Parenting Teenagers It’s Tough At Times

I have been blessed to have five children and there is no doubt about it, I feel privileged that in my lifetime I have become a dad five times. However, getting it right as a dad is incredibly difficult. I think I have bitten my tongue more times than I care to mention and I probably only have half a tongue left nowadays. The big all encompassing question I ask myself is, would I change the way I have raised my daughters and my one son? The most likely answer is no, although in hindsight I may have tweaked it… [Read More]

Keeping On Top Of Your Mental Health Issues With Therapy

If you have suffered from mental health issues for most of your life, which is something I have had to deal with throughout my life, then you may find that keeping your mind healthy is an ongoing situation that quite honestly never goes away. That’s why finding a way forward to lead a positive life is vital. When you suffer from depression or any other mental health issue it has to be managed and controlled. There are a number of ways that this can be done. Sometimes medication is required to help with your depression, but that will only go… [Read More]

Me, Depression and Recovery 

A few days ago I was talking to somebody who shall remain nameless, but they were having difficulty dealing with life and feeling down. It made think about my own life when I was depressed and when I found everyday totally exhausting. It prompted me to write this post about this period of my life. We read so often how lots of people live the perfect existence, but of course the reality is that life is not so perfect and there are lots bad times and good times in our lives. About 15 years ago I suffered from depression. It… [Read More]