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

How are You Handling Your Grief?

How are You Handling Your Grief?

April 24th, 2015

While alcohol can give you great pleasure and make you feel more relaxed, excess alcohol is an addictive drug. It is not uncommon for[...Read More]

Widows and Panic Attacks

Widows and Panic Attacks

April 19th, 2015

Panic attacks are the most frightening of all stress symptoms and are experienced by approximately one in ten adults.  They can occur after we have [...Read More]

Does stress and grief steal your sleep?

Does stress and grief steal your sleep?

April 13th, 2015

Everyone has had those times of watching the clock, noting with misery how slowly the night is passing.  Insomnia is repeated difficulty in falling asleep, [...Read More]

What Do You Really Want?

What Do You Really Want?

April 6th, 2015

What do you want – really want out of your life?  Don’t look back to the past or even to your present because “what is [...Read More]

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it

April 3rd, 2015

I do not know who wrote this poem or where I got it, but I’m it’s my Easter gift to you.If God brings you to[...Read More]

Are You Disconnected From God?

Are You Disconnected From God?

April 3rd, 2015

It’s not unusual for everything in your life to be unbalanced, even your faith, when you lose a loved one.Spiritual Symptoms When Grieving:Anger at GodA c[...Read More]

Brenan’s Funeral Home – Workshops by Mary Francis

Brenan’s Funeral Home – Workshops by Mary Francis

March 30th, 2015

You have lost a loved one and now you want to grieve and heal in a healthy way. One day you think you have a[...Read More]

The “Time Factor” When Grieving

The “Time Factor” When Grieving

March 21st, 2015

By far the most popular thought is that “time heals all wounds.” While this may be partially true, it’s important to understand that not[...Read More]