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Remembering Them
Guest: Dr. Mary Jane Gandour
On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview psychologist Dr. Mary Jane Gandour, author of Heart Work regarding her family coming together after the death of her daughter, Aimee to remember her through the creative arts. Allison Gilbert author of Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive joins them to discuss other ways of remembering the deceased. A video clip from The Peanut Gallery produced by Molly Gandour is played.

Honoring our Children
Guest: Gabrielle Doucet
On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Gabrielle Doucet, author of Let Go & Let Love; Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook, and Judy Pedersen along with bereaved parent Daniel Abut from Hearts of Hope foundation regarding loss and how they have honored deceased family members.

Ways to Remember
Guest: Allison Gilbert
Allison Gilbert is the author of Passed and Present, Parentless Parents and Always Too Soon. She is also co-editor of Covering Catastrophe, the definitive historical record of how broadcast journalists covered 9/11. Allison’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and on NPR, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC.

Raising Grandchildren
Guest:  Harriet Hodgson
Harriet Hodgson has been a freelancer for 37 years and is the author of 35 books. In 2007 four family members, including her daughter (mother of her twin grandchildren), and the twin’s father died. John and Harriet became the twin’s legal guardians and cared for the twins for seven years.

From Grief To Growth
Guest:  Tambre Leighn MA, CPC, PCC,  ELI-MP
Tambre Leighn, MA, PCC, ELI-MP, is a certified professional coach specializing in grief recovery and founder of After navigating the impacts of various kinds of losses in her own life, Tambre made it her mission to help others. Her approach to grief focuses on how to “grow through it, not just go through it” while honoring the loss.

Death of a Son in the Military
Guest: Jeanne Weaver
After her son, Todd, was killed, Jeanne turned to her God-given talent to help her learn how to navigate through her new state of being. Art was her vocation. She would now use it therapeutically. Jeanne created 21 oil paintings and later a book Losing Todd. A Mother’s Journey.



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