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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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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…

Grief and the Strengths Perspective No Comments

As I draw nearer to retirement from state service, the memories about the colleagues whose association I have valued and the patients who have crossed my path during the past 27 years have increased in frequency. I have also begun to reflect on the damage that well-meaning human service professionals can do to…

The Questions of Grief: How am I Suppose to Act? No Comments

When it dawned on me that I did not know anything about grief, I began to invite grieving people to join me in a discovery experience. I guess these were some of the first grief groups ever formed. I had never heard of groups and had no idea what we should do, but somehow folks seemed to work through some of their…