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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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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When the Queen Dies

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 31, 2022 /

When the Queen dies, there is a plan. It’s called ‘Operation London Bridge’. (‘London Bridge is down’ is the code for passing on the information that she has actually died) What happens when the Queen dies It’s a highly detailed plan (you can read all about it on Wikipedia). Everyone involved has a role. They…

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A reason for living when someone close has died

A reason for living when someone close has died

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 26, 2022 /

A reason for living, when someone close has died is demonstrated perfectly with Ricky Gervais. He plays Tony in ‘After Life‘ currently on Netflix. He struggles to come to terms with the death of his wife. Here are my observations and the lessons we can take from this series. Why Ricky Gervais, his dog and…

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How to get my family to let me go

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 17, 2021 /

When you know you’re dying but your family can’t accept the fact. This article shares 3 tips how to get your family to let you go.

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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  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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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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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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Moving from Scared to Sacred

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 3, 2018 /

Moving from Scared to Sacred with Patty Burgess Brecht February’s interview in the BIG Interview Series is with Patty Burgess, President of Possibility with Patty is a friend and colleague, has participated on my Before I Go Programme and is one wise, wild woman (so right up my street!)   Scroll down to see…

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