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Hope Thru Grief

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Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you struggling with grief? Don’t understand why the world has moved on and you are stuck? Wondering what will help? Have you lost all hope you will get back to any kind of “normal”? Hope Thru Grief features husband and wife co-hosts Steve Smelski and Shelly … read more


The Community Organizer: Dr. Joel C. Hunter - Part II

Our storyteller is back and continuing to share real life experiences of grief, the lessons learned, and finding hope for the future! Dr. Joel C. Hunter, CEO and founder of Community Resource Network, in Altamonte Springs Florida continues our conversation from last week and Episode 11. Today, in Part II, Dr. Hunter takes us through the process of dealing with unanswered questions, the worry of salvation for our lost loved ones, and surviving grief during the #COVID19 global pandemic. Dr. Hunter finishes with a discussion on his commitment to social justice as a decades long civil rights activist, the death of George Floyd. and Black Lives Matter. If like us, you needed a little hope through all of what life is throwing at us right now, you won’t want to miss Dr. Hunter’s hopeful and uplifting attitude shares his heart for humanity with us!


Please don’t miss this special episode of Hope Thru Grief and share it with your friends and family! And, as a special bonus we are providing the video recording of Part I of our conversation with Dr. Hunter on our YouTube channel:


To find out more about Dr. Hunters current endeavors visit his website:, on Facebook;, and Twitter;


We welcome your comments and questions! Send an email to and please share our show with anyone you know that is struggling with loss and grief. You can find us on the internet to continue the conversation!






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Marshall Adler and Steve Smelski, co-hosts of Hope Thru Grief are not medical, or mental health professionals, therefore we cannot and will not give any medical, or mental health advice. If you, or anyone you know needs medical or mental health treatment, please contact a medical or mental health professional immediately. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255


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Marshall Adler

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