Moving Forward

Welcome & thank you for stopping by.

I’ve created a number of pages where you can find blogs about different topics & here you'll find those on Moving Forward.

In preparing these pages, I read through the almost 200 blogs I’ve written & posted here & realised that the majority fell under the generic heading of ‘Moving Forward.’

So here you’ll find blogs on a range of topics, which, if you follow them will assist you in moving forward & in time finding happiness & joy.

I recommend that you browse through them with this quote by Joseph Campbell in mind. ‘If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.

So please read a selection, knowing that some will resonate & some won’t. And that’s perfect, because what supported me moving forward, might help you & it also might not.

In my blogs I usually ask questions, so I also encourage you to take time to answer them.

And as always, please read with an open mind.

You can read the blogs I’ve written about moving forward below.

There’s obviously a cross over between the different subjects, so you might wish to read my blogs especially about grief and how creativity can heal.

You can also use the 'search blog' menu option to dig deeper.

And there’s more in my book, Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness.

Why it’s time to change the story

By Lesley / October 13, 2020 / 0

We’re definitely in Autumn & I wanted to write a blog asking you to reflect on what you’ve learned these past few months, what story it’s time to let go … Read more

Following the curiosity driven path to joy

By Lesley / September 21, 2020 / 0

I wrote this post for World Childless Week & it was published under the topic of  ‘Moving Forwards.’ You can read it & many other posts published for that day … Read more

Now it’s easy to find what will help you most

By Lesley / August 4, 2020 / 0

I started my website in 2013 & this is blog no 189. 40 of those are Inspirational Stories, but at a guess I’ve written 150 to 200,000 words or, to … Read more

Are you ready to plant some seeds?

By Lesley / February 24, 2020 / 5

I’m hoping that, over the past few weeks you’ve got closer to knowing the answers to the questions; ‘what does my heart want/what’s my heart’s deepest desire?’ Perhaps by now … Read more

What does my heart want?

By Lesley / January 21, 2020 / 2

Welcome back, how are you progressing? (If you’re new here, we’re in the middle of a review as we want to be sure that our dreams are supporting us – … Read more

Who am I & what have I learned?

By Lesley / January 14, 2020 / 0

How do you feel having answered last week’s questions? If you haven’t finished yet that’s Ok, this is not a race. (If you’re new here, we’re in the middle of … Read more

Are you ready?

By Lesley / January 7, 2020 / 0

Are you ready to move forward with dreams which support you? If you’re new here you might find it helpful to read my last blog.  In it I shared Cheryl … Read more

Don’t let your dreams ruin your life

By Lesley / January 1, 2020 / 0

You know sometimes you hear words which feel like a punch in the heart? When I heard Cheryl Strayed (author of the fabulous book ‘Wild: A journey from Lost to … Read more

Two things I learned from a near miss

By Lesley / October 29, 2019 / 4

A few days ago I came the closest I’ve ever come to having a big car accident. I was on a small roundabout turning right (so I had the right … Read more

Who’s telling your story?

By Lesley / July 23, 2019 / 0

In my last blog, I published Rose’s story; she’d been a client several years ago & suddenly felt ready to share it publicly. However she wasn’t prepared for how it … Read more

Working hard at being happy

By Lesley / June 7, 2019 / 4

Last week, together with others I was featured in the UK national press in an article about being both childless and parentless (which, let’s face it is where all of … Read more

What are you settling for?

By Lesley / May 22, 2019 / 0

Do you ever suddenly realise you feel great and it surprises you because you didn’t realise how lousy you’d been feeling? This has happened to me a couple of times; … Read more

What good could come?

By Lesley / April 30, 2019 / 2

I heard these words last weekend at the ‘There’s More To Life Than Children’ day at Fertility Fest. They were spoken by Sheridan Voysey during his talk as part of … Read more

The 5 things I’ve learned coming to terms with childlessness

By Lesley / April 25, 2019 / 4

You know sometimes you get an email that brings everything to a stop for a few moments? That happened to me last week, I had an email from the Emma … Read more

What’s the link between a water bottle, a dragon, a swing chair and a stone?

By Lesley / April 1, 2019 / 9

‘I feel incredibly sad, a sadness deep inside. It’s almost overwhelming, a heaviness inside my chest that I carry all the time, if only I could cry.’ ‘I’m sad and … Read more

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