Gifted By Grief
A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth

When Jane's husband died in December 2011, her world fell apart.

This book is her very personal story of how she coped, what  she learned, and why she can now say she has been gifted by his death.

Inside this book, you'll discover ...

  • nuggets of wisdom and gems of inspiration to help you in any situation of loss
  • how Jane and Philip used some unusual strategies to cope with cancer being a partner in their marriage
  • what Jane actually did when grief visited, why that allowed her to find moments of joy, and how she coped at a practical level
  • what can happen when you answer the question "who am I, if not a body?"
Perfect for anyone dealing with the impact of bereavement or another major loss, who has got tired of struggling with the grief, and wants to be able to move on
  • Jane shares her journey through grief and out the other side with heart-rending honesty and humourous insights that will have you crying one minute, laughing the next.”

    Andrea Gardner

    Author of Choose Your Words, Change Your World
  • This book is an inspiration for anyone wanting to move on but needing the courage to do so.”

    Christina Rasmussen

    Author of Second Firsts, and Founder of The LifeStarters
  • A courageous, wise and beautifully written book.

    Malcolm Stern

    Psychotherapist, author and co-founder of Alternatives, London
  • A no holds barred account of the difficulty of facing death and the rage of bereavement, reassuring the reader that strong feelings are perfectly normal.”

    Elly Crichton Stuart

    Widow and bereavement support worker
  • Reading Gifted By Grief is a healing experience. I feel lighter each time I read it.

    Robert Holden

    Co-author with Louise L Hay of Life Loves You

Jane Duncan Rogers

About the author

Jane says: ‘I couldn’t imagine how I would cope without my husband. However, 3 years on and his death has turned out to be the very greatest gift he could ever give me.

 I can hardly believe I am saying this, and yet it is true. Of course my preference is that he would be alive, but he isn’t, and I’m now doing my new job of reaching out to others in this situation and showing them how a rebirth is indeed possible.’

Award winning coach and author, Jane was the first woman You Can Heal Your Life ® trainer in Europe, back in the 90’s. 


Running study groups of Louise L. Hay’s famous book over ten years, building a counselling and psychotherapy practice, and a large complementary health clinic, all have informed her natural wisdom and generous spirit in what has become her grief guidance support work. She also helps entrepreneurs and small business owners whose work has been affected by loss.