Category Archives: Inspiration

“21 Gun Salute” by Kelly Farley

21 Gun Salute I was recently out walking my yard with a landscape contractor when I spotted a baby rabbit hiding out in my ground cover.  He stayed still long enough for me to approach him and snap the above … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Despair, Devastation, Dreams, Grief, Grieving Dads, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Signs from our children, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“Laying Low”

“Laying Low” I know it’s been awhile since I have posted something on my blog, but for some reason have been struggling with things to say.  To be honest, I am getting to the point where I feel like I … Continue reading

Posted in Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Healing, Honored, Hope, Inspiration, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, To the Brink and Back, Words of Encouragement | 16 Comments

“Alone For The Holidays” by Kelly Farley

Alone For The Holidays As I write this, we are just under two weeks out from Christmas.  As much as I try to get excited about the holiday season, I often find it hard to get into the spirit of things.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Christmas, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Peace, Words of Encouragement | 17 Comments

“Top 30 Counseling Blogs of 2012”

Grieving Dads Named Top Grief Blog I am excited to announce that I found out today that the “Grieving Dads” blog was named one of the Top 30 Counseling Blogs of 2012.  If you are interested in reading the list … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, counselor, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Inspiration, Life Coach, Men's Grief, Mental Health, Physical Health, Profound Life Experience, Recovery Coach | 9 Comments

“Man’s Best Counselor” by Kelly Farley

“Man’s Best Counselor” My wife Christine and I were never “pet people”.  Yeah, we use to think puppies and kittens were cute, but the thought of having a pet live in our house never crossed our minds.  We were both … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, counselor, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Despair, dog, Friend, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Man's Best Friend, Pain, puppy, Shih Tzu, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 11 Comments

“Too Much” by Kelly Farley

“Too Much” A few people close to me know that I have been struggling lately with some bullshit life stuff.  The kind of stuff where you ask yourself, “Why am I stressing out about something so stupid?”  I often will … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Farley-Kluger, Fear, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 23 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

“Author’s Preface”

It has been a very exciting and difficult 2.5 years trying to develop this book for grieving dads.  There were times I wasn’t sure it was going to happen and there were other times I thought I had taken on more … Continue reading

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“Fly Over Salute” by Kelly Farley

      Fly Over Salute  I have been wanting to blog about this for a couple of weeks, but I have been busy trying to get the new book ready for print.  I decided I was going to take … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Honored, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Signs from our children, Tears, To the Brink and Back, Uncategorized, Words of Encouragement | 5 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