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.

What does grace mean to you?

By Lesley / July 14, 2016 / 6

What is grace and what does it mean to you? To be honest until a few months ago grace was one of those abstract concepts that I’d heard of but … Read more


Three years, 105 blogs and two things.

By Lesley / July 7, 2016 / 6

Three years ago last weekend this website went live and I started to stand up and be counted as a childless woman. Three years feels like a big milestone and … Read more

Worried about the future at the expense of today?

By Lesley / May 26, 2016 / 8

I was recently asked whether, as a childless woman I’m afraid of dying alone. The rationale for asking was – well you don’t have children (or siblings for that matter), … Read more

Four things I learned from Brené Brown in Vegas

By Lesley / April 7, 2016 / 26

Have you ever made what seem like great plans and then just beforehand you suddenly wonder what on earth you’ve let yourself in for? That was me recently. If you … Read more

What you should really do in January

By Lesley / January 6, 2016 / 18

If you’re excited by all the enthusiastic emails flooding into your inbox encouraging you to start January with a bang; to set goals or intentions; to sign up for this, … Read more

How’s your gratitude muscle?

By Lesley / November 25, 2015 / 8

As I write this tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the USA which is why I’m talking about gratitude or being thankful (take your pick which word to use, I’m using them … Read more

I may not be perfect but I am a limited edition

By Lesley / October 21, 2015 / 10

Today’s post is a guest blog from my good friend Louise. The strapline “I may not be perfect but I am a limited edition” jumped out at me from an … Read more

Three things I learned when I was hit by a wave

By Lesley / September 17, 2015 / 4

Have you ever stood by the sea enjoying the view and then all of a sudden you get hit by a freak wave which seemingly came out of nowhere? I … Read more

Victim or Victor; what’s the story you tell?

By Lesley / August 4, 2015 / 12

There’s no doubt that the big events which happen in your life shape you. But what shapes you more is the story you tell yourself about those events. If you … Read more

What story are you telling?

By Lesley / July 15, 2015 / 8

My story is myself: and I am my story. This is all you will know of me: it is all I will know of you. Christina Baldwin This quote hits … Read more

You don’t have to let go of the past

By Lesley / June 24, 2015 / 0

In order to have the life you want; to become who you’re meant to be you have to let go of the past. Some way or somehow you need to … Read more

If I can tell my story, you can and here’s how to start.

By Lesley / June 10, 2015 / 2

Perhaps you listened to me on Woman’s Hour or Drawing the Line talking about how positive my life is as a childless woman. Or maybe you’ve read my story or … Read more

Childlessness; a scar or an open wound?

By Lesley / May 21, 2015 / 2

When I was born I was flawless, but a few weeks later I developed a brown birthmark just above my right knee. In my first year at school I had … Read more

From ‘too many’ to ‘childlessness is a gift’.

By Lesley / May 6, 2015 / 11

I’ve recently re-written My Story and I realise how much I’ve changed since I last wrote it two years ago. Previously I wrote that we had’ too many’ rounds of … Read more

Had enough of the winter blues? How gratitude can help.

By Lesley / February 19, 2015 / 4

It’s almost the end of February, the days are getting longer and the garden’s starting to grow. You think it’s time to be more optimistic and positive but you can’t … Read more


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