Category Archives: Truisms

“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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“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

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“Death No Longer is the Master”

Death No Longer is the Master There is great comfort in losing my fear of death.  That is one of the blessings that many parents experience after the rawness of their grief ebbs.  It is an empowering and freeing experience: … Continue reading

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“Give Yourself Permission” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. Grieving is a time to give … Continue reading

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“Memorialize Our Children” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. It may be wise to invest … Continue reading

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“Don’t Let Anyone Else Tell You” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. Don’t let anyone else tell you … Continue reading

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“Learn to be Alone” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project. It is important to learn to be alone.  Americans tend to have a difficult … Continue reading

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“Understand Your Limits” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project. 11.  Understanding Your Personal Limits is Essential.  We all have limits in everything we … Continue reading

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My Friend Time

My Friend Time by Jim Santucci This weekend marks the 104th week since my daughter Jillian left this world.  As I calculated in my journal, over 1 million minutes of time have elapsed.  But it still seems like it was just … Continue reading

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