Father and Son

"It's not time to make a change, just relax, take it easy, you're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to know." The opening lines from the Cat Stevens track Father and Son. I have always loved and admired this song, particularly the lyrics. Such poignant and touching lyrics easily evoking loving … Continue reading Father and Son

Roles Vs Labels

Recently I had the pleasure of guest writing for Men Tell Health which is an organisation that aids and supports men that are affected by mental health. As they state on their website if you're not a man or don't suffer with mental health issues that doesn't mean you're not welcome. Absolutely not. Maybe you're a … Continue reading Roles Vs Labels

Under Pressure 

In a previous life, I used to be a drummer. Just for the record I refer to a previous period of my life, not as in reincarnation. Because a life prior to parental alienation and/or depression can seem like a completely different life at times. For those unfamiliar with the term parental alienation please see … Continue reading Under Pressure 

The Triad of Empowerment

As I often do, I am reflecting on my current circumstances whilst writing this article. In terms of my current life stressors I am currently going through a high conflict divorce. I am also unjustifiably being denied any contact with my three beautiful children by my ex-partner. And I have recently returned to work following … Continue reading The Triad of Empowerment

Parental Alienation, Good Versus Evil

In my experience of battling parental alienation thus far I have come to realise the following: It is generally not recognised by the judicial system, dismissed by so called professionals, and underestimated even when recognised and documented as minimally as possible with phrases such as "exhibits alienating behaviours." It appears to only be known by … Continue reading Parental Alienation, Good Versus Evil

The Denial of Depression

Anyone that has ever experienced depression may well be guilty of it. Family and friends may have witnessed their loved ones guilty of it. As the title suggests I am exploring the denial of depression. I recently experienced a severe period of depression, lasting approximately three months. My marriage broke down last year. And since … Continue reading The Denial of Depression

Say Hello to Heaven

Since Chris Cornell's death on 18th May this year I have been considering whether to write about it or not. I decided to reflect on this decision for a while and consider what it was I actually wanted to express, discuss and disclose. As a music fan I first came across Chris Cornell as a … Continue reading Say Hello to Heaven

Parental Alienation, Happiness and Personal Growth

All too often I find myself reflecting on recent events in my life. Arguably, this could be called pro-crastination, but I prefer to see it as self-reflection. During such a recent period of self-reflection (okay, lets call it pro-crastination for arguments sake!) I considered the recent positives in my life that have come out of … Continue reading Parental Alienation, Happiness and Personal Growth

Does Thinking About Your Children Less, Mean You Love Them Less?

Before discussing this question, please allow me to put this into context for those readers that may not be familiar with this blog. I am what is known as an alienated parent. Following the breakdown of my marriage my ex has 'successfully' prevented me from having any contact with my three beautiful young children for what … Continue reading Does Thinking About Your Children Less, Mean You Love Them Less?

Given to Fly

In 1998 Pearl Jam released their fifth studio album Yield. It marked a return to the band's earlier straightforward heavier approach to albums. The stand out track is the soaring epic Given to Fly, a song that carries underlying themes of existence and rebirth. A subtle, yet sublime guitar riff from Mike McCready opens the song. The … Continue reading Given to Fly