Who should I have as executor of my will?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 31, 2022 /

Who should I have as the executor of my will? The answer to ‘who should I have as executor of my will?’ is often ‘someone in your family’.  But what if there isn’t an obvious person in your family to take on this role?  What do you do then?  In my book, Before I Go:…

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Finding Documents After Someone Dies

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 18, 2022 /

Have you ever had to play Sherlock Holmes? Missing garden equipment, important documents, finding passwords, finding documents after someone dies can be a nightmare! It’s often a mystery trying to find these details after a loved one has passed. To celebrate Sherlock Holmes National Day on May 22nd, we’ll be discussing how End of Life…

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how to talk about death and dying

How to talk about death and dying

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 4, 2022 /

Talking about death and dying can be met with horror especially if the conversation seems out of the blue. A colleague Juli told me she had told her daughter what she wanted for some of her funeral service, and was taken aback when her daughter rounded on her and told her to stop talking, it…

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Why is End of Life Planning Important?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 27, 2022 /

The Importance of End of Life Planning Why is End of Life Planning so important? Surely at some point it’ll all get taken care of, right?  Wrong! The vast majority of people wait until it’s too late to start their End of Life plan.  It’s not until stress, worry or self imposed time limits that…

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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 death affects a child

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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Valentines Day when on your own

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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