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Jane talks decluttering with BBC’s Aggie MacKenzie

Jane talks decluttering with BBC’s Aggie MacKenzie Recently, a little book has come out ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’, by Margareta Magnusson, a Swedish woman who describes herself as ‘somewhere between 80 -100 years old’. It’s been marketed very cleverly – a different angle on what used to be called ‘spring cleaning’, and…

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What’s Grief Got to Do With Love? (Different From What You Might Think)

What’s grief got to do with love? Well, it’s obvious isn’t it?  For instance, there is a very well-known saying from Queen Elizabeth II: “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Because we do grieve much more over those we love, than those we either didn’t know so well, or didn’t know at all.…

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How To Die Peacefully – an Interview with Dr Wendy Nickerson

The words ‘how to die peacefully’ really struck me. That’s what everybody wants, isn’t it? Every month this year I am going to be interviewing a specialist in the field of dying, death and grief for my new series The B.I.G. Interviews Series, hosted on my You Tube Channel.   First up was Dr Wendy…

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Brexit,Trump, Death and Fear – What To Do Next

Fear. That small word that has such an enormous impact. And today, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, there will be many people feeling any one of the words associated with fear – here’s just a few: anxiety, jittery, uncomfortable, alarmed, jumpy, distrustful, timid, shy, apprehensive, unsure, uncertain, scared, worried.   Recognise any of them?…

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Talking About Deliberate Ending of a Life…Is it Suicide or Not?

Deliberate ending of a life? Doesn’t that mean suicide? Well, perhaps not. It’s a very challenging subject to talk about, but I feel it’s one that many secretly think about; it just comes out in forms like ‘we treat our pets better than we treat out elderly citizens’, or ‘I wish I could just go…

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How to Die Well

How To Die Well – surely that’s something everyone would want? This was the topic of the Breakfast show on Radio 5 Live with Nicky Campbell this morning, to which I contributed. Dr Kathryn Mannix of The Art of Dying Well was speaking about what actually happens when someone dies – and it was comforting…

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