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

Recognize Your Feelings Of Grief

Recognize Your Feelings Of Grief

July 29th, 2015

Do you need some “emotional coping” skills for protection against the pain of grief?   When you lose a loved one you are especially sensitive to everything an[...Read More]

Talking Made Me Feel Better

Talking Made Me Feel Better

July 27th, 2015

After Donnie’s death I felt helpless.  I’ll never forget those first few months of grief because it was harder than it should have been. I [...Read More]

Widows and Perfection

Widows and Perfection

July 22nd, 2015

As a widow do you find yourself trying to do everything perfectly? I always liked doing things a certain way and I didn’t trust anyone else to[...Read More]

When Is It Time To Move?

When Is It Time To Move?

July 17th, 2015

As a widow ages, she may want to remain in her own home because of her memories.  But for many, their declining health may make [...Read More]

Are There Different Types of Grief?

Are There Different Types of Grief?

July 15th, 2015

Intense sorrow is caused by the death of a loved one and it’s an emotion that varies in duration and intensity from person to person. I[...Read More]

Things to Keep in Mind When Grieving

Things to Keep in Mind When Grieving

July 13th, 2015

No matter how slow your grief progress, you are still way ahead of anyone who isn’t even trying to heal.If a person wants to be[...Read More]

Why is Sleep so Important?

Why is Sleep so Important?

July 9th, 2015

When we are grieving we need to get our sleep.  Lack of sleep adds even more stress to our minds and bodies.  Below is a list of what happens when [...Read More]

To Love and Be Loved

To Love and Be Loved

July 3rd, 2015

Let’s face it the chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.  Most of us can’t see it because we are grie[...Read More]