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Location:

Palo Alto, CA

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VoiceAmerica

Description:

“Open to Hope” is a show dedicated to those who have suffered a loss. The show is hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Marriage and Family Therapist and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi are published authors and international experts in grief, loss and recovery.

Twitter:

@opentohope

Language:

English

Contact:

1385 Dana Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301


Episodes

Loss and the Fight for Happiness

10/31/2013
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Jennifer Rouse, Woodbridge Va., is the author of Infelicity: Life, Loss and the Fight for Happiness.

Transformation After the Death of a Husband

10/24/2013
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It all began in 2009 when a life-changing event would begin the transformation of Laurel Rund into the woman she is today.

Facing Grief and Loss

10/17/2013
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Dale G. Larson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, clinician, and researcher,

Loss, Trauma and Recovery

10/10/2013
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Daniel Rudofossi is a retired Sgt NYPD and licensed Psychologist and Professor. Dr. Dan offers his evidence based approach toward

Unresolved Grief

10/3/2013
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Sharon Greenlee is a professional counselor and author. She facilitates grief and suicide survivor support groups.

Getting it Together After Loss

9/26/2013
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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 his wife, Juile, are the parents of six children.

Men and Grief: Dating and Re-marriage

9/19/2013
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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.

Teen’s and Grief

9/12/2013
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Laraine Gordon is a therapist, coach, program director, and founder of A Time for Teens. A Time for Teens provides a bereavement camp, seminars, and workshops for bereaved teens. Laraine’s profession and passion for helping bereaved teens was inspired by the loss of her older sister when Laraine was 12 years old.

Returning to Work after a Loss

9/5/2013
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Since 1996, Rachel Kodanz has spoken nationally on “Grief in the Workplace” as a result of the sudden death of her husband, which left her with a two-year-old to raise, and her experience as a manager in a Fortune 100 company. Rachel recently published the book, Living with Loss, One Day at a Time, offering 365 thoughts and lessons on grief.

Transforming Grief

7/25/2013
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Courtney Armstrong is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Transforming Traumatic Grief. In recovering from her own series of sudden losses, she discovered that healing occurs by sensing an ongoing, enlightened connection with deceased loved ones, and will share her insights with our guests on this show.

Your Grief Tool Box

7/18/2013
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After the death of his son Noah, Glen Lord joined The Compassionate Friends and now serves on the board. He founded The Grief Tool Box, a resource for the bereaved. He is also the executive producer of the Walking Through Grief DVD series and the Grief Support Group Toolkit.

Irreverent Widowhood

7/11/2013
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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.

Loving Your Life After Tragedy

7/4/2013
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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 God Cares So Much, Why Do I Still Hurt?

Making Sense of Parent Loss Guest: Jesse E. Roberts

6/27/2013
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Jesse Roberts lost both of his parents before he graduated from high school.

Ending Suffering Guest: Nate Hinerman Ph.D.

6/20/2013
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Dr. Nate Hinerman is a faculty member at the University of San Francisco

The Power of Yes Guest: Beverly Molander

6/13/2013
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Beverly Molander, CSL minister, co-authored The Best Memorial Service for the spiritual, non-religious and

Transforming Your LifeGuest: Judy Schreiber-Mosher, LCSW

6/6/2013
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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

Spirituality and Resiliency. Guest: Janet Ramsey

5/30/2013
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Dr. Janet Ramsey is Professor Emeritus of Congregational Care Leadership at Luther Seminary, St Paul, Minnesota. She is also a marriage and family therapist, an ordained Lutheran pastor, and a wife, mother and grandmother. Her most recent book is Spiritual Resiliency and Aging: Hope, Relationality and the Creative Self.

Loss of Identity. Guest: AmyJo Mattheis

5/23/2013
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AmyJo Mattheis has walked with thousands through the grief of losing a loved one. With the recent death of her father, she has heard the numbing whisper insisting “he’ll come back.” A former pastor, AmyJo is university professor, writer, life coach, and author of Religion Made Me Fat.

Healing Relationships Guest: Jon Satin

5/16/2013
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Jon Satin, along with Chris Pattay, are The Possibility Coaches. Jon is is co- author of the book Living an Inspired, Empowered and Joy-filled Life: 365 Daily Tips to Get You There! After the death of his father, Jon learned how to heal his relationship with his mother and he teaches others how to do the same.
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