If you’re visiting today, you or someone you love is hurting deeply after the death of a loved one. You’re looking for comfort and education and information and something to relieve some of your confusion and pain.
So, please accept my condolences on the death of your loved one. This is a very difficult time for you – a time when you need to be patient and kind with yourself. If this is your first loss, you may not really understand what you’re feeling and that’s okay.
Let’s look at how we can help you.
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My signature book, the first book you should reach for after a death, is my award-winning Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s Death. You can find it here online or in paperback.
To see all my books, go here.
To learn more about the grieving process, you can visit here to listen to my podcast – The Mary Mac Show, which is heard in 56 countries around the world, is considered among the top 10 podcasts in grief and bereavement and ranked in the top 10% of podcasts worldwide.
Visit The Mary Mac Store where you will find beautiful and creative products for yourself or someone you love who is grieving the death of a loved one. Partial proceeds of all sales help benefit The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., which Mary Mac established many years ago.
If you are in crisis right now, please visit our Crisis Resources and find a Crisis Helpline, call the number NOW, and speak with a wonderfully trained counselor who can help you.
Also take some time to read my blogs searching in the left margin for anything in particular that you are dealing with or scroll the categories.
If you’d like to find support groups and services for your exact type of grief, go to my Grief Resources area, call the national office and ask for a local support group or contact person. There is nothing better than being with other who truly understand you.
Thank you for visiting today. We hope you will find some help here. Take your time and look around.
Other things you should know:
I’m giving you permission to grieve here. Permission to just feel what you’re feeling, think what you’re thinking, act out without hurting others, and simply “live” whatever comes up for you, even though you might feel like dying, too.
Everyone’s journey is different. We simply don’t know how we will react until grief happens in our life. There is no set path, no magic pill, no three-step plan which makes it all better instantaneously. It sure would be nice if there were such a thing. But there isn’t.
That’s what makes grief so exasperating. You can’t get control over it and for most of us, that’s a pretty scary thing. We are accustomed to taking charge over our lives. And here we are, on a road which could really lead anywhere. And just the thought of that is extremely frightening.
But I want you to know that the more time and attention you take now to learn all you can about the grieving process and how others have walked this path before you, the more sense of “control” you will feel. Confusion comes from fear and ignorance.
But by being here with us, you will never feel ignorant again. You will feel educated and empowered. And I feel it my privilege to hold your hand along this path. I can’t promise it won’t often feel like an awfully rocky road, but I’ll give you help and some tips which you can use in your own life’s journey.
Purchase my book “Understanding Your Grieving Heart After the Death of a Loved One” which was written especially for those new to bereavement. Here you will learn exactly what you can expect during this new journey and why most of what you’re feeling is natural and normal, even if you think it’s a little crazy!
I welcome you and send you hugs. I’m here to help you and soften your journey to renewed strength! It is absolutely possible to gain strength even while grieving, to see possibility in each day, to become grateful even when you feel you cannot. Open yourself up to a different way to thinking. You can do this…
With my sincere condolences,