By remembering the lives and legacies of loved ones, we can take concrete steps to heal ourselves.
By remembering and celebrating how they lived, rather than how they died, we can enhance our resilience, compassion, and creativity.
During the promotional tour for her first book, The Living Memories Project:Legacies that Last, Dr. Meryl Ain saw that people grieving for loved ones, as well as professionals who work with the bereaved, needed a new approach and additional tools to help in the process of moving forward.
This determination to support others in coming to terms with the loss of a loved one led Dr. Ain to bring together resources, stories and to help professionals individuals, and bereavement groups transform grief into positive action and living legacies.
Submitted by Ann Heller When my father, Bernard Scherel, passed away at the age of 98 in July of 2010, my daughter Lisa Heller, who lives in Park Slope, decided to memorialize her grandparents in a very special way. Here are her words: “I called Prospect Park Alliance about planting... Read More
Dr. Meryl Ain recently discussed challenges that families who have lost loved ones face during the holiday season and offered empowering strategies for transforming grief into positive and comforting acts. She spoke about this topic at a book launch for her newly released book, My Living Memories Project Journal, held at Book Revue in Huntington, NY, where she personally greeted attendees and signed copies of the new work. View the video of the event. Photos from the event:
Meryl and Stewart Ain spoke about “A Season to Count Blessings and Remember Legacies” at an ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, co-sponsored by the Dix Hills Jewish Center and Church Unleashed in Commack. Rabbi Howard Buechler and Pastor Todd Bishop, spiritual leaders of their respective congregations, offered prayers of Thanksgiving.
For most of us, losing a loved one will be the worst tragedy of our lives. And we struggle with how to best honor their memory–indeed, how best to remember them. This moving book not only is a tribute to some extraordinary individuals who have gone before us, but also serves as a guide for all of us who wish to remember those who have touched our lives with their love.
Rev. James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
The Living Memories Project fulfills its mission with flying colors. It not only teaches us how people successfully preserve the memory of their loved ones, it demonstrates how we can live our lives to maximum effect. A truly wonderful book on resilience, compassion and creativity.
Sunday, January 1, 2017, 8:00 a.m. Dr. Ain was featured on 710 WOR AM Radio Sunday 1/1/17 on “In The Arena” with host Msgr. Kieran Harrington. The program also aired Sunday evening (1/1/17) at 8:00 p.m. on NET TV (which can be found on Fios, Direct, Dish, Time Warner). You can also pick up the interview online at: http://netny.tv/shows/in-the-arena/ See the video here: