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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
The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60
3 weeks 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. Read More

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will
1 month ago

The Unintended Consequences of Leaving Without a Will

We all know that writing a will is a good idea, but many of us never find the time to get around to it. “I’m too young. I don’t have anything to leave behind. I’ll set my affairs in order.” These are all statements many of us have used to procrastinate creating a will, or refute the idea altogether. Read More

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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3 Tips for Helping Your Dying Loved One Make End-of-Life Plans
4 months ago

3 Tips for Helping Your Dying Loved One Make End-of-Life Plans

Maria and Arthur are coming towards the end of their lives. They are a couple I know, who raised four children, had vibrant and dynamic careers at the prime of their lives, lived in different countries and made a very positive and significant contribution to the world in various ways. Read More

Stay at Home or Go to Hospital: Difficult Decision Documentation
6 months 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?
7 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
8 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?
8 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
9 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
10 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