adams

    Dear Dad, I miss you and I’m so embarrassed. I’m embarrassed that I’ve spent seven years and $150,000 on not one, but two, creative writing degrees, and I still can’t […]

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    Forgiveness as Healing

    Posted on September 14, 2015 - by Fred Luskin

    Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley talk about forgiveness with Dr. Fred Luskin in this episode of the Open to Hope show. Author and victims advocate Radha Stern also joins the […]

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    Disenfranchised Grief

    Posted on September 7, 2015 - by Ken Doka

    At the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference, Dr. Gloria Horsley talks with Dr. Ken Doka about disenfranchisement in grief. This happens when a loss isn’t publicly acknowledged […]

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    Broken Gift: Dealing With the Death of a Mentally Ill Child

    Posted on September 5, 2015 - by Jill Smoot

    God gave us a gift. A son. Firstborn boy. In fear and trembling, we held him in our arms, to be loved, nurtured, to laugh and to cry with. Amazing. […]

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