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How to get my family to let me go

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 17, 2021 /

When you know you’re dying but your family can’t accept the fact. This article shares 3 tips how to get your family to let you go.

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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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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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3 Tips for Making End-Of-Life Talk Easier

By Jane Duncan Rogers / November 20, 2019 /

How do we bring death out of the closet and into our lives, without the terror? We need to start talking about it again. Here are some pointers to starting a conversation in a world that is afraid of the one thing that statistics say will happen to 100% of us.

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Love-Giver or Love-Taker? 3 Tips for a Healthy Personality Balance

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 30, 2019 /

If you had died yesterday, what would you have lived your life as? A love-giver or a love-taker? Are you willing to change your demeanour toward life and try to be more open to giving?

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3 tips on how to talk with someone who is dying

By Jane Duncan Rogers / July 11, 2018 /

Sylvia was becoming more and more frail. It was clear that, though in good spirits, her body was nearing the end of her life. She kept having visits to hospital, and had recently had a fall which had precipitated one of these. But how on earth do we talk with someone who is dying? If…

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Seven Reasons To Bother Doing an End of Life Plan

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 13, 2018 /

1. You fall ill or have an accident, having assumed that your next of kin will be able to take care of you. The term next of kin often means your nearest blood relative. In the case of a married couple or a civil partnership it usually means their husband or wife. However, it is…

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Why Bother Doing An End Of Life Plan?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 1, 2018 /

Let’s face it, there is never going to be a good time to address anything to do with dying, death or grief. When you’re fit and healthy, the last thing on your mind is the end of your life. However, this is actually the very time to take your head out of the sand and…

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Top Regrets of the Dying – How To Avoid This One

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 29, 2018 /

One of the top 5 regrets of the dying is ‘I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings’. Given that we never know when our life is going to come to an end, it’s a really good idea to not only express our feelings, but by doing that, keep our relationships up to…

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The Cosmic Elbow Strikes Again!

By Jane Duncan Rogers / January 24, 2018 /

Ever heard of the cosmic elbow? My husband used to talk about this a lot. Life tends to give us little nudges, and if we don’t pay attention, it often gives us bigger ones. First of all, it usually is a prod, just enough to make us pay attention to something. Then if we don’t…

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