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Is there life after loss?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 13, 2020 /

When you’re bereaved, it’s easy to think there will never be any quality of life after loss. It’s such a hard time, but this story gives hope, inspiration and a sense of possibility, especially for those in the older stage of life.

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What’s the difference between end of life plan facilitators and end of life doulas? 

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 26, 2020 /

End of life as a phrase has become much more common in the last few years, initially attached to the word ‘doulas’, and now there are end of life plan facilitators, or consultants, and even coaches. So what’s the actual difference?   An end of life doula is someone who is non-medical, and trained to…

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What is the cost of the Facilitators training?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / August 26, 2020 /

What is the cost of the Facilitators training?  This is a question I’ve been asked a few times.  So here it is in a nutshell, and why it’s that price. Our accredited end of life plan facilitation training costs £1997.   There, I’ve said it, upfront.   Nearly all the marketing gurus say not to…

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How to create your living legacy

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 22, 2020 /

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings. Here’s how you can leave tangible memories for your children and grandchildren.

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Will Coronavirus Change Our Conversations About Death?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 20, 2020 /

A useful conversation set up by Compassion in Dying (UK), with several presenters, including a breast surgeon (who also has breast cancer); an intensive care anaesthetist; and a palliative care doctor.

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Do we really need to be frightened by death to fully appreciate life?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 17, 2020 /

We’ve become so far removed from death that when the effect of the pandemic began to hit hard, we were stunned and shocked. How dare this happen, to us, who are so used to being in charge of life?

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How to plan for the end of life – Dying Matters Week UK

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 12, 2020 /

During Dying Matters week, I was delighted to be asked to post about just how you really DO plan – here are some pointers to get you going on your plan for the end of life.  Even more essential now in these days of the pandemic.

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Funerals and body disposal in the time of coronavirus

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 19, 2020 /

In my book, Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating A Good End of Life Plan, I introduced the idea of the separation of the disposal of the body from the ritual involved in what has traditionally been called a funeral, and which is what we are familiar with. There is no doubt, funerals,…

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Coronavirus: stay home or go to hospital?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 30, 2020 /

If I have coronavirus, is it better to stay at home or go to hospital? Dr Kathryn Mannix answers the question. #havetheconversation

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Coronavirus and being out of control – but here’s what you CAN control

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 16, 2020 /

Suddenly the possibility of death from COVID-19 has come closer much more swiftly than we might have anticipated. However, although we may not have any control over when, where or how the coronavirus will be in our area, we DO have control over how we meet it.  We CAN manage our fearful thoughts (see my…

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