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The Mary Mac Show | It’s Not The Weapon

Throughout the world we have seen a significant rise in violence. Usually when a murder occurs, the police or homicide detective first look toward those closest to the victim.

But, at least in the United States over the past year and a half, we have seen an over 30% or more increase in homicides in major as well as smaller cities here.

Whether it’s a mass shooting of random people in churches, synagogues, grocery stores, movie theatres, schools or a drive by shooting killing young children just simply playing in the neighborhood playground, the randomness of these crimes doesn’t allow anyone to feel safe.

But politicians, who ‘give their thoughts and prayers’ don’t have anything to offer except a new law to curtail the rights of our citizens to protect themselves from these violent criminals.

In Episode 132, we take on this controversial subject and help you understand, from my perspective of having experienced the murder of a loved one, that no matter what law we already have on the books which is not being upheld, to a new one, there is so much more that needs to be considered here.

Listen in to learn what families go through after they’ve experienced a loved one’s murder and how it’s never the weapon but the intent.

Additional Notes:

If you’ve experienced the murder of a loved one, please reach out to Parents of Murdered Children to find a chapter or contact person near you for support.

The Mary Mac Show | The Gift of Intolerance

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

This week, on my podcast, we speak about the gift of intolerance.

Now this title might make you tilt your head, but being selfish and intolerant when you are in such pain is a necessary gift to yourself.

During our younger years, we are usually trained to be tolerant of many things.

The way people treat us, the things they say which hurt us, the invitations we don’t want to accept. We got the impression we weren’t able to say no.

But there comes a time during our grieving process when we realize that if we want to heal, we have to leave everyone else’s desires on the back burner.

We need to create a new life where WE decide what is right for us, not others.

Listen in to Episode 37 for some perspective.

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 video choices to help you rest.

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

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