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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
3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
2 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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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Marrying Yourself After Becoming a Widow: A Beautiful Ritual to Help You Recover
4 months ago

Marrying Yourself After Becoming a Widow: A Beautiful Ritual to Help You Recover

8 years ago, after a year of dealing with stomach cancer, my husband passed away. As any widow knows, this is an utterly devastating thing to happen, even if you are towards the end of your life…
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7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death
4 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

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
6 months 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
6 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
7 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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