positivity/gratitude

From sprained ankle to heart in three steps

By Lesley / August 21, 2017 / 6

I hear and feel the crack in my ankle as I crash to the ground. ‘Are you Okay?’ Roger asks. ‘NO’ I get up slowly up and hobble gingerly to … Read moreFrom sprained ankle to heart in three steps

Release & Renewal – Reflections & Wellbeing Through Writing

By Lesley / January 16, 2017 / 1

Guest post by 40AndEverythingAfter I finally gave up on having a family 8 years ago. We had been trying for a baby for 5 years and, after 3 failed IVF … Read moreRelease & Renewal – Reflections & Wellbeing Through Writing

Taking time out to be grateful for what we have

By Lesley / December 1, 2016 / 2

It feels to me that the world is very strange at the moment. There’s so much anxiety, stress and anger on both sides of the Atlantic; friends and families are … Read moreTaking time out to be grateful for what we have

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

Two ways to ease through Mother’s Day

By Lesley / March 5, 2015 / 2

At long last Spring is here and the world seems a bit more positive, the days are getting longer and the garden’s starting to come to life. It’s the time … Read moreTwo ways to ease through Mother’s Day

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

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 moreInspirational Stories – Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos @SilentSorority

Four ways to improve your life as a childless woman

By Lesley / March 6, 2014 / 2

Last week we were in a restaurant in Bulgaria where my husband was skiing and the song ‘Its a wonderful, wonderful life’ was played and I haven’t been able to … Read moreFour ways to improve your life as a childless woman

Swimming and healing

What’s swimming got to do with telling your story?

By Lesley / February 10, 2014 / 1

I’ve written previously about how being honest and open about my childlessness has changed my life for the better and how it means that for the first time in many … Read moreWhat’s swimming got to do with telling your story?

Hazel Botswana

Guest post – Making a Difference in Botswana

By Lesley / November 14, 2013 / 0

Here is a guest post by a good friend, Hazel Hodge. Hazel is an inspiration, like many of us it took her a long time to come to terms with … Read moreGuest post – Making a Difference in Botswana

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