Inspirational Stories

When I say that you can have a fulfilling life without children, do you believe me?

I thought not.

It’s a bold statement and when I was standing where you are now, I’m not sure I believed it either.

You don’t have to believe me.

However maybe you’ll believe the other women (and 1 man) who tell their stories here.

In each story, you will read how each became childless and what they did to heal their grief and welcome joy into their life. Each is different and many are ‘normal’ women sharing their story with the world for the first time.

Once you’ve read a selection, I have two suggestions.

  1. If you feel energised and inspired but aren’t sure how you can get that life, hop on over to find out more about my book ‘Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness: Inspiring Stories to Guide You to a Fulfilling Life.

In it I’ll guide you to that fulfilling life which is yours for the taking.

  1. If you’d like to share your story. Drop me an email and I’ll send you a list of questions for you to answer.

I’m not sure, how can you persuade me?

I know it can be hard to be open about who you are and what you’ve been through. And I also know from personal experience that keeping part of your story secret gives that part extraordinary power over you.

When you tell it you take back the ownership and the power. You can decide exactly how it’s written, you can say, yes this was really hard but then I got help & I’m okay now.

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.


Inspirational Story – Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen @QuipsAndTips

By Lesley / August 19, 2015 / 2

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 moreInspirational Story – Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen @QuipsAndTips

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 moreInspirational Stories – Christina Gombar

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 moreInspirational Story – Katy Strudwick

Inspirational story – Claire

By Lesley / June 3, 2015 / 0

This week’s inspirational story is by Claire; one of the first people I met when I joined MTL and we’ve become good friends with her and her partner. She’s being … Read moreInspirational story – Claire

Inspirational Story Hayley Harle

By Lesley / May 14, 2015 / 10

I came across Hayley when she wrote another post and asked her to write her inspirational story for us. Reading her story brought up mixed emotions in me, and I’m … Read moreInspirational Story Hayley Harle

Inspirational Story – August

By Lesley / April 15, 2015 / 7

I am honoured that August has shared her inspirational story with us. I’m really inspired by her resilience and strength and, despite the very hard times she’s been through she’s … Read moreInspirational Story – August

Inspirational Story – Jill

By Lesley / April 1, 2015 / 1

I’ve known Jill and her husband since we first joined MTL and we’ve developed a strong and close friendship. She’s a great inspiration and support both to me and many … Read moreInspirational Story – Jill

Inspirational Story – Dipitie

By Lesley / March 19, 2015 / 0

This week’s inspirational story is from Dipitie who is a blogger and has been writing about her IVF journey for over 3 years. She says that ‘overall I’m happy and … Read moreInspirational Story – Dipitie

Inspirational Story – Justine Brooks Froelker @JustineFroelker

By Lesley / February 26, 2015 / 1

I am no less of a person or woman because I cannot be a mother’ says Justine in today’s inspirational story. That’s so powerful and demonstrates how far she has … Read moreInspirational Story – Justine Brooks Froelker @JustineFroelker

Inspirational Story – Kerry Gold

By Lesley / February 12, 2015 / 2

I love how different all these stories are. I love how Kerry says that she’s ‘lived my life true to my values. I wouldn’t change a thing.’ How many of … Read moreInspirational Story – Kerry Gold

Inspirational Stories – Louise

By Lesley / January 28, 2015 / 11

Louise is one of my closest friends and we’ve known each other since she joined MoreToLife. Her story is a rollercoaster and a reminder that infertility and childlessness can end … Read moreInspirational Stories – Louise

Inspirational Stories – Mali

By Lesley / January 14, 2015 / 1

This week I have another treat for you, we’re heading to New Zealand and sharing Mali’s story. I feel an enormous amount of connection with her in that I too … Read moreInspirational Stories – Mali

Inspirational Stories – Hazel Carter (nee Hodge)

By Lesley / December 3, 2014 / 0

I am really pleased to feature Hazel this week. I’ve known her for maybe 6 or 7 years and she is an inspiration to me and many other women. I … Read moreInspirational Stories – Hazel Carter (nee Hodge)

Inspirational Stories – Loribeth

By Lesley / October 8, 2014 / 2

This week I’m really pleased to share Loribeth’s story with you. You may have read her blog The Road Less Travelled where she’s been writing since 2007. In addition to … Read moreInspirational Stories – Loribeth

Inspirational Stories – Lisa Manterfield @LifeWithoutBaby

By Lesley / September 10, 2014 / 1

This week I’m really pleased and honoured to share Lisa Manterfield’s story with you. You may know Lisa from her book or the Life Without Baby community and for me … Read moreInspirational Stories – Lisa Manterfield @LifeWithoutBaby


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