After losing her husband in a tragic accident at the age of 35, Michele Neff Hernandez went on to build a community for widowed people worldwide.

Recognized today as a 2021 Top Ten CNN Hero, her efforts with her organization Soaring Spirits International has served over 4 million people.

In today’s episode, she shares how the process of writing her first book Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma with Book Doulas has helped her transform her pain into purpose.

Learn more about Soaring Spirits International here.

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You can buy Michele’s book here.

Guest: Michele Neff Hernandez

Michele Neff HernandezMichele Neff Hernandez is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soaring Spirits International, a non-profit organization providing peer support programming for widowed people worldwide. Michele is the author of Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself after Grief or Trauma published by New World Library. Her passion for supporting widowed people and the power of integration fuels her presentations and her community activism.

Michele has received a local, state, and national recognition for her work in founding Soaring Spirits, including; a letter of recognition from President Joe Biden and being named a 2021 Top Ten CNN Hero, among others. Michele’s work is featured in an upcoming AppleTV docuseries, slated for release in the fall of 2022.

Michele resides in Simi Valley, California where she shares her life with her three amazing kids, their awesome partners, her grand pup and kittens, and one very Australian husband.

Host: Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson, New York Times Bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of waking up to life with joy and gratitude amidst the ups and downs of their earthly existence.


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