Hello, I’m Lesley,

Like most of us, my life didn’t turn out as planned but I love my life & every day I move a step closer to living authentically, in tune with my values.

If you’re a woman in midlife who’s not sure of your place in the world & what to do with the time you have left.

Welcome, you’re in the right place


I’m also the author of 'Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness; Inspiring Stories to Guide You to a Fulfilling Life.' You can read more & buy here 

After much exploration, I've realised that 'my heart wants to be peaceful, calm & happy’ so my work is to make that happen

I don’t have the answers, but I am keen to explore questions such as ‘Who am I, what do I want, what’s my purpose, what’s important to me, & how do I want to spend my time?

I’d love you to join me on this exploration.

Drawing the map to my future

The way ahead feels like an exciting partly completed canvas; there are features (such as yoga, creativity, travel, time with family & friends) & I’m excited to fill in the gaps, exploring each contour of my life, my body, knowing that there will be dead ends, U-turns &, if it’s like the past few years, more joy (& challenges) than I ever thought possible.

Maybe you’re here because you’re childless. I am too.

It’s 20 years since we had our last round of IVF & I’ve had this website supporting childless women for over 9 of those.

In many blogs I’ve written about the differences between women with children & those without. And the more I explore & talk to friends, the more I realise that what I write now applies to all women looking to live authentically in accordance with their values, whether they have children or not.

What you’ll find here is:

Over 200 blogs & almost 50 Inspirational Childless Stories.

Articles & blogs promoting my book, Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness . And although the stories within in it are about being childless, the writing & exercises apply to all of us searching for joy.

My newer blogs about the areas I’m exploring, not specifically about being childless, but always being sensitive

If you’d like to join me, you can sign up to my email list below (& I’ll send you extracts from Finding Joy).

I know exactly what it takes to find joy when the dreams you had for your life didn’t come true because I’ve walked that path myself. In Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness, I use my own experience, those of 19 other women, and my skills as a coach and NLP Master Practitioner to guide you gently through the pain and out the other side to find your joy again.

Book Reviews

“With a combination of professional assuredness and survivor’s empathy, Lesley offers reassurance and inspiration to women facing a life without children”.

Lisa Manterfield, author of “Life Without Baby”

"Lesley gently guides readers down a path to discover and embrace one's true self."

Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, Author of “Silent Sorority”

There is a path out of the pain of childlessness and Lesley does a brilliant job of leading the way out for all those still suffering. Dare, like Lesley, if you are dealing with the despair of childlessness, read this book, answer the questions she lovingly and wisely asks and soon the chrysalis of pain will lead to growth and emergence of an unexpected joy.

Tracey Cleantis, M.A., LMFT. author of “The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward”

“… this book is an excellent guide to the path, written by one who has walked it, lived it and who tells the truth about how hard it is, and where the dragons are. If you follow it, you will find some relief, gain much wisdom and feel a whole lot less alone.”

Jody Day,  Founder of Gateway Women and author of ‘Living the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Life Without Children’


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