The Open to Hope Foundation Appoints Harriet Hodgson Author of 30 books As a Forum Editor – Source
Dr. Gloria Horsley, Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation and Host of “Open to Hope Radio ” and Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Open to Hope Foundation
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New York, New York and San Francisco, California (PressReleaser) October 20, 2011 — New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( pressreleaser.org ) 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 don’t 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 I’m 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 Hodgson’s 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 Dr’s 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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The Spiritual Woman - More Information
Grief Illustrated Press, a Centering Corporation company based in Omaha, Nebraska has published Harriet Hodgson’s 28th book, The Spiritual Woman: Quotes to Refresh and Sustain Your Soul.
New Book Affirms Life as You Cope with Death
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Charleston, SC, Oct. 1, 2010: CreateSpace, an Amazon company and print-on-demand publisher, announces the availability of Harriet Hodgson’s latest book, 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey: Words of Comfort, Words of Hope. This new grief resource comes from Hodgson’s life experience.
On a Friday night in February of 2007, her elder daughter died from the injuries she received in a car crash. Her father-in-law succumbed to pneumonia on Sunday. Two deaths on the same weekend stunned Hodgson and she sobbed uncontrollably when she saw their photos on the same page of the newspaper. Eight weeks later, her brother died of a heart attack. In the fall, her former son-in-law died from the injuries he received in another car crash.
“Four family deaths within nine months robbed me of hope,” Hodgson said. She started writing affirmations to find hope again. Her first affirmation – I will get through this – became her mantra. Affirmation-writing changed Hodgson’s grief journey and her life.
“I continue to write affirmations,” she explains. “They keep me upbeat.”
Each affirmation in 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey is followed by a focus word or words that may be used for self-evaluation, support group discussions, meditation, or prayer. The book also contains step-by-step affirmation-writing instructions and a list of grief support organizations.
Neil Chethik, author of FatherLoss thinks the new grief resource provides a “powerful process “for coming to terms with the death of a loved one. “This gentle, compassionate book will help transform your grief into hope,” he says. According to Helen Fitzgerald, Emeritus Training Director of the American Hospice Foundation, “There is something here for everybody, not only about grief, but about life.”
An independent journalist for 30+ years, Hodgson is the author of 28 books and hundreds of print and Internet articles. She has appeared on more than 160 radio talk shows and dozens of television stations, including CNN. Her work is cited in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, Contemporary Authors, and other directories.
Hodgson is a contributing writer for the Open to Hope Foundation website and Caregiving in America magazine columnist. For more information about this busy author and grandmother go to www.harriethodgson.com. 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey: Words of Comfort, Words of Hope is available from Amazon and sells for $6.99.
Harriet Hodgson contact info: Email email@example.com, phone 507-252-5939.
New Quote Book Inspires and Empowers Women
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October, 2010, Omaha, Nebraska:. Grief Illustrated Press, a Centering Corporation company, has just released Harriet Hodgson’s latest book, The Spiritual Woman: Quotes to Refresh and Sustain Your Soul. Hodgson wrote the book to inspire women of all ages and stages of life and then her purpose shifted.
“After I read the entire collection, I realized it could also empower women,” she explained. Men will also find inspiration and empowerment within its pages, according to Hodgson.
Gloria Horsley, PhD, President and Founder of www.opentohope.com, co-author of Teen Grief Relief and Real Men Do Cry,” says the book contains encouraging words for the journey of life. “If the faith of a mustard seed can move a mountain then an encouraging quote can change your day,” she adds.
Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT, Director of Good Mourning and PalCare at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, describes the book as “a great resource for grieving people, who are all of us.”
The Spiritual Woman came from Hodgson’s experience. In 2007, on a snowy Friday night, her older daughter died from the injuries she received in a car crash. Her father-in-law succumbed to pneumonia on Sunday. Two deaths on the same weekend shattered Hodgson and there was more sorrow to come.
Eight weeks later her brother died of a heart attack. In the fall, her former son-in-law died from the injuries he received in another car crash. His death made her twin grandchildren orphans and Hodgson a GRG – grandparent raising grandchildren. Hodgson did all she could to help herself, including reading inspirational quotes.
An independent journalist for 30+ years, Hodgson is the author of 28 books and hundreds of Internet/print articles. She has appeared on more than 160 talk shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. Her work is cited in Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of Women, Contemporary Authors and other directories.
More than a quote book, The Spiritual Woman ($10.95) contains a discussion of spirituality, information on meditation types, and meditation tips. To order log into www.centering.org, or call 816-218-0101, or go to www.amazon.com.
Harriet Hodgson: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 507-252-5939