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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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I Feel Guilty Being Happy Alone No Comments

One of my widowed friends recently told me, “I feel guilty being happy alone.” She had been happily married for over forty years and widowed for a few years. My friend explained that she had discovered how comfortable she was as a single woman. To her, being happy without her husband somehow reflected on how she…

Defining Memorial Day No Comments

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, originating after the American Civil War to remember those who died as Confederate and Union soldiers. The occasion was expanded in the 20th century to include fallen heroes from all branches of the armed forces. As Americans, we observe the holiday annually the last Monday of May…

Is it Still OK to Cry? No Comments

It was Mother’s day weekend. With our kids scattered across the country, the idea of traveling to Colorado to spend a couple days with our daughter, Amy seemed like an excellent way to celebrate. I stopped in an airport restaurant for breakfast and crossed paths with one of the friendliest waiters I’ve ever met…

Life Interrupted No Comments

On the way to work my boss, Mike, and I, stop to get gas and a bite to eat. As we climb back in the truck, the phone rings. He answers it and steps outside. When he returns, I know something is wrong. “We need to run by the church. I have to sign some papers for a committee I’m on,” he says. Then there is silence…

After Loss: We Are Our Own Evidence No Comments

If we need validation or proof of our own transformation after loss or other life altering events, we need look no further than ourselves. We can only assess for ourselves the progress we have made on our journeys. The validation from others regarding our progress is important but in reality it is a byproduct…