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What age should you start end of life planning?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 13, 2022 /

When is the best time to start end of life planning? It’s a common question and the truthful answer is from age 18, i.e. when you are an adult. However, realistically, this is probably not going to happen – remember when you were 18? It’s most likely you felt that ‘older’ was age 30, ‘ancient’…

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How to Have Difficult Conversations

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 6, 2022 /

The Challenges of Difficult Conversations  In life, it’s all too easy to avoid difficult conversations until we’re forced to confront them.  When that happens, we find ourselves feeling uncomfortable, out of place and rushed as we’re sprung into making decisions at what can seem to be the worst possible time. So, shouldn’t we plan on avoiding…

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What is UK National Reflection Day?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 23, 2022 /

The U.K. reflects on its National Day of Covid-19 This day is UK National Reflection Day. Two years ago, the country was turned upside down in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Countless lives have been lost, families bruised, and all generations suffered. Today, we come together to reflect over the last two years. We…

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How does death affect a child

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 9, 2022 /

Assumptions are easy to make when we think of how death affects a child, as I learned after my late husband died and then we had another tragedy in the family. A child’s perception of death Just 3 months after his death, his grand-daughter, aged just 16, also died of cancer. As you can imagine,…

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How to keep my end of life plan secure

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 22, 2022 /

You may have read in the press, all about Biscuit Tin, who a few days ago were on Dragons Den (equivalent to Shark Tank in USA). Sheila Hogan, who founded Biscuit Tin as a result of her parents’ deaths, had a similar idea to mine when I started Before I Go Solutions – which is…

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7 Tips For A Good Valentine’s Day When You Are On Your Own

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 9, 2022 /

Some suggestions and practical actions to help cope with Valentines Day when you are on your own, whether by choice or not.

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When the Queen Dies

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 31, 2022 /

When the Queen dies, there is a plan. It’s called ‘Operation London Bridge’. (‘London Bridge is down’ is the code for passing on the information that she has actually died) What happens when the Queen dies It’s a highly detailed plan (you can read all about it on Wikipedia). Everyone involved has a role. They…

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A reason for living when someone close has died

A reason for living when someone close has died

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 26, 2022 /

A reason for living, when someone close has died is demonstrated perfectly with Ricky Gervais. He plays Tony in ‘After Life‘ currently on Netflix. He struggles to come to terms with the death of his wife. Here are my observations and the lessons we can take from this series. Why Ricky Gervais, his dog and…

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How to get end of life planning actually done

How to get end of life planning actually done

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 2, 2021 /

When you know end of life planning is important, and you know you want to get your end of life plan actually done, there’s a few things that need to be put in place first, to set yourself up for success.

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How to choose a funeral director

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 25, 2021 /

Choosing a funeral director isn’t something often mentioned in polite society. Because it means acknowledging the fact of death. but it’s kinder to those you leave behind if that decision is already taken care of. Here’s 5 tips how to pick a funeral director before it’s really needed.

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