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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


“Thanks For the Little While” with Alan Pedersen – PART II

Today we welcome back the show Mr. Alan Pedersen from, Angels Across the USA Tour. This is of course, as the title denotes the second part of our conversation with Alan. If you missed episode 15 please press pause and listen to Part I and then come back and pick up the remaining conversation here in episode 16. In today’s discussion Alan talks about many things such as understanding how your kids grieve differently and realizing just how important it is to find support that works for you. His wisdom and understanding gained through his journey provide so much hope that you can help but smile!


Alan has been on his journey of grief for over 19 years. The loss of his 18-year old daughter changed the direction of his life. Alan has spent the past 17 years helping others with their grief, writing and singing his songs and leading grief organizations. Alan has a unique message and delivery as he signs some of his “Love” songs about grief and talks about the grief journey at hundreds of small groups across the country! Alan’s van is covered with thousands of “butterflies” of our angels with their name and home city. “Our angels” travel with Alan on these cross-country trips. Alan offers up valuable insights into the process and journey of grief as well as valuable tools for dealing with your grief.  If you’d like to help sponsor Alan’s tour you may go here to fund your angel’s butterfly on his van:



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.


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Marshall Adler

Steve Smelski

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