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The Mary Mac Show | The Silence is Deafening

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 166, we speak about the deafening silence we come home to after our loved one has died and ways to cope and flourish while living alone.

One of the most difficult parts of the grieving process is when a loved one dies and it leaves your home empty. You are now the only inhabitant. And you never thought you’d have the additional burden of reassessing how you are going to live day to day.

Death can leave you lonely but it can also cause you to be alone.

And in this episode we look at the nuances of being alone while grieving your loved one’s death and how to determine what would be best for you as you build a new life. One, perhaps you didn’t want to deal with at this stage of life.

Life can hand us many twists and turns and after a loved one’s death so much needs to be dealt with.

Listen in to Episode 166 to learn coping and practical skills to help you along this new road.

Bless you, my warrior.
xoxo

Additional Notes:

If you need someone to chat with at any time, day or night, in the US – call 988.

For international crisis hotlines, visit our page right on this site.

Thank you for your support through our patreon site where we offer livestreaming online support groups each month for bereavement and homicide.

Our other sites:
www.MaryMac.info – our primary hub. Pick up our free ebook “21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process.”
store.MaryMac.info – check out our merchandise for yourself or someone who is grieving.
www.GriefAuthority.com – pick up our digital book collection to download immediately upon purchase.
www.FoundationForGrievingChildren.org – your donation to our cause will be a big help for hurting young ones.

The Mary Mac Show | Helping Grieving Young Adults and Seniors at the Holidays

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 160, we discuss how best to help our young adults, seniors and the lonely during the holiday season.

Many of our young adults who are grieving a loved one’s death, some for the first time, find themselves alone and away at college or in a strange city where they are now building their careers.

Our parents, grandparents, other seniors and the lonely feel isolated, especially during the holidays because sometimes their own children, grandchildren and other family members will not make it home to see them or visit them at this time.

Holidays can bring great sadness after someone has died or was killed. We miss that person so much and we don’t know how to do Hanukkah or Christmas without them.

It may be the first holidays without them and we are trying to navigate through this season.

Please be kind to others and connect with them either online, by phone, zoom or in person at some point so they feel included in your celebrations.

Additional Notes – Some things that will help along this journey to ease the pain:

If you are having an especially difficult time emotionally, I recommend you speak with a specialist at a hotline near you. We now have a new 988 number in the United States to reach out for help.

You can also go here to find hotlines all around the world. Trained counselors are there to listen, free of charge, to what’s going on with you. Take advantage of their great kindness. Vent with an objective individual. You don’t have to be ‘suicidal’ to call them, but if you are, that’s the best place to call. Don’t hestitate!

For parents and teens, there is an amazing resource where you can email or text counselors for help at The Boys Town National Hotline! Outstanding assistance for your children and you.

Visit to learn how to use the Emotional Freedom Technique. Julie will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique, 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 from most health food stores, either in person or online. 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.

*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.

Grab my free ebook, 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process to help you.

You may also wish to order my Bundle of Hope books available digitally and ready for immediate download.

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

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Helping Grieving Children and Teens at the Holidays

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 159, we begin to discuss how to help our youngest members of our family at Hanukkah and Christmas as they navigate what could be the first holiday season without their loved one.

Our children and even our teens lack the ability to convey their deep pain over losing someone so close to them and we need to express that for them.

Whether they are very young, 6-12 or our teens, our vulnerable children need our tender loving care.

They need our comfort, time, attention, and focus even though we ourselves are suffering.

But if they don’t get your guidance, they will start to search for it in the wrong places and this is not something you want to happen.

Listen in to learn how to comfort and care for your young people at this season.

Additional Notes – Some things that will help along this journey to ease the pain:

If you are having an especially difficult time emotionally, I recommend you speak with a specialist at a hotline near you. Here you will find hotlines all around the world. Trained counselors are there to listen, free of charge, to what’s going on with you. Take advantage of their great kindness. Vent with an objective individual. You don’t have to be ‘suicidal’ to call them, but if you are, that’s the best place to call. Don’t hestitate!

For parents and teens, there is an amazing resource where you can email or text counselors for help at The Boys Town National Hotline! Outstanding assistance for your children and you.

Visit Julie will help you and teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. Her 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 from most health food stores, either in person or online. Click on the little yellow bottle on this page. 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.

*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.

Grab my free ebook, 21 Things You Need to Know About the Grieving Process, right here on my site.

You may also wish to order my digital book on Holiday Grief to help you through this time, as well as learning more about How to Help a Grieving Child after a Loved One’s Death. Both are available here.

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

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | How To Prepare for The Holidays II

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In this week’s episode, we continue to 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 will feel differently as in previous years.

For those who are dealing with their first holiday season, it can be especially difficult as you don’t know what you might experience.

Trying to feel happy and enjoying the seasons as you did in the past, will be hard for you. It will be like no other holiday season.

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 decrease 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 preparation, cooking, baking and hosting, this year it might be better to hand that off to another family member to take the lead. And you simply attend another’s 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 | How to Prepare for the Holidays I

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

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