Thursday, December 20, 2007
Blogs to Support Grieving Hearts
Linda Della Donna is a freelance writer who supports new widows through the grief process. A graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and School of Hard Knocks, she writes about death, dying, and cancer and shares ways to turn an upside-down smile right side up again. She writes from the heart. Her blog, www.Griefcase.blogspot.com, is written especially for widows and dedicated to Edward Sclier.
Della Donna makes her home 20 miles north from where the World Trade Center used to be and wants every widow to know we’re not alone. She invites you to her websites at www.griefcase.blogspot.com or www.littleredmailbox.com. Dr. Heidi Horsley is herself a bereaved sibling whose 17-year-old brother, Scott, died in an automobile accident when she was 20 years old. Currently she is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching several courses including Grief, Loss, and Bereavement. One of the biggest challenges we address in both private counseling and with listeners on our radio show is how to heal after a profound loss. It’s really inspiring to hear stories of resilience and hope despite great adversity. We’re very excited to have Linda Della Donna as a guest and look forward to her enlightening our listeners and us about getting through the holidays without your spouse.
Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley host the nationally syndicated Healing the Grieving Heart Internet radio show, live every Thursday 9 a.m. PST/12 noon EST. This show is one of the top ranked on Health Voice America and is rebroadcast on the new women’s channel (Greenstone Partnership) and on World Talk Radio. This show can be accessed at http://www.thegriefblog.com.
Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University in New Orleans. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a therapist and researcher for the FDNY-Columbia University Family Assessment Program, which provides ongoing intervention to families of firefighters killed in the World Trade Center. Dr. Horsley facilitates annual workshops at The Compassionate Friends national conferences. Dr. Horsley hosts the nationally syndicated Healing the Grieving Heart internet radio show, broadcast on Health Voice America, and rebroadcast on Greenstone and World Talk Radio. Her blog is: www.thegriefblog.com
Dr. Horsley currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children. Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PhD, MFC, CNS has worked in the therapy field for over twenty years and is a bereaved parent. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse University, and Holos University. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends (www.thecompassionatefriends.org) in a number of roles, including as a member of the Board of Directors. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson for TCF in her dual role as a professional and bereaved parent. She has recently written a book with her daughter Heidi called Teen Grief Relief: Parenting with Understanding, Support and Guidance. Dr. Horsley resides in San Francisco, California, with her husband Phil. They have three daughters and 10 grandchildren.