3 tips on how to talk with someone who is dying

By Jane Duncan Rogers / July 11, 2018 /

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of her life. She kept having visits to hospital, and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. But how on earth do we talk with someone who is dying? If…

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What If You Knew You’d Be the Last To…?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 25, 2018 /

What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone?       If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theatre, tearing them, giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch that palm, brush your fingertips along the life line’s crease. When a man pulls his wheeled suitcase too…

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Seven Reasons To Bother Doing an End of Life Plan

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 13, 2018 /

1. You fall ill or have an accident, having assumed that your next of kin will be able to take care of you. The term next of kin often means your nearest blood relative. In the case of a married couple or a civil partnership it usually means their husband or wife. However, it is…

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Why Bother Doing An End Of Life Plan?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 1, 2018 /

Let’s face it, there is never going to be a good time to address anything to do with dying, death or grief. When you’re fit and healthy, the last thing on your mind is the end of your life. However, this is actually the very time to take your head out of the sand and…

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Wills, Weddings and Updating Your Documentation

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 21, 2018 /

The royal wedding here in the UK has been a huge topic in the media of all kinds these last few weeks. However, I can bet that hardly anyone has been also talking to Prince Harry and Meghan about a crucial thing that needs to happen when a couple get married. It’s more usually thought…

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What Is a ‘Good Death’? – 5 Contributing Factors

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 10, 2018 /

What is a good death? How can you tell what the person dying wanted? Here’s my experience when my husband was dying and 5 contributing factors that will help you increase you own chances of a good death. A good death? My husband was lying in the hospital bed. Drains, tubes, and a catheter were…

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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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Top Regrets of the Dying – How To Avoid This One

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 29, 2018 /

One of the top 5 regrets of the dying is ‘I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings’. Given that we never know when our life is going to come to an end, it’s a really good idea to not only express our feelings, but by doing that, keep our relationships up to…

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Bereavement Leave – It Could Be Possible This Becomes Paid

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 14, 2018 /

  Paid bereavement leave from work? Did you know that employers are obliged to offer compassionate leave, but it doesn’t have to be paid? And yet many bereaved employees return to work well before they feel they are ready, due to financial pressures. Grief Recovery Method have launched a petition asking that there should be statutory…

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What is a deathie and are you one? (The Groundswell Project Interview)

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 28, 2018 /

      I had the pleasure of interviewing Jessie Williams of The Groundswell Project, based in Australia, a few weeks ago. Jessie shares her poignant and beautiful story that demonstrates her passion to this project, which is working in a similar way to Before I Go Solutions.     Listen in below to find…

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