Dr Heidi Horsley experienced the loss of her brother as a young adult. She lived through her grief to become a Professor of Psychology, Grief Therapist, Author, and co-founder of Open To Hope Foundation. During this interview, Dr. Heidi shares insight into sibling grief to help us understand their journey. From her personal story, she […]
In April 2006, Nancy’s son Lance died in a horrific single car accident as a result of a mixture of alcohol and prescription drugs. This was the culmination of 2 years of his life spiraling downhill into the darkness of addiction. While a student at the New York University Tisch Film School, Lance created a […]
Chaplain Terry Morgan discusses those difficult questions we sometimes ask about God and grief. Why does God allow tragic circumstances? Why didn’t God choose to heal or protect my loved one? What is God’s reaction to my anger? Chaplain Morgan is the Senior Chaplain and Executive Director of Gold Country Chaplaincy which serves Placer County […]
Kris Munsch is the founder of The Birdhouse Project. After the death of his son Blake in 2005, Kris developed The Birdhouse Project as a tangible metaphor to help people rebuild their lives. Drawing on his experience as a wood shop teacher, and realizing the value of allowing people to participate in the learning process […]
Kelly Farley and Host Ron Harder have a conversation about men and how they grieve. After the loss of 2 children, Kelly found out just how devastating grief can be for men who are of the mindset that they must be tough … that real men don’t show their emotions. Kelly started the Grieving Men […]
Grief is the most difficult emotional journey we will ever endure. Through one loss, we realize there are many other things we have lost. Therefore, life as we knew it previously will be different, and we need to find a new normal. Alan Pedersen talks about some of the things we can do that will […]
Steve Smith serves the community of Placer, Sacramento, Yolo and El Dorado counties as a Chaplain with Green Valley Hospice. He journeys with people during their last stage in life as well as with families who are adjusting to life without their loved one. His passion is to help us experience a healthy grief journey.
Kathy Kurtz shares the story of her childhood and the devastating loss of her parents. Her book, “Living through the Pain,” shares her stamina and resilience as she has worked her way through her traumatic loss.
Judy Utter turned to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver. She shares the story of how her daughter’s death devastated her family. Her family’s experience is like many others whose loved ones have died as a result of a DUI related incident. Judy is currently a Victim’s […]
The suicide death of Gail & Steve Beeman’s 20 year old son took the entire community of Auburn CA by surprise. How could such a well liked young man end his own life? Gail & Steve have learned a vast amount about depression and suicide, and have used what they have learned to help others. […]