March 22nd at 10 AM PT/ 7 PM CET

Ageing: The Secret Behind the Greatest Opportunity You’ve Ever Had


Jane writes:
Most people think ageing sucks. And it especially does, when you compare how you are now to what you were then. It’s all very well having memories, but when you become stuck in them, or resentful because you can’t do what you want to do in the same way, then they can be a problem. Jane Duncan Rogers will talk in this interview about why and how ageing is an opportunity, and what the secret is to being able to fully enjoy life, no matter what age you are.
Ageing is arguably life’s last attempt to have us learn it’s most precious lesson. So much of becoming older is about uncertainty, that we are forced into taking things one day at a time. Doesn’t that sound a little like the ancient message from the sages to ‘live in the moment’?


STREAMED  LIVE HERE on March 22nd 2018

"Ageing" with Jane Duncan Rogers

00:00 Introductions and mechanics, how to watch

02:09 A few words about our guest, Jane Duncan Rogers

03:10 Jane begins with how her husband’s diagnosis changed both his and her life.

04:49 “You are alive right up to the moment when you are dead.”

05:23 Find all her work on her page in our website:

05:50 Gifted by grief? She explains. A new “I love you.” and more….

08:00 How that led to her current work

10:00 it’s a lot easier to deal with end-of-life questions before you actually have to do it!

12:00 We all know we should do this, but we don’t.  Why not?

14:30 Mark interrupts with his own daughter’s death, and its gifts.

17:10 Death made Jane sort everything through the filter of “Am I enjoying myself.”
17:40 Heidi has a story to, getting in contact with life! Jane follows with her last moments with her husband.  The empty bag!

22:20 Her current work is very practical in part because we come to know that who we are is not just our body but the body will be there when you’re gone! Getting at ease with transitions

25:05 Mark recounts how the study of and the interest in ageing has progressed in the past just four years.

29:20  A new relationship between the mind and the heart.

30:10 The helpfulness of group work; how to bring up the topic with others.

35:00 The importance of engaging with life as much as we can. “Be here now!”

38:00 Biological testaments: You can die at home if you wish!

40:45 Donating organs? Different points of view.

45:45 It’s not necessary to remove the body immediately!

48:00 ane confesses she had all sorts of ideas about how grief should proceed!

51:00 Check regulations where you live!  They vary a lot!

52:30 The comfort that comes from carrying out the wishes of the deceased. And it helps prevent family quarrels!

57:00 And subscribe to our website: and our Facebook page, Masterminding Integral Ageing

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Before I Go Solutions

57:39 A favorite quote by Jane (used with permission): A good end-of-life plan is a great going away present!

59:00 Thank you’s and good bye’s.


Jane, propelled into grief after her 66 year-old husband died of cancer in 2011, wrote Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth just three years later. Even while her husband was alive they referred to his condition as a gift – hard to believe, maybe, but true. This did not alleviate the pain of the grief as she was widowed aged 54, but Jane eventually found that the same applied – hence the title ‘Gifted By Grief’.

Now she is discovering, as she ages herself, and is providing assistance to ageing parents, that coming towards the end of life has hidden gifts too. Her latest book (due out in August) is Before I Go: The Essential Guide to A Good End of Life Plan. This arose out of the questions she had asked her husband in his last year, and which were to prove so helpful to her after his death.

Join us to discover how to look at ageing with eyes of love; with softened thoughts and with feelings of compassion, and explore the secrets of ageing that can be found so easily for those with open eyes, hearts and soul.


Jane Duncan Rogers is an award-winning Life and Death coach who helps people prepare well for the best ending of life possible.

Having been in the field of psychotherapy and personal growth for more than 25 years, she is also author of Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth and Before I Go: Practical Questions to Ask and Answer Before You Die. She founded Before I Go Solutions in 2016.

Read her full biography on her other website,