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5 Questions to Ask When Someone Is Actually Dying

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 21, 2017 / 1 Comment

Have you noticed we often use euphemisms about death?  In my last blog on this, just recently I was advocating ‘telling it like it is’, and using words such as death, dying, die. But the fact is, when you come to meet someone whom you know probably has only weeks to live, is it really…

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Advance Directives: 5 Essential Things You Need to Know

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 26, 2017 / 2 Comments

Marie’s son was distraught. He had told his Mother he would have the doctors do everything they could – but now they were saying that they didn’t know how long she would be able to breathe on her own without the tube, nor did they know how long she might last if the machine continued…

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What’s the News Hardly Anyone Wants to Admit To?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

There’s actually not a lot that we can say we know for sure about life, but this is one of them. We get born, and then some time later, we die. Yes, it may be unpalatable news and uncomfortable at that, but it is TRUE! It really is.   What’s more, we cannot know how…

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7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up For a Good Death

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

I never thought about death much, other than as a concept, until my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Then it made its entrance with a bang. Even though he was 65, it felt far too young to be contemplating death. We learnt a lot about each other, about life, and about death in…

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Moving From Scared to Sacred

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 27, 2017 / 2 Comments

This month’s interview in the BIG Interview Series is with Patty Burgess, President of Possibility with doingdeathdifferently.com. Patty is a friend and colleague, has participated on my Before I Go Programme, and is one wise, wild woman (so right up my street!)   In this short interview she speaks movingly about how death is an…

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Arguably the Best Valentine’s Present You Can Give A Loved One!

By Jane Duncan Rogers / February 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

The best Valentine present? Really?  Well, I’m sure you know someone, or know of someone, who’s had an administrative nightmare after a family member has died, all because they didn’t sort their affairs out before they popped their clogs. A colleague of mine, Heather, had that experience when her Dad died suddenly. It took her three…

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Can Abundance and Dying REALLY Go Together?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / October 18, 2016 / 4 Comments

Abundance. Dying. End of Life. Plentifulness. Not words you would normally think of together. But there’s often an abundance of laughter on my Before I Go group programmes and workshops. There’s plentiful amounts of stories, some amusing, some poignant, others educational. Then there’s also fear and anxiety and concern, more traditionally words associated with death and dying.…

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What It’s Really Like When Someone Dies: One Woman’s Story

By Jane Duncan Rogers / September 20, 2016 / 2 Comments

Thank God he’d stopped that awful rattling sound. Now his breaths were even, but with increasingly longer gaps in between. I knew this could go on for some time, but I was pretty surprised when ten minutes later, the gap just went on – and on, and on and on. And that moment – of…

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What’s with the Dead Flowers?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 16, 2016 / 17 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post that included the unexpected death of a local man by drowning in the loch just a few minutes from where I live. As I walked past the still, calm water again today, I saw these flowers. I’d love to hear some other perspectives on this, because I…

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Why did Prince not have a BIG conversation?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

  “Prince died without leaving a will” I read the headline online and couldn’t believe it. Surely someone with that amount of assets and complex life affairs would have taken care of this. But it appears to be true, as no will has been found yet . His sister Tyka Nelson had to go to…

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