Jenny Sellers

  • commented on What Was and What Is 2019-12-14 13:19:30 -0800
    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for your perspective, but please know that we value very much our Widow’s Voice Authors who write from many years down the line, especially as they express having found a bit of peace, comfort, or joy. Knowing this is possible can be helpful in many different ways no matter where we are in our grief, and we appreciate that Kelley shares her heart, her words, and her experience each week. We work hard at Soaring Spirits to build a safe space where others can share their experience without being judged, and we look forward to continuing to provide that safe space for our authors, our readers, and our community. As always, we hope you’ll take from the blog what resonates and leave behind what doesn’t.

  • donated 2018-11-27 09:59:21 -0800

    Loved, Missed and Remembered

    TileFix.jpgFor #givingtuesday Soaring Spirits is honoring every donation made in support of our research-based, hopeful programs by creating a custom memory tile as a thank you for every #givingtuesday donation!

    How it works:

    1. Make a donation for #givingtuesday by using the link below.

    2. Forward your donation confirmation to and attach a jpeg or png photo file of the person you’d like to remember. Copy and paste the following information into your email:

      Your name:
      The name of the person you’d like to remember:
      Your relationship to the remembered person:
      Text describing the memory you’d like to include with your photo:

    3. Check any Soaring Spirits social media feed to collect your tile!

      Instagram: @soaringspiritsint
      Twitter: @soaringspirits

    4. Share your photo and tag anyone with whom you’d like to share your memory or any person you’d love to create a memory tile with their own memories either or your loved one or someone else they’d like to honor!

    Soaring Spirits programs have experienced a 30% growth this year and we think this is just the beginning of serving an increasing number of widowed people every year. Your donation of any amount will help us reach our goal of raising $30,000 this year in support of our 30% growth. Every dollar counts and every donation will be honored with a shared memory! What a beautiful way to make a difference as we also honor the endless nature of love.


  • commented on #howisoar - Susan Hannifin MacNab 2018-06-19 17:13:06 -0700
    Wow, Bobby – three things to be immensely proud of! Congratulations on getting your daughter through kindergarten and for your new wellness plan – self-care is SO important in this widowed life! We’re so happy to have you as a part of our community (though we wish it were under different circumstances), and thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us!

  • donated 2018-05-20 18:52:07 -0700

    An Evening Under the Stars Tickets

    64 donors
    100 donors

    There are only 100 tickets available to attend this memorable evening. Buy your ticket today be to sure one of those limited seats belongs to you!

    Location: Yorba Linda, California
    Exact address will be provided upon ticket purchase.

    All proceeds will benefit Soaring Spirits International, thank you!

    Travel and cooking related surprises to be included in the evening; we have an intimate and beautiful night planned for you!


  • commented on Meeting Myself in the Dark 2018-04-24 08:50:11 -0700
    “We don’t really NEED to process our joy like we do our pain.” Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ve struggled with this for so long, and these words just unlocked something for me! Where you take photographs, I write. I’ve always felt guilty about not writing the happy times. I have journals upon journals of processing the hard stuff. I worry about the portrait this will paint after I’m gone (“Wow – she was a miserable person…”). But you’re right – we don’t need to process the joy like we do pain. Guilt, be gone! :)

  • commented on My Husband Died and All I Got Was This Lousy Book 2018-04-09 14:22:57 -0700
    Lisa, I’m so incredibly sorry that you have a reason to draw strength from these blog posts, but I’m also happy that you found Widow’s Voice and Soaring Spirits. There is comfort to be found in being connected with others who have experienced a similar loss. Please know that we will be here ready to support you in the coming days, weeks, and months. Sending so much love your way…

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  • donated 2019-12-24 00:56:11 -0800


    Alumni, Community Supporters and Friends of Soaring Spirits
    Become a Soaring Spirits International Member Today
    Because Hope Matters!

    *Membership is never required for access to services.

    Soaring Spirits provides innovative programs, such as Camp Widow®, Widowed Village, the Newly Widowed Packet Program, Widowed Pen Pal, and the You are Not Alone Outreach. These unique resources have been lifelines, if not live-saving, for widowed men and women trying to rebuild their lives post-loss. 

    You can help fund and sustain these vital services
    by joining the Soaring Spirits International Membership Program.

    Whether you are one of our many alumni who have experienced and benefited from Soaring Spirits’ programs, a family member who’s witnessed a life reclaimed because of our intervention, or a community supporter who wants to reach out to neighbors in need, your contribution will ensure that our inclusive programs continue to thrive and provide
    resources, community and hope to any widowed person in need.


    The mission of Soaring Spirits is to help widowed people find hope, and to find each other.

    We connect and support over three million widowed people in communities across the United States, and around the world; and in eight short years, have become the worldwide leader in providing grief-recovery resources for the widowed.

    Because we LOVE our donors, giving comes with perks!

    Choose your level of giving now:

    $100 per month

    • Your loved one will be commemorated on a 4x4 photo tribute tile on our Wall of Love permanent installation
    housed at the Soaring Spirits Resilience Center at Schreiner University. 

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    $25 per month

    • Receive “Hopeful Musings” – A limited edition inspirational book written by Soaring Spirits founder Michele Neff Hernandez

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    $20 per month

    • Receive a signature Soaring Spirits mug

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    $15 per month

    • Receive an inspirational custom hand painted token

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    Your membership will help sustain the programs of Soaring Spirits and ensure that men and women who are widowed tomorrow will have a community of support available to them from the first moment of their widowhood, and for years to come. Thank you. 

    *Soaring Spirits membership provides an opportunity for our community to support Soaring Spirits programs with a small monthly donation. If you would like to join Soaring Spirits as an annual member, please click here

    Please note that membership is never required for access to services.  



  • donated 2019-10-30 13:41:43 -0700

    One-Time Donation

    *All donations are processed in US$