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Dr. Ain is a frequent contributor and resource for media outlets and groups seeking commentary and perspective on grief, loss and positive action that can keep memories of loved ones alive.

‘Living Memories Project’ lifts local author’s spirits

Reprinted from Newsday, May 8, 2014, by David Reich-Hale Meryl Ain’s mom seemed to be in perfectly good health when an aggressive form of cancer took hold. Within months, on Nov. 3, 2006, Ain’s mother was gone, stunning the author and educator who had lost her father only a year earlier. “I had a very difficult time, and people kept telling me I needed closure,” said Ain, of Commack. “I came to the conclusion that there is no closure.” Read full article here.

Guest Book Review: The Living Memories Project: Legacies that Last

Reprinted from I am pleased to invite my mom, Judy from Retired-Not-Tired to share another book review with you as part of the Pump Up Your Book Tour for The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last. From the Publisher: Three years after the death of her mother, Meryl Ain was still unable to fill the hole that the loss had left in her life. In talking to friends, Meryl discovered an insight shared by those who had successfully overcome grief; there simply is no closure. It was a breakthrough for her. She writes, “Our loved ones will always be with...
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Where’s the Grief Podcast – Episode 34 – Dr. Meryl Ain

In this episode, Jordon sits down with author Dr. Meryl Ain, who, along with her husband and brother, have written a book called “The Living Memories Project; Legacies that Last.” The book is a collection of personal stories from people from every walk of life, and many types of loss represented, describing the ways in which they honor their lost loved ones, and carry their spirits forward with them. We talk about how important it is to continue our relationships with those we have lost, and especially how helpful and healing it can be to reach out and help others...
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