Inspirational Stories

On these pages you will find almost 50 Inspirational Stories. Until March 2022 when I changed the focus of my website, they were written by childless women.

Now that I’ve broadened my own focus, I’ve changed the questions so they reflect who I am now & the universal challenges we face as women.

I’ve written that my path is to discover who I am at the deepest level, to find my natural alignment, feel it & follow that feeling.’

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?

And, if these are areas you’re also exploring, then I’d love you to share your story too.

I started publishing stories because I wanted readers to discover first-hand what others did to heal. And of course, it does this. And it helps the story tellers so much more.

  • You get to own it; you say in your own words, yes it was really hard, then this is what I did & I’m Ok now.
  • Stories demonstrate that there are many paths. I believe that, although the challenges we face are universal, our path is ours we can find inspiration from others. I’d like to show readers that, whatever situation they find themselves in, there is a way to discover who they are.
  • Your story will support others. Whatever our challenge, we believe that we’re alone & reading stories of other women in a similar position reassures us that this is not the case.


So if you think your Inspirational Story could help other women this is how it works.

I’ll send you a list of questions, and you choose and answer a minimum of 6. I’ll post your story in your real name or any other that you chose to give me. If you have a website or blog I’d be happy to link to it so I’ll need the details and a short bio.

If you’d like to or you have any questions please drop me a line at info(at)LesleyPyne(dot)co(dot)uk

Thank you so much for helping other women by sharing your story.

Lesley x

Inspirational Story, Rosalind Bubb

By Lesley / July 11, 2017 / 3

In this week’s Inspirational story, Rosalind Bubb describes herself as a happy and peaceful person, despite being childless and having had 12 miscarriages. Yes, I know 12. That is A … Read more

Inspirational Story – Jessica Hepburn

By Lesley / May 8, 2017 / 1

This week I’m delighted to introduce you to Jessica Hepburn. I’m sure many of you will have heard of Jessica Hepburn from her media appearances or read her book the … Read more

Inspirational Stories – Emily Jacob

By Lesley / March 6, 2017 / 3

I met Emily at The Story Party where she told us how she put herself together after being raped. it turns out that she’s also childless and I’m pleased to … Read more

Inspirational Story, Cali Bird

By Lesley / January 30, 2017 / 2

Cali’s story is one of taking her time to find ‘that special someone to settle down with’. Because of her age this meant choosing to be happy with that person … Read more

Inspirational Story, Robin Hadley

By Lesley / October 24, 2016 / 0

This week we have a slightly different inspirational story, different because it’s a man’s story. It’s sad that so few men are willing to speak out, and today I’m pleased … Read more

Inspirational Story – Civilla Morgan

By Lesley / October 10, 2016 / 3

I met Civilla Morgan when she contacted me to do an interview with her. When we spoke we discovered that we share the same enthusiasm for supporting others in this … Read more

Inspirational Story – Liz Ascham

By Lesley / August 23, 2016 / 4

Love life and strive for happiness is Liz’ six word memoir and, having read her inspirational story it describes her perfectly. Discovering, at 24 that she’d already gone through the … Read more

Inspirational Story – Gladys Perez-Mojica

By Lesley / May 5, 2016 / 2

I met Gladys at the NotMom Summit in 2015 I’m pleased to share her inspirational story here. Her 6 word memoir is ‘Rising from fire, ready to thrive!’ and this … Read more

Inspirational stories – Judy Wingrove

By Lesley / March 21, 2016 / 17

Some people make such an impact on our lives that we are never, ever the same. Judy is one of those. Thanks to Judy many childless women and men in … Read more

Inspirational Story – Christine

By Lesley / February 5, 2016 / 6

The reasons for infertility are many and varied and each Inspirational story uncovers a new one. There are fewer factors that assist with healing and, in common with many others, … Read more

Inspirational Story – Sally

By Lesley / December 10, 2015 / 0

There are many differences in each inspirational story and many similarities. The biggest thing we have in common is grief and given that it’s perhaps the emotion we fear the … Read more

Inspirational Stories – Isa

By Lesley / November 3, 2015 / 7

Today I’m pleased to share Isa’s story with you. Isa is German and she introduces us to a new word ‘Kinderwunschweg’ which she describes as ‘trying to have children’ and … Read more

Inspirational Story – Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen @QuipsAndTips

By Lesley / August 19, 2015 / 4

This week’s Inspirational story is by Laurie and the theme of her story (if we were to pick one) is relationships. I ‘found’ Laurie on Twitter and wrote one of … Read more

Inspirational Stories – Christina Gombar

By Lesley / July 23, 2015 / 1

Welcome to Christina Gombar whose story is different again. Her healing was helped so much by writing and her comment that ‘the more I put out there, the more I … Read more

Inspirational Story – Katy Strudwick

By Lesley / June 17, 2015 / 1

I first met Katy in 2010 when she organised a MTL walking weekend in the Peak District and she’s been integral in establishing a flourishing group in that area. Katy’s … Read more

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