Following the curiosity driven path to joy

By Lesley | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 on this link. These past few months have been strange/challenging (choose an appropriate word) for everyone & no one knows what the future holds so, in August  as lockdown eased somewhat in the UK, I took the decision to (as the saying goes) ‘make hay while the sun shines.’ For the past few years I’ve consciously searched for ways to expand my comfort zone, both body & mind &, after being somewhat constrained recently, I’ve made an extra effort. These past few weeks have therefore been filled with joy, fun, new experiences, deepening friendships, growth & (because life isn’t always a bed of roses) there were also tears. My list of experiences includes kayaking down the Thames, lots of yoga including trying new classes, a Qigong training course, challenging myself with new embroidery projects, travelling on the train & tube through London (a big thing at this time), travelling on said transport in bright coloured yoga leggings (a huge thing for me) & accidentally getting on the wrong train with hilarious results. I’m also feeling more so with highs came lows; the tears were 2 big shame spirals, which I can recognise & have the tools to work through. Now & again I’m stopped in my tracks by a ‘wow, who am I now?’ moment which brings forth a happy … Read more Following the curiosity driven path to joy

How can the healing arts support your healing?

By Lesley / September 8, 2020 / 0

If you’ve been following my blogs or my social media accounts you’ll know that I’m a big fan of using creativity to support our healing.. It wasn’t always so, I … Read more How can the healing arts support your healing?

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

Finding Joy, 2 years on

By Lesley / June 16, 2020 / 8

Two years ago this week I became an (Amazon No1 Bestselling) author when my book Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness was published. If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ll know I … Read more Finding Joy, 2 years on

Tales of the Countess: Conversation with Cali Bird

By Lesley / June 1, 2020 / 5

This week I have something different for you, a video interview with a friend & novelist Cali Bird. I met Cali several years ago & her story is on my … Read more Tales of the Countess: Conversation with Cali Bird

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?

I’m sorry but you’re grieving

By Lesley / April 7, 2020 / 8

I don’t know about you, but these past few weeks have been really hard. Although both of us have been working from home for several years, this FEELS completely different. … Read more I’m sorry but you’re grieving

Are you living the life unexpected?

By Lesley / March 11, 2020 / 2

If you follow other childless blogs, your head must be deeply buried in the sand if you’re unaware that the 2nd edition of Jody Day’s book ‘Living the Life Unexpected: … Read more Are you living the life unexpected?

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 Are you ready to plant some seeds?

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 What does my heart want?

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 Who am I & what have I learned?

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 Are you ready?

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 Don’t let your dreams ruin your life

Childless at Christmas: this is all you need

By Lesley / November 19, 2019 / 2

It’s that time of year again, you’re going to be childless at Christmas & the feeling of dread is building. If you’re like I used to be, you’ll want to … Read more Childless at Christmas: this is all you need

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 Two things I learned from a near miss

Living with Amazing Grace

By Lesley / October 7, 2019 / 0

‘Today the statistics for early miscarriage are shocking; one in four pregnancies end in loss. And for many there never is an answer or a reason why they lost their … Read more Living with Amazing Grace

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