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The Mary Mac Show | Memorial Day | Remembering Their Ultimate Sacrifice

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This week we commemorate our military men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country – they have died to keep our citizens free and safe.

In other parts of the world, each country honors their military, perhaps not at this exact time, but nonetheless, losing a loved one who has served in your country’s military is a difficult loss.

Some military, in various countries, cannot be trusted and this makes it even more difficult.

In Episode 25, we discuss our pain after someone we love, who was serving in the military, is killed in action and how our lives are suddenly turned upside down.

Below are various links that can put you in touch with other families who are also grieving a military death. Even if you are not in the USA, please do reach out to TAPS International which can connect you to someone who knows exactly what you are going through. And, if you have listened in to my podcast regularly, you know that it’s the relationship and not the label that’s important!

Here are some places to visit (you can also find them in the show notes on podcast Episode 25:

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) if you’ve experienced the military death of a loved one. They also help children and teens with camps and programs.

TAPS International which helps families around the globe.

American Gold Star Mothers for those who have experienced the military death of a son or daughter.

Sons and Daughters in Touch for those missing their fathers killed in the Vietnam War in the USA.

Gold Star Family Registry gives you the ability to search a loved one or friend who was killed in military conflict.

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.

*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.

Remembering your special loved one and you, too, who sacrificed so much for your nation.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Permission To Move Forward

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In Episode 24, we look at giving ourselves permission to grieve and, simultaneously, consider what we can do which will bring us joy again. Each day, in a small way, we are rebuilding a new life, even if we don’t want to.

At some point, when the shock has subsided and you begin to realize that this is your new life, you take a long hard look in the mirror and decide you will become a victim or a victor.

Each one of us has that choice.

And while it’s definitely not an easy choice, it’s one that needs to be made.

Because there is no doubt you will miss your loved one terribly, but at the same time, you don’t have to give up your life because they are no longer here.

Now, you might wish that you could trade places, but that’s not possible.

And you might wish you didn’t have to go through this because you still can’t believe they’ve died or were killed.

But whether we like it or not, each day we wake up we are slowly making a new life for ourselves with the decisions we make all day long.

In this episode, we discuss that new road you are carving out for yourself.

Like it or not.

Listen in to Episode 24 here or on your favorite podcasting platform.

xoxo

Tapping to Release Fear of Corona Virus

With so much panic and fear bursting out in the world over the Corona Virus, I thought I’d lend a wonderful video by my favorite practitioner of The Emotional Freedom Technique, Brad Yates.

Know as EFT or Tapping, we use this process to tap on the meridian lines of our bodies which run north to south, to help with emotional and physical pain.

Right now it’s very important that we stay calm which will keep our immune system strong.

When we are laced with fear, anxiety and panic we reduce our immune system and this we don’t want.

If you’ve never seen this before, I’m sure you think it’s quite silly. But, believe me, it’s not.

It has helped me and millions of people all around the world to live an emotionally stable life without the use of drugs, legal or illegal, to comfort us and keep us moving forward in life.

Whatever you are dealing with, EFT is the way to go!

Below is a specific tapping round by Brad Yates to help you deal with whatever may be going on for you regarding the corona virus outbreak.

If you need to do the tapping round several times before you feel better, then do so.

You can do it each morning and evening and anytime in between. It’s a valuable tool for your mental health.

If you are dealing with other issues, you would do well to visit Brad’s YouTube Channel for anything that ails you.

And if you wish to find more tapping sessions with Brad regarding emotional challenges, visit my podcast, The Mary Mac Show, where I have various videos ties to many of my episodes.  You will find the links in the show notes.

Blessings to you!  Be wise.

The Mary Mac Show | New Year, New Decade, New Life

The Mary Mac Show PodcastIn Episode 4, we begin to look at each area of your life and consider what you want for yourself in this new year instead of what you don’t want.

So often when we feel so badly after a loved one’s death, we simply cannot fathom how we will find a way to build a new life for ourselves.

Sometimes we don’t feel we are entitled to develop something new for ourselves.

But if we don’t consider what our life might look like, especially as we begin a new year and new decade, we will simply slump or continue slumping into a despair which can overtake us.

And I’m sure you might feel you are entitled to that despair, but what if you thought a bit differently? What if you decided they would want you to still live a meaningful life?

So in this episode, I not only continue encouraging you to keep up with your gratitude journal, but now start to consider what you might like to change or do in the new year.

Go to The Mary Mac Show and download Episode 4. Subscribing is the easiest way to insure you’ll always get my podcast each Sunday morning.

I hope you will take the time to do the exercises I give you in this episode.

You have a choice – to live in despair or begin something new. I choose ‘new’ for you.

Send me your comments by clicking on “Read More” after each episode. Or just simply leave them below.

And I wish you a comforted New Year!

Blessings to you.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Christmas and Hanukkah Gatherings with Family and Friends

The Mary Mac Show PodcastIn Episode 3, I delve into how to handle Christmas and Hanukkah with family and friends and Holiday Grief.

I also talk about how to help your children during this time of year.

Children are most vulnerable after a loved one’s death and need you to comfort, guide, and be close.

They are hurting too and need attention. If you are busy, do have a trusted friend be attentive to them.

This week, especially, be kind to yourself. Take the time you need for yourself.

And honor your loved one during gatherings in some way. I speak about many ways to do that.

Go to The Mary Mac Show and download Episode 3. Subscribing is the easiest way to insure you’ll always get my podcast each Sunday morning.

May this week bring you joy concentrating on the memories of your loved one and even if you cry or have mixed emotions, celebrate their life. Focus on the good, happy moments you shared with them rather than what you don’t have.

Reach for something that will make you smile or laugh.

I’ll be thinking of you this week.

May you have a wonderful Hanukkah and Merry Christmas.

xoxo