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

The Mary Mac Show | Grieving After a Loved One's Death
Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s Death

Social Challenges I
Oct 18 • 20 min
In Episode 46, we discuss the struggles we face from family and friends who don’t understand our pain and grief.
Physical Challenges
Oct 11 • 17 min
In Episode 45, we look at how our bodies are effected after the death of a loved one and how to help ourselves during this stressful time.
Honoring Our Loved Ones on their Birthday and Anniversary of their Death
Oct 4 • 19 min
In Episode 44, we learn the many ways we can comfort ourselves and honor our loved one on their birthday and the anniversary of their death.
The Power of Forgiveness
Sep 27 • 23 min
In Episode 43, we discuss the very difficult topic of forgiveness, how it affects our emotions, physical body and spirit and what needs to be done to regain your peace so you can heal.
What Really Helps Us During Our Grieving Process III
Sep 20 • 20 min
In Episode 42, we complete our three-part series which looks at effective ways to help ourselves as we move through our grieving process.
What Really Helps Us During Our Grieving Process II
Sep 13 • 19 min
In Episode 41, we continue to look at effective ways to help ourselves as we move through our grieving process.
What Really Helps Us During Our Grieving Process I
Sep 6 • 16 min
In Episode 40, we begin to look at effective ways to help ourselves as we move through our grieving process.
When You Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Aug 30 • 20 min
In Episode 39, we discuss the many types of deaths where we couldn’t be present to say goodbye, how that affects us and ways to deal with this pain
The Gift of Love
Aug 23 • 16 min
In Episode 38, we learn the value of not only allowing ourselves to be loved during the grieving process, but to extend bits of love to others even when we feel we are too overwhelmed to do so.
The Gift of Intolerance
Aug 16 • 21 min
In Episode 37, we discuss how being intolerant of individuals and situations who do not have our best interests at heart, can help us heal better, bring us peace and be true to ourselves during such a difficult time.
The Gift of Trust
Aug 9 • 22 min
In Episode 36, we discuss how to trust yourself to know what you need throughout the grieving process and not allow others to dictate how you grieve or your timeframe.
Helping Children Understand Pet Loss
Aug 2 • 17 min
In Episode 35, we learn what children deal with when they encounter the death of a beloved pet and ways to love, support, educate and comfort them as they move through their grieving process.
Understanding Pet Loss II
Jul 26 • 23 min
In Episode 34, we speak about how we are treated by others after we have experienced a pet’s death, what to do with their belongings, how to help children, ways to memorialize them and when or if to get another pet.
Understanding Pet Loss I
Jul 19 • 15 min
In Episode 33, we discuss the complex emotional challenges surrounding pet loss and what we can expect while grieving a pet’s death.
Pet Loss | Missing Joshua
Jul 12 • 24 min
In Episode 32, Mary discusses the life and death of Joshua, a beloved dog who comforted her through one of the most painful times in her life. Visit her corresponding blog at to see photos of Joshua.
Our Loved One’s Belongings
Jul 5 • 19 min
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.
Unnecessary Deaths
Jun 28 • 21 min
In Episode 30, we discuss the irresponsible acts that individuals take that lead to their own deaths or the deaths of others and how we are left to cope with their recklessness.
Father’s Day | Sweet and Bittersweet
Jun 21 • 24 min
In Episode 29, we remember our fathers and father figures who made an impact on our lives. We also discuss the pain of bereaved fathers, men who with their wives struggle to bear a child, and those who will never be called “Dad.”
How to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative | Practical Support
Jun 14 • 25 min
In Episode 28, we discuss what to do to lend practical support to a bereaved friend or relative especially during the early days.
How to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative | Emotional Support
Jun 7 • 21 min
In Episode 27, we discuss what to do to lend emotional support to a bereaved friend or relative especially during the early days.
How to Comfort a Grieving Friend or Relative
May 31 • 19 min
In Episode 26, we look at various ways to comfort a friend or relative who is dealing with the extreme fallout caused by the death of a loved one.
Memorial Day | Remembering Their Ultimate Sacrifice
May 24 • 24 min
In Episode 25, we discuss our pain after someone we love, who was serving in the military, is killed in action and how our lives are suddenly turned upside down.
Permission to Move Forward
May 17 • 19 min
In Episode 24, we look at giving ourselves permission to grieve and, simultaneously, consider what we can do which will bring us joy again. Each day, in a small way, we are rebuilding a new life, even if we don’t want to.
Mother’s Day Can Sting
May 10 • 27 min
In Episode 23, we remember our mothers and mother figures who made an impact on our lives. We also discuss the pain of bereaved mothers, ladies who struggle to bear the title and those who will never be called “Mom.” Additional Notes: Learn EFT by…
Coronavirus | A Cousin’s Death | Coping With The Inability To Be At Your Loved One’s Deathbed
May 3 • 23 min
In Episode 22, Dianne M. Daniels shares her experience surrounding her cousin Alexis’ death to Covid-19. We also discuss how those who weren’t able to be at the deathbed of their loved one can deal with the anger, guilt and impotency they feel because of…
Coronavirus | Perspective of Teen Olivia Moody
Apr 26 • 20 min
In Episode 21, Olivia Moody shares how her life has changed during this crisis, how she is adjusting to everyday life and what she has done to uplift others. We also look at how we can provide teens with a greater sense of security and bring them through…
Coronavirus | Speaking To The Young Ones
Apr 19 • 17 min
In Episode 20, we discuss how our children’s lifestyles have changed and the possible conversations we might have to help them adjust during this unprecedented time. Visit for my free book “21 Things You Must Know About the Grieving…
Coronavirus | Speaking About Death and Dying
Apr 12 • 21 min
In Episode 19, we learn how to speak openly about death with those we love and how best to prepare and support a family member or friend who is dying.
Coronavirus | The Possibility of Dying
Apr 5 • 26 min
In Episode 18, we discuss the very difficult topic of our own death and how we can prepare ourselves now should we succumb to this virus.
Coronavirus | Dealing with Uncomfortable Change and Small Griefs
Mar 29 • 27 min
In Episode 17, we discuss how our personal world is changing and how we can handle ‘small griefs’ during this difficult time. Additional Notes: Visit Crisis Connections on my site to find hotlines to help you. Brad Yates’ youtube channel will…
Coronavirus | Dealing with Fear and the Unknown
Mar 22 • 24 min
In Episode 16, we discuss the fear and circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus and how we can cope during these unprecedented times.
What Not to Say To Help a Grieving Friend or Relative
Mar 15 • 25 min
In Episode 15, we discuss how a bereaved person’s life has changed and what you should NOT say if you want to help and support them through their grieving process. Also, listen in to Episode 1 so you will better understand the emotional challenges of your…
What to Say to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative
Mar 8 • 20 min
In Episode 14, we discuss what a bereaved person goes through when they first learn of someone’s death and the wise words you can use to help soothe and support them at this difficult time.
Emotional Challenges | Loneliness and Isolation
Mar 1 • 23 min
In Episode 13, we discuss the pain of loneliness and isolation after a loved one’s death and how to help ourselves become unstuck.
Tapping to Transform Your Life | Learning the Emotional Freedom Technique
Feb 21 • 13 min
In Episode 12, I invite you to attend the Tapping Summit, a ten-day online event beginning 2/24/20 which teaches The Emotional Freedom Technique, a process which frees us from emotional and physical pain. Click here to sign in and attend:
Emotional Challenges | Guilt and Regret
Feb 16 • 24 min
In Episode 11, we discuss the guilt and regret we feel after a loved one’s death and how to help soothe ourselves using EFT.
When Someone Famous Is Sick or Has Died | Honoring Alex Trebek, Rush Limbaugh, Kobe Bryant
Feb 9 • 30 min
In Episode 10, we honor Alex Trebek, Rush Limbaugh and Kobe Bryant, celebrities who have received difficult diagnoses or have died and why we are affected by their challenges and grieve their loss.
Emotional Challenges | Anger
Feb 2 • 25 min
In Episode 9, we discuss who and what we feel anger toward after a loved one’s death and how to handle it so it will not affect our emotional and physical health.
Emotional Challenges | Stress
Jan 26 • 26 min
In Episode 8, we speak about how stress affects us after a loved one’s death and how to alleviate much of it to live a healthier life.
Are We Ever Prepared?
Jan 19 • 25 min
In Episode 7, we discuss when is the exact day someone dies, people who hasten it along, and our reactions to it all. We continue to think about what we can do to shape a new, more positive life for ourselves.
Understanding the Stages of Grief
Jan 12 • 24 min
In Episode 6, we get a better understanding of the Stages of Grief for the bereaved, those grieving a loved one’s death, different than for those who are actually dying themselves. For us, these stages move around at different times in our grief journey.…
The Myths Surrounding the Grieving Process
Jan 5 • 24 min
In Episode 5, we look at the various myths surrounding the grieving process and how not knowing them can lead you to confusion, misunderstanding and unnecessary pain.
New Year, New Decade, New Life
Dec 29, 2019 • 28 min
In Episode 4, we begin to look at each area of your life and consider what you want for yourself in this new year instead of what you don’t want.
How to Survive Christmas and Hanukkah Gatherings | Holiday Grief II
Dec 22, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode you will learn how to attend to your own physical and emotional health, share your needs with others, talk openly about your loved one who died or was killed and specific advice on how to pay close attention to your children, teens and…
Preparing for Christmas and Hanukkah | Dealing with Holiday Grief I
Dec 15, 2019 • 21 min
When so many people are getting ready for the festivities, we find ourselves wondering if we can even partake in any of the parties, gift buying, gift giving, dinners, cooking, baking, etc. Let us learn how to help ourselves by being Selective with…
Welcome to the Mary Mac Show
Dec 6, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome to the Mary Mac Show where we will be talking about your feelings, experiences, pain and grief following a loved one’s death.