Category Archives: To the Brink and Back

“Happy Father’s Day? – Revisited”

I often like to go back and read some of my past posts, especially this time of year as we get closer to the dreaded Father’s Day.  I wrote the following Father’s Day post in 2010, about 5 months after … Continue reading

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“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

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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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“Given Permission” by Kelly Farley

  “Given Permission” Some differences in grieving may arise from gender.  It is important to recognize these gender issues.  For example, a man’s feeling of helplessness in the face of grief and sorrow can manifest itself in guilt or anger … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day – Conflict”

“Father’s Day – Conflict” Here we are, another event that is about to occur that triggers emotions in men that have lost a child (or have lost a dad for that matter), Father’s Day.  Since I have lost two children … Continue reading

Posted in Brotherhood, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Death of parent, Fathers Day, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Holidays, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Signs from our children, To the Brink and Back | 17 Comments

Recent Press for Grieving Dads

With the release of Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back last week, I have had requests to write for several different blogs over the last week.  I also had the opportunity to be interviewed by a couple of Chicago newspapers.  The following … Continue reading

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“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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Recent Interview

As I approach the release of my new book Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, I have been conducting many on-line and news media interviews. The following is an online interview I completed yesterday with the blog “I Did … 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

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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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