Mary Francis


My husband died at the age of fifty-three and so I became a widow at the age of fifty. Twenty-seven years of marriage and now I’m single, but I don’t feel like I’m single. In fact I’m not married, not divorced and really not single – and so I’m a widow. How odd that seems!

It never occurred to me during the years I was putting my life together—family, business, home, and finances—that one day I would have to start all over. Suddenly, I have been given a wide array of new choices—in effect, a second life. I asked myself—Where do I start?

One thing lead to another and before I knew it I was being asked to speak to organizations and small groups about how life changes when you lose someone you love. I find that my own journey has taken me to areas that I had never considered when I was married. I published books, did a website, became a speaker/coach with a Blog and a monthly newsletter.

I'm a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator for Positive Living

I believe that when men and women are able to think, talk, write and cry about the loss of their loved ones, they will find healing. Healing comes from mutual support, sharing our journeys and understanding our own grief experiences.

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The Sisterhood of Widows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health
This book is a collection of true stories from widows of all walks of life who reflect and comment about life after the death of their husbands. Emotionally every widow handles it differently and yet there is a common bond they share that makes them part of a sisterhood. Each chapter is a widow’s story that provides perseverance, guidance, and insight into human nature.

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bereavement    death and dying    grief    grief stages    recovery    suicide    widow    widowed    widowhood    widows