Category Archives: Trauma

“I Can’t Breathe” by Kelly Farley

“I Can’t Breathe” I have my blog set up to send me an email every time a new comment is posted.  I do this so I can make sure there are not inappropriate or hurtful things being posted.  A couple … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Haunting, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Panic, Scary, Survival, Trauma | 9 Comments

“Newtown”

Newtown I have been watching the news coverage of the shootings in Newtown, CT on and off for the last two days.  The innocent lives taken from this community within minutes has been heartbreaking to watch, but yet I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Grief, Newtown, Pain, Panic, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Robby Parker, Survival, Tears, Trauma | 15 Comments

“Undetermined”

We all look for some sort of “closure” when it comes to comprehending the death of our child, but some of us never get it or struggle to find it.  My guest blogger this week is still trying to sort … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, Bereaved, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Haunting, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Murder, Trauma | 8 Comments

“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

“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

“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

Posted in Anger, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Trauma, Words of Encouragement | 21 Comments

“Smothering”

“Smothering” This post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Flashbacks, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Profound Life Experience, PTSD, Trauma | 13 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

“Haunting”

It’s been a while since I posted on this series, but this post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Emotions, Flashbacks, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Haunting, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, PTSD, Stillbirth, Survival, Tears, Trauma, weeping | 5 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