Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation Conference

I received this in an email today. Wanted to pass it on. I won't be there, but enjoy it if you choose to go.

The Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation team is having the first EVER National Conference on Widowhood in July 2009 in San Diego, CA. They have an interesting line up of speakers who will be speaking about topics we all care about. Visit for information on the speakers’ panel. I have been honored to be asked to be one of those speakers and I want to invite you to the conference. I would love to meet you in person.

They have partnered with the San Diego Symphony to bring us a “Musical Evening Under the Stars,” featuring the fabulous San Diego Symphony, who will be joined by a variety of musical guests. Proceeds will benefit a unique initiative in support of improving the condition of global widowhood…and your tickets to this amazing evening are included with your registration.

Professionals in need of continuing education credit can join for their Pre-Conference event scheduled for Friday, July 17th. They are welcoming Tom Golden LCSW, Dr. Michele Reiss Ph D, Pamela Gabbay MA FT, and Carla Fine, author of No Time to Say Goodbye; Surviving the Suicide of Someone You Love. Each workshop presentation will be three hours in length, and their bookstore, run by the Centering Corporation, will be available during the lunch break. Contact for workshop topics and registration information.

This conference is the first of its kind that I have heard about. Whether you are a new widow/ widower, a widow/widower who has walked a bit further down the path, a widow/widower who has remarried and is living a new and full life, a support person of a widow or widower, a bereavement professional, or a member of the clergy…there is something at this conference that will touch and inspire you. Below are their links for you to explore.

I hope to see you there. If you know of someone who would benefit from the conference, please feel free to forward this email. I would enjoy hearing from you so please drop me a line and let me know where you are on your journey. It’s always wonderful to receive a picture so feel free to attach one.

Wishing you good things always,


Laurie-Ann Weis


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