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The Mary Mac Show | Coronavirus | Dealing with Uncomfortable Change and Small Griefs

The Mary Mac Show PodcastWhile the bereaved, who have experienced a loved one’s death, have the double trauma of dealing with their grief and the changes the coronavirus or COVID-19 have brought to their daily life, there are also countless millions around the world now having to deal with another type of bereavement – learning to grieve the life they once knew.

Each of us have been catapulted into a new era in our lives; one we never expected.

But life is never neat and clean. Grief can be messy, as I usually say.

We never know how we will react to grief in our lives until we are thrust into it.

And, unfortunately, we also don’t know how this will affect us long term.

We are left to deal with many small griefs every day and are left wondering how this will all come together for us and those we love.

What we see on the news is only one facet of what is going on in our homes no matter where we live around the world.

Governments are requiring lockdowns, quarantines, shutdowns, etc. Whatever you call it, the mission is to reduce the spread of the virus as best we can.

Listen in to Episode 17, where we discuss dealing with these changes and helping ourselves through them.

Be well, be safe. Much Love. xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Coronavirus | Dealing with Fear and the Unknown

The Mary Mac Show PodcastWhen we began 2020 never could we have anticipated that such a pandemic would affect not only the people of our entire country but other countries around the world.

The news is swimming with all the difficult statistics about how many people have become infected and have died.

We are encouraged, at this point, to self-contain in our own homes, be prepared with food, water, medicine and other necessities for each member of our family.

Schools are closed, events have been cancelled, most are working remotely from home. We are forced to learn how to live in small quarters with our entire family, while others who live alone are working at staying connected for their mental health.

In Episode 16, we discuss the fear and circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus and how we can cope during these unprecedented times.

Since so much of what we are dealing with can be helped by tapping or EFT/The Emotional Freedom Technique, I explain the incredible need to learn this skill.

Visit Brad Yates’ youtube channel to not only learn it for yourself, but teach every member of your family so they relieve their emotional pain during this time and beyond.

And if you haven’t already done so, listen in to both Episode 1 and 4, to help you learn how to focus in on what you can be grateful for, instead of negativity which will decrease your immune system. And we don’t need that.

Sending Huge Hugs! Be well!

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Emotional Challenges | Loneliness and Isolation

The Mary Mac Show PodcastOne of the most difficult aspects of the grieving process is when we deal with loneliness, feeling alone and isolation to protect ourselves from further pain.

In Episode 13, we differentiate between being lonely and feeling alone. We can be around many people but still, inside, we feel alone.

As our grieving process proceeds, we sometimes believe it’s better to isolate ourselves because so many people just don’t understand what we are going through. They haven’t experienced the death of a spouse, parent, child or sibling. So they just can’t feel what you’re feeling.

Sometimes they don’t follow through on visiting us or doing something for us that they promised to do and we wonder why.

But at some point, whether we like it or not, we need to slowly move from our place of isolation and build a new life for ourselves. And even though that is so unfair, it is very unhealthy to linger in the pity-party stage.

Listen to Episode 13, so you can better understand these emotions and what to do to help yourself.