It’s not as black and white as it seems Merriam-Webster defines love as a ‘strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.’ Our own experience of love and how we define it is as unique to each of us, as our own humanity. For some of us love is a multitude of … Continue reading What Hate Taught Me About Love
Environmentalism, sentience and our need to do better We use many ways of staying informed of the ongoing shenanigans of the world around us. Yet, the stories reported to us are seldom tales of good news. We may view our world on a local, national or international level. But still, the news is more often … Continue reading Why Are We Not Kinder?
As we are about to enter another year and are once again confronted with the somewhat cultural expectation to make New Years resolutions, some of us will see this annual cycle for what it is. A way of invoking a 'new beginning', an attempt to implement some positive changes in our lives. It could be … Continue reading New Years Resolutions and Coping with Parental Alienation
"Falling in love is not an act of will. It is not a conscious choice. No matter how open to or eager for it we may be, the experience may still elude us. Contrarily, the experience may capture us at times when we are definitely not seeking it, when it is inconvenient and undesirable." Wrote … Continue reading Falling in Love and Parental Alienation
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
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
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
As the name of this blog suggests I am in a battle, however I do not revel in the fight. I am often defeated, but seek no pity for each loss. I cling on to those around me and trust in their love and support. All I wish is to be a father to my three … Continue reading One Small Victory Against Parental Alienation
The online presence of those affected by parental alienation is both immense and awe-inspiring. In terms of statistics, typing 'parental alienation' in to Google presents one with 1,170,000 results. #PAS on Twitter reaches an audience of 2,107,036 twitter accounts. There is an incalculable number of alienated parents across the developed world passionately campaigning, advocating and pleading online for some … Continue reading The Awe-inspiring Online Community of Parental Alienation
In the Oxford English dictionary, the word compassion is defined as 'sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others'. The Middle English word is thought to have originated from Anglo-French and in turn from the Late Latin word compassio, meaning to sympathize, to bear, suffer. In numerous philosophies and almost all of the major religions, … Continue reading Compassion, What’s it Worth?