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We need to hear your voice!

Soaring Spirits is running another survey of widowed people, and we need as many widowed people as possible to take the survey. Please watch the following video from Michele Neff Hernandez, Executive Director of Soaring Spirits International, for details about the survey.

Any widowed person can participate, they do not have to be a part of Soaring Spirits programs. If you'd please share, share, share...we'd be very grateful and the information we collect will be powerful!

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We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach us by email at or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

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Thyme commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"Thank you all that shared your feeling about scattering and separating the ashes of our loves ones.  I know what my husband wanted and I told him I would.  I also told him I didn't know how long it would take me to make the trip.…"
2 hours ago
Hopeful30 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"I'm so sorry to hear that Jigawattica. My husband's family tried keeping me out of the loop regarding his death. The only reason I found out was because the Canadian police had called the local police to make sure I wasn't spending…"
3 hours ago
Meme908 commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"We each have to decide what is right for us with regard to ashes...I found initially I couldn't look at them, I found that when I had to take some of the ashes and put into scattering tubes to be distributed at different places, they were as…"
3 hours ago
Mary H commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2015
"You'll see what the ashes look like when/if you scatter, grey powder.  I too considered dividing the ashes so that his family in England could have some, but then I decided that didn't feel right to me.  That doesn't mean it…"
3 hours ago


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