positivity/gratitude

What does nurturing mean to you?

By Lesley / May 1, 2020 / 0

As we near the end of week 5 (or is it week 105?) of this alternative life we’re leading, the topic of nurturing has been coming up more & more … Read more What does nurturing mean to you?

Reflecting on a year of Finding Joy

By Lesley / June 18, 2019 / 6

As I post this, (18th June 2019) it’s exactly a year since my book, Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness was published. I planned to write a positive & inspiring post about … Read more Reflecting on a year of Finding Joy

21 Miles, by Jessica Hepburn

By Lesley / August 30, 2018 / 4

Does motherhood make you happy? I’m guessing you believe the answer is yes, especially as you tried so hard to be a mother. Like many of us, Jessica Hepburn wondered … Read more 21 Miles, by Jessica Hepburn

IVF is 40, forgotten voices speaking out.

By Lesley / July 16, 2018 / 2

On 25th July 2018 IVF is 40; it’s the 40th birthday of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby. Latest figures suggest that at least 6 million babies have been born … Read more IVF is 40, forgotten voices speaking out.

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 more From 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 more Release & 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 more Taking 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 more From ‘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 more Two 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 more Had enough of the winter blues? How gratitude can help.

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