The first thing you’ll notice about this site is that it’s not focused on grief and death as much as support and recovery.  We offer you compassion and encouragement– seeing that you are struggling we are here to help you to stand on your own and to say “Yes” you can do it.

I’m Mary Francis and I founded “The Sisterhood of Widows” to offer online grief support and to empower you to create a new life after the death of your loved one.  This site is full of grief resources that cover the loss of a parent, spouse, child or dear friend so please take your time and check each page for it’s own unique support.

For even more grief support and counseling sign up for my free Monthly Newsletter and enjoy its articles, the suggested book of the month, grief quotes and grief resources. 

   

Author and Founder of  ”The Sisterhood of Widows” , Certified “Law of Attraction” Facilitator and Certified “Grief Recovery Specialist”

Please listen to the audio below of “Chapter One” from “The Sisterhood of Widows”.  This book was part of my own grief journey after my husband of 27 years died at the age of 53.

 

Mary Francis – Latest Blog Posts

You Gotta Have Friends!

You Gotta Have Friends!

November 25th, 2014

You have likely already heard how important friendships are when you are grieving.  Recent studies show that lonely grievers are more likely to develop high [...Read More]

Make Your Home Happier

Make Your Home Happier

November 19th, 2014

When we are grieving nothing appeals to us and our empty home just highlights our loneliness.

Sprucing up our home by making little changes can[...Read More]

Learning to Accept Help

Learning to Accept Help

November 17th, 2014

The death of a loved one feels so unreal and yet we still think we can handle it on our own.  We think, “I don’t want[...Read More]

Family in Grief

Family in Grief

November 12th, 2014

They have not denied their pain or hidden from it. But, at the same time, they have chosen to live. And through that choice they[...Read More]

Love and Appreciation

Love and Appreciation

November 8th, 2014

Every once in a while I get hit over the head by a blessing that can not be missed.  Today, out of the blue, my [...Read More]

Permission to be Happy

Permission to be Happy

November 7th, 2014

Remember the days when we needed permission to do just about anything, first, from parents, and then from others? Permission was doled out according to[...Read More]

Learn To Honor Each Day

Learn To Honor Each Day

November 1st, 2014

Learning to honor each day with a humble spirit can be a challenge. Where does it come from, this human urge for “more” and “more”. As we seek [...Read More]

Be Free To Forgive

Be Free To Forgive

October 26th, 2014

Sometimes things happen between people during the illness and death of a loved one that causes a lot of hurt feelings.  These negative feelings have an i[...Read More]