Music has played a tremendous role in me stepping forward into this new life of mine. My wife was a musician, and her influence certainly impacted me. Once widowed, and after the last memorial song quieted in my space, I found myself listening to a variety of music, but all due to a strong emotional […]
Paul Schlunt is currently a co-leader of the San Diego Regional Soaring Spirits. He first became familiar with the organization by attending Camp Widow in 2014 at the suggestion of his grief counselor. Since then he’s become familiar with both the local and larger widowed community. He volunteers in grief support roles with the local hospice, and recently assisted at Camp Erin, a camp for children who have lost family members.
He is an ardent believer in the healing power of being immersed in the natural wilderness, and regularly leads his employer’s hiking club.
Paul works in the San Diego area as a Staff Scientist in Product Development within the Clinical Diagnostics Industry.
Life experience as well as the community he’s become a part of through Soaring Spirits, has helped to give him a new purpose. He is returning to school and earn a Masters in Clinical Psychology Counseling, to ultimately become a licensed grief counselor.
This workshop will address the issues involved when your partner has struggled with addiction issues. We will offer coping strategies as well as an opportunity to meet other people who have struggled with similar issues.
How do you practice self-care when you don’t have the energy to shower? For many widowed people the early days after the death of their person are lived in a fog and self-care is not a concept to which any attention is paid. This workshop will provide easy, practical tips for providing your mind, heart, […]
Upon becoming widowed, I couldn’t tell if I was still married or single. My married friends and family members would speak of my wife, almost as if she was just not in the room with us.
Describes the past six years as I dealt with the loss of my wife, as well as stepping forward into this new life of mine. I relate to the caterpillar that inches along in the depths of grief, just getting through each day…
How do you practice self-care when you don’t have the energy to shower? For many widowed people the early days after the death of their person are lived in a fog and self-care is not a concept to which any attention is paid.