What do I do now? Dealing with multiple losses

January 3, 2008
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

Tom Zuba's life has been one of resilience in the face of grief. His first major loss was in 1963, at the age of six, with the death of his younger brother Danny. In 1990, Tom faced grief again with the sudden death of his 18-month-old daughter, Erin. Almost a decade later, in 1999, Tom was to suffer another blow with the sudden death of his wife, Trici. In 2005, yet another disaster struck the Zuba family with the death of 13-year-old son Rory to brain cancer. Undaunted, Tom and his remaining, 12-year-old son, Sean, are learning day-by-day how to create a full, joy-filled life. Tom is an author, a motivational speaker and a workshop facilitator who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has also launched his own website www.tomzuba.com with the intention of "creating sacred space where people can excavate grief, mourn safely, honor the gifts of denial, and consciously participate in their own transformation."

Open to Hope

Open to Hope

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“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. Hear bereaved family members and experts share inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. Learn what you can do to cope and to establish a new normal. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi dedicate their show to their deceased son, and brother Scott, and to all those who have lost loved ones and are looking for hope. They welcome you to lean on their hope until you have found your own.

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Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Dr. Gloria Horsley, BSN, MS, MA, CNS, MFT, MIM, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent and has worked in family therapy for 22 years. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including Board Director and chairperson for TCF’s annual program for professionals. Dr. Heidi Horsley, BS, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is a bereaved sibling and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work where she teaches courses including grief, loss, and bereavement. She holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Loyola, and University of San Francisco. She also conducts seminars & workshops at The Compassionate Friends annual bereavement conferences.

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