Expert Blogs

An exclusive group of experts on end-of-life brought together by Your Tribute to share their knowledge in online discussions and articles on important topics. These experts blog about their expertise related to caring for an elderly person, funeral planning, the loss of a loved one, bereavement, and more. Our experts are currently, or previously, employed as grief counselors, funeral directors, doctors, caregivers, or in another grief or funeral profession. Many of our experts have experienced a loss and write or speak on the subject.

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How Hospice and Home Care Work Together No Comments

Hospice and home care can be thought of as different services that are not used together. This isn’t always the case, especially if someone’s last wishes are to pass away in their own home. When this scenario occurs, many people will choose to have home care until the end…

Nothing is Wasted No Comments

This Father’s Day post is dedicated to our friend, Davey Blackburn. Davey is the Pastor of Resonate Church in Indianapolis, IN. The Blackburns story of love, unthinkable loss, faith and hope continues to inspire people around the world…

Different Loss, Same Pain No Comments

I recently lost my eighty-nine-year-old mother. She had suffered from health problems for several years. Still, even though I was relieved that she was no longer struggling, her quality of life was awful, and her death was expected–it was more difficult than I had imagined it would be…

Being the One and Only Parent No Comments

Not much changes in twenty-five years when you are faced with an untimely death of a spouse and forced to raise your children as an only parent. Sheryl Sandberg has recently shared with the media the pain of being an only parent, caring for her children who suddenly lost their father…

Stress Causes Cancer to Spread Faster, New Research Suggests No Comments

In the end of 2016, an Australian research study revealed that too much stress in life can trigger the cancer cells to multiply and spread throughout the body rapidly. The research’s basic premise was that stress puts the lymphatic system in motion; making is easier for cancer cells to spread throughout the system in the blood…

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy Explained No Comments

Mesothelioma is an uncommon and aggressive type of cancer, and one that is often fatal once diagnosed. This type of cancer has a long latency period. This means symptoms are not detectable until the disease has often progressed to stage 3 and 4 of the cancer ranking system…

Using Grief to Grow No Comments

I remember the first time my grief counselor told me that one day I might find a way to grow from my grief. I think I blurted out something like, “Grow from my grief? Are you crazy?” My husband’s loss had devastated me and I couldn’t imagine taking my experiences and actually growing from all the horrible things I had been through since his death…