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Newcomer Chat on Wednesday

New to Widowed Village?  Join us for the 'Newcomer Chat' on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to ask questions and get to know some of our regular Village chatters. Newcomer Chat Event

We have a new Forum discussion called "News from Soaring Spirits" where we'll add news or resources we don't want you to miss. Here's a link to it:

We're still seeking survey participants, so if you haven't completed yours yet, please do!  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!

Michele's video:

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judy replied to Lisa's discussion Birthdays : what I want my friends and family to know.
"No one pretty much says Justin's name and that really will always bother me - that is why I am so open here and on Facebook about Justin.  If only they would.  I do not go to my friends home anymore - for that reason - her boyfriend…"
3 hours ago
booktime (Susan) replied to Lisa's discussion Birthdays : what I want my friends and family to know.
"We do need to hear their names and we need to say them. I am able to talk about Ed with family and with some friends. I find when I say his name or hear his name I am actually able to have some good memories.  We are not living in the past with…"
4 hours ago
only1sue commented on only1sue's blog post I am no longer the rescuer
"I am gong through a series of events where I wish there was someone to rescue me.  I just have to remember that I am the strong one whatever comes to me now has at some stage in the past been overcome.  Bah humbug!"
9 hours ago
DDlovesRich commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2012
"Nearing my three year anniversary. First time at this site in a long time. I stepped away when I simply felt I no longer needed the outlet. Well surprise surprise, my three year is not what I expected. I expected to cruise through, and I was wrong.…"
11 hours ago


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    Posted by Hope on October 4, 2015 at 7:30pm 6 Comments

    October Aching

    Posted by MissingRKK on October 2, 2015 at 9:06am 2 Comments

    I am no longer the rescuer

    Posted by only1sue on October 1, 2015 at 3:00am 1 Comment

    I'm in Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Hell!!!

    Posted by agh1468 on September 29, 2015 at 10:11pm 4 Comments

    Promise me...

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