What To Do When You’re Hurting Inside…

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 5, 2015 /

If you’ve been wounded physically, there are certain things that need to happen to ensure the healthy healing of that wound. We know now that cleanliness in all areas around the wound are crucial to support the body in its brilliant ability to self-heal. So the person tending you needs to have scrubbed their hands.…

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Grief never ends…?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 7, 2015 /

Grief never ends is a very common belief, but it’s not true. Grief changes, because when you grieve a loss you are on a journey, whether you like it or not. A journey is about travelling, learning, growing; making mistakes, discovering and exploring. During this you will be changing; you can’t help it. So ditch the…

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What eggs are you hatching?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 19, 2015 /

This morning, walking through the woods alongside the loch at the back of my house, I checked to see if the swan was still sitting on her nest. First I saw her mate, head dipping below the dark green water, popping up now and again with a bit of weed between his beak.  On a…

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Grief Ambushes – What To Do?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 19, 2015 /

The tears gushed out suddenly when I passed the cream cheese in the supermarket aisle. It was so poignant, seeing this cheese, which I no longer needed to buy, and yet which had been one of the few foods that Philip could eat in his last months.

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Has Someone You Know Been Diagnosed with Cancer?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 19, 2015 /

When you hear the word ‘cancer’ associated with someone close to you, it’s hard. The shock, even if you suspected it, can cause you to be clumsy with your communication. Disbelief is likely to stun you into silence. You may very well feel helpless. So what do you say?  How can you best help them? …

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Grief is Like the Ocean

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 4, 2015 /

Sometimes it feels like you’re drowning, sometimes treading water, other times splashing about with your feet on the sand. Grief takes many forms and the image of an ocean is helpful when you realise that the ocean is in charge, and all you can do is learn to swim as best as possible. That means…

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What Do You Do When Nothing You Do Works?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 11, 2014 /

Decide and Do, or Allow and Be? On first look, this question appears to be simple – if you make a decision and take action on it, then the thing you want will happen. Simple. Easy.  Just do it, as Richard Branson would say. And of course there is truth in that. However, what do…

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