This is a desire that arose out of my husband Philip’s death in 2011, when it became obvious that he would have had a very different experience had he not been so afraid of dying.
I’ve worked for over twenty five years in the personal growth industry as a counselor, psychotherapist and group leader, and owned Oxfordshire’s largest complementary health clinic for 3 years. I am an author, coach and speaker, and have helped thousands of people around the world to transform their lives and business.
In 2017 I founded Before I Go Solutions, a not-for-profit dedicated to having end of life plans become as commonplace as birthplans, and to encourage people to be more at ease talking about dying, death and grief. I particularly am interested in working with carers and the cared-for (having known something of this when I was caring for Philip). It came about as a result of readers’ response to a chapter in Gifted By Grief, about the difficult questions I asked Philip before he died.
I originally trained personally in 1990 with Louise L Hay, founder of Hay House publishers and author of the famous book, You Can Heal Your Life ®, and became the first person to lead You Can Heal Your Life® study groups in the UK and Europe, which I did for about ten years.
I published Choose Your Thoughts, Change Your Life in 1997, and co-authored with my husband, Philip Rogers, 60 Ways to Lose/Keep your Lover (2001, both now out of print. Gifted By Grief was published in 2015 and is still selling strong, and Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating a Good End of Life Plan came out in late 2018.
I am associated with the world-renowned Findhorn Foundation Community; spiritual community, eco-village and learning centre in the Highlands of Scotland, and live nearby.
I love early morning walking in the woods behind my house, before my regular meditation practice. And my motto is ‘make sure you’re enjoying yourself; you never know when you may not be here to do so!’