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Helping You Create and Complete

Your Own End-of-Life Plan with Ease

End of life planning made easy

Jane Duncan Rogers, Before I Go Solutions Founder (with a coronavirus update)

How Prepared Are You?

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Everyone should read this

"Every adult in the English-speaking world needs to read, and use, Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating a Good End of Life Plan by Jane Duncan Rogers. It’s a practical, comprehensive, upbeat guide to just about everything that needs to be addressed before you die".

Gail Rubin www.agoodgoodbye.com

A deeper intimacy

"Jane's work has finally got us going on something we had been saying for ages 'would be a good idea', and it is much more than about just the legal necessities. Just as important for us was to explore what each of us needs to know about continuing life without our partner. This has surprisingly brought a depth of intimacy between us - looking at the possibility of incapacity and death for either one of us has not been the dreadful subject one could imagine. Now the ball is rolling it feels good and positive". Hugh & Janet, Scotland

Absolutely brilliant!

"Thanks so much for the BIG course. You are absolutely brilliant at it and the course is very thorough and well thought out. I love your combination of practical, matter of fact information, plus your loving kindness and care for people’s difficult experiences" Lisa Mead, Scotland

An end to procrastination

"I was aware I needed to take care of my end of life stuff, as I am downsizing before a move abroad. But my procrastination had been going on for at least two years!  Finally, through doing the BIG Method course, I have added to what I already have, a document of how I want my final days to be; ring-binder folder so everything is in one place; documentation re who needs to know what, and where it is, including all digital info, passwords, etc." Helen Sharp, England

A sense of peace

"I've always been interested in learning more about the subject of death.I feel like I have a sense of understanding of when it becomes 'my time' to let go of mind, body and soul, but I didn't have any understanding of the other important tasks that should be taken care of before I go. After taking Jane's course I feel more at ease with having my documents completed and a sense of peace that my family and friends will know my wishes for my last chapter in life" Lorrie Tyler, USA

I've learnt to celebrate every step of the way

"After 1 year of Get It Done! coaching with Jane I can honestly say I feel less anxious and more excited when I get to ‘work’! My personal life and business have flourished this past year and I know that working with Jane has contributed to this growth. I can now handle the ‘to do list’ better than before, and I feel more consistent in my life and have learnt to celebrate every step of the way. Jane has gently kept me accountable and I can feel my focus on tasks has improved - I’m feeling my way through them rather than thinking what I have to do. When I do this I feel more aligned when completing tasks and thus am more productive in my work" Grace Kym Thorne, End of Life Doula, England

Watch Jane tell her story and why end-of-life plans are so important

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Before I Go Solutions is a social enterprise (aka a not-for-profit)

This means we have a

social mission

of helping people, and this is at least, if not more important, than making profits (indeed, if any profits are made they have to be returned to the company or the community).

In order to fulfill our associated social aim of helping the growing numbers of carers and caregivers for free, we offer various paid services.

It is our responsibility to operate a healthy business, and it is these services that help to generate the funds required to serve those in society that do not have the time or financial resources to create their own end of life plans.

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Free help for carers and the cared for!  

Because I have been a carer (for my husband when he had ME, and also during his last year of stomach cancer), here at Before I Go Solutions we also offer carers and the cared-for the opportunity to get their end-of-life plans done.

For more information, please visit this page.

Latest blogs:

Will Coronavirus Change Our Conversations About Death?

This link takes you to a useful conversation set up by Compassion in Dying (UK), with several presenters, including a breast surgeon (who also has breast cancer); an intensive care anaesthetist; and a palliative care doctor. Worth watching for all kinds of insights from behind the scenes. It’s 90 minutes.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=bazManx0aAU&app=desktop

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Do we really need to be frightened by death to fully appreciate life?

After my husband died in 2011 from cancer, I was overcome with the horror that I, too, could suddenly get ill and die. The thought of that happening when I was not enjoying myself in life was unbearable, and so I began to filter everything I was doing through the lens called ‘Are you enjoying…

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How to plan for the end of life – Dying Matters Week UK

During Dying Matters week, I was delighted to be asked to post about just how you really DO plan – so read some pointers here in this post to get you going on your plan for the end of life.  Even more essential now in these days of the pandemic. https://ehospice.com/uk_posts/how-to-plan-for-the-end-of-life/ (This photo is of…

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Funerals and body disposal in the time of coronavirus

In my book, Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating A Good End of Life Plan, I introduced the idea of the separation of the disposal of the body from the ritual involved in what has traditionally been called a funeral, and which is what we are familiar with. There is no doubt, funerals,…

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Coronavirus: stay home or go to hospital?

If I have coronavirus, is it better to stay at home or go to hospital? Dr Kathryn Mannix answers the question. #havetheconversation

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How Prepared Are You? free quiz

 

When we get to a certain age it is only reasonable to make a will. But the sad fact is only about half of the UK population have one. Given you are here you are here on this site, is a great start to being more prepared than most!

There are 8 Essentials for a good end of life plan, in the Before I Go way of doing things, so take my quick (literally 30 seconds) quiz and you can find out just where you are in terms of your own readiness.

You'll also receive a free 6 page PDF covering the 8 Essentials of a Good End of Life Plan,  and access to our monthly newsletter for events, videos, articles. information and also be the first to  hear about any special offers!

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