Category Archives: anxiety

“Scared to Look Back”

The following article comes from a fellow grieving dad and guest blogger Thom Gonyeau.  He is kind enough to share his story and also discuss some of the challenges he faces as he moves forward through the aftermath of losing … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Devastation, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Miscarriage, SIDS, Stillbirth, Trauma | 16 Comments

“Weird Inside” by Kelly Farley

“Weird Inside” I listen to a lot of music which includes all types of artists and genres. Quite often I connect with many of the lyrics in these songs. Sometimes it’s the whole song and other times it just a … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Despair, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads, Haunting, Panic, Survival, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

“Release” by Kelly Farley

Release  “All sorrows can be borne if we put them in a story or tell a story about them” –  Isak Dinesen  This quote captures the essence of my new book.  It’s important to find a way to release the … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Survival, To the Brink and Back, Truisms, Words of Encouragement | 17 Comments

“Home Sick” by Kelly Farley

“Home Sick” All of us that have lost a child can agree that when you lose a child, everything in your life becomes impacted in some way.  After the death of my son Noah, and once I surrendered to the … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Home Sick, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Mental Health, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Scary, Trauma, Triggers | 12 Comments

“Honored” by Kelly Farley

Honored Before the deaths of my children I was never the person to have a life mission of helping other people.  I never really thought about it, I guess you could say I was selfish from that standpoint.  If someone … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Bereaved, Brotherhood, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Honored, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Peace, Survival, To the Brink and Back, Words of Encouragement | 21 Comments

“Fear Turns to Panic”

Grief is not just emotional or psychological; it is also physical.  It is important to attend to your physical health.  Do not hesitate to consult with a trusted physician. Exercise and try to improve your eating habits.  It will take … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Mental Health, Pain, Panic, Physical Health, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Survival, Trauma, Truisms, Words of Encouragement | 3 Comments

“Constant Mind F**K”

Constant Mind F**K A couple of weeks ago I interviewed fellow grieving dad, Bryan.  Bryan’s almost 3-year-old son Charlie had died about 7 months prior to complications with the flu.  I was interviewing Bryan for my upcoming Grieving Dads: To … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Healing, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Panic, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Profound Life Experience, PTSD, Reality, Scary, Survival, Trauma | 13 Comments

“Long Drive”

Long Drive I recently interviewed a grieving dad, Don, and we were discussing how we would often cry on our way to work in the morning.  I drove to work, but he took public transportation.  He said he would sit … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Despair, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 16 Comments

Recent Interview

I was recently interviewed on the Open to Hope Radio Program.  Click the link below to listen to the interview.  It’s about my experience through the death of my children, the Grieving Dads Project and the FMLA modification efforts. About 20 … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Profound Life Experience, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“Dragonflies”

“Dragonflies” It must have been a couple of weeks after the death of my son Noah when I first noticed the dragonflies.  It was mid-June 2006 and I had already been off work for several weeks.  I had called my … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Dragonflies, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Signs from our children, Survival, Time, Words of Encouragement | 10 Comments