Short Video Series on End of Life Planning

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 10, 2019 /

In a series of five video chats with Sixty And Me founder Margaret Manning, Jane takes a detailed and sympathetic look at the challenges of making a good end of life plan.

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Death ‘Could’ Happen To You Too!

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 28, 2019 /

After my husband died in 2011, I became bound up with the idea that death could happen to me too. If a cancer diagnosis had come out of the blue for him, it could indeed happen to me too.  The next thought, on the heels of that one, was ‘what if I die when I’m…

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How To Keep Someone Alive In Your Heart

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 18, 2019 /

Just because someone dies, does not mean you forget them – on the contrary they stay alive in your heart for as long as you want or need them to. That’s what was happening last week when I attended a charity evening run by Moray Business Women, the local networking club to which I belong.…

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Overwhelming feelings at Xmas

By Jane Duncan Rogers / December 13, 2018 /

Thinking ahead to Christmas Day, or whichever day you celebrate in your faith, overwhelming feelings can easily arise  when you think of the empty chair at the meal table; or no need to buy a present any more; or no present to look forward to receiving. Your heart is a mixture of emotions – on…

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When Your Parents Die, What Happens?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 14, 2018 /

Someone said to me recently that when your parents die, if they are old, have led a good life, and are ready to go, then you don’t grieve so much. I have recently discovered both the truth and untruth of this, when my Dad died on 25th September, and then my Mum died just a…

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International Therapist Magazine, Autumn 2018

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 26, 2018 /

Jane’s article Working With Terminally Ill Clients, First published in International Therapist, the membership magazine of the FHT (www.fht.org.uk). You can read it online here or read the PDF

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When Your Partner Is Dying, What Do You Say?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 16, 2018 /

Here’s an extract from an article I’ve just had published in NextAvenue.org.  It contains many helpful suggestions for how to start and maintain a conversation when someone you love is dying, as well as tips on how to prepare well for the end, when it comes. You really are alive right up until the moment…

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What Happens When You Don’t Leave a Will

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 24, 2018 /

Aretha Franklin didn’t leave a last will and testament. What was she thinking of?  Well, I assume she wasn’t thinking. Her lawyer is reported as saying he spoke to her repeatedly about having a last will and testament or a trust, and she always said she would do it, but never seemed to get round…

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Positive Aspects Of Preparing For Death

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 21, 2018 /

Today, I’m sharing an interview on Silver Tent Radio with Debra Sofia Magdalene. Listen in if you want to hear: about whether your body is useful, or harmful, in organ donation what living wakes are what death cleaning is and when to start and much more! Click here to listen Silver Tent Radio Show Host…

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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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