What started as a tragic experience full of loss and grief has become a beacon of light and connection for widowed people all over the world. Michele Neff Hernandez’s life changed forever in 2005 when her husband Philip was hit and killed while on his evening bike ride.
Michele 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.
In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat with guest Michele Neff Hernandez about her book "Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma." Learn her seven-step process, how grief changes us, the challenge of cumulative loss, and more.
Michele was widowed in her thirties when her husband was hit while riding his bicycle. She discovered that: "We can't forget the lessons that grief and trauma teach us. And if we determine that the only way to consider ourselves healed is to return...