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, quotes and 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

Dealing with Holiday Grief

Dealing with Holiday Grief

December 19th, 2014

The holiday season can be especially rough for those of us who’ve lost someone close recently or who lost someone close at this time of t[...Read More]

The Best and Worst in People

The Best and Worst in People

December 17th, 2014

I’ve found that the holidays bring out the best and worst in people.  We spend time with family that we don’t always want to be [...Read More]

Grieving Children and the Holidays

Grieving Children and the Holidays

December 13th, 2014

Helping Grieving Children Deal with the HolidaysChildren are often referred to as the “forgotten mourners.” They have learned not to upset their parents and so[...Read More]

Chicks Night Out – Grief Support Group

Chicks Night Out – Grief Support Group

December 8th, 2014

Christmas Holidays are hard when you don’t have your loved one.  Death and grief are not part of the holidays and we often feel out [...Read More]

Watch Your Words

Watch Your Words

December 3rd, 2014

Words spoken without thought can hurt grieving widows and cause unnecessary pain.Words have impact and rude, mean, harsh and nasty remarks have harmful effects.  These thoughtless w[...Read More]

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]