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About Jane Duncan Rogers

Jane Duncan Rogers runs Before I Go Solutions, a not-for-profit organization that helps people design and create their end of life plans http://beforeigosolutions.com. An award-winning coach, she is author of Gifted by Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth, and Before I Go: Practical Questions to Ask and Answer Before You Die. Find out how well prepared you are for your own end of life by taking her free quiz.
Latest Posts | By Jane Duncan Rogers
3 Ways to Deal with the “If Only’s” and “What If’s” After 60
3 weeks ago

3 Ways to Deal with the “If Only’s” and “What If’s” After 60

Sylvia was distraught. “If only I had noticed the extent to which he was in pain! I mean, if I had noticed, then I could have insisted he went to the doctor earlier. What if I had done that? If only I had! He might still be alive and with me today.” Read More

3 Unusual Ways to State Your Feelings for Your Partner After 60
2 months ago

3 Unusual Ways to State Your Feelings for Your Partner After 60

One of the top 5 regrets of the dying is “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.” Given that we never know when our life is going to come to an end, it’s a really good idea to not only express our feelings, but by doing that, keep our relationships up to date and healthy. Read More

3 Positive Ways to Embrace and Express Your Emotions After 60
4 months ago

3 Positive Ways to Embrace and Express Your Emotions After 60

“Brilliant! I would never have thought I could have had so much laughter about this subject!” Mhairi giggled as she left the workshop room, hugging me to say goodbye. Read More

5 Tips for Dealing with Grief Over Christmas
6 months ago

5 Tips for Dealing with Grief Over Christmas

Christmas, much like the other holidays, is a time when people look forward to the comforting nature of tradition, but when a death happens, the tradition is disrupted. Read More

Don’t Wait! Here Are 7 Crucial Reasons to Write Your Life Story, Right Now
9 months ago

Don’t Wait! Here Are 7 Crucial Reasons to Write Your Life Story, Right Now

Looking at my Dad lying in the hospital bed, unable to talk due to the recent stroke he’d had, I could only be thankful that some years ago we took the time to have a particular conversation. Read More

The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60
9 months ago

The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60

It took me quite some time to pluck up the courage and try internet dating after my husband died. At first, even the thought of it was horrifying, and my first visit to a dating site ended after just a minute or so. But as time passed – and I admitted I was doing okay but would like another man in my life…
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3 Things to Do When You’re Afraid of Losing Your Spouse
11 months ago

3 Things to Do When You’re Afraid of Losing Your Spouse

My greatest fear as the years went by was that my spouse might die first. Having had no children, the thought of my husband dying first and me being left alone in the world was something I simply couldn’t bear. Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives
1 year ago

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives

Marie’s son was distraught. He had told his mother he would have the doctors do everything they could – but now they were saying that they didn’t know how long she would be able to breathe on her own without the tube, nor did they know how long she might last if the machine continued to do most of the breathing for her. Read More

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death
1 year ago

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death

I never thought about death much, other than as a concept, until my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Then it made its entrance with a bang. Even though he was 65, it felt far too young to be contemplating death. Read More

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