Michele Neff Hernandez

Michele Neff Hernandez is the founder, and executive director of the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. SSLF is a non-profit organization committed to providing resources and support to people grieving the loss of a loved one. In addition to her work with the foundation, Michele inspires people as a motivational speaker and freelance writer. Through speaking to service groups, faith communities, Universities and hosting community seminars she has shared her thoughts on loss and hope with a variety of audiences. She is the creator of the Web site www.widowsbond.com and the Widow Match program. Since the death of her husband in 2005, she has made reaching out to other widows her personal mission. Ms. Hernandez’s various projects have been featured in the Ventura County Star, the Simi Valley Acorn, and the Riverside County Record. She is a contributing author to several websites and is chronicling the interviews she has done with widows across the country in a book called, The Healing Power of the Widow’s Bond. Currently she is planning a national widowhood conference scheduled for the summer of 2009. Ms. Hernandez is a resident of Simi Valley, California where she lives and laughs with her three amazing children. An avid runner and outdoor enthusiast, she actively encourages others to embrace the life we are given.



The Weight of Well Wishes, 08 Apr 2014

Where to Start, 25 Sep 2011

Family Practices Teamwork After Husband/Father Dies, 28 Dec 2010

Widows: Let Love Win Out over Fear, 06 Nov 2010

In Widowhood, What I Believe, 02 Apr 2010

The Weight of Wishing, 26 Feb 2010

Cleaning the ‘Emotional Closet’ After a Loss, 09 Sep 2009

A Meditation for Those Facing the First Anniversary of a Loss, 06 Sep 2009

First Anniversary…, 01 Aug 2009

Lifting the Veil: Gloom Ends at a Wedding, 05 Jul 2009

How Should You Help a Grieving Widow?, 10 Jun 2009

Mother’s Power Limited in the Face of Death, 27 May 2009

Young Widow Overcomes Her Death Wish, 27 Mar 2009

Wearing Husband’s Clothes Keeps His Memory Close, 15 Mar 2009

Husband’s Soul Lives on in His Shoes, 21 Feb 2009

Affectionately Remembering a Valentine’s Day ‘Scrooge’, 06 Feb 2009

From Sad to Silly: Christmas Memories Salve Widow’s Pain, 20 Nov 2008