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What To Do When You’re Hurting Inside…

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been wounded physically, there are certain things that need to happen to ensure the healthy healing of that wound. We know now that cleanliness in all areas around the wound are crucial to support the body in its brilliant ability to self-heal. So the person tending you needs to have scrubbed their hands.…

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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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Well of Grief

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

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This Powerful Ally Is Also Our Biggest Fear…

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 6, 2015 / 0 Comments

Written byNick Polizzi, Director, The Sacred Science The great Lao Tzu of the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE) once said, “If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.” If you were to rank the most prominent…

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Grief Ambushes – What To Do?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

The tears gushed out suddenly when I passed the cream cheese in the supermarket aisle. It was so poignant, seeing this cheese, which I no longer needed to buy, and yet which had been one of the few foods that Philip could eat in his last months.

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Has Someone You Know Been Diagnosed with Cancer?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

When you hear the word ‘cancer’ associated with someone close to you, it’s hard. The shock, even if you suspected it, can cause you to be clumsy with your communication. Disbelief is likely to stun you into silence. You may very well feel helpless. So what do you say?  How can you best help them? …

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Grief is Like the Ocean

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 4, 2015 / 2 Comments

Sometimes it feels like you’re drowning, sometimes treading water, other times splashing about with your feet on the sand. Grief takes many forms and the image of an ocean is helpful when you realise that the ocean is in charge, and all you can do is learn to swim as best as possible. That means…

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