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The Mary Mac Show | Trial By Fire

Since a large listening audience of The Mary Mac Show is from India, this story is one I want you to know about.

This week I learned about the horrific tragedy of the Krishnamoorthy family who endured the deaths of their 17 year-old daughter and 13 year-old son in a cinema fire in Delhi, India on June 13, 1997.

On that day, their children innocently went to catch a movie but they never returned home.

A raging fire broke out in the theatre and took the lives of 59 individuals and injured an additional 103.

And after 25 years, there has been no justice served on the two men, the Ansals who are real estate magnets there, and carry a great amount of weight in the community.

The reason this hits home for me is because not only did these parents, Neelam and her husband, Shekhar work tirelessly to find answers, gather the other families who also had family members die in the theatre, and push for justice, is because our family went through a similar fate.

Angela was 11 years old when she was murdered and it took us on an 18 year journey to solve her murder, and another two years to go to trial and convict him.

Along the way Shekhar wrote the story of their struggles and Penguin books published it.

Last week, Netflix released a 7 episode series on their long and painful journey as bereaved parents and what they did to find justice.

I welcome all my listeners to The Mary Mac Show and readers of my blog, to watch this series on Netflix and support it by giving it a thumbs-up as well as let others know of its existence.

It is deep, impactful and sad.

I can feel their feelings and found myself crying along the way.

We lived this in our own unique way.

One quarter century to seek justice for their two children.

Listen in to Episode 164 – my way of honoring this family and remembering those who died that day.

Bless them.

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Third Anniversary | The Mary Mac Show | Dec 8 2022

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Today marks the third-year anniversary of The Mary Mac Show podcast and I wanted to share the celebration with all my listeners around the world in 90 countries. Listen here!

We are thrilled that so many individuals from various backgrounds and cultures have graced us with their presence to learn more about how we grieve the death of a loved one.

We are also excited to share our new patreon account so that you might support our podcast with a small contribution each month, but also we now have a way to offer you Livestream Events which will welcome you to join our Bereavement Support Groups to teach on a different topic with each meeting and answer your questions live.

In addition to a general bereavement group, we are offering a very unique group specifically for those who have experienced the murder of a loved one.

You can go to our patreon page or click on the link on the right side margin of this page. Sign up as space is limited. We look forward to helping you move forward on your journey.

Meanwhile, I’d like to thank all my dedicated listeners around the world.

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I honor you, I appreciate you and I send my blessings to you!

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | How to Prepare for the Holidays I

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In this week’s episode, we discuss what to expect during the holiday season after a loved one’s death and how to help ourselves through the pain and overwhelm.

No matter which holidays we celebrate, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, or many others after a loved one has died or was killed, the holidays just won’t feel the same as previous years.

For those who are dealing with their first holiday season, it can be especially difficult.

Trying to feel happy and enjoying the seasons as you did in the past, can be a difficult task.

The main thing to know is that you don’t have to do all you’ve done in the past.

You can decide on a different path. You can curtail your events and celebrations this year and there is nothing wrong with that.

Your emotional state is different now and you must be sensitive to that and treat yourself with more care.

Whereas you might have handled all the cooking, cleaning, baking and hosting, this year it might be better to let another family member take the lead. And you simply attend the event/s and take the stress off of yourself.

And remember to pick up my ebook Holiday Grief: How To Cope With Stress, Anxiety and Depression After a Loved One’s Death right here on my site on the left hand margin to help you.

Remember to be good to yourself, my warrior. Let others help you through this difficult time.

Additional Notes:

Learn EFT to calm your intense emotions. Visit here.

Meditation Videos to help you rest. Choose which resonate with you.

Please share with anyone you know who might benefit from this knowledge. Also subscribe to my podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Happy 50th Birthday Angela

In Episode 156, LaTonya Moore, Esq. and I speak about the criminal justice system after the murder of a loved one and honor my stepdaughter who would have celebrated her 50th birthday today had she not been murdered at the age of 11.

When someone in your life is murdered, it throws you into a world that you never expected.

You start to ask yourself so many questions.

How could this have happened?

How could someone be so malicious, callous, brazen to have taken the life of someone else?

If you’ve been raised to respect others, you just can’t understand how someone could do this.

When someone you love is intentionally killed by another human being, you are left with more questions than answers.

Now we’re not talking about the weapon that was used to kill them.

It really doesn’t matter how they were killed. It matters THAT they were killed and by someone who intentionally killed them.

They had malice in their heart and for whatever reason they took someone’s life, they meant to do them harm.

And having to live with that fact, is extremely mind-blowing.

When LaTonya and I had this conversation in 2015, we delved into the murder of two individuals in her life and all she went through with their trials.

It took us 18 years to have our crime solved – the murder of Angela, my stepdaughter who was killed in 1984 and it took until 2002 just to have an arrest in the case.

Another 2 years to go to trial, 2 weeks to choose a jury, another entire calendar month of February 2004 to sit through the trial and a conviction on the last Friday afternoon of the month.

It was mentally exhausting, financially draining to fly from Florida to Long Island for the trial and the goodwill of friends who we stayed with throughout the trial.

Today Angela would have been 50 years old. All the life we missed over the last 39 years.

Unless you’ve lived through something so horrific, you really can’t comprehend the pain it brings when someone is intentionally taken from you and your family.

I’d like to think she’s resting in heaven and celebrating this day with those who love her.

Happy Birthday, Angela.

xoxo

Additional Resources:

Parents of Murdered Children – www.pomg.org

My 3 book bundle including Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s Death is perfect for those beginning their journey. It is available for immediate download in any part of the world.

Visit Crisis Connections at my website to telephone a trained counselor to speak with whenever you are feeling lonely, overwhelmed, confused, frightened, fearful or any host of emotions. Even if it is a suicide hotline, do not think they cannot help you. You do not need to feel suicidal to speak with these wonderful counselors. They are there to listen to you.

Use the Emotional Freedom Technique for Grief.

You can watch Marissa Peer’s “I Am Enough” meditation.

Treat yourself to a lovely gift from our Heart of Gold “I Remember” Products from The Mary Mac Store.

Remember, a portion of all proceeds help fund The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., the first national non-profit public charity which benefits children, teens, young adults after a loved one’s death which I established many years ago. Perhaps you’d like to give a donation in your sibling’s name.

And remember to sign up for my private email list so we can always stay in touch, since social media is no longer reliable. Receive my ebook 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process for immediate download.

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The Mary Mac Show | Thanksgiving 2022

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In Episode 155, we consider our Thanksgiving blessings and how to deal with this holiday after a loved one’s death.

Some other countries also celebrate this glorious day where we have a lovely feast of food and appreciate our family and friends.

Yet when we’ve experienced a loved one’s death, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday when the person we love is missing.

This may be the first holiday since your special loved one’s death and, if so, you might not be prepared for what may happen on this day.

But remember, whether you get emotional or not, people who have invited you to their home will understand. They know you are in pain.

Please be kind to yourself as we enter into the year-end holiday season.

Bless you, my friend.

Additional Notes:

Learn EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique for Grieving.

Pick up my 3 book bundle with includes my book on Holiday Grief: How To Cope With Stress, Anxiety and Depression After a Loved One’s Death which is available for immediate download.

Meditation Videos to help you rest. Choose which resonate with you.

Please share with anyone you know who might benefit from this knowledge. Also subscribe to my podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

xoxo