Category Archives: Life Lessons

“5-Year Plan”

5-Year Plan I am one who is always looking forward to the excitement of what’s next, instead of enjoying the moment.  Enjoying the moment is a hard thing for me to do.  It takes practice and intentional behavior. Because of this, … Continue reading

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“Feel the Emotions” by Kelly Farley

Feel the Emotion I know this is a few days late for a Thanksgiving posting, but I think it applies regardless of the holiday or not.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and over the last several years I … Continue reading

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“Landing On Solid Ground”

I have had this blog for almost 4 years and during that time I have never written on the subject of faith as it pertains to our healing.  I did this because I wanted everyone who visited this blog to … Continue reading

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“Reflection” by Kelly Farley

Reflection It’s that time of year where many of us do some personal reflection.  Many people like to spend time looking over the last year, in this case it’s 2012.  Looking back over how your life has changed or has … Continue reading

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“No Easy Day”

No Easy Day As all grieving parents know, there are some days in this journey that are more difficult than other days.  Today is one of those days for me.  November 12th marks 8 years since we lost my beautiful … Continue reading

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“Fight It” by Kelly Farley

“Fight It” Often times throughout my life when I experienced something stressful or painful I would just put my head down and try to fight through it.  This approach had always worked for me.  In fact, I implemented this approach … Continue reading

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“Slow Down” by Kelly Farley

“Slow Down” I work about 3 miles from where I live, which is unheard of here in the western suburbs of Chicago.  However, the route I take to work is the same route that many people take to catch the … Continue reading

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