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Please don't interpret anything you read here as medical, legal, or otherwise expert advice. Don't disregard any expert's advice or take any action as a result of what you read here.

We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."


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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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H2obapper commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
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"Hi DIanne I registered ! I know the workshop email selection has gone out, anxious to get mine. hope to meet in person."
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"It's funny isn't it Maryann that when we were sick before, we had someone who made it all better. We had someone who took care of us and I suppose they had it from us too. It's what loving couples do. When you are alone after that,…"
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    good bye

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