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 – 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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

Inspirational Stories – Enza Gandolfo

By Lesley / August 12, 2014 / 5

For this week’s story we’re heading ‘down under’ and featuring Enza Gandolfo who was helped on her journey by writing a novel about her experience. I love that Enza’s turning … Read more

Inspirational Stories – Tracey Cleantis

By Lesley / June 30, 2014 / 0

The inspirational stories are flooding into my inbox and this week we have Tracey Cleantis. Tracey is a psychotherapist and this brings additional insights to her writing. This is our … Read more

Inspirational Stories – Karen Malone Wright @TheNotMom

By Lesley / June 19, 2014 / 9

When I was struggling to come to terms with childlessness and couldn’t see a way out THE most helpful thing would have been to see examples of women who had … Read more

Inspirational Stories – Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos @SilentSorority

By Lesley / May 21, 2014 / 0

When I was struggling to come to terms with childlessness and couldn’t see a way out THE most helpful thing would have been to see examples of women who were … Read more

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