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The Mary Mac Show Encore | Grieving a World We Once Knew I

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 135, I speak briefly about the grief we feel after the death of an individual and how that correlates to the grief we feel as a nation in light of all that is going on in our world today.

I first created this episode in the fall of 2020 and felt it was quite appropriate for all that is going on right now.

So much has happened in our world since then and life is getting more crazy with each passing day.

Oil prices have skyrocketed, inflation has caused food and products to sometimes double and even triple in price for less weight, energy prices to cool and heat our homes have increased, but wages have stayed stagnant.

The cost to own or rent a home or apartment is quickly pricing many out of shelter and with the increase in interest rates, those who once could obtain a mortgage can no longer do so.

People cannot afford to purchase a car or most large ticket items any longer and it is causing a serious struggle to just make ends meet.

And our ability to speak freely has been seriously curtailed in social media.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that life as we knew it before the pandemic will most likely never return again.

And with the United States government printing so much money it can’t pay back, it seems we are being pushed down an unnecessary road that leads to war with Russia and others.

None of this looks like it will end in the people’s favor.

People around the world know oppression and the inability to speak their mind. And, we too, are now having our free speech rights curtailed by those who wish to take our freedoms away.

I know people around the world who have lived in Socialist and Communist countries have experienced this grief – suppression of speech, personal freedoms and seen much violence leading to the death of family and friends.

Here, we are grieving for our nation as we are unaccustomed to having our liberties, property or lifestyle affected by those who don’t love our nation.

So if you’ve felt oppressed in your part of the world, you are welcomed to share your experiences and comments below.

With Love,

Mary Mac
xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Helping Children and Teens Cope with Grief

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 134, we discuss what children and teens experience when dealing with their grief after a loved one’s death and how to help them navigate through this pain.

Many adults believe that if we just put children and teens back into their regular routine, they will be fine.

But this is not the case.

Children and teens need to be supported emotionally, just as you do. They deal with all the pain and physical symptoms that you do.

They need our love, time and especially our attention and understanding as they move through their own grieving process.

Unfortunately, most adults don’t know what young people are going through after a loved one’s death, unless the adult had had this experience when they were young.

Adults are usually so focused on their own grief and the organization of a funeral as well as considering the finances of the household, that they don’t pay as close attention to the young people who look to them for comfort and guidance.

It is important for adults to spend more time with their children and even young adults because it may be the first time they have experience a death and they need our love and attention.

Young children don’t have the language skills to describe what they are feeling and teens, often, don’t want to express themselves.

Listen in to Episode 134 to learn more about how children and teens deal with such a painful time in their lives.

Much 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.

Learn the Emotional Freedom Technique here for Moving Forward in Grief. It will soothe you and calm you physically and emotionally.

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

Visit the author’s website for all books on The 5 Love Languages. Always best to purchase books directly from the author. They worked hard to write and publish these wonderful works!

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 pick up my free ebook 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, and you’ll automatically be signed up for my private email list so we can always stay in touch, since social media is no longer reliable.

The Mary Mac Show | Honoring Fathers

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 133, we remember our father and father figures who made an impact on our lives. We also discuss the pain of bereaved fathers, and fathers whose wives are struggling to bear children and fear they will never be called “Dad.”

The pain from a father’s death is often severe especially if we had a wonderful relationship with our Dads.

But, sometimes, our relationship wasn’t as we would expect and we struggle with the ‘what if’s’ and perhaps guilt that may bring.

Yet whatever the relationship, good or bad, that we had with him, we must forgive ourselves and even moreso him for what you needed that you didn’t get, for what you and he said to each other that stung, and all the unfinished business that might still linger that neither of you can do anything about anymore.

We also recognize all the father figures who raised you and cared for you if your Dad died younger than expected.

And we also talk about bereaved fathers who have buried their child, children or even all their children.

Lastly, we look at men who struggle to have children with their wives, those who experience a miscarriage or stillborn child, as well as those who deal with infertility and/or the knowledge that they may never have children of their own. We also remember men who are older now and wished they had children years ago when it was more practical, or those who never found the right women to raise a family.

This can be a very melancholy day for some. Let us acknowledge them all.

Additional Notes:

To learn more about me, visit www.MaryMac.info.

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

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 when you sign up to receive my free ebook, 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, you will be automatically signed up for my private email list so we can always stay in touch, since social media is no longer reliable.

Much Love,

xoxo

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 | Death of Guru’s Cousin

In Episode 131, I welcome Guru (E.L. Briscoe) of the Guru Talking Sports podcast to discuss the death of his co-host and cousin Aaron and how it is affecting him.

Guru and I have been developing a lovely relationship between fellow podcasters, sharing information and advice and when he told me about the death of his cousin, Aaron, I offered to discuss their relationship and Guru’s loss on my show.

In his Episodes 113 and 114, he honors his cousin and co-host with several audio clips when Aaron was on the show.

We also got to discuss our love of sports and laugh during our time together, something I haven’t had an opportunity to do on my podcast since I’m usually in teaching mode.

You can also visit here – https://www.spreaker.com/show/guru-briscoes-podcast – to listen in to his weekly podcast. He is a wealth of information and candidly shares his opinion on everything sports.

xoxo