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3 Non-Actions To Take When Anxiety, Grief and Not-Knowing Are Your Bed Partners

By Jane Duncan Rogers / July 8, 2016 / 11 Comments

Fear gripped me, like a vice around my guts.  I treaded water in the swimming pool in which I had arrived for an early morning dip, before the heat of the day became too much. My friend had called from the terrace rooftop of the villa in which I was staying in Italy, on holiday.…

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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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BBC Radio 4 Womans Hour: short interview

By Jane Duncan Rogers / June 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

Listen in to me being interviewed alongside two other widows about what happens after you lose a partner. Just ten minutes long, it starts at about 18.08 minutes in. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djtwn#play

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When Nothing Goes As Expected – What To Do?

By Jane Duncan Rogers / May 12, 2016 / 7 Comments

“People have complained about it.” “No – why?” “They objected to the coffin in the window, apparently”. I was amazed. “What? It never occurred to me it might be a problem”.  I, along with my colleagues Kate Clark and Karen Collins had organised a pop-up event to acknowledge national Dying Awareness Week in an empty…

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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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One Simple Step to Integrating Loss, Endings, or Death into Your Life Right Now

By Jane Duncan Rogers / April 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

Life, it could be argued, is loss made manifest. From the moment a child is born, there are moments of loss – loss of who they were as a baby, a toddler, a young teenager. It continues into older age, with loss of interest in what fascinated us when younger, loss of energy for some,…

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Before I Go: Facebook Group

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

I’ve just set up a new Facebook group, if you are interested in exploring the topic of end of life, death, dying, afterlife – anything associated with coming to the end of a life and what that means for you. We’ll be exploring what a body is; what’s the meaning of being alive in a…

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Planning for the Death of a Loved One

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’m delighted to say that Saga online magazine have published my article Planning for the Death of a Loved One today; you can view it here: http://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/relationships/bereavement/planning-for-the-death-of-a-loved-one

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Why An Assumption Is Your Biggest TripUp

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 1, 2016 / 4 Comments

“The greatest difficulty is the mental resistance to things that arise, and the underlying assumption that they should not.” Eckhart Tolle Reading this quote right now, I understand why an assumption I had made was my biggest trip up. Basically, I had had such a difficult time accepting the fact my husband had died. Even…

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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

By Jane Duncan Rogers / March 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

If you have lost someone, this list will really help you. The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. You are the one…

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