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The Mary Mac Show | Grieving After a Loved One's Death

Author: Mary M. McCambridge

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Mary M. McCambridge (Mary Mac), a Grief and Bereavement Specialist, Coach, Speaker and Award-Winning Author of several works in her field, who established the Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., her podcast, The Mary Mac Show, and The Mary Mac Store offering products and gifts for the bereaved. She lends her over 35 years' experience to comfort and educate those grieving the death of a loved one. Her show is recognized among the 10 Best Podcasts on Grief and Bereavement by several organizations and in the top 10% of podcasts globally.

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In Episode 74, we discuss the anxiety and stress our children and teens can face after a loved one's death and how to help them deal with their difficulties and challenges. 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 for yourself or a bereaved family member or friend 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. Visit the author's website for all book on The 5 Love Languages.  Always best to purchase books directly from the author.  They worked hard to write and publish these wonderful works! And remember to sign up for my private email list so we can always stay in touch.
In Episode 73, we discuss the various intellectual challenges we go through after the death of a loved one and ways to help ourselves cope through these challenges. For my listeners in India and around the world who are being affected again by the Coronavirus, below is a list of the episodes I shared in 2020 when we were locked down in the USA: Episode 16 - Coronavirus | Dealing with Fear and the Unknown Episode 17 - Coronavirus | Dealing with Uncomfortable Change and Small Griefs Episode 18 - Coronavirus | The Possibility of Dying Episode 19 - Coronavirus | Speaking About Death and Dying Episode 20 - Coronavirus | Speaking to the Young Ones Episode 21 - Coronavirus | Perspective of Teen Olivia Moody Episode 22 - Coronavirus | A Cousin's Death and Coping with the Inability to be at your Loved One's Death Bed Episode 39 - Coronavirus | When You Couldn't Say Goodbye Episode 52 - Difficult Discussions Go through all the episodes at The Mary Mac Show podcast website to find others that will be of assistance to you. 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 for yourself or a bereaved family member or friend 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
In Episode 72, we share the life of HRH the Prince Philip, his devotion to HRH The Queen Elizabeth II, who was married for 73 years and died on April 9, 2021 at age 99, two months shy of his 100th birthday. We also discuss widowhood and its affect on the Queen as she approaches her 95th Birthday only a few days after her husband's funeral and burial. Additional Notes: There are many wonderful documentaries and videos on the life of Prince Philip here.  I believe you will enjoy them. Our sincere condolences to Her Majesty HRH Queen Elizabeth II, her four children, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. And we acknowledge the millions of people in the United Kingdom and around the world whose lives he touched. xoxo  
In Episode 71, we discuss how to alert your employer and colleagues of the death of a loved one and what to expect when you return to work. 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 please sign up for my private email list so we can stay in touch! You'll received my book "21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process" for immediate download! xoxo
Giving Back

Giving Back

2021-04-0423:22

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. Additional Notes: To telephone a trained counselor to speak with whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, frightened, fearful or any host of emotions, visit Crisis Connections at my website  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. xoxo
Introducing our new site for our podcast, www.TheMaryMacShow.com. Please subscribe, rate and review. We appreciate your taking the time to share what you think of the podcast and how it has helped you. Thank you, my friend, my warrior! Additional Notes: Link to rate and review is here!  To see other reviews, go here.
In Episode 69, we look at major and minor decisions that should not be made immediately after a loved one's death. Additional Notes: To telephone a trained counselor to speak with whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, frightened, fearful or any host of emotions, visit Crisis Connections at my website  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. xoxo
In Episode 68, we discuss the guilt we may feel when someone we love has died suddenly and how we can help ourselves release this pain. 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. xoxo
Living While Grieving

Living While Grieving

2021-03-1424:04

In Episode 67, we explore how we isolate ourselves for much longer than is healthy and look at ways to allow ourselves to flourish again after a loved one's death. 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. Dr. Arianna also offers free guided-meditations which are wonderful. 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. xoxo
In Episode 66, we discuss the unique emotions and challenges we experience when we grieve for a friend who has died. 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. Dr. Arianna also offers free guided-meditations which are wonderful. 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. xoxo
In Episode 65, we venture into the dark places we sometimes find ourselves after a loved one's death and look at ways to climb out of that pit toward a better place in life. 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.  Dr. Arianna also offers free guided-meditations which are wonderful. Learn more about my favorite liquid vitamin here.   Find my favorite Effer-C Vitamin C here. Bach’s Rescue Remedy will calm and soothe you.  Remember, it does have alcohol in if, if that is a concern for you. You can watch Marissa Peer’s “I Am Enough” meditation. Be well my friend. Mary Mac xoxo  
In Episode 64, we look at the death of celebrities, sports figures, radio and tv personalities, actors and others and discuss why we are affected by their challenges and grieve their deaths. Last year, in episode 10, we spoke about how we feel when our heroes share about their terminal illnesses or have died.  We revisit this discussion now that Alex Trebek and Rush Limbaugh have succumbed to their illnesses. Additional Notes: You can share whatever comments or well wishes you would like, by going to here. Visit The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., the first national non-profit public charity which raises funds for the benefit of grieving children, teens and young adults after a loved one's death, the organization I created, to learn more. If you need someone to chat with, don't be shy. It's totally confidential. Go to Crisis Connections page on my website MaryMac.info to find telephone numbers for Crisis Hotlines around the world. If you need help finding people who will understand your exact pain, visit my Grief Resources page. Visit my site MaryMac.info/books for additional help, especially my book Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One's Death, the first book to reach for as you deal with your grief.  
In Episode 63, we look at ways to help ourselves as we approach our own special day each year after we've experienced a loved one's death. Additional Notes: Treat yourself to our beautiful Heart of Gold "I Remember" Teeshirt at The Mary Mac Store. Something so special for yourself or someone who is grieving a loved one's death. 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. Crisis Hotlines are available with outstanding counselors who are standing by to listen to your pain and help you. Excellent way to release your pain today especially if this day was more difficult than you realized. Arianna Opper, D.O. offers tapping videos and soothing meditations to help you. If you'd like to explore them, please go here. And remember to sign up for my private list 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. xoxo
In Episode 62, we look at our feelings as Valentine's Day approaches and how to help ourselves through this special, yet melancholy, day. Additional Notes: Treat yourself to our beautiful Heart of Gold "I Remember" mug. Something so special for your collection. 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. Crisis Hotlines are available with outstanding counselors who are standing by to listen to your pain and help you. Excellent way to release your pain today. Arianna Opper, D.O. offers tapping videos and soothing meditations to help you. If you'd like to explore them, please go here. And remember to sign up for my private list 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. xoxo
In Episode 61, Disenfranchised Grief II, we continue to delve into the trauma and pain mourners feel when they can't fully express their loss after a loved one's death and how to help ourselves cope. Additional Notes: To see my signature Heart of Gold "I Remember" Tees, Hoodies and other products at The Mary Mac Store, either for yourself or as a gift for someone grieving the death of a loved one, please go here. Find grief resources here. Call the national organization which best suits your grief to find local support groups or contact persons to help you. Visit the "I Will Remember You - Grief Support and Grief Quotes" facebook group which helps you connect with others who are grieving.  This is a wonderful private group originating from Australia, which you can join, where you can vent and share your story. Tell Shar we sent you! Crisis Hotlines with outstanding counselors who are standing by to listen to your pain and help you.  Excellent way to release your pain today. If you are feeling shame either because you've imposed it on yourself for what you "think" a certain death means to you, or because others are making your feel that way, you might find solace in this EFT Tapping Video by Arianna Opper, D.O.  She has a very soothing voice and aura. If you'd like to explore her other videos, please go here. Much Love, Mary Mac  xoxo
In Episode 60, we delve into the trauma and pain mourners feel when they can't fully express their loss after a loved one's death. Additional Notes: If you are feeling shame either because you've imposed it on yourself for what you "think" a certain death means to you, or because others are making your feel that way, you might find solace in this EFT Tapping Video by Arianna Opper, D.O.  She has a very soothing voice and aura. If you'd like to explore her other videos, please go here. To see my signature Heart of Gold "I Remember" Mug, either for yourself or as a gift for someone grieving the death of a loved one, please go here. Much Love, Mary Mac  xoxo
In Episode 59, we discuss how those who claimed to have your back after the death of a loved one, slowly or abruptly exit your life and how others unexpectedly appear at your side. Additional Notes: When you've had serious emotional blows, taking Bach's Rescue Remedy can be very helpful. (Does contain alcohol, so be aware.) A few drops on your tongue and a short nap can calm you. Also, you can find our new collections of creative products and gifts for yourself or others who are grieving at The Mary Mac Store. We also honor the military, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and other First Responders who have given the ultimate sacrifice.  Visit and take a look around.  Read the "About Us" page to learn more about how our shop was formed.  A portion of all sales goes to support 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.
Today we launched our store where you will find creative products and gifts to comfort those who are grieving a loved one's death. Partial proceeds from all sales will support an organization I established long ago -  The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., the first national non-profit public charity which benefits grieving children, teens and young adults who have experienced the death of a loved one by any means. Our initial collections include Heart of Gold which proudly displays the F4GC's logo as well as the American Flag Heart and Flowing American Flag to honor our bravest who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Visit The Mary Mac Store at https://store.marymac.info  
In Episode 57, we discuss how simplifying our surroundings and the way we live our life can lead to a calmer everyday existence while we are working through our grieving process. Additional Notes: Just Scream!  A wonderful service where you call in to this telephone number and literally just scream into the phone and hang up.  Very cathartic. (561) 567-8431 - www.justscream.baby
The Gift of Simplicity

The Gift of Simplicity

2021-01-0326:39

In Episode 57, we discuss how simplifying our surroundings and the way we live our life can lead to a calmer everyday existence while we are working through our grieving process. Additional Notes: Just Scream!  A wonderful service where you call in to this telephone number and literally just scream into the phone and hang up.  Very cathartic. (561) 567-8431 - www.justscream.baby    
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Harley Covington

great episode!

Jul 19th
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