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


Can You Learn To Love Change?

Can You Learn To Love Change?

August 26th, 2015

Years have passed since I became a widow, a change I did not see coming.  In truth I never liked change and never went looking […Read More]

When Can You Be Yourself?

When Can You Be Yourself?

August 18th, 2015

When we become a “widow” we are no longer a “wife” – its hard to know who we are.How well do we really know, like[…Read More]

People You Allow In Your Life

People You Allow In Your Life

August 14th, 2015

There are three parts in life – yesterday, today and tomorrow, and the people we allow in our lives are often here for just one[…Read More]

One Step At A Time

One Step At A Time

August 10th, 2015

Grief is overwhelming and can bring you to your knees – usually when you are least expecting it. You need to be consistently reminding[…Read More]

Do You Fear Taking Leaps of Faith?

Do You Fear Taking Leaps of Faith?

August 6th, 2015

We often expect a clear and perfect moment for a leap of faith, when the sun and moon are in perfect balance. I wish…. The[…Read More]

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]