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Intention-Directions vs Goals

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 7, 2019 / 1 Comment

‘I don’t set goals, instead I focus on being me, loving myself as much as possible, taking opportunities that present themselves to me and watching my life unfold before me’. This is a paraphrase of what was said by a woman for whom I have a huge amount of respect. Louise L Hay is author…

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Jane talks decluttering with BBC’s Aggie MacKenzie

By Marc Hindley / January 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

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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Nominated for Moray Business Women Most Enterprising Business Award!

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Before I Go Solutions has been nominated for this great award!  The Celebration Ball is on 18th November, so will find out then who has won. Congratulations to the other five nominees and may we all have fun on the night, enjoy ourselves and raise lots of money for Moray Food Bank, the charity that…

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 25, 2017 / 2 Comments

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 20, 2017 / 9 Comments

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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How Did Coffins Used to Get Transported? Along the Coffin Trails…

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Coffin Trail is the old track along which coffins had to be carried before St Mary’s Church in Ambleside in the Lake District was consecrated in 1821. In those days, the dead had to be carried along this trail, to St Oswald’s Church in Grasmere, the home of famous poet, Wordsworth. As we walked…

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

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 23, 2016 / 2 Comments

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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Near-Death Experience and What Happens After Death…

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

This is a really interesting interview with a man who died and came back, ie had a near-death experience.  What he reports is very much in line with what I have experienced, even though I didn’t have an NDE. If you’re at all interested in this, listen in and come back and comment here, or pop…

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What On Earth Has A TV Got To Do With Death?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

I burst into tears. 15 days after my husband’s death, and I was alone in the house for the first time. I settled down on what used to be his chair with my TV dinner on my lap, ready to switch on. Picking up the remote, I pressed the button. It didn’t come up with…

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