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

Overcoming Shyness

Overcoming Shyness

January 26th, 2015

As a couple we always had someone with us when we went out or tried something new.  With the death of our loved one we [...Read More]

Do “You” need a change?

Do “You” need a change?

January 21st, 2015

Yes – sadly change was forced on you when your loved one died and you need to accept it.To be at peace with ourselves and[...Read More]

Isolation leads to Loneliness

Isolation leads to Loneliness

January 19th, 2015

Fight the urge towards privacy when you are grieving.  Privacy leads to being by yourself and that can only lead to loneliness.You need to invite [...Read More]

Learning to be a Widow

Learning to be a Widow

January 16th, 2015

Learning to be a Widow is the hardest thing I have ever doneArticle by Joy Tyndall  -  Contributed to The Globe and MailI lost my h[...Read More]

Complicated Grief Reaction

Complicated Grief Reaction

January 12th, 2015

There are various forms of grief, and one is called “complicated grief reaction.” Complicated grief reaction consists of unresolved grief in which the grief is pro[...Read More]

Forgive – Not for them but for yourself

Forgive – Not for them but for yourself

January 7th, 2015

Grief can cause us to spun out of control and with that goes all reason.  This is a time when foolish comments and actions by [...Read More]

Short Term Energy Releasing Behaviors

Short Term Energy Releasing Behaviors

January 5th, 2015

The death of a loved one produces a lot of negative energy.  Our natural reaction is find something to release this energy and make us [...Read More]

Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

January 1st, 2015

Our loved one is gone and we are left to live a single life that we had not planned for.  Change is hard but if [...Read More]