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December 22
Topic: Helping Grieving Children
Guest: Linda Goldman
Linda Goldman is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins Graduate School and Kings College. Linda is the author of Lucy Let’s Go: Helping Children Love A Pet Through Death and Dying, Life and Loss, A Guide to Help Grieving Children, 3rd Edition, and Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death.

December 29
Topic: Living Mindfully
Guest: Randi Ragan
Randi Ragan is a holistic well-being expert and green-living entrepreneur. She is the founder of Green Bliss Eco Spa and for more than twenty years, has led yoga and spiritual retreats. She is the author of A year of Living Mindfully. Her work strives to provide readers with ideas, tips, and inspiration for creating a mindful and sustainable life.
Coping With Cancer Cancer deaths are difficult and traumatic for families. On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley talk with Sue Matthews, parent of Taylor, and founder of Conquering Kidz Cancer, and Dr. Wendy Lichtenthal, clinical psychologist and director of the Bereavement Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about ways to cope and find meaning after a death to cancer.
Loss and Its Impact on Parenting Have you ever thought about how loss can impact parenting?  On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley explore this important topic with bereaved sibling Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, author of The Empty Room, Understanding Sibling Loss,  and Rachel Stephenson, producer of the TED talk Against Grieving in Silence inspired by the early death of her mother.
Grief, A Public and a Private Matter How does a family grieve a high-profile loss? On this show Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley explore the issue with Mary Rockefeller Morgan whose twin brother, Michael, went missing in New Guinea and Scarlett Lewis whose son, Jessie, died in the Sandy Hook school shooting. Mary is the author of When Grief Calls Forth The Healing: A Memoir of Losing A Twin and Scarlett is the author of Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey of Hope and Forgiveness
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Growing-up with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Ken Ross Ken Ross is an American independent commercial photographer who specializes in travel, location, people, and corporate photography. He is the son of psychiatrist and author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Emanuel “Manny” Ross, and serves as President of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation.
Sister Loss Jessica Church, nurse practitioner, and her sister Shane McCoin, attorney, lost their oldest sister to cancer at the age of 39. As a result of the trauma and stress they created the website Losing A Puzzle Piece where they blog about their journey as caregivers and grievers bringing attention to the much neglected area of adult sibling grief.
Finding a New Beginning Rabbi Daniel A. Roberts is currently Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Emanu El, and part-time Rabbi, at Temple Beth Israel in Sharon, PA. He has served as Chaplain in the US Navy and is co-author of Clergy Retirement; Every Ending Has A New Beginning.
Organ Donation Yie Foong, LMSW is the family services outreach coordinator for LiveOnNY a nonprofit, dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant in the greater New York metropolitan area. Judy Armijo is the mom of deceased daughter, Alexandra who gave life to others as a registered organ donor. LiveOnNY serves a culturally and ethnically diverse population of 13 million.
Holiday Grief: How Will I Get Through It Grief getting you down? Dreading the Holidays? Join Dr. Gloria Horsley, Mitch Carmody and Alan Pedersen, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends, for holiday survival tips and ideas for finding a new normal.
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