What Is a Body?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / July 19, 2018 /

From Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating A Good End of Life Plan. Chapter 7: What Is A Body? In many Western countries, when you see a closed coffin at a funeral, it can be a shock. Imagining the person you loved in there is not always a pleasant picture. A lid over…

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3 Things to Do When You’re Afraid Of Your Spouse Dying First

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 11, 2018 /

It was my greatest fear. Having had no children, the thought of my husband dying first and me being left alone in the world was something I simply couldn’t bear. Even if I had had children, the idea of my best friend, lover, business partner and companion leaving me behind was unbearable. So I didn’t…

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 12, 2018 /

7 Tips For A Good Valentine’s Day When You Are On Your Own The thought of never again receiving a Valentine’s card from my husband almost made me drop to the floor in agony.  All those other women out there would be receiving a card, flowers or being taken out for a meal, and in…

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Record, Write and Relay Your Life, Right Now – 7 Crucial Reasons to Do So

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 20, 2017 /

Record, write, relay your life right now?  Why now? Well, here’s a story as to why. Looking at my Dad lying in the hospital bed, unable to talk due to the recent stroke he’d had, I could only be thankful that some years ago we had had a particular conversation.  (Here he is before the…

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Celebrating Today

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 14, 2017 /

It’s my birthday today!  What’s more, I have moved very definitely out of the realm of middle age, as I am now 60. Gulp. I know that age doesn’t mean anything, I know that you are as young as you feel (true!) and I love Wayne Dyer’s words ‘If you didn’t know how old you…

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The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 6, 2017 /

1. Accept It took quite a couple of years to pluck up the courage to 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 But as time passed, and I admitted I was…

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Being Here Now

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 30, 2017 /

Last week I thought my Dad was on death’s door after his stroke, as did the doctors. So we have all been surprised that he is still with us, and even eating (this time last week he couldn’t swallow). I’ve been spending time with both him and my Mum but one of the blessings of…

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Feeling Sad and Glad at the Same Time – Really?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 14, 2017 /

Someone on Facebook said ‘my dad passed away this morning at 3.30am. I’m so relieved he isn’t in pain anymore. I’m so sad at the same time’. Is it really possible to be feeling two such strong feelings at the same time? Once upon a time I would have said no. Now, especially since my…

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Celebrating in the Dark

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 8, 2017 /

In a world of opposites, there is both darkness and light. Hard to believe sometimes, when you’re seemingly locked in a room without being able to see the light switch. But it is possible to find it – to find light in the dark. And not only that, but to come to a place where…

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What’s the News Hardly Anyone Wants to Admit To?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 4, 2017 /

There’s actually not a lot that we can say we know for sure about life, but this is one of them. We get born, and then some time later, we die. Yes, it may be unpalatable news and uncomfortable at that, but it is TRUE! It really is.   What’s more, we cannot know how…

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