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

Are We Obsessed With Our Grief

Are We Obsessed With Our Grief

September 1st, 2014

While expressing our grief openly is beneficial and necessary, there can be an excess of grief that can be damaging both psychologically and spiritually.  It [...Read More]

Types of Hospice Care

Types of Hospice Care

August 25th, 2014

There are many types of Hospice care depending on where you live.  Some programs may incorporate smaller existing programs or the community may choose based [...Read More]

Are there Different Stages of Grieving?

Are there Different Stages of Grieving?

August 22nd, 2014

Some people believe that there are different stages of grieving but it’s not that simple.  We can’t say we are in stage two and getting read[...Read More]

Are You Too Busy?

Are You Too Busy?

August 18th, 2014

Our lives have become so hectic and over scheduled that stopping to make a phone call to someone we really want to talk to, often[...Read More]

Do You Need A Support Group?

Do You Need A Support Group?

August 13th, 2014

Widows often ask me, “Do support groups work?” or “Will a support group help my grief?” The answer is “Yes” – regardless of your background, age or circumsta[...Read More]

Loneliness is a Challenge

Loneliness is a Challenge

August 10th, 2014

Loneliness is the greatest challenge faced by survivors.  When it comes to accepting and dealing with loss, each day presents its own challenge.A simple everyday [...Read More]

Do Men Grieve Different Than Women?

Do Men Grieve Different Than Women?

August 5th, 2014

Although we all experience grief when we lose a loved one, women seem more likely than men to express their feelings of loss. But just[...Read More]

Are You Making A Life For Yourself

Are You Making A Life For Yourself

July 30th, 2014

When I became a widow at the age of 50 I knew that I had to make a life of my own.  No one was [...Read More]