The Living Memories Project

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.

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Musings on Mortality in the Produce Aisle

Reprinted from, February 19, 2017, by Meryl Ain, Ed.D. It was just another day in what has become my routine in the seventh week following my husband’s open-heart surgery. I was in a hurry, having left him at home with his fifth bout of atrial fibrillation since the surgery. I had to pick up yet another medication from CVS, where I am sorry to say they are all too familiar with my husband’s medications, and they know who I am. With the $7 off “extra bucks” coupon I had garnered on my last trip, I decided to buy myself...
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On 9/11 Remember and Celebrate Lives of Victims With Community Service

This Sunday, September 11th,  marks the 15th Anniversary of the day that 3,000 innocent souls lost their lives in an unspeakable, horrific conflagration that was witnessed by millions on live TV. On Sunday, all New York television stations have canceled their regular programming to remember and replay the recorded events of that day. This year as it does every year one network – MSNBC — will devote 3 ½ hours to the “unedited, uninterrupted, untouched live footage of NBC’s Today Show coverage of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001,” an article in Slate Magazine reminds us. The piece by Jeremy Samuel Faust goes...
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The Living Memories Project – Legacies That Last

Reprinted from, May 16, 2014 The Living Memories Project – Book Review Every time I have lost someone I loved, it has felt like my whole world has stopped. Among other things, I have experienced shock, withdrawal, and deep grief as my body and mind have tried to process the news. How can my loved one be gone? How can I live in a world where my loved one no longer exists? How will I survive without them? How can I keep the memories and legacy of my loved one alive without continually grieving their loss? There are no...
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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.

Rabbi Shaul Praver, Newtown, Connecticut


The 2nd Annual Living Memories Project Conference – Jan 12, 2018

New Trends and Clinical Intervention in Grief and Bereavement Counseling Friday January 12, 2018 8:30am to 1:45pm Mid-Island Y JCC Plainview, NY Click here to download the full event information. JASA Partners In Dignity, Mid-Island Y JCC and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services are pleased to offer “The 2nd Annual Living Memories Project” Conference New Trends and Clinical Interventions in Grief and Bereavement Counseling on Long Island. The conference will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:30am to 1:45pm at the Mid-Island Y JCC. EXHIBITOR SPONSOR REGISTRATION FORM

Dr. Ain Featured on “In The Arena” 710 WOR AM Radio – 1/1/17 8am

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:   See the video here: