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Talking about Death

When Your Partner Is Dying, What Do You Say?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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Conscious Living, Conscious Dying

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’m delighted to announce I’ll be taking part as a panelist in Conscious Living, Conscious Dying – a series of live panel discussions about life and death from October 24th – November 21st 2018. I was privileged to have Heidi Hornlein and Mark Davenport, who started the Wisdom Factory, on one of the BIG Method…

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3 tips on how to talk with someone who is dying

By Jane Duncan Rogers / July 11, 2018 / 4 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

My husband was lying in the hospital bed. Drains, tubes, and a catheter were connected to him in various ways. The constant beep-beep of the machine next to him was irritating beyond description, particularly at night-time. We’d been told there was nothing more they could do, and by this time he was too weak to…

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7 Practical Ways To Set Yourself Up For A Good Death

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 2, 2018 / 1 Comment

I never thought about death much, other than as a concept, until my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Then it made its entrance with a bang. Even though he was 65, it felt far too young to be contemplating death. We learnt a lot about each other, about life, and about death in…

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By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Death at work A death at work is devastating in different ways from at home. If you run a business of any kind, listen in to this conversation as Sheela tells her story of what went wrong, why and what needed to happen to help make the situation better.  

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By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Helping People Die Peacefully   The words ‘how to die peacefully’ really struck me. That’s what everybody wants, isn’t it? Every month during 2017 Jane will be interviewing a specialist in the field of dying, death and grief for my new series The B.I.G. Interviews Series, hosted on her You Tube Channel. First up was Dr…

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By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Moving from Scared to Sacred February’s interview in the BIG Interview Series is with Patty Burgess, President of Possibility with doingdeathdifferently.com. 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 what she is offering…

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By Simon Duncan / December 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

A Good Goodbye Gail Rubin, author and speaker, tells us about the need to shop before you drop, the effect of mercury in cremated remains, and the link between self-esteem and facing up to the end of life. Plus a bit of humour!

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