Nobody ever wants to lose a loved one. But, when the unthinkable occurs, there are plenty of ways you can honor and cherish the time you had with that special person, helping to preserve their memory and keep their spirit alive in your heart. Coping with the loss of a loved one isn’t easy, but there are many strategies you can use to come to terms with what’s happened.
Tips for Coping With Loss
- Do something new: Coping with loss often involves making a break with the past, and start something new. You could begin a new job, a new hobby, or spend some time in a place you’ve never been before.
- Avoid self-medicating: It’s often tempting to turn to drink when the worst happens. But drink impairs your ability to grieve and could have lasting consequences for your physical and mental health.
- Surround yourself with people you love: Grief is never easy to deal with. But having people around you who love and care for you reminds you that there is still a whole world out there and that you have a life worth living.
- Be open: Dealing with death is hard. When it happens, it pays to be open, letting your emotions flow, instead of bottling things up and pretending that you’re “fine.”
Ways to Honor Your Loved One’s Life after Their Passing
Memorialize them with an event
When you love someone who has passed away, you want to have something you can hold onto that reminds you of them and all the love you shared. Memorializing them is a great way to do this. You could light a Chinese lantern on a particular date, host a fireworks display in their name, or hold a special themed party in their honor, related to something that they did in life.
Plant a tree
Trees are symbolic of new life and vigor. Many people celebrate the life of a loved one by spreading their ashes at the base of a tree, helping to complete the circle of life. Over the years, you can watch the tree grow, knowing that your loved one’s life essence helped it on its journey. Trees are a permanent reminder of loved ones who have passed away.
Use their ashes in a keepsake
Many companies, like Casa de Paz, offer the bereaved services which allow their loved one’s ashes to be incorporated into everyday household objects. Ashes can be used to manufacture pencils, pendants, earrings, and other types of jewelry. You can also include special messages imprinted on these objects, helping you to keep a part of them close to you at all times, honoring your loved one’s life after their passing. Let our funeral director know you’re interested in such keepsakes, and we can show you the options we have available.
Talk to Our Funeral Director Today
At Casa de Paz, we care deeply about your family. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, contact our funeral director today. We can discuss with you our funeral service packages, as well as many ways you can savor the memory of your loved one.