​Are you suffering from a heartbreaking loss? Do you feel you have lost a part of yourself?

Every journey starts with a first step. Often, this step is the most difficult one. I am Marilyn Willis, and I took my first step when I was fifteen years old. After my mother died, I struggled to find my way through grief.  In high school, I attended a grief group which started me on the road to healing.

Although my foundation is still the same in many ways, my body, mind, and spirit have been renewed and restored.


Through my own restoration process, I developed a passion for helping others find their way through the darkness of grief to the light that is waiting beyond their loss. Over the past twenty years, I have been leading grief groups at churches, nursing homes, and a hospice bereavement coordinator. I developed a proven step-by-step process to help you navigate through a heartbreaking loss to the restoration of your life. Please be encouraged that it is possible to restore your life after such a loss.

I am honored to hold a License in California as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and be a

Nationally Certified Counselor. I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Master of Arts in Counseling. 


On a more personal note, I am blessed beyond measure to be a...

Follower of Jesus 

Wife to a wonderful man &

Mother of two sweet kiddos 

Are you ready to take your first step toward restoration? If so, together we will explore the restoration of your physical functioning, mental clarity, emotional stability, interest in people and activities, and purpose for your future. Click the "Get Help" button to allow me to walk alongside you.

How can I help you?

1. You will find encouragement on your grief journey through my educational blog writings and free ebooks.
2. You will find information about my five-time award-winning workbook walking you through the restoration process.
3. You will find information about the Grief Seminars I lead through the Fresno area. I always welcome new opportunities to educate people about the grief process and believe healing comes through honest discussions about love and loss.

Grief Seminar







Hands-on Training to Support Survivors of Loss

Actionable Steps to Heal from Loss

Real-Life Examples of how to engage the brokenhearted


Training in the Restored Principles that Build Resilency


 Free Support










A safe place for Survivors of Loss to Discover How to...


Survive grief

Build resiliency

Thrive in your restored life after loss.                   

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"RESTORED" Workbook







A Self-Paced

Grief Workbook

for Your Journey from Loss to Life


This workbook's information, illustrations, real-life examples, suggested exercises, and reflection questions make the complicated world of grief make sense and highlights the journey to healing.


Grief / Hardship Category

Readers Favorite Winner


Aging / Death Dying Category

eLit Book Awards


Health: Death & Dying Category

2020 Best Book Awards


Grief Category

2021 Book Excellence Awards


Grief / Grieving Category

2020 Forward Indies Awards


Grieving / Death Dying Category

LivingNow Book Awards

Amazon Customer Reviews

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