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Month: June 2015

Love, and go on

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

I read this on a Facebook post a while ago; I’ve seen it before but it’s great to be reminded of this wisdom. It’s for a woman who has lost her male partner, but obviously you can amend it to read whatever is appropriate for you in your situation. You can shed tears that he…

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Letter to Dave Goldberg

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

Dave Goldberg was CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Sheryl wrote these words 30 days after he unexpectedly died, aged 47. They are immensely wise, courageous and moving. Today is the end of sheloshim for my beloved husband—the first thirty days. Judaism calls for a period of intense mourning…

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Grief never ends…?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

  Grief never ends is a very common belief, but it’s not true. Grief changes, because when you grieve a loss you are on a journey, whether you like it or not. A journey is about travelling, learning, growing; making mistakes, discovering and exploring. During this you will be changing; you can’t help it. So ditch…

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Good At Living: Good At Dying (Sir Terry Pratchett)

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

Sir Terry Pratchett, who died in March 2015, was fond of saying “it’s time we learned to be as good at dying as we are at living.” Watching Sir Terry’s documentary ‘Choosing To Die’ in 2011 was the first time I got really interested in the Dignity in Dying movement.  Sir Terry died in his own…

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