Finding Strength After Losing a Spouse: How To Keep Your Husband's Memory Alive
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by Bob Jenkins
1w ago
Grief is incredibly complex, and it can feel overwhelming after suddenly losing a spouse. If you’ve recently lost your husband, understand there is no perfect way to process your grief, but utilizing helpful strategies can help you move through this difficult time. One essential task is to keep your husband’s memory alive for your children. LYLG explores how you can do just that: 1. Create a Memory Book or Photo Album  Making a memory book or photo album is an excellent way to keep your husband's memory alive for yourself and your kids. Your collection could include pictures of happy ..read more
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Finding Joy in Grief During the Holidays
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by Bob Jenkins
1M ago
The holidays are tough for many grieving families. What was once a joyous occasion filled with lights, gifts and shared memories may feel different after a family member or pet passes on. Individuals may experience heightened grief during the holidays and struggle to enjoy themselves as they once did. However, the Let Your Love Grow team believes that grief may coexist with the joys of the holiday season — you may even be able to use your feelings to foster new life through a memorial plant or new holiday traditions.  Understanding Grief During the Holidays  The holiday season is oft ..read more
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We Can Now Solve the Problem of Ashes!
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by Bob Jenkins
2M ago
An amazing innovation, after years of scientific research, means a solution now exists to deal with the toxic impact of cremation remains. The Power of a Word It’s a curious thing about cremated remains, that they have become known as ashes. No doubt this is a nod to the cremation process, but it is not a helpful word to use.  Cremated remains are not ash, they are sterilized bone, more like fossils. When we think of them in this more honest, but less pleasant way, their impact on the soil, water or plants and wildlife seems so obvious.  When we bury or scatter cremated rem ..read more
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Losing a Family Member at a Young Age
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by Bob Jenkins
2M ago
Losing a family member at a young age is particularly difficult — children may not fully understand what is going on, and young adults may struggle to find someone who understands them. As a parent or an older relative, you may feel the need to understand a child’s emotions and how to support them. For anyone looking to support a child in mourning, the Let Your Love Grow team has compiled some grief tips fit for every developmental stage.  Loss for Young Children Young children typically fall into the 0-4 age range. Typically, this group doesn’t understand the concept of death — however ..read more
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A Legal Guide to Scattering Ashes
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by Bob Jenkins
3M ago
Scattering ashes seems like a simple way to honor your loved one after they have passed on. You can choose a location they loved throughout their life and lay them to rest with a meaningful ceremony or during a quiet moment shared between family members. However, many fail to consider the implications of spreading ashes — laws and environmental impact may differ by location.  As a guide for those navigating the days after loss, we’ve compiled a brief legal guide detailing where you may scatter ashes.  National Parks The majority of national parks in the United States will allow you t ..read more
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What are 3 Options for a Green Burial?
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by Bob Jenkins
4M ago
Today, every generation is seemingly a bit greener than the last. Modern-day individuals are concerned with how their actions impact the environment throughout their lives — and sometimes their concerns extend to the time after life has passed on. Cremation rates in the U.S. are expected to rise to 78.7%, yet cremated remains pose a high risk to the environment. Many people want to give their loved ones a greener way to go — as a helpful resource, Let Your Love Grow compiled our top three options for a green burial.  Scattering Ashes  Scattering ashes is a popular way to memorialize ..read more
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Grieving the Loss of a Pet After Euthanasia
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by Bob Jenkins
4M ago
"Grieving the loss of a pet after euthanasia can be a painful experience. Given how pets can play such an essential part in our daily lives, it can be challenging to learn how to live without them. However, there are things you can do to support yourself during this difficult time."  Learn when it may be time to consider euthanasia and come to understand the grieving process with this insightful piece from our friends at Choosing Therapy:  https://www.choosingtherapy.com/loss-of-pet-after-euthanasia ..read more
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6 Healthy Habits To Form While Grieving
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by Bob Jenkins
5M ago
Learning how to navigate life after losing someone you love is difficult. You must adjust to a new routine while grieving your lost loved one. The grieving process is different for everyone, but using these six habits can help you get through grief in a healthy way. 1. Develop a New Routine Routines are often comforting, but sticking to your normal one may serve as a reminder that your loved one is gone. Starting a new routine can help you navigate your new normal. Try to make time for friends and family members. You should also schedule a relaxing activity each day. The ultimate goal is to pr ..read more
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4 Things Millennials Should Expect After Losing a Loved One
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by Bob Jenkins
6M ago
As a millennial, you are in the stage of life where you may feel invincible — you have fully established yourself as an adult, living, working and making memories independently. But as you navigate this stage of life, a loss may happen unexpectedly. Losing a person impacts your family, social groups and overall well-being. Millennials who experience grief may share similar experiences, so here are our top four things we believe millennials will experience after losing a loved one.  1. A Period of Love and Support When loss first happens, you may feel overwhelmed by the weight of your loss ..read more
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Funeral Planning Isn’t Easy; Here’s How to Help
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by Bob Jenkins
7M ago
It’s never easy losing a spouse, especially for a senior who’s been married for more years than you’ve been alive. Fortunately, there are many ways you can help your senior loved one. While you can’t take away the grief, you can offer support in other areas. Here are some ideas from Let Your Love Grow. Practical Matters Before we outline ways to help with the funeral planning process, let’s look at a few ways you can take other worries away. If they have pets, find a dog walker or boarder who is willing to keep their animals company in the days following the death and funeral. You can also, wi ..read more
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