Singer, Songwriter Alan Pedersen to Appear on Healing the Grieving Heart National Radio Show

New York, NY (PressExposure) January 04, 2010 -- Alan Pedersen is an award winning songwriter and successful recording artist and performer playing more than 100 concerts each year across the United States. A former Nashville writer, Alan has turned the focus of his music and message toward helping the bereaved find hope and healing as they navigate the valley of grief.

Living in Englewood, Colorado, Alan spends most of his time on the road playing his original music and telling his story.

As a writer, Alan draws on his unique journey combining his own experience with the stories of thousands of bereaved families he has met and reached out to over the years. As a performer he draws on the experience gleaned from his work as a network radio reporter, stand-up comedian, and actor.

His own story was the catalyst for his shift in music and message. In 2001, Alan’s only daughter Ashley was killed in an automobile accident in Colorado. This tragedy would take his life in a direction he never imagined and the pain and journey toward finding joy again have been the subject matter for three highly acclaimed CD’s of original songs.

Alan’s message is simple, “we were put on this earth to love them for as long as we live, not for as long as they lived.” He believes that healing comes slow, but does come as we once again reach out to others who share this journey and offer our hand to help. His gentle mix of humor and straight from the heart talk wrapped around powerful songs about love, loss, and healing make for a unique concert experience.

Healing the Grieving Heart broadcasts every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Standard Time/ 12 Noon Eastern Time on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Network.

If you missed this show, go to www.thegriefblog.com and click on archived shows.

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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 is also author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry”. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.


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 serves The Compassionate Friends as a Board Member. She is co-author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry.” She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.


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