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The Mary Mac Show | Helping Children Understand Pet Loss

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

This week we continue speaking about Pet Loss but from a child’s perspective.

For many children, the first death they deal with is the loss of a goldfish, a turtle, or a dog or cat.

They aren’t mature enough to put words to their feelings, so we need to help them learn that what they are feeling is perfectly natural and normal. That adults grieve also after a pet’s loss and they are not alone.

In this week’s episode, we discuss the different emotions they feel, how to best speak with them, what language will not serve but confused them and how to celebrate the life of your pet.

I’ve created a specific Pet Loss page on my website where you can find the best people to give advice, if you need it, to make this experience better for your children. Some organizations, like Veterinarian Medical Schools, have hotlines staffed by those studying to become Veterinarians.

You can also go to my Crisis Resource tab on this website, where you can call suicide hotlines staffed by ready and waiting trained counselors all over the world, who are willing to listen to all your own personal pain, after a pet’s or your favorite person’s death and give you advice on helping your little ones, too. USE THEM!! And don’t you ever feel that your loss is trivial.

There is no need to harbor your pain when you can speak with someone who understands it.

Additional Notes:

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 two specific videos that will help you.

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.

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

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 | Understanding Pet Loss II

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

This week we continue speaking about Pet Loss and the many unique issues you might find yourself in after a beloved pet’s death.

In this three part series on Pet Loss, we’ve spoken about Joshua and Daisy, my constant companions who helped me through very difficult times in my life.

Last week, we looked out the emotional side of Pet Loss. And now in the third episode, we talk about the more practical things we might go through after our pet’s death.

As I mentioned, whether this is our first pet’s death or not, or the amazing pet which was by our side through the painful death of a significant person in our life, losing a pet can be as difficult as losing another person.

If you find yourself struggling with whom to speak with about your pain, don’t trust yourself to reach out to someone who won’t be supportive of your grief. Many people can’t understand the extent of your grief for a pet; after all it’s just a cat, just a dog to them.

Rather, reach out to those who will understand your pain.

I’ve created a specific Pet Loss page on my website where you can find the best people who will honor your grief. Some organizations, like Veterinarian Medical Schools, have hotlines staffed by those studying to become Veterinarians.

You can also go to my Crisis Resource tab on this website, where you can call suicide hotlines staffed by ready and waiting trained counselors all over the world, who are willing to listen to all your pain, after a pet’s or your favorite person’s death. USE THEM!!

There is no need to harbor your pain when you can speak with someone who understands it.

Additional Notes:

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 two specific videos that will help you.

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.

*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.

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 | Understanding Pet Loss I

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

Many of us have beloved pets that make our day brighter and calm us when we are in pain.

In last week’s episode, I spoke about how Joshua and Daisy were my constant companions when I worked through difficult grieving periods – one for the murder of my 11 year-old stepdaughter and another when I had been thrown from the back of a motorcycle which took 2 years to heal, recover and learn how to walk again unaided.

This week in Episode 33, we go into more depth about how we grieve after a pet’s death.

Whether this is our first pet’s death or not, or the amazing pet which was by our side through the painful death of a significant person in our life, losing a pet can be as difficult as losing another person.

And we might struggle with who to talk to about this for fear they won’t understand.

Additional Notes:

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 two specific videos that will help you.

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.

*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.

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 | Pet Loss | Missing Joshua

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

This week in Episode 32, I share my story about my love for my parents’ dog, Joshua, who got me through an extremely difficult time in my life.

After flying off the back of a motorcycle when a car cut in front of us, I survived a near fatal accident which left me badly broken in several parts of my body with the need for three surgeries, months of hospitalization and rehab, followed by another year of out-patient physical therapy.

Our beloved Joshua
Joshua’s Last Day with us – 3/15/20
Joshie | Little One – All wrapped for his journey to heaven
My beautiful Daisy Mae relaxing on our pillows – so pretty
Grandma having a conversation with Daisy on the terrace

Joshua became my constant companion, always next to me along this long journey.

In this week’s podcast, I share about his final days when he left us in March of this year.

I’m still missing him.

There are times when I’ll just be going about my day, and thoughts of him come to me. And, of course, I cry.

Sometimes in a painful jag. Other times I just feel the tears come and they run down my cheek until they relax.

I can never tell which will come and at what time and what triggers it, really.

But I just know, I go with it because there is nothing that will stop it.

He was an amazing dog. And I’m so grateful I had the privilege of being a part of his life!

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

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.

*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.

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 | Our Loved One’s Belongings

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

This week in Episode 31, we discuss how the bereaved struggle with when or if to release their loved one’s belongings, and how to best deal with this difficult process.

The most important thing to know is NOT to touch, launder, move anything from where it was when the person died. That task is left only to the person closest to the one who died and only they will decided what to do with their loved one’s possessions.

This is something that will take a long time, often many years, and even then they may choose to keep them as is.

Each of us is different and we need to honor their decisions.

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

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.

*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.

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