Links and Resources

Helpful Resources

The Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation Inc.
Helping to mend broken hearts!

Recommended Reading

Music by Alan Pedersen

Alan Pedersen - award winning songwriter, successful recording artist and nationally recognized speaker on grief and loss.

Alan Pedersen

Alan is an award winning songwriter, successful recording artist and nationally recognized speaker on grief and loss. In July of 2010, he was named the Professional of the Year by the Board of Directors of The Compassionate Friends, the largest organization in the world helping bereaved families. In 2011 Alan received the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation.

As a former Nashville songwriter, stand-up comedian and network radio news reporter, Alan has over 30 years of experience writing, performing and producing all genres of media. On August 15, 2001 Alan’s life was changed forever.  Ashley Marie Pedersen, his oldest child and only daughter, died as a result of an automobile accident.

Alan has turned his journey through the valley of grief and the pain of loss into a collection of powerful and moving songs recorded on to 4 highly acclaimed CD’s. His music is popular with bereaved people around the world and has been used at thousands of candle lighting services, balloon and butterfly releases and by hundreds of professionals and organizations as a healing tool for the bereaved.

A Little Farther Down the Road

More Songs From the Journey

Ashley’s Songbook

Personal links

Memory of – a Library of Life website – dedicated to Bobby by Michelle Resciniti
Memory of Life — a website designed by Bobby’s sister, Michelle.
You can light a candle, write a Tribute or Condolence or just read about Bobby and look at pictures!

Bob Resciniti’s Myspace
Bobby’s father’s MYSPACE. You can leave a note & read comments on Bobby. My beautiful son, Bobby Resciniti was taken
from us on July 13th, 2006 in a terrible automobile accident in Lake Worth, FL. As a result — our lives will never be the same… Obituaries
View and sign a guest book dedicated to Bobby Resciniti.

Bobby’s Myspace
Please visit Bobby’s Myspace!

Mitch Carmody – Heartlight Studios

This site is dedicated to my only Son, Kelly James Carmody who died in 1987 of a malignant brain tumor.  Since that day I have dedicated my life to serving the bereaved. This site was  created for those whom may find comfort from my book, my writings  my portraits, drawings, and or prints.

It is also place for processing your grief, asking questions about the journey, or just writing about your loved one, sharing their life and your loss.

This is a new format from my older site and easier for me to maintain directly; please have patience with the transition.

I welcome all comments via my email address and as always I am available for questions, and sharing of your  bereavement journey. We need not walk alone.

Mitch is a talented artist, writer and a good human being. He will help heal the broken heart!

Glen and Tanya Lord, Noah's Dad and Mom, Founders

Glen and Tanya Lord, Noah’s Dad and Mom, Founders

About Grief Tool Box  

When it comes to dealing with grief, it can be a challenge to find the resources we need to educate ourselves and our loved ones on what is happening and how to best keep going forward.

Having been down this road, we want to give back. We want to reach out to those who are earlier on this road. We cannot make your pain go away, nor can we provide answers for you. What we can do is help you to find the tools that you need to work through your grief journey. Thus was born The Grief Toolbox. The Grief Toolbox is an ambitious project. Its goal is to be an all-encompassing place for grief tools: a singular area where a person can find all the resources they need to help them with that grief that neither time nor money can solve.

We here at the Grief Toolbox understand that needs change as we go from the raw encompassing pain of the first year to the stark reality of the second year, and then to the growth and reinventing ourselves of the middle years to the acceptance and blessing that now coexists with the pain and love that will always be a part of our life.

Grief, in our opinion, falls into two categories: grief that can be solved with time or money, and grief that can not be solved. If you leave your favorite coat on a plane, with time and money you can replace it and the grief will slowly fade. However, with the loss of a loved one – whether a spouse, a parent, a child or a sibling – no time and no amount of money will make this grief go away.


Kris Munsch, Blakes Dad/Co-Founder

Kris Munsch, Blakes Dad/Co-Founder

The Birdhouse Project

Loss can feel traumatizing, stifling the growth, progress and happiness of all those affected. Traditional grief counseling emphasizes stages and recovery, but these don’t always speak to an individual’s experience. The Birdhouse Project is a reflective, tangible tool that can be used to identify the areas of life, grief or crisis that are not working for you; these realizations will help you make sense of the difficult circumstances surrounding your experience and help you find a direction for moving forward.

So when you’re ready – not ready to “get over it”, but ready to get beyond it, beyond the draining, debilitating feelings of loss – we’re here to help you make sense of your tragedy. Once the right questions have been asked, it’s easier to make sense of the answers. Over time, it will be easier to witness and appreciate (yes, appreciate) how much richer we are for the gifts these relationships and trying experiences have bestowed on us.

Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley

Open to Hope

Open to Hope grew out of the death of our 17 year-old son and brother, Scott, who was killed in a car crash and is dedicated to his memory. Our mission is to give a voice to grief and support those looking for hope. If you have lost hope we invite you to lean on ours until you find your own.