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About Jane Duncan Rogers

Author Jane Duncan Rogers is the founder of not-for-profit Before I Go Solutions, helping people to find relief and peace of mind by creating good end of life plans well before they are really needed. Take her quiz How Prepared Are You? and discover what you need to take action on right now: https://beforeigosolutions.com/big-quiz/
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Stay at Home or Go to Hospital: Difficult Decision Documentation
3 weeks ago

Stay at Home or Go to Hospital: Difficult Decision Documentation

It was on the one hand, a terribly difficult decision to make. On the other, it felt like there was no other option. My husband had been suffering with stomach cancer for the best part of a year…
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Why Do People Say What They Do in Their Final Hours Before Death?
2 months ago

Why Do People Say What They Do in Their Final Hours Before Death?

Many years ago, I was visiting a friend’s house, having just heard that her husband was in his last few days. She was not a close friend, but I knew them both as part of the Quaker community…
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3 Pointers to What You CAN Control Around Coronavirus
3 months ago

3 Pointers to What You CAN Control Around Coronavirus

All of a sudden, it seems that coronavirus has come closer much more swiftly than we thought it would. However, although we may not have any control over when, where…
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Pay Now, Die Later: Is Funeral Insurance Worth It?
3 months ago

Pay Now, Die Later: Is Funeral Insurance Worth It?

Marisa, a client, contacted me with an urgent tone in her voice. “Should I get funeral insurance? I really want to sort my funeral out, but this is a big stumbling block for me…
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3 Useful Tips on How to Explain Death and Dying to Children
4 months ago

3 Useful Tips on How to Explain Death and Dying to Children

“What shall I say?” asked Howard, obviously uncomfortable about telling his 7- and 9-year-old that their grandfather had just died. They had only seen him the other day…
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3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
5 months ago

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death

This is a photo I took of my parents’ joint funeral.

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Unbelievably, they both died in the same week, in their sleep, aged 86 and 84. My dad had had a stroke a year previously and hadn’t been doing too well, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected when I got a phone call one morning saying he hadn’t woken up. Read More

The Empty Chair: The One Essential Way for the Bereaved to Cope Better with That First Christmas
5 months ago

The Empty Chair: The One Essential Way for the Bereaved to Cope Better with That First Christmas

You imagine ahead to your traditional dinner: you know what you will be eating, you know who you will be celebrating with, you know where you will be – but suddenly your heart drops. This year there will be an empty chair round that table. Read More

Dealing with Grief Over Christmas: 5 Tips You Need to Know
5 months ago

Dealing with Grief Over Christmas: 5 Tips You Need to Know

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

3 Tips for Removing the Mental Blocks to Getting Things Done
6 months ago

3 Tips for Removing the Mental Blocks to Getting Things Done

“I know I should be doing it, I know it’s a good idea, but I just keep putting it off!” Ever heard that cry coming out of your own mouth, or from someone you know?
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I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That! 9 Tips to Help You Pick Your Last Outfit
7 months ago

I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That! 9 Tips to Help You Pick Your Last Outfit

“I wouldn’t be caught dead in that!” This is such a common phrase, even if we just think it to ourselves, rather than say it out loud. Usually, it’s an invitation, Usually, it’s an invitation…
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