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Looking for a Regional Group?

Have you wondered if there is a Soaring Spirits Regional Group near you?  Well you can check it out right here in Widowed Village.  Click on the link below and you'll see a list of our regional groups by state, with contact information included.  We also list the group events here in the Village.  Just click on the "Events" tab above to do a search.    List of Soaring Spirits Regional Groups  

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deaf widow commented on Widow_erDad's blog post Small things matter. The lessons we're not supposed to forget.
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lizbeth4 replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion What is the most insensitive thing someone has said to you about your loss?
"My family Doctor (18 years)  said to me 1 month after my Husband died (cancer)  that I would get over it.   I was there to a get a mild sleeping pill to get me thorough.   I was so mad and appalled but so vulnerable and…"
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"I am sorry for your loss!   Although my Husband didn't take his life, his lifestyle choices contributed to his death.   He never would go to a Doctor or take care of his health.   He smoked and drank…"
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"One step Forward, Two Steps Back   Today was a pretty Okay day… until……..   A young man at our church is working on his Eagle Scout Badge and part of his service project is that he is going to collect women’s…"
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