Open to Hope Foundation - Grief and Loss - A New Hope

San Francisco, California (PressExposure) May 10, 2008 -- Cindy Bullens, two time Grammy nominated musician, and composer for the upcoming documentary “The Space Between Breaths” will join Drs. Gloria & Heidi Horsley on their nationally syndicated talk radio program “Healing the Grieving Heart” May 8th at 9 AM PST/12 Noon EST.

“Cindy fits our topic ‘The Healing Power of Music’ perfectly,” said Dr. Heidi Horsley, host of Healing the Grieving Heart, “Her personal experience after the loss of her daughter, and the inspired power of her music will offer our audience a unique perspective.”

In 1978, Cindy was nominated for a Grammy Award for her vocal performances on the Grease film soundtrack. The following year, she released her debut solo album Desire Wire (United Artists, 1979) and scored a breakthrough hit with her song "Survivor," which earned Cindy a second Grammy Award nomination for best rock vocal performance. Signed to Casablanca Records in 1980, Cindy released Steal The Night, a strong sophomore album.

In 1994, Cindy released "Why Not?," a collection of demos recorded with her friend David Mansfield, on her own Blue Lobster label. In 1999, Artemis Records picked up her Blue Lobster album Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, written after her daughter Jessie's death, for national distribution. The album received the AFIM (independent music) award for "Best Rock Album." One of the highlights of her 2000 tour was opening a series of California concerts at the personal request of headliner Emmylou Harris.

“Cindy’s music has helped families around the world cope with their grief and given hope to many of us who have dealt with the loss of a loved one. We’re excited to bring her story and music to our audience,” commented Dr. Gloria Horsley, host of ‘Healing the Grieving Heart” and Chairperson of The Open to Hope Foundation (, sponsor of “Healing the Grieving Heart” and The Grief Blog (

Healing the Grieving Heart broadcasts every Thursday from 9 AM to 10 AM Pacific Standard Time on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Network. About Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University. Dr. Horsley is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and works in the FDNY-Columbia University Family Guidance Program with families who lost firefighters in the World Trade Center. She is also author of “Teen Grief Relief”.

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. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.

Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends ( in a number of roles, including as a Board Director and chairperson for TCF's annual program for professionals. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson for TCF in her dual role as a bereaved parent and professional.

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