Category Archives: Supporting | Helping a Friend

The Mary Mac Show | Honoring Our Veterans

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 49, we commemorate the amazing valor of our veterans this week in the USA yet wherever you live around the world, we join with you on your special day in honoring these courageous men and women who keep us free.

Veterans are exceptional people. They go where others dare to go, do things that other dare to do, and live with the consequences.

They harbor all the pain of that experience – emotional, mental and physical.

They may come home changed to their families also emotionally, mentally and possibly physically.

They may have sustained loss of limbs, temporary or permanent injury, traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder or what was once called shell shock decades ago.

We bless our veterans and the sacrifices they and their families make for our benefit…for our freedom.

If you are having difficulty, please use the following assistance:

Visit my Crisis Connections page on my site www.MaryMac.info to find telephone helpline counselors to speak with all around the world. Don’t be shy; they are there to help when you are having a hard time.

You can also visit the Gary Sinise Foundation‘s suicide prevention telephone line. If you are a veteran in crisis or concerned about one, caring VA responders are standing by to help. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

The Disabled American’s Veterans organization or DAV.org is ready to help, as well.

Search for homeopathic doctors with the designation CCH in your area of the world. Read their sites and speak with them to determine whom you would feel most comfortable working with.

With Much Love,

Mary Mac

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | How to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative | Practical Support

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

Previously, in episodes 14 and 15, we learned what to SAY and NOT SAY to a grieving friend or relative.

In Episode 27, we discussed what to DO to lend support, emotional support, to those we love who are grieving the death of a loved one.

This week in Episode 28, we discuss that to DO to lend practical support, everything from being present when the person first dies, helping with funeral arrangements, writing obituaries, eulogies, making sure everyone is fed, running errands, ironing clothing for the wake and funeral and so much more.

When a loved one dies, we become overwhelmed with all the tasks that need attending to and there is nothing more comforting to know good friends are near and waiting for the bereaved’s gentle commands.

There is nothing more wonderful to know that your friend is not in this alone and you are there right by their side.

Things that will help:

Visit Brad Yates’ youtube channel will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. His videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward.

Here are some meditation music to help you rest.

You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy by clicking on the link below and then tab at the top of their page for Rescue Remedy Products. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.

I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too, which we used for beloved Joshua.

*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.

Please share with anyone who may need to know this. Also rate and review this podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

Bless you for helping your special friend or loved one.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | How To Help a Grieving Friend or Relative | Emotional Support

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

Previously, in episodes 14 and 15, we learned what to SAY and NOT SAY to a grieving friend or relative.

In this episode, we discuss what to DO to lend support, emotional support, to those we love who are grieving the death of a loved one.

To help a newly bereaved person, you must be especially sensitive and kind. This isn’t about you and your problems. It has to be completely about them and their needs.

In the beginning, all hell is breaking loose around them and your job is to make sure they are shielded from as much additional trauma as possible.

Things that will help:

Visit Brad Yates’ youtube channel will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. His videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward.

Here are some meditation music to help you rest.

You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy by clicking on the link below and then tab at the top of their page for Rescue Remedy Products. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.

I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too, which we used for beloved Joshua.

*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.

Please share with anyone who may need to know this. Also rate and review this podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

Bless you for helping your special friend or loved one.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | How To Comfort a Grieving Friend or Relative

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 26, we look at various ways to comfort a friend or relative who is dealing with the extreme fallout caused by the death of a loved one.

There are times in the grieving process where we completely break down and collapse.

We collapse into the arms of someone we feel safe with. Someone we can cry our eyes out with; someone who will not judge us for how it all comes out of us.

Is that you?

Have you ever done that for someone who was completely overwhelmed after someone they loved died?

Well in today’s episode, I talk about how to help someone who really needs you.

Someone who needs a safe place to just let it all out.

The overwhelming sorrow and the overwhelming anger.

If you have what it takes to be that for someone, this episode will teach you how.

Only unique individuals need apply.

Here are some places to visit (you can also find them in the show notes on podcast Episode 26:

To help bring you to emotional stability, visit Brad Yates’ youtube channel will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. His videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward.

Here are some meditation music to help you rest.

You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy by clicking on the link below and then tab at the top of their page for Rescue Remedy Products. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.

I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too, which we used for beloved Joshua.

*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.

Please share with anyone who may need to know this. Also rate and review this podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

Bless you for helping your special friend or loved one.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | What Not to Say to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative

The Mary Mac Show PodcastExactly what do you say to a friend or relative who is grieving a loved one’s death?

But even more importantly, what do you NOT say!

Most people who want to assist in some way a bereaved friend or relative, think they are saying the correct thing. But many times, the words they use can be hurtful and damaging to them.

If you’ve never been in this situation or if you have in the past and realized you really needed more knowledge on how to be more sensitive to the bereaved needs, this podcast is for you.

People who have experienced a loved one’s death need our compassion, love, tenderness and, above all, knowledge of what to say so they don’t make the pain worse.

They rely on their friends and relatives to do the right thing, to learn what that is, and to do it.

They are already in enough pain and are counting on you not to make it worse.

Also in this episode, we discuss how life is changing for them now. They are slowly building a new life and reevaluating who and what should be in it.

So listen in to Episode 15 where we give you specific language to help you support that special friend or relative who is grieving a loved one’s death.