I have written previously about the healing, friendships and wisdom I have gained through my involvement with the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation and, specifically, its Camp Widow conferences. That’s why I’m so thrilled that SSLF will be bringing Camp Widow to Canada, September 26th to 28th, right here in my hometown of Toronto!!
I want to let everyone know about it, and encourage you, if you are so moved, to seriously think about attending. There are wonderful workshops each day that educate, inspire, entertain and comfort. I went to my first conference in San Diego during the summer of 2012, a year and a half after my husband passed. It was hugely helpful and as well, planted the seeds of friendships that have grown to this day. That’s because even more than the opportunity to learn, it is the connections with other people who have had a similar life experience and who ‘get it’ that make the experience so unique. No need to explain or apologize or deny. You’re among friends
In the past two years, I have returned as a workshop leader and at Camp Widow Canada in September, I will be delivering two workshops, on finances: The Essential of Investing — Made Fun! on Friday and another, A More Confident You, Financially on Saturday. I share my own personal and professional experience with the aim of helping other widowed people achieve control and confidence in at least one area of their lives following the loss of a spouse.
Regardless of where you are on your grief journey, I suspect you will find there is something at camp for you — from the challenges of dealing with grieving teens to re-entering the dating world to ‘celebrating’ the holidays.
I hope to see you there. If you are able to attend, please let me know and I will make a special point of saying hello. I would love to introduce you to my city, to one another and to a healing experience for us all.