New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( freepressbox ) October 20, 2011 - Drs. Gloria Heidi Horsley on their nationally syndicated talk radio program the "Open to Hope Show" will announce the launch of their new forums.
Harriet Hodgson, an independent journalist for 35+ years and author of 30 books, has just been appointed as a Forum Editor for the Open to Hope Foundation website. Hodgson will be responding to posts about the death of an adult child, something she experienced herself.
"You are not alone," Hodgson said. "The Open to Hope Foundation understands and is there for you. Log in today!" While you are there dont forget to purchase Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss and pre-order Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Handling the Holidays.
In 2007 her elder daughter, the mother of her twin grandchildren, died from the injuries she received in a car crash. Two days later her father-in-law died. Two months later her brother died. In the fall of 2007 her former son-in-law died from the injuries he received in another car crash. His death made her grandchildren orphans and the Hodgsons GRGs" grandparents raising grandchildren.
"It was unbelievable," Hodgson recalled. "Since Im a writer I decided to write my way through grief."
Staying upbeat for her 15-year old grandchildren and grieving for multiple losses has been the biggest challenge of Hodgsons life. Her mantra: "I will get through this." And Hodgson has, writing six books for those who are mourning and dozens of articles for the Open to Hope website. Happy Again! Your New and Meaningful Life After Loss is her latest book and she has just finished two books about raising grandchildren. Visit http://www.harriethodgson.com for more information about this busy author and grandmother.
The Open to Hope Foundation offers the most comprehensive internet based grief community in the world, with over 3,000
articles, 400 radio shows, 300 contributors, and 100 you tubes. Open to Hope is committed to providing hope and resources to grieving individuals after loss, and serves over 2 million annual visitors, with 50,000 radio listeners. Founded by Drs Gloria and Heidi Horsley in memory of their son and brother, Scott.
About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She serves on the National Board of Directors for the Compassionate Friends, http://www.compassionatefriends.org and on the advisory board for TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of those who died in the military http://www.taps.org/ . She is also author of "Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss," "Teen Grief Relief" and "Real Men Do Cry". She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University in New Orleans.
About Dr. Gloria Horsley
Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She has appeared on "The Today Show" and many other television and radio shows and served on The Compassionate Friends as a National Board Member for 6 years. She is the author of "Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss," "Teen Grief Relief" and "Real Men Do Cry." She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.
Dr. Gloria Horsley
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