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, grief quotes and grief 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

Be Free To Forgive

Be Free To Forgive

October 26th, 2014

Sometimes things happen between people during the illness and death of a loved one that causes a lot of hurt feelings.  These negative feelings have an i[...Read More]

7 Ways To Build Your Confidence

7 Ways To Build Your Confidence

October 21st, 2014

It’s hard to start your life moving forward after the loss of a loved one.  How we respond to grief and it’s stress often comes [...Read More]

Quote by Mary Anne Radmacher

Quote by Mary Anne Radmacher

October 18th, 2014

“speak quietly to yourself & promise there will be better days. whisper gently to yourself and provide assurance that you really are extending your best e[...Read More]

Grief is Natural and Normal

Grief is Natural and Normal

October 14th, 2014

Why is that when we suffer a significant loss others are quick to express an opinion on how long we should grieve?To grieve is normal[...Read More]

Why do Grievers Become Workaholics?

Why do Grievers Become Workaholics?

October 10th, 2014

When we are grieving feelings of inadequacy can propel us into a self-destructive behavior.  Even though we may have accomplished some great things, many are [...Read More]

Hall’s Funeral Home – Mary Francis on Grief and Healthy Healing

Hall’s Funeral Home – Mary Francis on Grief and Healthy Healing

October 8th, 2014

Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Centers, through its “Partners in Care” programming, invites you to a special program, led by Mary Francis, a Certified Grief Rec[...Read More]

Be Kind To Yourself

Be Kind To Yourself

October 6th, 2014

Life is not about perfection.   Grief can easily turn into depression and so if today all you did was get out of the house [...Read More]

Clarity Using Law Of Attraction

Clarity Using Law Of Attraction

September 27th, 2014

Today I had my Fall “Law of Attraction” workshop and I have to tell you that I get so much positive energy from teaching this[...Read More]