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How to create your living legacy

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings. Here’s how you can leave tangible memories for your children and grandchildren.

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Will Coronavirus Change Our Conversations About Death?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

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.

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’ve become so far removed from death that when the effect of the pandemic began to hit hard, we were stunned and shocked. How dare this happen, to us, who are so used to being in charge of life?

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

During Dying Matters week, I was delighted to be asked to post about just how you really DO plan – here are some pointers to get you going on your plan for the end of life.  Even more essential now in these days of the pandemic.

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Funerals and body disposal in the time of coronavirus

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 19, 2020 / 2 Comments

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?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 30, 2020 / 4 Comments

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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Coronavirus and being out of control – but here’s what you CAN control

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Suddenly the possibility of death from COVID-19 has come closer much more swiftly than we might have anticipated. However, although we may not have any control over when, where or how the coronavirus will be in our area, we DO have control over how we meet it.  We CAN manage our fearful thoughts (see my…

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Coronavirus, life, death and fear: 3 pointers when feeling out of control

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 12, 2020 / 2 Comments

3 ways to calm fear thoughts when worries about coronavirus threaten to take over

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Pay now, die later: is funeral insurance really worth it?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Marisa, a client, contacted me with an urgent tone in her voice. “Should I get funeral insurance? I really want to sort my funeral out, but this is a big stumbling block for me. I just can’t decide, and it’s keeping me awake at night.” Aged 68, Marisa was aware she needed to take care…

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3 Tips on How to Talk to Children About Dying and Death

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

Many people have misgivings when it comes to talking with children about death. Find out what to do about it if it’s something you worry about.

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