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The Mary Mac Show | Understanding the Myths of the Grieving Process

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 83, we discuss the myths we may believe about the grieving process based upon how others have grieved in the past. Yours is a unique grief and path, based upon the relationship you shared, how they died and where they died.

Each death affects you differently.

A death of a grandfather several states away that you had little interaction with will feel quite different than a grandfather who lived in your home, whom you saw each day and had a close relationship with.

The only knowledge we have as to how to grieve is usually what we have seen in our other relatives who endured a significant loss before us.

We saw the deep love and pain your grandparent felt after the death of their spouse.

You might have seen a friend who died early and how their parents were inconsolable from their loss.

But your loss, now, will be your own personal pain.

It will not be like any other you’ve witnessed before.

So listen in to Episode 83, where we talk about the myths behind the grieving process so you will not be confused as to how you’re supposed to grieve.

There is no one way to grieve.

You’re grieving process will be unique to you.

Sending you my love. xoxo

Additional Notes:

Visit Crisis Connections at my website to telephone a trained counselor to speak with whenever you are feeling 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 Healing.

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.

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.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Giving Back

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 70, we look at Easter and Passover and how helping others, even though we ourselves are grieving, will uplift us while bringing joy to others.

After we’ve experienced a loved one’s death, we can be in despair, lonely and isolated, grief stricken beyond what we ever thought.

There are days when we hardly function and it takes all our efforts to move forward.

I get that! I do.

But this week, I’d like you to consider doing something nice for someone else.

Now I know you’re probably thinking “Mary, there is no way I can do that!”

But I’m asking this of you because you need to get out of your head. Out of thinking only about your loss.

When we take a little time to concentrate on the pain and isolation of someone else, we take the focus off ourselves.

And as crazy as that may sound, it will help you.

So listen in to Episode 70 and take the suggestions I give.

And please take a moment to rate and review my podcast at our new site – www.TheMaryMacShow.com.

Have a joyous Easter and wonderful Passover!

xoxo

Additional Notes:

Visit Crisis Connections at my website to telephone a trained counselor to speak with whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, frightened, fearful or any host of emotions.

Learn the Emotional Freedom Technique here for Stress and Overwhelm. It will soothe you and calm you physically and emotionally. Also spend time in this guided meditation on Self Compassion, which we all need. Dr. Arianna also offers many wonderful tapping and guided-meditations to choose from based upon which is best for you.

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

Bach’s Rescue Remedy will calm and soothe you. Remember, it does have alcohol in if, if that is a concern for you.

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.

And remember to sign up for my private list below, so we can always stay in touch. Since social media is no longer reliable, please complete the form below so I can connect with you via email.

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The Mary Mac Show | New Podcast Site

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

Hello My Listeners and Friends!

Just wanted to share with you that we now have another independent site just for our podcast and it’s appropriate called www.TheMaryMacShow.com! How’s that for original…LOL.

I am so thankful to all of you who listen in to my podcast. Some who have been with me from the beginning and others who are just finding me now.

One of the most important things you can do for me is to Subscribe, which you will see in the upper right hand corner. Just click there and then to the platform which you like listening to me. There are many to choose from.

Next, please do rate (hopefully with 5 starts) and leave a brief review of my podcast so I (and others) will know what you think of the podcast.

That would mean so much to me!! So just go here and let us know what you think and how it has helped you!

With Gratitude!

Mary Mac
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 | Memorial Day | Remembering Their Ultimate Sacrifice

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

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