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Heal With Remembrance

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Heal With Remembrance

Too often we are encouraged to deal with grief by "moving on" or trying not to think too much about our loss. This may work for some, but for many, it just puts grief on a back burner where it can become a larger burden that we might find more and more difficult to deal with. It can mask itself as fatigue, anger and depression, but at the root of it is unaddressed grief. This is why it may be better for many struggling with a loss to use remembrance instead. Forms of Remembrance Many of us see things like...

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Why Give Memorial Jewelry?

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Why Give Memorial Jewelry?

Ask anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one and they will admit to many moments of forgetting that the person they lost is "no longer here". That immeasurable distance between ourselves and those we have lost can feel like a physical pain. This is one of the hardest parts of grieving - accepting that we will be unable to see, speak or be with our loved one again. Whether we have lost a friend, family member or a pet, the pain of loss is very difficult to overcome. Sometimes, we think we are getting better and a...

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3 Ways to Honor and Commemorate a Departed Loved One

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3 Ways to Honor and Commemorate a Departed Loved One

When someone you love passes on, it’s difficult to cope with the idea that you’ll never see them again. You’re told that it’s okay to take your time to grieve, but in time you’ll have to let go. That idea can be suffocating, especially when you think back on all of the memories that you have of and with your departed friend, spouse, or family member. Whether you’ve known them your whole life or you’ve only been close for a few months or years, the loss can be overwhelming.   Instead of just “letting go”, one of the best things...

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Mourning Rituals and Why They’re Important

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Mourning Rituals and Why They’re Important

  No one likes going to funerals or memorial services. However, we all recognize that there’s something essential and important about these services and the rituals involved with them. Though we may not share the same superstitions that gave rise to some of the common practices performed in today’s mourning rituals, we can still take comfort in them. Why? Because, for a number of reasons, these mourning and grieving rituals are important, especially in the case of funerals and memorial services. So what exactly do we get from these rituals, and why do we continue to perform them today?  ...

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How to Create a Memorial After Scattering a Loved One’s Ashes

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How to Create a Memorial After Scattering a Loved One’s Ashes

Scattering a loved one’s ashes can be one of the most healing and cathartic moments in the mourning process. You get the chance to take your loved one to their favorite place or to a place they’ve never been but had always hoped to go, and you feel as though their spirit is there with you, watching over you as you scatter their ashes in this special place.   Of course, quite often, when you scatter someone’s ashes, you’ll do it in a place that you can’t easily visit very often. Or, even if the ashes are scattered nearby, you...

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