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

Grief is grief and while our stories are different the outcome is the same

Grief is grief and while our stories are different the outcome is the same

September 18th, 2014

I believe that grief is grief, loss is loss, and while all of our stories are different the outcome is the same. We have lost[...Read More]

What Grievers Need To Hear

What Grievers Need To Hear

September 13th, 2014

People who have never lost a loved one try to help but often their comments are hurtful.  Below are what grievers need to hear from [...Read More]

Have You Done Your Estate Planning?

Have You Done Your Estate Planning?

September 10th, 2014

When you die, all your important documents need to be found – the will, birth certificate, life insurance policies, pension information, bank details and more.Have[...Read More]

Tisha Morris Blog

Tisha Morris Blog

September 8th, 2014

Below is part of a Blog article from Tisha Morris.  Being Happy In The Incomplete”I could keep writing tips on time and space management, but [...Read More]

Can Laughter Help You Grieve?

Can Laughter Help You Grieve?

September 6th, 2014

Laughter helps ease pain, it can ease depression, it’s a way to move and get into your inner child plus it’s a lot of fun.  Unfo[...Read More]

Are We Obsessed With Our Grief

Are We Obsessed With Our Grief

September 1st, 2014

While expressing our grief openly is beneficial and necessary, there can be an excess of grief that can be damaging both psychologically and spiritually.  It [...Read More]

Types of Hospice Care

Types of Hospice Care

August 25th, 2014

There are many types of Hospice care depending on where you live.  Some programs may incorporate smaller existing programs or the community may choose based [...Read More]

Are there Different Stages of Grieving?

Are there Different Stages of Grieving?

August 22nd, 2014

Some people believe that there are different stages of grieving but it’s not that simple.  We can’t say we are in stage two and getting read[...Read More]