Being a widow can feel like being the Bee Girl.
I’m talking about that little tutu-wearing girl dressed like a bumble bee in Blind Melon’s “No Rain” video. She’s tap-dancing her little heart out in her little yellow and black outfit, but she’s rejected by a world not sure what to do with her general bee-ness. No one gets her, until she discovers a group of other tutu-wearing, dancing people who take her in joyously. She doesn’t have to explain herself, because everybody there already understands. She’s free to be herself, in all her bright, tap-dancing glory, because she’s found her tribe.
Camp Widow’s a lot like that.Read more
Tanya Villanueva Tepper was thinking wedding plans -- not widowhood -- the morning of September 11, 2001. Her fiancé, a New York City firefighter, was among the thousands killed when the Twin Towers were attacked. She was forced to learn how to live every day without her Sergio.Read more
Thousands of widowed people from nearly every state and from as far away as Australia gathered in San Diego Friday to participate in Camp Widow, a three-day camp where those who have lost a mate can share encouragement and help others overcome the loss.Read more
According to the U.S. Census Bureau 800,000 people are widowed each year in the United States; and for this population, there is a constant struggle to find support communities due to the isolation often associated with acute grieving. When Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation (SSLF) was founded in 2008, it was for the purpose of filling this need. In keeping with its mission, SSLF announces the launch of a new campaign, You Are Not Alone on June 23, International Widows Day. "We chose International Widows Day to launch this new program for two reasons; to bring awareness to the fact that widowhood happens to people of all ages and circumstances in every country around the world and to reassure the widowed community that there is hope," said Michele Neff Hernandez, founder and executive director of SSLF.Read more
TBM Associates Public Relations is the recipient of a 2011 Hermes Creative Awards – Gold Award. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry by communication professionals. TBM’s winning entry was in the news release category. The submission was a news release...Read more
Third Annual Camp Widow To Get Underway August 12-14 in San Diego Unique Camp provides resources and hope for widowed people (Simi Valley, CA) May 8, 2011 – When you think of summer camp – typically outdoor showers, cabins, and camp fires come to mind.Read more
Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. Talked about the loss of a loved one and how to cope with the loss. Widow Camp in every year in San Diego.Read more
Dana Jackson has gotten three tattoos to honor her husband's memory. One, of magnolias, is on her left foot and wraps around her ankle. Another, of a lily, is on her rightarm. Surrounding the flower, the tattoo says "It's a beautiful ride," taken from a country song. The third is on...Read more
Congratulations to our client Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation on the success of its Second Annual Camp Widow. Camp Widow is a two day workshop that offers resources and hope for widowed people through various workshops on everything from healing to dating to remarriage to parenting a...Read more
More than 5,000 U.S. service members have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The vast majority of them were men in their early 20s. Many leave behind their wives who never imagined they would find themselves widows at a young age...Read more