Category Archives: Living Simple

“Lost and Found” by Kelly Farley

Lost and Found This past Saturday my daughter Katie would have been 11 years old. In six weeks my son would have been 10. These days used to be very difficult, but now I find myself proud to be their … Continue reading

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“Laying Low” by Kelly Farley

I have had a lot of positive feedback from others that have watched some of my previous impromptu videos that I have posted so I decided that I would start doing more of them.  I often will be driving or out on … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads Words, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Perspective, Rat Race, Restless Soul | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

“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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“Restless Soul” by Kelly Farley

Restless Soul I have always considered myself a restless soul. Always looking for something more exciting or interesting to immerse myself into. I love to experience new things and try to take life in on many levels. If I find … Continue reading

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“Brokenness” by Kelly Farley

“Brokenness” After a long winter here in Chicago I found myself trying to get motivated to “do something” but couldn’t seem to find the energy or desire. The bitter cold and constant gray put me on an emotional roller coaster … Continue reading

Posted in Brokenness, Death of a Child, Inspiration, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Survival | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

“Crazy” by Kelly Farley

“Crazy” Psychiatrist and therapy are two words that I used to have negative thoughts about.  When I was growing up, I always thought that those two words were associated with people that were “crazy”.  Those that read my book understand … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-depressant, anxiety, Counseling, counselor, Courage, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Gardening, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Healing, Hope, Kelly Farley, Living Simple, Medication, Mental Health, Pain, Panic, Peace, Perspective | 16 Comments

“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

Posted in Compassion, Courage, 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: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Mental Health, Pain, Perspective, Survival, Tears, Time, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 27 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

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“Kitchen Table” by Kelly Farley

Kitchen Table The topic of this blog post has been on my mind for a while.  About 2-3 months ago my wife and I thought about remodeling the first floor of our house.  We researched different types of hardwood floors, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Compassion, Crying, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Emotions, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Living Simple, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Survival, Tears, Tough, weeping | 15 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