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

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]

Dealing with Adversity

Dealing with Adversity

June 29th, 2015

No one likes adverse circumstances and we certainly don’t seek them out, but if we are living and breathing we will not be able to a[...Read More]

You Are Vulnerable

You Are Vulnerable

June 26th, 2015

We like to think of ourselves as being strong but in these days of stress and recovery, remember that you’re vulnerable to those around you[...Read More]

Are You Going In Slow Motion?

Are You Going In Slow Motion?

June 22nd, 2015

After we lose a loved one our judgment is off so postpone major decisions, if possible.  Ask friends and family to help you make minor [...Read More]

A Widow’s Courage

A Widow’s Courage

June 20th, 2015

A few years into widowhood and we’re far more able to make decisions, take risks and try new things without being crippled by the fear o[...Read More]

Financial Do’s and Don’ts

Financial Do’s and Don’ts

June 15th, 2015

Here is some advice for widows that are thinking about getting into a new relationship.  Couples need to address money issues early if they have any h[...Read More]

Take a Leap of Faith

Take a Leap of Faith

June 9th, 2015

What if you had no fear of failing, of being alone or being disapproved by others?   All this is the worst case scenario that we a[...Read More]

Do You Lack Boundaries?

Do You Lack Boundaries?

June 2nd, 2015

Many widows today struggle with setting boundaries:Do you take care of everyone in your family except yourself?Are you influenced by all kinds of fads?Do you[...Read More]