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

Workshop – From Grief to Healing

Workshop – From Grief to Healing

March 3rd, 2015

I’m having another “Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life”  workshop on Saturday, March 28th 2015.We need to recognize that we can’t control the past but that we can[...Read More]

Are You a Survivor?

Are You a Survivor?

February 23rd, 2015

Everyone that has lived through grief comes out the other end to a life that is totally different.  Some of us never recover, but most do.  In[...Read More]

Pyschic/ Scam Warning from “WidowNet”

Pyschic/ Scam Warning from “WidowNet”

February 15th, 2015

“WidowNet does not support, advocate, encourage or recommend the use of psychics by the bereaved.” Keep an open mind that it has been proved that belief and [...Read More]

Valentine’s Day as a Widow

Valentine’s Day as a Widow

February 14th, 2015

I’m a widow – I never thought that I would be saying those words in my fifties.  As a child the only widows I knew seemed like old women that[...Read More]

Saying Goodbye to the Dying

Saying Goodbye to the Dying

February 9th, 2015

Saying good-bye to a dying loved one — what to talk about, when, and how — doesn’t come naturally to most of us. All they ask o[...Read More]

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]