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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/
Latest Posts | By Jane Duncan Rogers
14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
1 month ago

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down

“I don’t want to pay that amount of money for something I don’t want!”

I screamed these words to the funeral director who sat opposite me on the sofa two days after my husband had died. Read More

3 Tips for Making End-Of-Life Talk Easier
2 months ago

3 Tips for Making End-Of-Life Talk Easier

Berenice looked horrified. In the group I was running, she was coming to terms with the idea that she really needed to speak to her parents about the fact they were coming towards the end of their lives…
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What if You Died Today? 3 Quick (and Powerful!) Steps to Ease the Burden on Your Family
2 months ago

What if You Died Today? 3 Quick (and Powerful!) Steps to Ease the Burden on Your Family

Alone. Head in hands. Sobbing. Unable to understand what to do next. Unable to take in what had just happened, or to perceive how her life would now pan out. Distraught, and yet needing to keep the family together…

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Love-Giver or Love-Taker? 3 Tips for a Healthy Personality Balance Beyond 60
3 months ago

Love-Giver or Love-Taker? 3 Tips for a Healthy Personality Balance Beyond 60

Diane was a practitioner in a complementary health clinic. She always seemed to have a smile for everyone. Sitting on reception, I would notice that she was one of the therapists who always had a full client list…
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9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones
3 months ago

9 Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones

Walking in a beautiful memorial park in Coventry, England, dedicated to the huge numbers of men killed in both World Wars, I felt the peace in the air. Read More

3 Tiny Tips for Making End of Life Admin Easier, Before It’s Too Late
5 months ago

3 Tiny Tips for Making End of Life Admin Easier, Before It’s Too Late

Life administration is never at the top of our priority list, is it? Hopefully, we are having too much pleasure in our actual days to think about the administration that needs to happen in order for our lives to go smoothly. Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives
6 months 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
7 months 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

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
8 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
9 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