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Coronavirus, life, death and fear: 3 pointers when feeling out of control

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 12, 2020 /

3 ways to calm fear thoughts when worries about coronavirus threaten to take over

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Pay now, die later: is funeral insurance really worth it?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 7, 2020 /

Marisa, a client, contacted me with an urgent tone in her voice. “Should I get funeral insurance? I really want to sort my funeral out, but this is a big stumbling block for me. I just can’t decide, and it’s keeping me awake at night.” Aged 68, Marisa was aware she needed to take care…

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3 Tips on How to Talk to Children About Dying and Death

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 5, 2020 /

Many people have misgivings when it comes to talking with children about death. Find out what to do about it if it’s something you worry about.

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The most unusual Valentine’s Day present ever!

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 28, 2020 /

Everyone has an opinion about  Valentine’s Day, but most of us love a gift, no matter what. Find out about a special offer on a gift that will really surprise your loved ones – as well as make their life easier!

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Decluttering

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 14, 2020 /

Inspired by the BIG Method, Michael Williams (a BIG Solutions end-of-life planning facilitator) decided to tackle the problem of de-cluttering a lifetime of posessions head-on.

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Christmas: 5 Tips On How To Cope When You’re Grieving

By Jane Duncan Rogers / December 18, 2019 /

Christmas, or any other celebration at this time of year  – how to cope when you’re grieving. Is it even possible? Just the thought of your loved one at this time can be a nightmare, especially when it is a partner, child or other person you were living with. I hope this infographic will help…

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Time to get rid of euphemisms about death – or not?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / December 11, 2019 /

Recently, an article was published in the Guardian on this subject. But is it really time to get rid of euphemisms about death? Could it be that if we do this, we are throwing the baby out with the bathwater? I was intrigued about this idea, and so asked people in a few Facebook groups…

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Marrying Yourself After Becoming a Widow: A Beautiful Ritual to Help You Recover

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 27, 2019 /

Being left behind takes quite a bit of getting used to, there is no doubt about it. But we can’t bury ourselves in our grief for the rest of our lives. We need to find a way to recover and move on. Some of us choose to remarry, and so did I, although this is a different kind of marriage.

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4 tips to dealing with the effects of missing someone you love

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 19, 2019 /

Missing your Mum or your Dad after they have died is as natural as anything, especially if they have played a large part in your life, such as if you had been caring for them. The grief comes with a big slam, catches you sideways, and tosses and turns you all over the place. A…

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14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 13, 2019 /

“I don’t want to pay that amount of money for something I don’t want!” I screamed these words to the funeral director who sat opposite me on the sofa two days after my husband had died. Tears rolled down my cheeks, I felt beside myself with rage and misery. I didn’t want to have to…

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